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- 1 What we offer
- 3 Refraining from certain behavior
- 4 Use of PetroWiki content
- 5 DMCA compliance
- 6 Third-party websites and resources
- 7 Problem users
- 8 Termination
- 9 Representations and warranties
- 10 Disputes and jurisdiction
- 11 Disclaimers
- 12 Limitation on liability for incidental and consequential damages
What we offer
PetroWiki was started with the content of the 7-volume Petroleum Engineering Handbook, published in 2006-2007 by the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Over time, this content has been modified, supplemented, and updated based on contributions from the SPE professional membership and their well-qualified colleagues. SPE hosts PetroWiki as a service to members of the worldwide oil and gas exploration and production industry.
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Disputes and jurisdiction
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CONTENTS OF THIS WIKI WERE CONTRIBUTED BY MEMBERS OF SPE AND THEIR WELL-QUALIFIED COLLEAGUES FROM MATERIAL PUBLISHED IN THE RECOGNIZED TECHNICAL LITERATURE AND FROM THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE. CONTENTS ARE REVIEWED BY ADDITIONAL MEMBERS WITH RELEVANT EXPERTISE BEFORE A PAGE IS GIVEN THE STATUS OF “APPROVED.” WHILE THE MATERIAL PRESENTED IS BELIEVED TO BE BASED ON SOUND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE, SPE DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND/OR THE RELATED MATERIALS AND FOR ANY DAMAGE, HARM, CLAIMS, LOSSES, MISINFORMATION, AND THE LIKE RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND/OR THE RELATED MATERIALS, AND NEITHER THE SPE NOR ANY OF THE AUTHORS OR EDITORS HEREIN PROVIDE A WARRANTY EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. CORRESPONDINGLY, THE DISCUSSION OF MATERIALS, METHODS, OR TECHNIQUES THAT MAY BE COVERED BY LETTERS PATENTS, OR ANY OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, NEITHER IMPLIES NOR GRANTS FREEDOM TO USE SUCH MATERIALS, METHODS OR TECHNIQUES WITHOUT PERMISSION THROUGH APPROPRIATE LICENSING AND AUTHORIZATION.
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Limitation on liability for incidental and consequential damages
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