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JUNE 2003

Special Focus



  • Editorial Comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Publisher
    Reconstructing Iraq; Harvard study says global warming normal
  • Drilling advances

    Robert E. Snyder, Executive Eng. Editor
    Activity indicators show growth; Seabed drilling rig has merit
  • International Politics

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Middle East
    US/British goals in Iraq are not necessarily oil-driven
  • What's new in production

    Robert E. Snyder, Executive Eng. Editor
    GTL process holds promise; Spain gropes for tanker
  • What's new in exploration

    Perry A. Fischer, Editor
    Deaf fish; Crummy Alaskan lease results

News & Resources

  • Industry at a glance

    Vol. 224 No. 6   As military action intensified throughout Iraq and then ended in April, the effect can be seen in the world production table, where the country’s output average was negligible. Saudi Arabia’s he

  • World of Oil

    Kurt S. Abraham, Managing/International Editor

    Vol. 224 No. 6  KURT S. ABRAHAM, MANAGING/INTERNATIONAL EDITOR   Click Here for Kurt' s Opinion US makes initial moves to rebuild Iraqi oil


  • Companies in the news

    Vol. 224 No. 6  The American Petroleum Institute’s electronic business standards group, the Petroleum Industry Data Exchange, and the Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium, Inc. (POSC) have agreed to work together to develop and suppor

  • New equipment

    Vol. 224 No. 6  PDC bits for steerable motors A new line of PDC bits optimized for steerable motor applications has been introduced by Hughes Christensen, a division of Baker Hughes Inc. Genesis HCM bits offer both longevity and

  • New literature

    Vol. 224 No. 6  Level measurement guide AMETEK Drexelbrook has published a comprehensive capabilities brochure of level-measurement solutions. The full-color catalog provides an extensive overview of measurement products, technology

  • People in industry

    Vol. 224 No. 6  The law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P announced that Michael E. Arruda has joined as a partner. He has more than 20 years of experience in international oil and gas matters, and will be based in Hong Kong. His pract

Special Report

  • World Oil's Fluids Guide 2003

    Exclusive annual listing shows trade names, generic descriptions, recommended usage and suppliers of 2,300 fluid system additives for drilling, completions and workovers



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