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  • Editorial Comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Publisher
    U.N. finds new way to promote Kyoto; some wacky finance definitions
  • Drilling advances

    Robert E. Snyder, Executive Eng. Editor
    New construction outlook for the aging fleet
  • International Politics

    A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Middle East
    A war with Iraq may contradict Bush' s energy policy
  • What's new in exploration

    Perry A. Fischer, Editor
    New LMR technique; better access to data in the UK and GOM; South China Sea Treaty
  • What's new in production

    Robert E. Snyder, Executive Eng. Editor
    Gas supply/demand review; Permian Basin Oil Show

News & Resources

  • Industry at a glance

    Vol. 223 No. 12   The natural gas price for Nov. jumped to $4.12/Mcf, the highest since May 2001. The U.S. rotary rig count continued its slide to 851 rigs, while the international rig count climbed to 1,050 in

  • World of Oil

    Kurt S. Abraham, Managing/International Editor

    Vol. 223 No. 12  KURT S. ABRAHAM, MANAGING/INTERNATIONAL EDITOR   Click Here for Kurt' s Opinion Bush warning after U.N. resolution spooks


  • Companies in the news

    Vol. 223 No. 12  Eastman Kodak Co. Commercial and Government Systems signed an agreement with Boston-based Syncline to become a value-added reseller of Kodak Citipix aerial imagery. Syncline offers a full range of web-based GIS mapping sol

  • New equipment

    Vol. 223 No. 12  Pressure release system This annular pressure release system is a thin metallic disc built into the outer wall of the casing coupling. The newly patented system serves as a safety valve for relieving pressur

  • New literature

    Vol. 223 No. 12  Plasma cutting system A four-page brochure from Thermal Dynamics describes the MERLIN 6000GST. This literature highlights the system' s automated process controls and advanced plasma processes with various c

  • People in industry

    Vol. 223 No. 12  JDR Cables Systems appointed Oscar Eide as general manager for its Norwegian subsidiary, based on Bergen. Mark J. Ichara joined Ryder Scott primarily to conduct reservoir simulation modeling, but also to perform pr

Special Report

  • Marine Drilling Rigs 2002-2003

    Industry' s most complete listing of marine rigs, showing owners/ managers, performance data, major equipment and rig-class photographs for each of the world' s more than 600 mobile offshore rigs



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