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

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.  For example, ARMA includes papers on tunneling to build roads or subways.  NACE includes papers on corrosion issues in nuclear facilities, marine vessels, refinery boilers, and other industries.  WPC includes downstream and broader energy industry papers.

OnePetro contributors


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 1934-1985. ($20US/paper)


ARMA has included the papers from its annual conferences. Current coverage includes the years 1956-57, 1959, 1964, 1966-70, 1972, 1975-93, 1995-96, 1999-2001, and 2004-2011. Additional years will be added as copyright is clarified. (non-member:$20US/paper, ARMA-member: $10US/paper )


ASSE has included papers from annual conferences. Current coverage includes the years 1999-2009. Additional years will be added as they become available. ASSE’s journal, Professional Safety, is available for years 2007-2009. ($10US/paper)


Documents are from the biennial North American Conference on Multiphase Technology (2010 & 2012) and the biennial International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology (2005-present).   ($20 US/paper)


Papers included in OnePetro are: (1) International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering (IJOPE), quarterly and peer-reviewed (March 1991 to present); (2) the annual International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE), all peer-reviewed (1991 to present); (3) the biennial Offshore Mining Symposium (OMS), (1995-present); 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 ($20US/paper).


ISRM has included papers from its annual conferences. Current coverage includes the years 1966, 1979-1983, 1987-1991, 1993, 1995-1996, 1999, 2001- 2003,  2005, and 2007-present.. Additional conferences will be added as they become available. ($20US/paper)


NACE International has included both journal and meeting papers (NACE Standards are not included in a OnePetro subscription). NACE's annual conference papers are included from 1996-Present.  NACE's journal Corrosion is included for years 1992-2006. ($10US/paper)


The NETL database portal provides access to content from dozens of CDs and DVDs related to oil and natural gas research that FE's National Energy Technology Laboratory has published over the years. OnePetro now provides open access links to these reports, data sets, and project summaries from ongoing research. The NETL database includes more than 9,000 files and will be expanded in the future to include geographical information system capabilities that will allow visualization of data. 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


OMC documents on OnePetro currently include the papers presented at the biennial Offshore Mediterranean Conference from 2001 to 2013. ($10US/paper)


All papers presented at the Offshore Technology Conference from 1969 to present1 are included in OnePetro. ($10US/paper)


All papers from PETSOC's TechBank are now included in OnePetro. This includes meeting and journal papers extending back to 1962. In 2009 PETSOC merged with SPE. All papers are now priced as SPE papers. (non-member:$25US/paper, SPE-member: $8.50US/paper )


Papers presented at the PSIG Annual Meeting from years 1980 – present1, except years 1991 and 2008, are included on OnePetro. ($15US/paper)


SEG has provided technical program expanded abstracts presented at the SEG Annual Meetings and International Expositions since 1982. (Documents dated 1982-1989 are $9US/paper, 1990-1999 are $15US/paper, and 2000 to present are $21US/paper.)


All papers from SPE's eLibrary are included in OnePetro. This includes meeting and journal papers extending back to 1927. SPE also includes some presentations from Distinguished Lecturers and panel/plenary sessions at their meetings. SPE currently has more than 85,000 documents available in OnePetro. SPE content from 1970 and prior can be accessed at no charge (non-member:$25US/conference paper, $30/journal paper; SPE-member: $8.50US/ conference paper, $10/journal paper)


All journal articles from 1968-1971 (13 total) are available at no charge. (no charge for papers)


SPWLA has included both journal and meeting papers. SPWLA's meeting papers are included from 1960 to 2009. The SPWLA journal The Log Analyst is included from 1964-2000. The SPWLA journal PetroPhysics is available for years 2000-2010. ($10US/paper)



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

URTeC content includes technical papers from the 2013 conference to the current year. (non-member: $25US/conference paper, SPE-member: $8.50US/conference paper)


WPC has made available in OnePetro all documents presented at past World Petroleum Congresses from 1933-2002, 2005, and 2008. ($10US/paper)

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