R&D Solutions 

for Energy and Natural Resources

Meet demand and operate sustainably with the right data and tools

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Are you ready for global change?

Harnessing energy and natural resources for a sustainable world and economic growth is one of industry’s greatest challenges. Partner with us to discover ways to grow your business while also protecting our planet. From exploration to production and distribution, Elsevier has the data, tools and technology to drive innovation and transition legacy processes. Globally, we work with companies like yours to:

  • Maximize efficiency — helping you innovate faster, optimize production and reduce downtime
  • Drive sustainability — accelerating action toward energy transition, carbon capture and lower emissions
  • Reduce risk — minimizing environmental, health and safety risks along the value chain

With our intuitive applications, scientists and engineers find the answers to move projects forward faster. And our datasets and data capabilities can accelerate your business transformation.

Pathways to Net Zero Report

Gain insights into how research can accelerate efforts to mitigate climate change with this new report. Throughout the analysis period, the most published topic clusters related to lithium-ion batteries, power transmission and grids, solar energy and energy economics.

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Energy and natural resources data

Scientists and engineers in energy and natural resource companies require multidisciplinary knowledge. With Elsevier data, you can look at broad global themes and trends, or drill into topics such as:

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Jump start your innovation with data pools and sources that include:


  • >830,000 maps
  • >450,000 plots/graphs
  • >280,000 tables
  • >160,000 photos
  • >93,000 stratigraphic columns, wells/cores
  • >110,000 sections/profiles
  • >100,000 other figures

Scientific literature

  • >18 million articles and book chapters from 24 subject areas
  • 42,000 books
  • >220 major reference works
  • >1.8 billion cited references from peer-reviewed journals, trade publications, books and conference papers


  • >21,000 property tables for compounds and substances
  • >3.5 million plastic and elastomer degradation data points
  • >2.2 million corrosion-related data points
  • for 200+ metals
  • 350 interactive isocorrosion curves

Industry insights

  • 17.6 million researcher profiles
  • 94,800 institutional profiles
  • Technical reference resources from 150+ publishers including the Crude Oil Assay database, NACE and more

Extract and gain insights from data

Are you struggling to maximize ROI from your data? Too often data is lost in physical and digital siloes. We can help structure your data for analysis and machine learning. And we can integrate it with Elsevier data and user interfaces to deepen insights and innovate faster.

Manage your data at scale by working with our data experts to:

Structure and integrate data

Dr. George Tsatsaronis, Elsevier’s VP of Data Science discusses

Identifying mining analogs

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We built a machine-learning model to increase the efficiency of identifying mining analogs.

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Classifying geoscience information

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We combined an artificial neural network with a proprietary file classification system to help unlock unstructured data.

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The best tools for the job

With insights from multidisciplinary research, engineers and scientists can develop new technologies and optimize existing processes. Energy and natural resource companies also need information and tools custom designed for their industry to get the precise answers fast.



Get validated geologic data from scientific publications in a vast digital library of maps, figures and tables. Geofacets empowers geoscientists and engineers with powerful spatial and keyword search, and with integration capabilities — to pull in proprietary data or export to ArcGIS, Petrel and other software.



Evaluate new science and technology with the world’s premiere STEM knowledgebase of more than 18M full-text articles and chapters. Research on ScienceDirect — such as advances in high–resolution subsurface imaging, carbon capture and storage, and catalysis — can jump start business transformation.



Develop and manage projects more efficiently with technical reference materials and interactive tools. Knovel’s essential engineering data includes a range of materials in 35+ engineering subjects, including hot topics such as fuel cells, geothermal and energy policy.



Find experts by research subject or geographic area, and identify technologies being developed and patented by industry leaders. The Scopus abstract and citation database helps you stay on the cutting edge with filters and alerts to track, analyze and visualize research.


Engineering Village

Discover engineering literature with Compendex and Inspec on Engineering Village. Search peer-reviewed, deeply indexed, relevant and accurate engineering research — all in a single, easy-to-use interface.

Solution stories in energy and natural resources

Finding new mines

BHP is integrating its data with Elsevier data on a proprietary Geofacets platform to help find new mines. Elsevier is helping to structure and unlock the value of BHP legacy data that goes back more than 100 years.

Reducing downtime

An engineer at an O&G transporter identified redundancy pumping equipment to reduce mean time between failures. He used Knovel to research pumps; properties, pressure and flow data; and reliability under different conditions.

Increasing yield

A research team's simulation model predicted an oilfield would generate a 40% yield improvement. They built the model with case studies and data from ScienceDirect on permeability, reservoir characterization and porosity.

What’s new in energy and natural resources

Learn more about advances in the energy and natural resources industries from our industry partnerships and internal experts.