Petroleum Technology Study Guide

The type of resource below is a list of authoritative sources available on this topic, such as books available at the NCTC Libraries and Internet resources.


Search the Catalog. Use the NCTC Library catalog to search all NCTC campuses for books, DVDs, and more. Search by keyword, subject, series, title, or author. The call number and location indicate where the item is located.

Suggested Search Terms

  • Petroleum
  • Oil and gas
  • The name of the company you are researching such as: Exxon or Walmart (this is good for the Principles of Management class).
  • The name of a person such as: Sam Walton or Steve Jobs (this is good for the Leadership class as well as the Principles of Management class).


NCTC provides subscriptions to thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers and other credible sources of information through research databases.

Note: These links only work ON-CAMPUS. To access the databases off-campus, go the Library Databases page within MyNCTC.

Suggested Databases

Academic Search Complete
The most general of the databases where you will find almost anything.

Business Source Complete
Use this database for Leadership (BMGT2309) and Principles of Management (BMGT1327).

Information such as GNP and TBPD and much more for countries all over the world! Look at this one!

A to Z Maps Online
Another database that has surprising amounts of information about things that are of interest to those in the Petroleum Technology industry, such as geological information.

Internet Resources

Websites of important Petroleum Technology publications have the most recent developments in the field as well as links to free subscriptions:

Society of Petroleum Engineers

World Trends and Technology for Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

Oil and Gas Facilities