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SPE has an official style guide covering the proper citation format for various types of documents. While it is great if references to items on a page or links to papers in OnePetro follow this format, we don't want style to get in the way of people adding valuable citations and links into wiki pages. If you don't have all of the information specified in SPE's reference style, include enough information so that someone else could find the document you are referencing.
- 1 Information to include
- 2 SPE references
- 3 Non-SPE books
- 3.1 Book with one author
- 3.2 Book with two authors
- 3.3 Book with more than three authors
- 3.4 Book with editor attributed
- 3.5 Book with author and translator attributed
- 3.6 Chapter or section in a book (author and editor attributed)
- 3.7 Foreign title (translated, translator attributed)
- 3.8 Electronic book
- 4 Non-SPE journal articles
- 5 Other non-SPE sources
Information to include
Be sure that any references or links to papers in OnePetro include the following:
- Author name(s) -- include at least the first author, preferably the first 3, followed by et al. if there are additional authors.
- Title of the book, paper, or other document
- Year that the document was published
- Some indication of the source (publisher, journal, conference, or similar). While SPE style abbreviates the names of many journals, there's nothing wrong with spelling out the full name.
- For SPE papers, inclusion of the paper number is always helpful
- If you can create a link to the document online (in OnePetro or elsewhere), that is also very helpful for other readers interested in the topic. Where possible, using the DOI to make the link helps to ensure that the link won't be broken in the future as sites change.
Each reference type has its own specific citation style, examples of which you will find in subsequent sections on this page.
PetroWiki. 2013. Phase characterization of in-situ fluids. (11 September 2013 revision). http://petrowiki.org/Phase_characterization_of_in-situ_fluids (accessed 22 December, 2014).
White, C.D. and Horne, R.N. 1987. Computing Absolute Transmissibility in the Presence of Fine-Scale Heterogeneity. Paper SPE 16011 presented at the SPE Symposium on Reservoir Simulation, San Antonio, Texas, 1–4 February. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/16011-MS
Published journal paper
King, M.J. and Mansfield, M. 1999. Flow Simulation of Geologic Models. SPE Res Eval & Eng 2 (4): 351–367. SPE-57469-PA. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/57469-PA
SPE paper published in Transactions (1921–1995)
Harris, P.C. and Reidenbach, V.G. 1987. High-Temperature Rheological Study of Foam Fracturing Fluids. In Transactions of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Vol. 283, Part I, 613–619. Richardson, Texas: Society of Petroleum Engineers. ISBN 1-55563-013-8
SPE papers not originating from a conference or journal
Johnson, B. 1990. Reservoir Management. Paper SPE 36514 available from SPE, Richardson, Texas [Note: these papers will generally not have DOIs.]
SPE Distinguished Author Series
Clegg, J.D., Bucaram, S.M., and Hein, N.W. Jr. 1993. Recommendations and Comparisons for Selecting Artificial-Lift Methods. Distinguished Author Series, J Pet Technol 45 (12): 1128–1167. SPE-24834. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/24834-PA
SPE books (including monographs, textbooks, and reprints)
Matthews, C.S. and Russell, D.G. 1967. Pressure Buildup and Flow Tests in Wells, Vol. 1, 13–16. Richardson, Texas: Monograph Series, SPE
Bourgoyne, A.T., Chenevert, M.E., and Millhein, K.K. 1986. Applied Drilling Engineering, Vol. 2, 173–175. Richardson, Texas: Textbook Series, SPE
Chambers, M.R. ed. 2002. Multilateral Wells, Vol. 53, 15–21. Richardson, Texas: Reprint Series, SPE
Poston, S.W. and Poe, B.D. Jr. 2008. Analysis of Production Decline Curves, 63–64. Richardson, Texas, SPE
Ahmed, T. 2006. Reservoir Engineering Handbook, third edition. Burlington, Massachusetts: Gulf Professional Publishing/Elsevier.
Jaeger, J.C. and Cook, N.G.W. 1979. Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics. London: Chapman and Hall.
O’Hagan, A., Buck, C.E., Daneshkhah, A. et al. 2006. Uncertain Judgements: Eliciting Experts’ Probabilities. West Sussex, UK: Statistics in Practice, John Wiley and Sons http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0470033312
Book with editor attributed
Pirson, S.J. ed. 1958. Oil Reservoir Engineering, 56–58. New York City: McGraw-Hill Book Company
Snyyvek, J.B. 1968. Petroleum Science, second edition, trans. L. Friedman. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Oilfield Science Series, Elsevier (1977)
Somasundaran, P. 1975. Interfacial Chemistry of Particulate Flotation. In Advances in Interfacial Phenomena of Particulate/Solution/Gas Systems, ed. P. Somasundaran and R.B. Grieves, Chap. 1, 1–15. New York City: Symposium Series, AIChE.
Foreign title (translated, translator attributed)
Darcy, H.P.G. 1856. The Public Fountains of the City of Dijon (Les Fontaines publiques de la ville de Dijon), trans. P. Bobeck. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Lemmon, E.W., McLinden, M.O., and Friend, D.G. 2008. Thermophysical Properties of Fluid Systems. In NIST Chemistry WebBook: NIST Standard Reference Database Number 69, ed. P.J. Linstrom and W.G. Mallard. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), http://webbook.nist.gov/chemistry/ (accessed 8 January 2010).
StatSoft, Inc. 2011. Electronic Statistics Textbook. Tulsa, Oklahoma: StatSoft. http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/
Non-SPE journal articles
Journel, A.G. 2002. Combining Knowledge From Diverse Sources: An Alternative to Traditional Data Independence Hypotheses. Mathematical Geology 34 (5): 573–596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1016047012594
Ashby, M.F. and Hallam, S.D. 1986. The failure of brittle solids containing small cracks under compressive stress states. Acta Metallurgica 34 (3): 497–510. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0001-6160(86)90086-6
Jessen, K., Michelsen, M., Stenby, E.H., et al. 1998. Global Approach for Calculation of Minimum Miscibility Pressure. Fluid Phase Equilibria 153 (2): 251–263. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0378-3812(98)00414-2
Doubling of reserves seen possible. 1976. Oil & Gas J. 74 (31 May): 22–25.
Foreign language article (title translated)
Verigin, N.N. 1952. On the pressurized forcing of binder solutions into rocks in order to increase the strength and imperviousness to water of the foundations of hydrotechnical installations (in Russian). Akademija Nauk SSR Izvestija Odt. Tehn. Nauk 5: 674–687.
Other non-SPE sources
Meeting paper included in a printed proceedings volume
Eude, T., Grisel, R., Cherifi, H., and Debrie, R. 1994. On the distribution of the DCT coefficients. Proc., IEEE Int. Conf. Acoustics, Speech, Signal Processing, Adelaide, Australia, Vol. 5, 365–368
van Bergen, F., Pagnier, H.J.M., van der Meer, L.G.H., van den Belt, F.J.G., Winthaegen, P.L.A., and Westerhoff, R.S. 2003. Development of a Field Experiment of CO2 Storage in Coal Seams in the Silesian Coal Basin of Poland (RECOPOL). In Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, 1–4 October 2002, Kyoto, Japan, ed. J.J. Gale and Y. Kaya, Vol. 1, 569–574. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science
Katz, J. 1998. Luring the Lurkers. Slashdot, 29 December 1998, http://slashdot.org/story/98/12/28/1745252/Luring-the-Lurkers (accessed 23 June 2011)
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). 2011. AAPG Learn! Blog, http://blog.aapg.org/learn/ (accessed 23 June 2011)
Congressional hearing (testimony)
Happer, W. 2009. Climate Change. Oral testimony given before the 111th Congress Full Committee hearing “Update on the Latest Global Warming Science,” US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Washington, DC, 25 February
El Paso Firemen and Policemen’s Pension Fund v. Stone Energy Corporation. 2006. Case 6:05-cv-02088-TLM-MEM, Doc. 61 (W.D. La. 14 June 2006), http://securities.stanford.edu/1035/SGY05_01/2006614_r01c_052088.pdf (downloaded 22 June 2010)
Groucho Marx Prods. v. Playboy Enters. 1977. No. 77, Civ. 1782 (S.D. N.Y. 30 December 1977)
Thesis or dissertation
Thomas, O. 2002. The Data as the Model: Interpreting Permanent Downhole Gauge Data Without Knowing the Reservoir Model. MS thesis, Stanford University, Stanford, California (June 2002)
Dong, C. 2001. Acidizing of Naturally-Fractured Reservoir Formations. PhD dissertation, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (August 2001)
Wikipedia. 2010. Semipermeable membrane (4 October 2010 revision), http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Semipermeable_membrane&oldid=388646914 (accessed 20 December 2010).
Note: All wiki entries must include the specific revision date for the article being cited. If the author and the site name are the same (as with Wikipedia), omit the site name the second time.