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AUGUST 2001

Special Focus

  • Africa: Algeria

    C. Widdershoven, M. Pabst

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Cyril Widdershoven, Consultant, Sittard, Netherlands (Libya, Tunisia, Uganda, Algeria, Sudan, Chad, Egypt, Morocco,

  • Africa: Angola

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Angola Privatization of state assets is a key element of Angola’s economic reform program, agreed to by

  • Africa: Cameroon

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Cameroon

  • Africa: Chad

    C. Widdershoven, M. Pabst

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Cyril Widdershoven, Consultant, Sittard, Netherlands (Libya, Tunisia, Uganda, Algeria, Sudan, Chad, Egypt, Morocco,

  • Africa: Congo

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Congo

  • Africa: Egypt

    C. Widdershoven, D. Fuller

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Major discoveries abound A flood of new discoveries offshore Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, and onshore N

  • Africa: Equatorial Guinea

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Equatorial Guinea

  • Africa: Gabon

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Gabon

  • Africa: Libya

    C. Widdershoven, G.H.H. King

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Cyril Widdershoven, Consultant, Sittard, Netherlands (Libya, Tunisia, Uganda, Algeria, Sudan, Chad, Egypt, Morocco, Ma

  • Africa: Nigeria

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Nigeria Nigeria is Africa’s leading oil producer, dependent on oil exports for 80% of all government

  • Africa: Others

    C. Widdershoven, G.H.H. King, D. Fuller

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Cyril Widdershoven, Consultant, Sittard, Netherlands (Libya, Tunisia, Uganda, Algeria, Sudan, Chad, Egypt, Morocco, Ma

  • Africa: South Africa

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA South Africa

  • Africa: Sudan

    C. Widdershoven, M. Pabst

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Cyril Widdershoven, Consultant, Sittard, Netherlands (Libya, Tunisia, Uganda, Algeria, Sudan, Chad, Egypt, Morocco, Ma

  • Africa: Tunisia

    C. Widdershoven, G.H.H. King

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Cyril Widdershoven, Consultant, Sittard, Netherlands (Libya, Tunisia, Uganda, Algeria, Sudan, Chad, Egypt, Morocco,

  • Far East: Brunei

    T. Sitathan

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Tony Sitathan, Contributing Editor, Singapore (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia a

  • Far East: China

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Natural gas use increasing Developing countries are expanding gas power generation / supply to mitigate oil

  • Far East: India

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST India The principal upstream operator in India is state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC). The

  • Far East: Indonesia

    T. Sitathan

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Tony Sitathan, Contributing Editor, Singapore (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia a

  • Far East: Malaysia

    T. Sitathan

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Tony Sitathan, Contributing Editor, Singapore (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia a

  • Far East: Myanmar

    T. Sitathan

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Tony Sitathan, Contributing Editor, Singapore (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia a

  • Far East: Others

    T. Sitathan

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Tony Sitathan, Contributing Editor, Singapore (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia a

  • Far East: Pakistan

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Pakistan The government approved the new Petroleum Policy in 1994, causing a surge in licensing in 1994/

  • Far East: Philippines

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Philippines The new government of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, which took over in January 2001, r

  • Far East: Thailand

    T. Sitathan

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Tony Sitathan, Contributing Editor, Singapore (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia a

  • Far East: Viet Nam

    T. Sitathan

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Tony Sitathan, Contributing Editor, Singapore (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia a

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Azerbaijan

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Azerbaijan Last year was a period of slow but steady progress for the country’s E&P

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Eastern Europe

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Eastern Europe Romania. Significant decreases in new oil and gas wells drilled in 2000 were

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Kazakhstan

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Kazakhstan Activity has been dominated by news about the exploration and delineation of OKIOC

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Other FSU Republics

    A. Mikhalyants, I. Polovets, A. Chorine

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania by Alec Mikhalyants , Igor Pol

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Russia

    A. Mikhalyants, I. Polovets, A. Chorine

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FSU/EASTERN EUROPE A roaring comeback continues High oil prices and strong revenues are generating cash for regional

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Turkmenistan

    A. Mikhalyants, I. Polovets, A. Chorine

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania by Alec Mikhalyants , Igor Pol

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Ukraine

    A. Mikhalyants, I. Polovets, A. Chorine

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania by Alec Mikhalyants , Igor Pol

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Uzbekistan

    A. Mikhalyants, I. Polovets, A. Chorine

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania by Alec Mikhalyants , Igor Pol

  • Middle East: Iran

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Iran Higher oil revenues and

  • Middle East: Iraq

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Iraq Iraq continued to play a

  • Middle East: Kuwait

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Kuwait A power struggle betwee

  • Middle East: Neutral Zone

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Neutral Zone Kuwait shares thi

  • Middle East: Oman

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Oman Economic reform paid off

  • Middle East: Others

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Others Bahrain. Higher oil p

  • Middle East: Qatar

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Qatar It has been a good year

  • Middle East: Saudi Arabia

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Investment levels rise higher A multitude of upstream projects continues throughout the region, and natur

  • Middle East: Syria

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Syria Although strong man Haf

  • Middle East: Turkey

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Turkey The collapse of Turkey

  • Middle East: UAE - Abu Dhabi

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado UAE – Abu Dhabi Diversifi

  • Middle East: UAE - Dubai

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado UAE – Dubai Government of

  • Middle East: Yemen

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Yemen Despite pipeline explosio

  • North America: Canada

    R. Curan

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook NORTH AMERICA Canada Robert Curran, Calgary, Canada At the outset of 2001, there was an air of unbridled

  • North America: Cuba

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook NORTH AMERICA Cuba The government put 59 offshore blocks up for bidding last fall, in an area located mostly to the

  • North America: Mexico

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook NORTH AMERICA Mexico Although a non-OPEC country, Mexico’s agreement to abide by OPEC output cuts makes it a k

  • North America: Others

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook NORTH AMERICA Others Guatemala. Texas-based WesPac Technologies and partner Tradestar Corp. bought most of the sh

  • North America: United States

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook NORTH AMERICA Gas price will be key The pundits have raised warning signs, but first-half momentum should push region

  • South America: Argentina

    Stuart Wilkinson

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Argentina In mid-2000, the Argentine economy wa

  • South America: Bolivia

    Stuart Wilkinson

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Bolivia In September 2000, Bolivian president Hugo Banzer

  • South America: Brazil

    Stuart Wilkinson

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Brazil The Brazilian economy started to feel th

  • South America: Chile

    Stuart Wilkinson

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Chile Inflation last year reached 4.6%, the highest figur

  • South America: Colombia

    Stuart Wilkinson

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Colombia Economic growth should improve to 3.8%

  • South America: Ecuador

    Stuart Wilkinson

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Ecuador In September, the country made the U.S. dollar th

  • South America: Others

    Stuart Wilkinson

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Others Suriname’s national oil company,

  • South America: Peru

    Stuart Wilkinson

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Peru After beginning his third presidential term amidst a

  • South America: Trinidad and Tobago

    Stuart Wilkinson

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Trinidad And Tobago The country has enjoyed seven years

  • South America: Venezuela

    Stuart Wilkinson

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Good prospects and terms lure foreign firms Despite worsening guerilla violence in the north and the "Arge

  • South Pacific: Australia

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH PACIFIC Seeking markets for new developments Higher oil / gas prices encourage exploration / development drilling,

  • South Pacific: JPDA (ZOCA)

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH PACIFIC JPDA (ZOCA) It took nearly a year, but Australia and the new government in East Timor have hammered

  • South Pacific: New Zealand

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH PACIFIC New Zealand This island nation produces over 40,000 bopd, principally from onshore Taranaki basin on

  • South Pacific: Papua New Guinea

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH PACIFIC Papua New Guinea This country supplies its developing energy needs with 70,000 bpd crude and condens

  • Western Europe: Austria

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE Austria Activity centered on enhancing mature fields in the Vienna basin. OMV drilled five explorat

  • Western Europe: Denmark

    Arthur Andersen Petroleum Services

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE North Sea portions written by Arthur Andersen-Petroleum Services Group, London Denmark

  • Western Europe: France

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE France In step with the industry’s "bigger is better" philosophy, the merger of Tota

  • Western Europe: Germany

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE North Sea portions written by Arthur Andersen-Petroleum Services Group, London Germany

  • Western Europe: Ireland

    Robyn Fowler and Susannah James

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE North Sea portions written by Arthur Andersen-Petroleum Services Group, London Ireland

  • Western Europe: Italy

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE Italy Almost entirely dependent on imports for its energy needs, Italy continued the effort to incr

  • Western Europe: Netherlands

    Arthur Andersen Petroleum Services

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE North Sea portions written by Arthur Andersen-Petroleum Services Group, London Netherlands

  • Western Europe: Norway

    Arthur Andersen Petroleum Services

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE North Sea portions written by Arthur Andersen-Petroleum Services Group, London Norway

  • Western Europe: Others

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE Others Portugal. A growing economy, no existing oil and gas production and a drilling density of

  • Western Europe: United Kingdom

    Arthur Andersen Petroleum Services

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE Exploration targets becoming smaller North Sea drilling and development is focusing on satellite fields with

  • World Trends: OPEC retains control

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WORLD TRENDS OPEC retains control   modicum of stability has returned to the global oil market, compared to t

Features

Columns

  • Editorial Comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Publisher
    Don' t look for favors from President Bush; Surprises from the media
  • International Politics

    William Garland, Contributing Editor
    Democratic Senate appears likely to derail Bush' s energy plan
  • What's happening in drilling

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    Offshore rig market peaks in GOM; Three completion equipment advances
  • What's happening in exploration

    Perry A. Fischer, Exploration Editor
    Exploration was up in 2000; Iran drives off seismic vessels in Caspian

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  • Industry at a glance

    August 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  Industry Stats     International

  • Looking ahead

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  Looking Ahead  Merger madness returns. Numerous firms have begun to acquire each other again. Amerada Hess will pay $2.7 billion for Triton

  • Oil country hot line

    Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  Hot Line  OPEC unchanged, Iraqi sanctions extended At a special July meeting, OPEC decided to continue to hold production at th

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