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Books you can get from the shelves

Devereux, S. (1999). Drilling for oil & gas: a nontechnical guide. Tulsa, OK: PennWell. (General Collection: TN871.2 D477 1999)

Hyne, N. J. (2012). Nontechnical guide to petroleum geology, exploration, drilling, and production. Tulsa, OK: Penn Well Corp. (General Collection: TN870.5 H9624 2012)  Also see ebook version below.

Online books (Click on the image!)




    Organize and cite your sources

    • RefWorks  
      Web based. Free to UH faculty and students
    • Endnote
      Requires software purchase from Cougar Byte or use in the Learning Commons
    • EndNote Web  
      Web based. Not as many features as Endnote
    • Mendeley
      Web based but has desktop plugin too. Free. Unlike others, it has collaboration and networking features.

    Find data for your projects and papers

    • Knovel  
      Find data whether buried in a table, graph, or chart inside hundreds of ebooks. Data can be sorted, filtered, and extracted to other formats, such as Excel, ASCII, and HTML.
    • DIPPR801
      Process design data of physical, thermodynamic, and transport properties for industrially important chemicals used in chemical process and equipment design

    Find journal articles

    Petroleum Engineering Handbook online

    PetroWiki was created from the seven volume Petroleum Engineering Handbook (PEH) published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). PetroWiki preserves the PEH content in unaltered form  while allowing SPE's membership to update and expand content from the published version

    Contact your librarian

    Find books, journals and more

    Need to find books on a topic?  Looking for a specific journal?  Search the Library catalog

    (Obtain articles and books the Library doesn't own through the free Interlibrary Loan service.)


      Finding patents

      Patents are available via many search engines.  

      An excellent video from University of Central Florida shows how to use CPC (classification) codes to do a more accurate patent search.

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