PennWell Corp. will publish Oil, Gas & Petrochem Equipment (OG&PE) as part of its Oil & Gas Journal beginning in May to serve a consolidated audience of 137,000 oil and gas professionals worldwide.
OG&PE grew out of Oil & Gas Journal in 1954 and has since been published monthly to cover industry equipment. Oil & Gas Journal began life in 1902 to focus on upstream, midstream, and downstream operations. While leaving both brands intact, the reunion combines Oil & Gas Journal's news, technology, and statistics with OG&PE's coverage of equipment and services.
The product-filled OGPE.com website and weekly Equip-Alert e-Newsletter will continue in their present formats, with daily postings and social media. Oil & Gas Journal retains its weekly frequency, with OG&PE to be included in its printed issue the first week of each month. Oil & Gas Journal also publishes weekly in a digital magazine format, along with its full suite of digital services, including OGJ.com, multiple newsletters, and social media.
“I am extremely pleased with what this reunion brings to both Oil & Gas Journal and OG&PE,” said Robert F. Biolchini, PennWell president and CEO. “OG&PE subscribers will now have access to Oil & Gas Journal's unparalleled news, technology, and analysis, in addition to product and equipment information. A circulation of 137,000 is a powerful voice among business-to-business brands with benefit to subscribers, web users, and media partners.”
Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, veteran editor J.B. Avants will continue to lead OG&PE in collaboration with Oil & Gas Journal editor Bob Tippee. “By connecting hardware and services with the operations they support, we're using innovative distribution to create an incomparably rich package of industry information,” Tippee said. “This is a reunion for the future for two brands with great pasts.”
Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, PennWell Corp. is a privately held and diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: oil and gas, electric power generation and delivery, hydropower, renewable energy, water and wastewater, waste management, electronics, optoelectronics, fiber optics, aerospace and avionics, broadband and cabling, LEDs and lighting, fire and emergency services, and dental.
PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and also offers books, maps, websites, research, and database services. In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, the company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; London, England; Houston, Texas; Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Istanbul, Turkey, and Hong Kong, China.