Petroleum Abstracts reaches abstract one million

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

After almost 50 years in the petroleum information service, Petroleum Abstracts will publish its one-millionth entry in the weekly Petroleum Abstracts Bulletin on June 13, 2009.

“This achievement is the result of the exceptional dedication of our staff and longstanding support of our subscribers in the petroleum industry and online vendor partners,” said Tom Burchfield, Director of Petroleum Abstracts.

A service of The University of Tulsa, Petroleum Abstracts covers the worldwide scientific and technical literature and patents relevant to oil and gas exploration and production.

Petroleum Abstracts was founded at TU in 1960 and published the first issue of the Petroleum Abstracts Bulletin in January 1961. The service met a growing need to abstract and index a huge influx of information. Today, the Bulletin contains more than 700 entries each week from around the world.

The Petroleum Abstracts Bulletin and TULSA Database are important tools used by industry professionals, researchers and students to make informed business decisions regarding upstream operations.

The searchable, online TULSA Database was introduced in 1975. Material contained in the Petroleum Abstracts Bulletin is indexed using a controlled vocabulary of search terms and added to the TULSA Database weekly.

Petroleum Abstracts Document Delivery Service (PADDS) provides full-text copies of all available material cited by Petroleum Abstracts.

With its worldwide reach, the Petroleum Abstracts has service greatly increased awareness and support for TU’s research and academic programs.

The University of Tulsa, which is ranked among the nation’s top 100 universities, is a private university providing a comprehensive educational experience to more than 4,200 students from across the United States and around the world.

For more information about Petroleum Abstracts, contact Amethyst Cavallaro at (918) 631-2656 or Tom Burchfield at (918) 631-3004.

Amethyst Cavallaro