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SEPTEMBER 2002

Special Focus

Features

Columns

  • Editorial Comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Publisher
    Significant changes needed to counteract growing U.S. gas supply imbalance
  • Drilling developments

    Robert E. Snyder, Executive Engineering Editor
    JIP proposal for underbalanced drilling; Well-control CD-ROM through IADC
  • International

    Kurt S. Abraham, Managing/International Editor
    Fear dominates operators' vocabulary; Airline meals exposed by travellers
  • International Politics

    Øystein Noreng, Contributing Editor, North Sea
    North Sea governments must do more to encourage upstream investment
  • Offshore update

    Robert E. Snyder, Executive Engineering Editor
    Offshore U.S. terrorism risk insurance; Keppel FELS acquires Verolme Botlek shipyard
  • What's new in exploration

    Perry A. Fischer, Editor
    A big Brazilian find; The deal is off; BP finds an interesting impact crater
  • What's new in production

    Perry A. Fischer, Editor
    Ethanol myths

News & Resources

  • Companies in the news

    Sept. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 9  Company News  TotalFinaElf became operator of the Tempa Rossa oil field in the Bassilicata region of southern Italy with its purchase of Eni’s 25% interest in the Gorgoglione Concession. Development of this field is slated for next year with initia

  • Industry at a glance

    Sept. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 9  Industry Stats     International Geophysical Activity Table      U.S. Oil Supply Graph International Offshore Rigs Table U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs Graph International Rotary

  • Looking ahead

    Sept. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 9  Looking Ahead  U.S. to fund study of Russia’s potential oilfields. U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said his department would fund an analysis of potential offshore fields in the Russian Arctic, and that the project could contribute to globa

  • Oil country hot line

    Sept. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 9  Hot Line  Alaska marks 25 years as a producer A significant milestone was reached on July 28, 2002, when the 25th anniversary of the first oil flow through the Trans-Alaska pipeline was marked. On that date in 1977, Alaska’s first commercial

  • People in industry

    Sept. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 9  People  Kerr-McGee Corp. elected Dave Hager corporate VP of exploration and production, responsible for worldwide exploration and production team. Ken Baker, Joe Callahan and Daniel McCaw joined Superior Energy Services as staff engineers for its we

Departments

  • New equipment

    Sept. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 9  New Equipment  Control valves The miniature 375 and 500 Series directional flow control valves are ideal for timing applications that require long life and durability. The valves are available in 0.375 and 0.5-in. dia., as well as in free-flow for

  • New literature

    Sept. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 9  New Literature  Vertical PC pumps Seepex has a brochure available on its semi-submersible, BE range pumps that are vertically installed. These units consume less floor space than horizontal PC pumps. Thus, they are ideal for offshore platforms, bl

Special Report

  • Petroleum Technology Digest

    Special feature, prepared by World Oil and PTTC, comprises four case studies on recent, successfully applied production technologies. These include field compression power, foam fracturing, automatic soapstick launching and a satellite-based, compressor a
  • World Oil's 2002 Drill Bit Classifier

    Annual comprehensive listing of major manufactures' commercial bits. Divided into six formation types, from soft/ sticky to extremely hard; tables show name, IADC code, size and performance of each firm' s offerings

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