Initially founded in 1956 and published under the present title since 1993, the Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti Bulletin, Technical Series / Buletinul Universităţii Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti, Seria Tehnică (ISSN 1224-8495) is a peer-reviewed, international scientific journal in the field of petroleum and gas.
The Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti Bulletin, Technical Series is normally published four times per year (additional issues appeared in the years 2006, 2008 and 2010) and is the first academic journal edited by the Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, the only University in Romania specialised in the field of petroleum and gas, founded in Bucharest in the year 1948 (under the name Petroleum, Gas and Geology Institute) and moved to Ploiesti in 1973. Our journal continues the old periodicals of the Petroleum-Gas University, with the first issue appearing in the year 1956, in Bucharest, and continuing in Ploiesti since 1973: Lucrările Institutului de Petrol şi Gaze din Bucureşti / Works of the Petroleum and Gas Institute of Bucharest (1956 - 1959), Buletinul Institutului de Petrol, Gaze şi Geologie - Bucureşti / Petroleum, Gas and Geology Institute Bulletin - Bucharest (1960 - 1973), Buletinul Institutului de Petrol şi Gaze - Ploieşti / Petroleum and Gas Institute Bulletin - Ploiesti (1974 - 1992).
The thematic of the published papers covers all the fields linked to the petroleum and gas industry, that is: oil wells drilling, oil and gas reservoirs exploitation, petroleum geology and well geophysics, petroleum products transportation and storage, petroleum technology and petrochemistry, environmental protection, petroleum and oilfield equipment (design, optimization, exploitation, materials and technologies), electrotechnics, electronics and automation in the petroleum industry a.o.
Our Bulletin primarily reflects the scientific activity of the academic staff (including junior scholars and Ph.D. candidates) from the technical Faculties within the Petroleum - Gas University of Ploiesti, but many other researchers from outside our University, affiliated (from other Universities, research institutes and petroleum industry) or independent, Romanian or international, has also publish their papers.
The Bulletin started to impose its present high standards and completely changed its form in 2006. Beginning with No. 2/2006, the journal is integrally published in English (the majority of the papers) and French (German is also accepted) with abstracts in both English and Romanian. The full content of the papers are freely available on the Bulletin website.
In addition, starting with our 2006 issues, we have gone from an open-review system to a double blind peer-review one, in order to ensure a better quality of our published material.