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Elsevier and The Geological Society of London Take Home the 2012 Getenergy Award for Education / Industry Partnership

NEW YORK, July 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Collaborative work on a new module in Geofacets leads to global recognition of organizations' success

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, medical and technical information products and services, today announced that, together with the Geological Society of London, it has won the award for best Education/Industry Partnership at the 2012 Getenergy awards ceremony.

Celebrating excellence in education and training in the upstream oil and gas industry, the Getenergy awards help to validate the significance and sustainable quality of work that benefits the wider oil and gas energy industry. The Education / Industry Partnership award, determined by over 11,000 individual votes on Getenergy's website, recognizes the success of Elsevier and the Geological Society of London's collaboration in developing a new module for Elsevier's Geofacets research tool. The module adds over 48,000 maps (70% of which are available for download as.geotiffs) sourced from 11 journals from the Geological Society of London's prestigious Lyell Collection.

"This award is a fantastic example of how joint efforts, such as ours with Elsevier, are being recognized for the success they can bring," said Jonathan Craig, Chairman of the Geological Society's Petroleum Group. "By integrating the rich geological information available in the Lyell Collection with the easy to search academic information already available on Geofacets, the oil and gas industry can now have access to a huge range of information at the tips of its fingers, making upstream exploration a more efficient  and profitable process. The fact that this award was determined by public voting helps make it clear that the end users themselves recognize the benefits that our collaboration provides them."

-"It is a welcome sight to see Elsevier and the Geological Society of London offering opportunities to really improve the way in which upstream exploration works," said Phil Andrews, CEO at Getenergy.  "It is evident that our community felt the same way: Geofacets clearly presents an opportunity for organizations to make the most of information to investigate new opportunities and we're keen to see what it can do for the industry."

"We are delighted to have won the Getenergy award for our collaboration with the Geological Society of London," said Friso Veenstra, Director of Market Development, Oil & Gas at Elsevier. "This emphasizes how working together benefits the oil and gas industry, as our joint Geofacets tool specifically-provides a global resource for geoscientists in upstream exploration. As the industry faces challenges in finding new resources, it is tools such as Geofacets which will give professionals the information they need to make the best exploration decisions. Winning such a prestigious accolade within the oil and gas market is testament to our hard work and dedication throughout this project."

The Getenergy Award ceremony was held on the evening of June 13th at the prestigious One Whitehall Place in London, UK. Entries were voted for from a shortlist, with over 11,000 individuals taking part in voting.

For more information about the 2012 Getenergy awards and a complete list of this year's winners:

For more information about the Geofacets and Geological Society of London collaboration:

About Geofacets

Geofacets is a web-based research tool developed for geoscientists working in upstream exploration. It provides access to an extensive database of over 190,000 geological maps from Elsevier's Earth science journals and the Geological Society of London's Lyell Collection, as well as map overlays from leading information providers such as Wood Mackenzie. With intuitive map-based search features and over 115,000 of all available maps downloadable as georeferenced files, Geofacets integrates seamlessly with the geoscientist's workflow in upstream exploration. Its unique interface delivers relevant and high quality content for scientific analysis and seamless integration with GIS and other presentation software.

About the Geological Society of London

The Geological Society of London, founded 1807, is a learned and professional body of 10,000 Earth scientists based all over the world, with a remit to investigate, interpret, discuss, inform and advise on the nature and processes of the Earth, their practical importance to humanity and, in the interests of the public, to promote professional excellence. It is the UK national society for geoscience, and the oldest geological society in the world.

The Society offers advice to Parliament and Government, at individual and corporate levels. Registered Charity No. 210161.-The Society provides a wide range of professional and scientific support to around 10,000 Fellows (members), about 2000 of whom live overseas. More than 2000 Fellows are also Chartered Geologists.

About the Getenergy Awards

The Getenergy Awards are unique in recognizing excellence in learning, education and training for the global oil and gas industry. The awards are part of the annual Getenergy exhibition and workshops which bring together providers of education and training together with national and international oil, gas and services companies from 40 countries. Award recipients are nominated by peers before formally being selected by an Awards Panel. The final stage is an industry-wide vote which attracts more than 10,000 votes each year.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Mosby's Nursing Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, 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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