Information-seeking and communication behavior of petroleum geologists

Lura E. Joseph

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The The petroleum industry has recently undergone considerable change due to the continuing conversion to a digital environment. These changes affect the way that petroleum geologists seek and communicate information in all areas of their work including the creation of prospects, well site work, development of petroleum fields, and keeping current with industry activity. The changes have affected all levels of communication, both within the company and between companies. Other changes in informationseeking and communication behavior are related to a greater emphasis on new technologies and unconventional resources and to various threats to geologic information. This paper provides an overview of the current information-seeking and communication behavior of geologists working for medium-to-large petroleum companies in the contiguous United States of America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformation and the Professional Scientist and Engineer
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780203049921
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Communication
  • Crude oil
  • Digital
  • Information
  • Natural gas
  • Petroleum geologists
  • Petroleum industry
  • Threats

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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