Elsevier and Society of Petroleum Engineers collaboration will empower geoscientists to make more informed and confident decisions

Integration of SPE content into Elsevier’s Geofacets will bring access to over 400,000 maps, figures and tables for exploration, development and production teams


New York, December 4, 2019

Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, is collaborating with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), which serves professionals in upstream oil and gas, to offer their content on the Geofacets platform. SPE content will be added in phases, beginning December 5, 2019.

Geofacets, Elsevier’s information solution for exploration and development, empowers geoscientists to make more informed and confident decisions, enabling businesses in oil & gas and mining & metals to optimize resources, prioritize opportunities and mitigate risk. This collaboration with SPE represents Elsevier’s ongoing dedication to providing Geofacets users with access to the very best in global geoscience information, data and tools.

“An integral part of SPE’s mission is to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence,” said Rebekah Stacha, Assistant Director of Technical Publications at the Society of Petroleum Engineers. “With this in mind, we are pleased to collaborate with Elsevier and Geofacets to ensure that professionals are finding relevant SPE content when they need it in a quick and efficient manner in an effort to minimize risk and maximize productivity.

“Of particular interest to us is having our content available via Geofacets plugins for PETREL™ and ArcGIS, which would integrate SPE content directly into the workflows and projects of professionals focused on the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources across the globe.”

An expected total of more than 400,000 maps, figures and tables from SPE ultimately will be added to Geofacets, further enhancing users’ ability to uncover geologic information, analyze data, develop models and find analogs. Exploration teams will be able to utilize Geofacets’ search capabilities to easily discover and integrate SPE maps and data right into their workflows.

“Since its inception nine years ago, Geofacets has maintained a unique edge in the market thanks to its unique combination of essential geoscience content, intuitive search and discovery, and workflow integration capabilities.” said Gilad Hoshen, Senior Director of Product Management at Elsevier. “The integration of SPE content will further expand Geofacets’ support for topics including Reservoir Characterization, Unconventional and Complex Reservoirs, Well & Reservoir Surveillance and Monitoring, Fluid Characterization, Reservoir Fluid Dynamics, Non-Traditional Resources and Storage Reservoir Engineering.”

Geofacets is a geoscience solution that enables comprehensive, in-depth research of surface and subsurface geology, regardless of the individual specialties or information needs of geoscientists. Geofacets allows helping companies of all sizes to prioritize opportunities, optimize resources, and manage risk. Visual search lets oil and gas companies assess locations at a glance.

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About the Society of Petroleum Engineers
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 156,000 members in 154 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org.

About Elsevier
As a global leader in information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making for customers across the global research and health ecosystems.

In everything we publish, we uphold the highest standards of quality and integrity. We bring that same rigor to our information analytics solutions for researchers, health professionals, institutions and funders.

Elsevier employs 8,100 people worldwide. We have supported the work of our research and health partners for more than 140 years. Growing from our roots in publishing, we offer knowledge and valuable analytics that help our users make breakthroughs and drive societal progress. Digital solutions such as ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath support strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and health education. Researchers and healthcare professionals rely on our 2,500+ digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell; our 40,000 eBook titles; and our iconic reference works, such as Gray's Anatomy. With the Elsevier Foundation and our external Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Board, we work in partnership with diverse stakeholders to advance inclusion and diversity in science, research and healthcare in developing countries and around the world.

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