UH enters into agreement to bring energy-focused data center to campus
closed the deal
The University of Houston has signed an agreement with India to bring a data center focused on energy to campus, the school announced last week.
The memorandum of understanding, or MoU, is between UH and the Directorate General Hydrocarbon, the technical arm of the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas The agreement is to establish the UH-DGH Data Center, which, according to a UH press release, "will house a geoscience data repository with display capability and software to interpret key exploration and production data and extensive knowledge of India’s sedimentary basins and fields."
The five-year agreement aims to generate reliable information on the energy industry — including seismic, well, reservoir and production data
“This MoU is essentially an agreement to spur collaboration and combine the strengths of the involved parties for greater good,” says Ramanan Krishnamoorti, vice president of energy and innovation at UH, in the release. “UH is in Houston, the Energy Capital of the World and the DGH has this wonderful wealth of information in its National Data Repository.
"By working together, we will maximize the potential of this important data and it will serve as an excellent research foundation,” he continues
Krishnamoorti signed the agreement on behalf of UH and Akash Goyal, addl. director general – coordination represented DGH.