View the new participants in OnePetro

Papers from the annual conferences of the International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM) are now available in OnePetro.  Content from the US Dept. of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has been indexed into OnePetro.  When NETL content is found, an Open Access link direct customers to the PDF available at no charge on the NETL site. 

The International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) included over 2300 papers from its annual conferences in OnePetro starting in October 2010. ISRM was founded in Salzburg in 1962 and focuses on the field of Rock Mechanics.  It supports all studies relative to the physical and mechanical behavior of rocks and rock masses as well as the applications of this knowledge for the better understanding of geological processes and in the fields of Engineering. ISRM is a non-profit international scientific association with over 5,000 members and 46 National Groups.

In January 2011, The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratory system, made available on OnePetro access to their repository of nearly four decades of research supported by the Office of Fossil Energy’s Oil and Natural Gas Program. This database largely evolved from a recommendation made by the Federal advisory committees that counsel the Energy Secretary on the Department’s Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research Program.

The NETL database portal provides access to content from dozens of CDs and DVDs related to oil and natural gas research that FE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has published over the years. OnePetro now provides open access links to these reports, data sets, and project summaries from ongoing research. The NETL database currently includes more than 9,000 files and will be expanded in the future to include geographical information system capabilities that will allow visualization of data. (Open Access, no charge)

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  1. Firstly congratulations on a comprehensive and clear set of guidelines. Although a late comment, I note that on Page 51 the generalised guidelines give clear and hard guideline on reserves categorisation of results from simulation models based on the availability of performance data. This is of great concern when it comes to the guideline on proved reserves. Based on many years of experience building, history matching and reviewing of simulation model results through time as a reserves manager and an engineer in many different assets, it is very clear to me that in general simulation models however well history matched can be equally optimistic as they can be pessimistic even in fields which are beyond 25% recovery factor. In addition the optimism or pessimism within the model tends to reflect the core competencies and drivers involved.

    Engineers tend to use a range of estimates of parameters based on the available data, which in most cases means that they can get history matches using combinations of assumptions that revolve around the most likely outcome. As covered in many papers, history matches are non unique and are subject to the accuracy of the input data which in most cases is of a much poorer quality than most will admit. Using what generally becomes a most likely outcome model in proved means that it is equally likely that the forecast of recovery will be exceeded than not, hence making it a proved plus probable outcome and not a proved. I would seriously suggest the removal of the third paragraph applying to the proved category in the guidelines and replace with guidance on the volume of data will assist in reduction in the uncertainty range but also recognising that significant uncertainty can and most likely will remain in late field life.

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