Subscriber Benefits

Every week, Petroleum Abstracts delivers a concise look at the most important Exploration & Production-related scientific and technical information being published today. PA subscribers get the information support they need, when they need it.

It's no wonder thousands of oil and gas professionals around the world depend on Petroleum Abstracts to find the published E&P knowledge they want, quickly and conveniently.

TULSA® Database

When PA subscribers want in-depth E&P information, they find it fast with the online TULSA database.

TULSA covers the worldwide literature and patents related to oil and gas exploration, production, development, transportation and storage. It's the world's leading database for E&P-related scientific and technical information.

The TULSA database contains more than 1.1 million entries dating from 1965 to the present. About 40,000 items are added every year. Updated weekly, TULSA gives you the most timely E&P coverage possible.

Petroleum engineers and geoscientists index entries in TULSA, using a controlled vocabulary of index terms. That provides precise, consistent and comprehensive indexing of related concepts, so you can find the exact information you need.

PA's BRICKS Online Search Aids help you search TULSA using PA's indexing vocabulary, which contains more than 78,000 technical terms relevant to upstream oil and gas. Using BRICKS can improve your results and reduce searching time.

Petroleum Abstracts Bulletin

The Petroleum Abstracts Bulletin is your fastest, most convenient way to monitor E&P literature and patents on a weekly basis.

Thousands and thousands of items relevant to the oil and gas industry appear in publications every year, around the world. Many include important scientific and technical information related to petroleum exploration, production, development, transportation and storage.

Fifty weeks a year, the PA Bulletin provides a concise overview of this E&P information. Each Bulletin issue contains hundreds of pertinent entries, most with abstracts of the material covered.

Subscribers to the PA Bulletin receive material by e-mail. An annual subscription allows distribution of Bulletin material to all subscriber employees and locations.

Document Delivery

Through Petroleum Abstracts Document Delivery Service (PADDS), you can get a copy of any available document cited in TULSA and the PA Bulletin, including foreign-language material. Most documents are sent to you by email within 24 hours of ordering.

PADDS' friendly and helpful staff will respond to your requests quickly and efficiently. When you order a document from PADDS, you can receive it by e-mail in electronic format. Material also can be sent to you by fax, express mail or first-class mail. It's your choice.

Petroleum Abstracts:

Reduces the time required to find E&P-related scientific and technical information by over 90%.

Gives subscribers access to a 55-year archive of petroleum engineering and petroleum geoscience knowledge.

Helps subscriber organizations eliminate costly mistakes caused by failure to stay up-to-date with current practices and technology.

Covers information not available on the Internet, including material from many hard-to-find sources.

Produces a comprehensive database with more than 1.1 million references to E&P-related literature and patents, currently growing by more than 40,000 references per year.

Can be accessed through a convenient Web-based search interface, with helpful search support and training.

Enables precise retrieval of relevant information through use of industry-specific index terms.

Sends subscribers a weekly electronic Bulletin of 750-850 pertinent items, available for organization-wide access.

Supplies a highly focused guide to material selected, abstracted and indexed by experienced E&P professionals.

Issues references in English to material published worldwide in 33 languages.

Improves efficiency though access to vital scientific and technical knowledge for all professionals in an organization.

Provides quick delivery of full-text documents by e-mail, fax or mail.