Useful Board Links

Imperial College library has put together the following list of useful oil & gas websites for the convenience of SPE members.

General reference

Captain Platform – A virtual visit to a North Sea oil platform
Bubl Information Service: reference
Collection of Dictionaries
Dictionary of Acronyms, Symbols & Abbreviations


Government Departments

Governments on the web
Norway Ministry of Petroleum & Energy
UK Department of Trade & Industry Oil & Gas pages
US Dept of Energy

Journals – some full text

Directory of Open Access Journals
“This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.”

Engineer Live, includes access to International Oil & Gas Engineer
Journal Abbreviations Index
Journal of Petroleum Science & Engineering
Petroleum Economist

Oil Publications

Schlumberger’s Oilfield Glossary
Natural History Museum/UKOOA joint publication
Wood Mackenzie


American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
American Petroleum Institute (API)
CSIRO Petroleum – Australia’s scientific research agency
Energy Institute
Geological Society
International Energy Agency (IEA)
London Business School Energy Club
Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB)
Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE)
Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC)
Society of Core Analysts (SCA)
Society of Petrophysists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)
United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA)


DECC Oil & Gas statistics
Energy Information Administration – official energy statistics from the US Govt.


Institute of Petroleum Engineering
Imperial College London, Earth Science & Engineering Dept
Robert Gordon University, School of Engineering
Stanford University – Department of Petroleum Engineering
University of Texas at Austin, Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering
University of Tulsa, Department of Petroleum Engineering


Imperial College Library
Energy Institute Library