Elsevier and Society of Exploration Geophysicists to Enhance Subsurface Assessments for Exploration Geoscientists and Researchers

More than 14,000 geologic maps from leading SEG journals added to the Geofacets platform

Philadelphia, PA, April 1, 2016

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that thousands of maps sourced from Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) journals are now available in Geofacets, its online geoscience solution.

With the addition of 14,000+ SEG maps that are easily discoverable, Geofacets provides exploration teams with an expanded range of essential geoscience information required for making accurate subsurface interpretations, increasing confidence and reducing risk associated with assessing new prospects and potential development opportunities.

“We are excited to launch SEG publications – Geophysics, Interpretation, and The Leading Edge – in Geofacets,” said Ted Bakamjian, Publications Director, Society of Exploration Geophysicists. “Our trusted publications fit nicely into the valuable tool built by Elsevier. The partnership between SEG and Geofacets will benefit SEG members and other geoscientists greatly while expanding the value and impact of applied geophysics.”

Map content added to Geofacets is from three leading SEG journals: Geophysics, The Leading Edge and Interpretation, the last of which the Society co-publishes with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). The content provides Geofacets users with further map-based data, ranging from seismology observations to subsurface interpretations in addition to information regarding innovations and developments in geophysics. This integration increases Geofacets’ content portfolio to more than 600,000 maps.

“We are extremely pleased to provide our users with access to SEG’s leading content. Through having SEG maps on our platform, geoscientists can more easily discover and understand the structure and composition of the Earth, its subsurface and its evolution,” said Phoebe McMellon, Director of Product Management for Geofacets. “This will help exploration teams increase their research productivity and better control their risk by enabling them to make more informed decisions such as where to conduct drilling activity.”

Geofacets is a geoscience solution that empowers natural resource-exploration geoscientists and researchers with comprehensive, in-depth research of subsurface geology and integration capabilities. Geoscientists are able to enhance their knowledge and insights by accessing georeferenced maps from trusted, scientific sources. With the Geofacets Connector, maps can be seamlessly integrated into Schlumberger’s Petrel* E&P Software Platform and a variety of GIS platforms, including ESRI’s ArcGIS™. This enables stronger analyses and confident decision-making in a high-stakes environment.

SEG joins other organizations — including the American Geophysical Union through Wiley, the Geological Society of London, the SEPM/Society for Sedimentary Geology, the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG), and the Geological Society of America — in providing geoscientists with seamless access to maps sourced from a number of its geoscience publications. SEG members can soon access a special version of Geofacets containing SEG maps only; this Millennium Edition will allow members to quickly access SEG maps sourced from 2000 to present.

*trademark of Schlumberger


About the Society of Exploration Geophysicists
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the international society of applied geophysics, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the science of geophysics and the education of applied geophysicists. SEG fulfills its mission through its publications, conferences, forums, educational opportunities, and multiple Web site resources. For more information, visit www.seg.org.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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