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Elsevier and the AAPG collaborate to improve productivity for exploration teams

Friday, June 29, 2018

Long-awaited agreement with Elsevier's Geofacets assures the easy integration of AAPG's research into existing exploration workflows to optimize search results.

Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, has announced that content from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) is now available in Geofacets, Elsevier's information solution for exploration and development. AAPG is the leading professional association for geoscientists, engineers, and oil and gas professionals working in upstream exploration. The addition of its content will significantly enhance the Geofacets portfolio, which currently offers approximately 1.8 million maps, figures and tables from over 100 publications.

"AAPG's mission is to advance the world of petroleum geosciences, and our collaboration with Elsevier and Geofacets further supports this mission," said David Curtiss, Executive Director of AAPG. "AAPG's journals and books are widely recognized in the industry as leading petroleum geoscience technical publications and the integration of this content in Geofacets, and its plugins for PETREL and ArcGIS, means our content can be integrated directly into the workflows and projects of exploration teams worldwide."

Exploration teams can leverage Geofacets' unique technological and search capabilities to discover and integrate must-have maps, figures and data from select AAPG publications into their basin and petroleum system models. With the combination of AAPG and Geofacets content, exploration teams now have access to 90 percent of the relevant unstructured published data and information used in the industry. With Geofacets, exploration teams spend less time searching, formatting and integrating data, and more time on analysis and interpretation.

"In the past, exploration teams spent a lot of time accessing and normalizing structured and unstructured data from multiple sources. Now, in addition to having one interface for most available geoscience content, Geofacets also seamlessly integrates into the workflows and projects of exploration teams worldwide," said Sumita Singh, Managing Director of Elsevier's Reference Solutions. "For example, geoscientists using Schlumberger's PETREL E&P platform, or ArcGIS, can now integrate and search through AAPG's broad content within Geofacets with just the click of a button, ensuring better decisions in less time."

Geofacets is a geoscience solution that enables comprehensive, in-depth research of surface and subsurface geology, regardless of the individual specialties or information needs of geoscientists. Geofacets allows helping companies of all sizes to prioritize opportunities, optimize resources, and manage risk. Visual search lets oil and gas companies assess locations at a glance.

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