Elsevier Makes Exploration Seamless for Geoscientists

June 25, 2014

NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

New plug-in integrates georeferenced maps and scientific data from Geofacets with 2D
and 3D geological and geophysical models on Petrel E&P software platform

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services today announced the launch of Geofacets
Connector for Schlumberger Petrel* and Studio*. Geofacets Connector for Petrel and Studio
integrates hundreds of thousands of maps and associated papers seamlessly with the Petrel
platform’s analysis and workflow tools.

Using Geofacets Connector for Petrel and Studio, geoscientists can query a specific
area or topic and, via a single interface, combine georeferenced maps and scientific data
from Geofacets with 2D and 3D geological and geophysical models created on the Petrel
platform. This integration not only provides a more detailed overview of a region when
investigating ways to develop and improve yields, but it also enables users to validate
proprietary data with external insights from trusted sources including the Geological
Society of America, the Geological Society of London, the Society for Sedimentary Geology
and the Society of Economic Geologists. Geoscientists tasked with the discovery and
analysis of oil and gas reserves in upstream exploration can therefore make quicker
decisions and more confidently assess risks relating to exploration projects.

“Geofacets Connector for Petrel and Studio enables users to access valuable geologic
insights via a single platform,” said Ella Balagula, SVP, Engineering and Technology at
Elsevier. “The insights added from georeferenced scientific maps play a key role in
helping geoscientists understand the potential risks associated with exploring new or
frontier areas. No two geoscientists will have the exact same interpretation of a single
set of information. Access to Geofacets within the Petrel platform and Studio environment
will help to validate and deepen a geoscientist’s analyses and interpretations, giving
them confidence in their conclusions.”

The impact of this technology integration is significant and far reaching, with the
potential to improve the efficiency of workflow as well as the effectiveness of research
earlier in the exploration process. With seamless access to more tools and resources than
ever before – from cutting-edge analysis to growing libraries of geological information -
it’s never been a more exciting time to be a geoscientist.

The Geofacets Connector for Petrel and Studio is designed to address the evolving ways
in which geoscientists work in the 21st century. By seamlessly integrating content and
analysis within one platform, Geofacets Connector for Petrel and Studio removes the need
to consult multiple sources and tools when performing analysis. Today geoscientists have
access to the best of both worlds – content and analysis tools – on a single platform.

The Geofacets Connector for Petrel and Studio will be available from July 10, 2014.
For more information, visit http://www.elsevier.com/gfconnector.

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*Mark of Schlumberger

About Geofacets

Geofacets [http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/geofacets ] is a web-based application
for geoscientists that combines advanced search features on a map-based interface and
trusted scientific maps from peer-reviewed literature, including georeferenced maps that
can be integrated into GIS software and presentations. It combines hundreds of thousands
of geologic maps from Elsevier and its trusted content partners, with over 70% of maps
already georeferenced. Developed for the way geoscientists work today, Geofacets is used
by leading companies in natural resource exploration around the world to support and
justify business decisions, assess risk in drilling and development activities, and
increase exploration team productivity.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the
performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make
better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that
advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based,
digital solutions – among them ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Elsevier Research Intelligence
[http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/research-intelligence ] and ClinicalKey
[https://www.clinicalkey.com ] – and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet
[http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ], and over 25,000 book titles,
including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC [http://www.reedelsevier.com ], a
world-leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical,
Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed
Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange),
RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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