Knovel helps oil and gas companies achieve operational excellence and reduce risk in an unpredictable environment

In today's volatile and highly competitive market, oil and gas companies must quickly discover and operationalize transformative digital technologies, optimize production capacity, adhere to shifting HSE regulations and increase recovery rates.



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Knovel supports engineers working in exploration and production and refining and petrochemical operations to address these challenges, enabling them to:

  • Research substance and material properties and suitability for applications and process improvements
  • Perform calculations to solve process and application challenges
  • Troubleshoot issues and failures
  • Develop design, guidelines and criteria for equipment, maintenance and processes
  • Assess safety and risks with potential and existing processes and systems
  • Get up to speed on unfamiliar topics

83%* of surveyed customers in the oil and gas
  industry - Who Uses Knovel, Knovel | Elsevier Solutions


83%* of surveyed customers in the oil and gas industry use Knovel in new product development or to improve engineering outcomes.

*Source: 2017 Survey conducted via TechValidate

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Exploration & Production

For today’s oil and gas companies, success requires investment in scientific and technical insights about proven and emerging approaches, data management and process improvements. And, that’s not all; these companies also must invest in technology partnerships for reducing risk in E&P investments and identifying immediate operational improvements. Knovel can help.

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Learn how Knovel supports Refining & Petrochemicals - Who Uses Knovel, Knovel | Elsevier Solutions

Refining and Petrochemicals

Refining and petrochemical companies must develop and apply innovative technologies to ensure business continuity and achieve operational excellence. Knovel can help reduce downtime by optimizing new process technology, equipment and catalyst technology, reduce energy usage, and improve environmental performance and sustainability.

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What our customers say

Solving a scaling challenge to develop a more energy-efficient process for heavy oil extraction

Solving a scaling challenge - Solution story, oil and gas, Knovel | Elsevier Solutions

A clean-technology energy company had patented a cleaner, more energy-efficient process for heavy oil extraction. However, in the research around scale-up, potential problems with line erosion and pump cavitation arose. Information from Knovel was used to find the correct pump type and operating conditions, enabling accelerated market entry for the optimized process.
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Discovering a new solution to treat corrosion and reduce downtime and costs

Discovering a new solution - Solution story, Chemicals, Knovel | Elsevier Solutions

Corrosion is a major concern for shale gas well equipment during low-throughput periods. Current standard methods are costly and lead to nonproductive periods. Thanks to Knovel providing access to a broader range of resources, one process engineer found a new solution that reduced downtime and cost significantly.
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Prevent losses of millions

Reducing downtime risk in oil and gas pipelines - Knovel | Elsevier Solutions

An oil and gas company wanted to prevent the loss of millions of dollars in event of pump failure by creating a redundant system. Knovel helped identify to the best options.
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