Petroleum Technology Development Journal, previously published as Petroleum Training Journal, a bi-annual, is dedicated to research in petroleum technology, and promoting the understanding of training, learning and technology development in the petroleum sector. It provides an international forum for discussion and debate, stressing the critical importance of training, learning and technology development to the sector. The journal covers all aspects of petroleum technology development in the upstream, middle stream and downstream sectors of the industry. It also examines and discusses other petroleum industry challenges and matters, including host communities, corporate social responsibility and environment related issues.

Editorial Policy Guidelines for Authors
The Journal welcomes articles, case studies, notes, comments, and book reviews subject to the following guidelines:

  1. Articles should illuminate petroleum technology development issues and challenges or issues currently faced by governments, companies and other stakeholders in the petroleum sector, setting them within their general training, learning and human capital development context. Of particular interest will be articles and case studies which record the actual experiences of the authors, as well as those from academics or consultants contributing the fruits of their research into larger issues of technology development, training, learning, human capital development, and general exploration and production related issues.
  2. Articles and case studies should not exceed 8,500 words in length. Exceptionally, where the nature of the topic warrants it, the Editorial Board will be prepared to consider longer articles and case studies. All articles and case studies should include a word count (including footnotes) on the title page.
  3. The Editorial Board also welcomes the submission of shorter notes and comments of up to 3000 words on matters which are of interest to the journal’s readers but which do not lend themselves to full-length articles treatment.
  4. The Editorial Board will not consider articles published or intended for publication elsewhere. Authors are expected to confirm that their articles have not been published and also, will not be published elsewhere.
  5. The title and author of articles should be clearly indicated together with the brief personal details, postal and e-mail address that may be published with the article.
  6. Authors of articles are asked to provide a brief head note or abstract of around 60 words describing the contents of their article.
  7. All articles are refereed to ensure both accuracy and relevance. Authors may be asked to revise their articles before final acceptance. Authors should not submit plagiarized materials.
  8. All materials for the journal must be in English. In special circumstance, articles written in any other language will be considered for translation and publication. Such articles when submitted to the Editorial Board, must be accompanied by a synopsis in English.
  9. Footnotes rather than endnotes should be provided and numbered consecutively throughout the text with Arabic numerals. Authors are advised to refer to recent issues of the journal to see the format of articles, notes and comments.
  10. The citation for the journal is (2013) Vol. 3 No. 2 PTDJ 25 (where 25 is the relevant page number).
  11. All materials should be clearly typed, double-spaced, in Microsoft Word A4 paper format and submitted by email to and

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