Knovel: Achieve operational excellence and reduce risk
in an unpredictable environment

In today's volatile market, oil and gas companies must optimize production capacity, adhere to shifting HSE regulations and increase recovery rates as they strive to achieve success.

How Knovel makes a difference
Knovel is an engineering decision support solution that helps engineers answer tough questions while working in exploration and production as well as refining and petrochemical operations. By providing essential technical reference materials, data, and interactive equations for specific oil and gas applications — along with best practices for solving complex engineering challenges — Knovel helps companies improve operational excellence, streamline operations, and save money.

Knovel helps engineers to:

How Knovel makes a difference - Knovel | Elsevier Solutions

  • Research substance and material properties and suitability for applications and process improvements
  • Perform calculations to solve process and application challenges
  • Troubleshoot issues and failures

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  • 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

Featured customer stories

Oil & Gas Drilling Company


Oil & Gas Drilling Company - Knovel | Elsevier

When hundreds of pieces of sensitive equipment need to be calibrated, the volume of the data to be processed can create a significant bottleneck. However, a considerable part of the calibration process can be automated. Knovel’s extensive resources can help engineers create programs then calculate the data automatically, saving work hours and money.

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Increasing capacity by de-bottlenecking polypropylene in a plant

Increasing capacity by de-bottlenecking polypropylene in a plant - Knovel | Elsevier

See how Knovel helped an oil and gas company select the right equipment to reduce plant downtime.

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Why engineers in the oil and gas industry use Knovel:

88% of surveyed Knovel O&G users leverage Knovel to develop new (or improve) designs and products


88% of the surveyed Knovel oil and gas users leverage Knovel to develop new or improved designs and products, meet compliance and regulatory requirements, or get up to speed

79% of surveyed Knovel O&G users would resort to 3+ sources if they did not have Knovel


79% of the surveyed Knovel oil and gas users would resort to 3+ sources if they did not have Knovel

76% of surveyed Knovel O&G users say Knovel improves engineering outcomes


76% of the surveyed Knovel oil and gas users say Knovel improves engineering outcomes

96% of surveyed Knovel users at Oil & Gas companies recommended continued access to Knovel for their company


96% of the surveyed Knovel users at oil and gas companies recommended continued access to Knovel for their company


Source: Techvalidate Survey, 2017

Industry insights for exploration and production professionals

The best path to operational excellence may require being more innovative

The best path to operational excellence may require being more innovative - R&D Solutions | Elsevier

Low oil prices have caused a great deal of frustration and even panic among some in the oil and gas industry. But now is a good time to consider how innovation is still happening — even in today's less–than–ideal conditions.
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Challenges in achieving operational excellence in refining & petrochemicals

Challenges in achieving operational excellence in refining & petrochemicals - R&D Solutions | Elsevier

Facing decreasing margins and slowed growth, downstream operators in the oil and gas industry must look to other areas to improve their fortunes.


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Learn more about Elsevier's R&D Solutions for oil and gas

Elsevier's R&D Solutions is a portfolio of tools that integrate data, analytics and technology capabilities to help oil and gas companies reduce E&P costs and boost operational efficiency by harnessing scientific and engineering data.

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