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MAY 2002

Special Focus



  • Editorial Comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Publisher
    Despite furor to contrary, greens did have say in Bush' s energy plan after all
  • Drilling developments

    Robert E. Snyder, Contributing Engineering Editor
    Increased ROP with steel BB drilling; BP' s “consultant wedge" concept
  • International

    Kurt S. Abraham, Managing/International Editor
    An airship may be coming to your oil field soon; PDVSA hunkers down
  • International Politics

    John McCaughey, Contributing Editor, Washington
    Even Einstein could not explain congressional energy policy actions
  • Offshore update

    Robert E. Snyder, Contributing Engineering Editor
    Central Gulf of Mexico lease sale; Offshore rig counts still below par
  • What's new in exploration

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    Geoscience news - Even earlier early life; Slow earthquakes; The Blob
  • What's new in production

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    LNG lands in Mexico; GTL startup; White Rose development

News & Resources

  • Companies in the news

    May 2002 Vol. 223 No. 5  Company News  Kerr-McGee Corp. sets its budget at $170 million exploration and $890 million f

  • Industry at a glance

    May 2002 Vol. 223 No. 5  Industry Stats     International

  • Looking ahead

    May 2002 Vol. 223 No. 5  Looking Ahead  Mexico vying for top position as oil exporter to the U.S. Mexico is

  • Oil country hot line

    May 2002 Vol. 223 No. 5  Hot Line  Oil demand lagging U.S. economic rebound The Int

  • People in industry

    May 2002 Vol. 223 No. 5  People  Newly elected officers to the Offshore Energy Center’s board include: chairman


  • New equipment

    May 2002 Vol. 223 No. 5  New Equipment  Data management tool RIO is technical data m

  • New literature

    May 2002 Vol. 223 No. 5  New Literature  Marine, industrial tools A comprehensive ca



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