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  • Editorial Comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Publisher
    Unstable times make forecasting perilous; Censoring an environmentalist
  • Drilling developments

    Robert E. Snyder, Executive Eng. Editor
    Composite drill pipe passes field test; Two new systems improve rotary steering

News & Resources

  • Industry at a glance

    Vol. 224 No. 2   Venezuela’s strike affected both global oil prices and production for December. The work stoppage also crippled the country’s economy, with 73% of its crude production slashed. A group led by th

  • World of Oil

    Kurt S. Abraham, Managing/International Editor

    Vol. 224 No. 2  KURT S. ABRAHAM, MANAGING/INTERNATIONAL EDITOR   Click Here for Kurt' s Opinion OPEC raises quotas; Silva-Calderón s


  • Companies in the news

    Vol. 224 No. 2  Petrofac completed its acquisition of PGS Production Services, the Aberdeen, Scotland – based operation and maintenance company. Eni agreed to acquire the Finnish oil company Fortum AS for US$420 million. Fortum has operat

  • New equipment

    Vol. 224 No. 2  Process pumps Flowserve Corp. introduces 11 different process pumps from the HWX family, with 81 basic hydraulics. This line provides comprehensive hydraulic coverage in the marketplace while offering the user broa

  • New literature

    Vol. 224 No. 2  Fittings and adapters Brennan Industries, Inc., introduced a capabilities brochure, Brennan – The Future of Fitting. The six-page, four-color brochure highlights a line of more than 10,000 products and relat

  • People in industry

    Vol. 224 No. 2  John Gibson became president and CEO of Halliburton’s Energy Services Group, replacing the retiring Edgar Ortiz. Collanini Engineering promoted Mitch Reece as manager of reservoir engineering for the company’



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2013 Fracturing Technology

2013 Fracturing Technology


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Drill Bit Classifier World Oil published its renowned Drill Bit Classifier in September 2013. The Drill Bit Classifier is a comprehensive listing of major manufacturers' d...