Elsevier, a scientific, technical and medical information provider, has announced the addition of more than one million new figures and tables to Geofacets, its premier information solution for academicians and geoscientists working in oil and gas companies.

This new addition comprises seismic profiles, stratigraphic columns, well logs, photographs, tabular data that enables the users to utilise geoscience information and data.

Geofacets includes more than 650,000 geological maps drawn from nearly 100 key publications. This solution helps  geoscientists to work efficiently, by reducing their research time to almost half.

"The new content will prove invaluable to geoscientists operating all over the world, from oil and gas exploration and development to academia."

Elsevier Engineering & Technology senior vice president Ella Balagula said: “With prices down and regulation up, oil and gas companies can no longer afford geoscientists spending up to 80 percent of their time searching for information.

“Development teams need to maximise the ROI of every existing asset, meaning they need to be as efficient and effective as possible.

“From exploration to ongoing development, we are adding new content into Geofacets to help users achieve this goal and work in a more modern way.

“The new content will prove invaluable to geoscientists operating all over the world, from oil and gas exploration and development to academia, allowing geoscientists to spend more time analysing and acting on information, instead of searching for it.”

Geofacets will now be able to help geoscientists  to answer queries about Earth's surface and subsurface faster and efficiently.

The addition of new figures and tables will help the oil and gas companies to analyse opportunities, confirm relevance before purchasing additional third-party data, optimise resources and manage risk.

The updates will also help geoscientists in academia to quickly find relevant, current and trusted information, thereby aiding them to improve research output and educational programme.

The company has stated that the new figure and table content has been enhanced with metadata and fully integrated into the Geofacets search for easy discovery by location and content type.

Further, content can be downloaded for further integration. All tables int Geofacets are available in XLSX format while figures are available as TIFF files, thereby facilitating greater interoperability with tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint or GIS.

The content and integration options allow users in decision making through faster analyses that reduce geologic uncertainty and make interpretations accurately, thereby reducing the risk of human error.