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Access to DOE Database of Oil and Natural Gas Research Results Expanded

January 12, 2011 - 12:00pm


Washington, DC - The results of nearly four decades of research supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are now available through the OnePetro online document repository.

TheOnePetro website now contains NETL's Oil & Gas Knowledge Management Database. DOE’s Knowledge Management Database (KMD) provides access to content from dozens of CDs and DVDs related to oil and natural gas research that the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has published over the years. It also provides links to reports, data sets, and project summaries from ongoing research supported by FE's Oil and Natural Gas Program.

Now, the 9,000 DOE documents in the KMD are searchable on the OnePetro website, together with documents from Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and 10 additional professional societies.

The KMD debuted at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in October 2009. Following its full roll-out at the Offshore Technology Conference in May 2010, NETL and SPE worked together to make the KMD available through OnePetro. Containing more than 100,000 documents relating to upstream technology, OnePetro is the primary technical resource for the global upstream industry.

Results of a keyword search on OnePetro will now include all related NETL documents. The repository may also be searched for NETL documents only by entering "NETL" in the search box. All NETL documents are open access.

This collaboration is expected to provide the oil and natural gas industry, petroleum engineering students, academic researchers, and the wider research and development (R&D) community with unprecedented access to DOE oil and gas R&D publications -- ultimately improving the recovery of the Nation’s oil and natural gas while enhancing environmental protection.

The KMD is still available at the NETL website.