The Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering has a collection of library materials covering areas such as drilling, economics, geology, mathematics, petrophysics, production and reservoir engineering. This includes a collection of materials gifted by the late Professor John Archer, former Principal of Heriot-Watt University.

We hold the following:

  • Periodicals and conference proceedings.
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) materials, including the majority of SPE papers from 1985 onwards and most of the SPE journals.
  • Wood Mackenzie North Sea Service material which is an important record of North Sea activities from 1973 onwards.

Heriot-Watt University Library

Staff and students have free access to a comprehensive catalogue of bibliographic databases, journals and other electronic resources held by the Heriot-Watt University Information Services.

Inter-Library Loan Service

The Inter-Library Loan Service uses the British Library's Secure Electronic Delivery (SED) for faster electronic delivery for journal articles.

Petroleum Abstracts

Petroleum Abstracts is an online resource which contains bibliographic references with abstracts to scientific articles, patents, meeting papers, and government reports of interest to geologists, geophysicists, petroleum engineers, and other technical professionals and managers in the oil and gas exploration and production industry.

Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE) eLibrary

SPE papers are technical documents covering the evolution of technology in drilling, completion, exploration, production, facilities, reservoir simulation, formation evaluation, safety and environmental protection, risk management, and more.