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JULY 2002

Special Focus



  • Editorial Comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Publisher
    Bush Administration flip-flops on offshore development, global warming
  • Drilling developments

    Robert E. Snyder, Executive Engineering Editor
    DOI buys back Florida leases; Southwest Research Institute' s fault block consortium
  • International

    Kurt S. Abraham, Managing/International Editor
    The mood is upbeat at Canada' s Global Petroleum Show
  • International Politics

    Dr. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Middle East
    Will dollar devaluation limit oil-production capacity and growth in the Middle East?
  • Offshore update

    Robert E. Snyder, Executive Engineering Editor
    UK offshore engineering industry report; Texas A&M' s new Research Partnership
  • What's new in exploration

    Perry A. Fischer, Editor
    Alaska resource assessment: ANWR vs. NPR-A; Giant discoveries
  • What's new in production

    Perry A. Fischer, Editor
    PTTC offers access to low-cost O&G data; various large-scale projects

News & Resources

  • Companies in the news

    July 2002 Vol. 223 No. 7  Company News  Nexen Inc. agreed with Shell Exploration and Production Co. to jointly explore a 1,044 sq mi area of the Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico for natural gas in Niocene reservoirs. A

  • Industry at a glance

    July 2002 Vol. 223 No. 7  Industry Stats     International Geophysical Activity Table      U.S. Oil Supply Graph I

  • Looking ahead

    July 2002 Vol. 223 No. 7  Looking Ahead  EEX to merge with Newfield, CMS to sell E&P unit. EEX Corp. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Newfield Exploration Corp. Tom Hamilton, Chairman, President and

  • Oil country hot line

    July 2002 Vol. 223 No. 7  Hot Line  OPEC may keep levels but lose premiums At press time, the results of OPEC’s June meeting were unknown, but UAE Oil Minister Obaid bin Saif Al-Nasseri said there was no

  • People in industry

    July 2002 Vol. 223 No. 7  People  Cabot Oil & Gas elected Dan O. Dinges to the positions of chairman of the board and CEO succeeding the retiring Ray Seegmiller and Charles P. Siess, Jr. He joined the company in September


  • New equipment

    July 2002 Vol. 223 No. 7  New Equipment  Nova-flow computer The Nova-Flow Batch Controller, one in a series of new "plug-n-flow" computers, is suited for flow applications where precise measurement an

  • New literature

    July 2002 Vol. 223 No. 7  New Literature  Progressing cavity pumps Moyno progressing cavity pumps deliver superior performance and durability. They provide operating efficiency, dependability and versatility



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