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  • Editorial Comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Publisher
    A newspaper, a letter and several signs all prompt further examination
  • Drilling developments

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    NOIA panel discusses drilling/ production operations in the U.S. Gulf
  • International

    Kurt S. Abraham, Managing/International Editor
    Low oil prices hurting Mid-East budgets; Major wildcat successes
  • International Politics

    A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor
    OPEC' s dilemma on cutting oil to control price; Media attacks on Saudi Arabia
  • Offshore update

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    Marginal properties evaluation; Software guidelines for vessel owners
  • What's new in production

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    More about the ethics and economics of producing ethanol from corn
  • What's new in exploration

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    Remarkable fossil finds; Satellite mapping of tiny Earth gravity variations

News & Resources

  • Companies in the news

    Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Company News has registered more than 10,000 oil and gas jobseekers in its database after it

  • Industry at a glance

    Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Industry Stats     International

  • Looking ahead

    Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Looking Ahead  New Zealand unveils biggest round in 10 years. New Zealand will hold a major licensing round for the Taranaki basin. Offerin

  • Oil country hot line

    Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Hot Line  U.S. oil reserves rise 1.3% said EIA The Energy Information Administration reports that discoveries in weste

  • People in industry

    Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  People  Nuevo Energy Co. named James L. Payne chairman, president and CEO. Phillip A. Globe interim president and CEO will resume his former p

Special Report

  • Marine Drilling Rigs 2001/2002

    Listings show owners/ managers, performance data, major equipment and rig-class photographs for each of the world' s 635 mobile offshore rigs. • Introduction/cover •Jackups • Semisubmersibles. • Drillships and Barges. • Submersibles. • Rig na



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