SPE Launches PetroWiki, an Online Resource for E&P Knowledge-Sharing

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San Antonio, Texas, USA (9 October 2012) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) announced today the launch of a pilot for a new knowledge-sharing site called PetroWiki. PetroWiki will be the online resource to research and share knowledge about E&P industry operations, ranging from basic engineering calculations to best practices appropriate to specific regions, formations, or resource types.

The PetroWiki pilot, launched 1 October, is based on the drilling and completions volume of the Petroleum Engineering Handbook (PEH). Published in 2007, many new technologies are missing from PEH. The wiki format will allow SPE members to keep PEH evergreen, updating and extending it to new technologies. By October 2013, the site will contain the complete handbook, and it will grow with contributions from SPE’s global membership base. All content in PetroWiki is vetted by moderators with subject matter expertise.

“This is a game-changer for SPE. PetroWiki will be an important technical resource for our industry, with rich links to other content, including papers in OnePetro” said Mark Rubin, Executive Director of SPE. “The opportunity for members to share their knowledge with others, and for younger members to learn from these experiences will be invaluable.”

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