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Online Energy Resources Thomson Dialog Matthew Ansbro & Alban Smith October 2005.

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1 Online Energy Resources Thomson Dialog Matthew Ansbro & Alban Smith October 2005

2 2 Agenda Introduction – Thomson DialogIntroduction – Thomson Dialog Energy Industry content Accessing information –Information Professionals –End-users Summary

3 3 Thomson Corporation & Thomson Dialog NewsEdge Westlaw Trademarkscan Thomson DialogThomson Dialog Derwent SciSearch Biosis First Call Investext Disclosure NETg Prometric Gale Group

4 4 Thomson Dialog Largest aggregator of on-line information –80% not available free on the internet –Thomson, Elsevier, Tulsa, Georef, CSA etc Global organisation – 32 countries Working with the majority of major energy companies –Information specialists –End-users – geoscientists, engineers etc

5 5 Needs Issues Information must be – comprehensive – easy to retrieve – timely No library or searches may take time Breakdown in communication Key information may be missing Numerous sources can mean numerous interfaces Functionality and indexing will vary across end-user tools Difficult to locate relevant information in journals Not enough support – training, helpdesk etc

6 Energy Industry Content

7 7 Oil & Gas Company PATENTS CURRENT AWARENESS R&D MARKET SURVEY

8 8 Derwent EPO WIPO USPTO Datamonitor Freedonia F&S… Energy Science and Technology Petroleum Abstracts Georef Fluidex Geobase … NewsRoom PROMT Gale Trade & Industry Tablebase … Oil & Gas Company

9 9 R&D/E&P sources Key Databases Petroleum Abstracts (TULSA) –Produced by University of Tulsa. A&I literature covering E&P present GeoRef –Produced by AGI. Worldwide literature on geology & geophysics.

10 10 Content - Georef – Summary GeoRef (American Geological Institute) 1966 to present covers the geoscience literature of the world. the most comprehensive database in the geosciences contains over 2.6 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses growing by more than 80,000 references a year (85,000 in 2004).

11 11 Content - Petroleum Abstracts – Summary Petroleum Abstracts is the world's leading source of information about published knowledge related to oil and gas exploration, production, transportation and storage. Every week, PA's petroleum engineers and geoscientists select, abstract and index material relevant to the upstream sector of the petroleum industry. This material comes from 300 journals and more than 200 conference proceedings, plus patent gazettes and full-text patents, government documents and reports, dissertations, books, maps and many other sources.

12 12 Benefits - Petroleum Abstracts & Georef Helps eliminate costly mistakes caused by failure to stay up-to- date with current practices and technology Ensures a comprehensive search – 3 million references to E&P related literature and patents, in English from in 28 languages Improves efficiency though access to vital scientific and technical knowledge for all professionals in an organization Enables precise retrieval of relevant information through use of industry-specific index terms Dramatically reduces time required to find scientific and technical information Alerts users to new developments in their field

13 13 GeoRef & Petroleum Abstracts – Source comparison

14 14 R&D/E&P sources Ei EnCompass Lit –Used to be owned by API. Literature related to the petroleum, petrochemical, natural gas & energy related industries. Ei EnCompass Pat –Used to be owned by API. Comprehensive coverage of patents related to the petroleum, petrochemicals, natural gas, and energy industries. Can MAP through to Derwent patents in WPI.

15 15 R&D Sources Secondary files Patents files – cover all novel inventions and methods. Vast majority unavailable elsewhere. GeoBase - research literature in physical & human geography, earth & environmental sciences Geoarchive - Covering geoscience, hydroscience & environmental science Energy Science & Technology - Provided by US Dept of Energy, covers all aspects of basic and applied science as they relate to energy Fluidex - Global literature in the use, control & and management of fluids for engineering applications NTIS - Summaries of government sponsored research development & engineering Ei Compendex - World’s foremost Engineering and Technology database Chemical Abstracts - Worldwide literature of chemistry and its applications Inspec – Key database covering electronics, physics and computing

16 16 Specific industry sources Dialog NewsRoom (files ) WORLD OIL JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY OIL AND GAS JOURNAL PETROLEUM ENGINEER INTERNATIONAL SPE PRODUCTION ENGINEERING POWER ENGINEERING OCEAN INDUSTRY PETROLE ET TECHNIQUES SEKIYU GIJUTSU KYOKAISHI THE LOG ANALYST WELL TESTING WORLD PUMPS …

17 17 Specific Business Sources McGraw-Hill Publications (file 624) Includes Gas Daily, EU Energy, Platt’s Oilgram, Platt’s Petrochemical Report….. Dialog NewsRoom (files ) PETROLEUM ECONOMIST ENERGY ALERT OIL DAILY OIL WEEK OFFSHORE PR NEWSWIRE ABERDEEN PRESS & JOURNAL (UK) NORTH SEA LETTER OCEAN INDUSTRY BUSINESS WIRE AFRICA NEWS SERVICE ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION ENERGY REPORT EUROPEAN POWER NEWS IMPROVED RECOVERY WEEK …

18 Accessing the information Information Professionals End-Users

19 19 Information Professionals – current situation Many web options –command language –guided search –customised search forms Post-processing –format reports instantly –brand reports –alerts to end-users in report format Professional development –share challenges & experience –ROI –promoting the information centre

20 20 End Users - Issues v Solutions Key information may be missing Numerous sources can mean numerous interfaces Functionality and indexing will vary across end-user tools Locating relevant information in journals Not enough support – training, helpdesk etc Breadth and depth of content One interface designed to suit client needs Powerful search functionality behind simple interface E-Links to full text of subscribed journals Bespoke training, 24 hour helpdesk, Alerts Bureau etc

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25 25 Summary Information should be –Comprehensive –Easy to retrieve –Timely Objective to keep in mind…. “Help people make better decisions more quickly.”


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