Copyright allows us to perform a valuable service for our industry. SPE copyright save you from needing to locate the authors to request permission; SPE can provide permission. To defray our costs, fees apply to certain types of use, especially those that are commercial in nature. SPE uses Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink licensing solution for reuse permissions. This allows you to immediately determine the fees and to complete the transaction online. You can access RightsLink by locating the paper in OnePetro and following the link “Rights & Permission”.
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If you presented a paper at an SPE conference, you may request a one-time return of rights to publish your paper in a non-SPE magazine or journal.
To request this permission, locate the paper in OnePetro and follow the “Rights & Permission” link. No fees apply.
Authors or their employer may distribute up to 50 printed copies of their SPE paper for educational or professional activities without notification to SPE. This permission can be used multiple times (such as to distribute copies from an employer’s trade show booth or for use in a training course that the author is conducting).
Requests from third parties to distribute copies for training courses or as papers in a collection may be granted upon payment of a fee. To request permission, locate the paper in OnePetro and follow the “Rights & Permission” link.
Storage or distribution of SPE copyrighted material by any individual or organization on a generally accessible internet site is almost never allowed, and only with prior written permission from SPE. SPE does not support the creation of databases or storage locations for SPE papers by non-SPE entities.
SPE will consider requests for use on a customer extranet or other limited access site on a case-by-case basis, but fees will apply. To request additional permission, contact email@example.com.
We will grant permission to reproduce tables or figures provided that these elements are original to the paper. SPE cannot grant permission for material the author republished from another source (with permission). You will need to contact the original source for permission. For material from Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT), The Way Ahead (TWA), or Oil and Gas Facilities (OGF) we may require additional time to research whether SPE holds copyright to the figures or tables. Each table or figure used in another publication shall reference the source SPE paper or periodical in the references. For tables and figures from an SPE conference or journal paper, locate the paper in OnePetro and follow the “Rights & Permission” link. For material from JPT, TWA, or OGF send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may post or publish an abstract of 300 words or less, that does not include any figures, graphics or equations. The abstract must note SPE copyright and the year.