Answered By: Anne Sherwin
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2017     Views: 44

The following databases are recommended as starting points for your research:

  • OnePetro - Technical literature, journal articles and conference proceedings for the oil and gas exploration and production industry, from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and partner organisations.
  • Science Direct - A leading full-text scientific database offering articles from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and chapters from more than 11,000 books. Coverage is from at least 1995 onwards, although many publications are much earlier.
  • SpringerLink - Access to a wealth of online journals and e-books from Springer covering all aspects of science and engineering.
  • Knovel - Provides access to essential and authoritative reference books from a number of publishers in the fields of oil and gas engineering. The collection also contains Engineering Cases and a wealth of reusable data sources - search by keyword, then use the filters on the left-hand side of the screen to locate this material.


For more extensive research you might also like to try the following. These databases do not contain full-text articles, but they do provide links to it where it is available.

  • Scopus
  • Web of Science

All these databases may be accessed through the Library's Resources page. Select Gas and Petroleum Engineering from the subject menu.

For more information please see How can I find a subject database?