Database Guides


OnePetro provides access to a broad range of technical literature related to the Oil and Gas Industry.

It currently contains over 160000 documents from a range of professional societies and institutions including the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the Offshore Technology Conference. Dates covered vary from source to source. For information about the coverage please take a look at the content coverage section of the site. There are a very small number of resources (for example the NACE standards) that are not available full-text.

Accessing OnePetro

Have a look at a short demo of how to find and access the OnePetro database, via the RGU Library webpage.

Searching and Browsing

This video shows you how to do a basic search in OnePetro, narrow down the results using boolean searching and filters, also looking at using the advanced search tool, as well as browsing through journals and conferences.

Getting the Full Text

See how to access the full details for a particular journal, including full abstract. Also get access to the full text PDF (where available). You will have options to print or download a paper.


The papers on this database can only be used for non-commercial academic purposes and you must follow the terms and conditions