CiSoft is a USC-Chevron Center of Excellence for Research and Academic Training on Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies. Established in December 2003, the Center includes participating research scientists from various departments in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California and from Chevron. Two important entities associated with the Viterbi School of Engineering, IMSC (Integrated Media Systems Center) and ISI (Information Sciences Institute) are closely associated with CiSoft. Expertise of participating USC faculty includes Petroleum and Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering. Research areas include:
Integrated Asset Management
Well Productivity Improvement
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Embedded and Networked Systems
Data Management Tools
In addition to its research program on smart oilfield technologies, the Center offers a Master of Science in the Petroleum Engineering Program with an emphasis on Smart Oilfield Technologies. This MS degree is intended for the benefit of current technical staff at the worldwide Petroleum Industry as well as a new generation of engineering graduates who will be taking responsibility for management of the evolving digital oilfields.