The content in OnePetro is comprised mostly of journal articles and conference proceedings. There is currently access to more than 180,000 content items with new content being added weekly.

Topical coverage

While the core content in OnePetro covers the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industry, non-E&P industry content is made available by some participating organizations.  These non-E&P papers carry relevant information, since the solution to an industry problem may lie in the experience of other industries.

OnePetro contributors


American Petroleum Institute (API) has included classic petroleum papers from the API Drilling & Production Practices and Secondary Recovery of Oil in the United States. Coverage includes papers from 1934 to 1985. ($20 USD/paper)


American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) includes the papers from its annual conferences. Current coverage includes most years from 1956 to the present1. More content will be added as copyright is clarified. (non-member:$20 USD/paper, ARMA-member: $10 USD/paper )


American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) includes papers from annual conferences. Current coverage includes the years 1999 to 2017. ASSP’s journal, Professional Safety, is available for years 2007 to the present1. ($10 USD/paper)


Papers from biennial North American Conference on Multiphase Technology and the biennial International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology are available from 2005 to the present1. ($20 USD/paper)


Papers included in OnePetro are: (1) International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering (IJOPE), quarterly and peer-reviewed (March 1991 to present1); (2) the annual International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE), (1991 to present1); (3) the biennial Offshore Mining Symposium (OMS), (1995-present1); and the 2009 International Deep Ocean Technology Symposium (IDOT). Other symposium papers will follow. ISOPE covers energy/resources, engineering, ocean, offshore, arctic, Antarctic, environment, hydrodynamics, mechanics and materials. ($20 USD/paper).


International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM) includes papers from its symposiums and congresses, including EUROCK. Current coverage includes most years from 1966 to the present1. Additional content is added as it becomes available. ($20 USD/paper)


National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) includes current meeting papers, NACE standards, and historical journal articles. (NACE standards are not included in OnePetro subscriptions.) NACE's annual conference papers are included from 1996 to present ($20 USD/paper).  NACE's journal Corrosion is included for years 1992 to 2006. ($10 USD/paper).


The National Energy Technical Laboratory (NETL) database portal provides access to content from dozens of CDs and DVDs related to oil and natural gas research that NETL has published over the years. OnePetro now provides open access links to these reports, data sets, and project summaries from ongoing research. While most links are to free pdfs on the NETL website, some are to citations or other information that may point at non-NETL documents, some of which may require payment to obtain the full document. (Open Access, no charge.)

*NETL citation exportable information is limited.

OIJ Oil Industry Journal (OIJ) articles are currently available for January to July 2016. The articles are only available in Russian.  Articles will be added as they become available. ($10 USD/paper)


Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) documents on OnePetro currently include the papers presented at the biennial Offshore Mediterranean Conference from 2001 to the present1($10 USD/paper)


All papers presented at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) from 1969 to present1, OTC Arctic and OTC Brazil from 2011 to present1 and OTC Asia from 2014 to present1($12 USD/paper)


Papers from Petroleum Society of Canada (PETSOC's) TechBank are now included in OnePetro. This includes meeting and journal papers extending back to 1962. In 2009, PETSOC merged with SPE.  Papers are priced as SPE papers. (Special 2020 SPE member pricing:  $5 USD/all papers; non-member: $28 USD/paper, Former SPE-member pricing: $9.50 USD/paper )


Papers presented at the Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (PSIG) Annual Meeting from years 1980 to present1, except years 1991 and 2008, are included on OnePetro. ($15 USD/paper)


Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) has provided technical program expanded abstracts presented at the SEG Annual Meetings and International Expositions since 1982. (Documents dated 1982 to1989 are $9 USD/paper, 1990 to1999 are $15 USD/paper, and 2000 to present1 are $21 USD/paper.)


All papers from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE's) eLibrary are included in OnePetro. This includes meeting and journal papers extending back to 1927. SPE also includes some video presentations from panel/plenary sessions at their meetings. SPE currently has more than 100,000 documents available in OnePetro. SPE content from 1970 and prior can be accessed at no charge. (Special 2020 pricing for SPE members - $5 USD/all papers.  Retail pricing:  SPE non-member: $28 USD/conference paper, $35 USD/journal paper;  Former SPE member pricing: $9.50 USD/conference paper, $12 USD/journal paper)


All Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE) journal articles from 1968 to1971 (13 total) are available at no charge. (no charge for papers)


Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) has included both journal and meeting papers. SPWLA's meeting papers are included from 1960 to the present1. The SPWLA journal The Log Analyst is included from 1964 to 2000. The SPWLA journal PetroPhysics is available for years 2000 to the present1($10 USD/paper)


Society of Underwater Technology (SUT) has included all the volumes of Advances In Underwater Technology Ocean Science And Offshore Engineering as well as numerous other conference proceedings from 1984 to 2012. ($10 USD/paper)

Papers from the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) are available from 2013 to the present1.(SPE members: $9.50 USD/paper, non-SPE members $28 USD/paper)


World Petroleum Conference (WPC) has made available in OnePetro all documents presented at past World Petroleum Congresses from 1933 to 2014. ($10 USD/paper)

1Coverage may not yet include documents from the most recent events or publications.  A search can be conducted in OnePetro to determine if the information you seek is available.