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

In a volatile market, oil & gas companies must adhere to changing EHS regulations, optimize production capacity, and reduce costs wherever necessary to meet bottom line objectives.

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 O&G applications — along with best practices for solving complex engineering challenges — Knovel helps companies improve operational excellence, streamline operations, and save money.


Evidence of customer satisfaction:

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


88% of surveyed Knovel O&G users leverage Knovel to develop new (or improve) 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 surveyed Knovel O&G 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 surveyed Knovel O&G 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 surveyed Knovel users at Oil & Gas companies recommended continued access to Knovel for their company

Source: TechValidate survey, 2016


Knovel customer story

Customer story - Chemicals - Knovel | Elsevier

For thousands of engineers at BP, Knovel is an always-on, unified and integrated resource that ensures vital advances and solutions to challenging problems that would otherwise remain unresolved for lack of access to technical information.

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Knovel Solution Story: Increasing capacity by de-bottlenecking polypropylene in a plant

See how Knovel helped a company select the right equipment to reduce plant downtime.

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

How Knovel works

Engineering Information Essentials

Knovel offers 40+ technical reference and content offerings that can be tailored to any organization’s needs.
Engineering information offerings

Materials Databases

Knovel features unique tables and databases, covering everything from mechanical to chemical properties data, corrosion data and material properties.
Explore Knovel’s unique databases

Smart Content & Analytics

Knovel provides interactive engineering tools that enable data analysis, and specialized data search and taxonomies that make it easy to discover answers to technical questions.
Engineering tools and search capabilities

Greater Portability for Engineering Data

Knovel offers mobile capabilities and integrations with leading engineering software, applications and engineering information discovery platforms.

Engineering workflow integrations

Industry Insights for Oil & Gas Professionals

Do you have the right EOR strategy?

EOR offers significant money-making opportunities for companies that can successfully pursue it. Read this white paper to learn about EOR advances and the future of R&D for enhanced oil recovery.

Read the White Paper: Do you have the right EOR strategy?

Do you have the right EOR strategy? - Knovel | Elsevier

Innovation & Operational Excellence - Knovel | Elsevier

Innovation & Operational Excellence

The best path towards achieving next-level operational excellence can be through a focus on innovation. Horizontal drilling, enhanced oil recovery, refracking and even data management are just some of the areas being developed and optimized by oil and gas companies.

Read the White Paper: Innovation & Operational Excellence