Metadata Analysis Reveals Major Worldwide Trends in Industrial and Academic Geophysics
KAUST DepartmentAli I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering Program
KAUST Grant NumberREP-2708
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AbstractWe summarize our metadata analysis of the last 38 well-attended annual conferences, organized by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. In 2018, Schlumberger and Saudi Aramco had the highest number of publications among service and production companies. In 2019, BGP and PetroChina took the lead. Throughout history, US academics have had the highest number of publications, but in 2019 Chinese academia came close to taking the lead. Analysis of the publication activity of oil-producing and oilfield service companies provides insights into the state of geophysical research. The number of publications from industrial companies in the energy sector reflects their financial standing and aspirations for the near future. Publications from academia in different countries tell us about state and private funding of research in each country, and indirectly reflect the geopolitical situation in the world. The changing number of publications over time reflects the dynamics of the transformation of research in geophysics, and allows us to understand better what is happening and make forecasts.
CitationEltsov, T., Yutkin, M., & Patzek, T. W. (2020). Metadata Analysis Reveals Major Worldwide Trends in Industrial and Academic Geophysics. Energies, 14(1), 107. doi:10.3390/en14010107
SponsorsThe authors are grateful to their colleagues, especially to Thomas Finkbeiner, for their valuable research recommendations. The authors are grateful to Ilya Kolganov for the useful advice on the design of the graphs. We also would like to acknowledge Charles Russell Severance for an informative Python course.
Eltsov was supported by the KAUST Magnetic Sensor project, REP-2708.
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