Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 11-24-2015


The success of the petroleum industry at all levels depend largely on petroleum engineers’ awareness and access to relevant information for making sound Exploration and Production decisions. This study investigated the information seeking behaviour of Petroleum Engineers in selected companies in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. A survey design was adopted using questionnaire as the instrument for collecting primary data from 250 petroleum engineers randomly selected from four oil companies. Data gathered were analysed using frequencies, simple percentages and mean score count. Results showed that petroleum engineers spent time seeking health and safety information, oil and gas E&P information, geochemical prospecting information and that the purpose they seek information is to operate safely and to improve on work roles/duties assigned to them. Recommendation is made that management of oil and gas companies libraries should make adequate provision of health and safety information for petroleum engineers to operate safely.



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