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JULY 2001

Special Focus


  • Automated power tongs provide safer, more efficient operation

    N. Gordon
    Automated, hydraulic tool has been field proven to provide safe, efficient service. Case history describes system benefits on Shell' s Brent D platform
  • Cement pulsation improves gas well cementing

    K. Newman, Dr. A. Wojtanowicz and B. C. Gahan
    Research shows application of the technique to delay gelation in casing annulus and maintain slurry' s hydrostatic pressure to prevent formation fluid influx
  • Industry experience with solid expandable tubular technology

    K. K. Dupal, D. B. Campo, J. E. Lofton, D. Weisinger, R. L. Cook, M. D. Bullock, T. P. Grant and P. L. York
    Part 1 - Overview of the technology and how it works, plus two case-history applications in the U.S. Gulf, and discussion of deepwater system potential
  • Integrated control solution for North Sea FPSO

    M. Baker and C. Hopkins
    How Texaco deployed integrated control, safety and marine technologies on its Captain field FPSO facility and wellhead system to boost productive capacity
  • Natural Gas: Sour Gas Handling

    K. E. McIntush, D. A. Dalrymple and C. O. Rueter
    New process fills technology gap in removing H2S from gas - Three existing aqueous-type processes for treating high-pressure gas streams are described, plus benefits of a new, nonaqueous sulfur recovery process
  • Optimizing Spraberry operating practices in West Texas

    E. Brown, J. Franklin, P. Porter and P. Stegall
    BP Permian coordinated a major program to improve pump performance, reduce chemical-related problems and apply automation benefits in 400-well area
  • Proven landing string design for ultra-deepwater application

    R. J. Adams
    Article lays out design criteria for drill-pipe casing landing strings, then discusses inspection/ supervision methods to ensure only “purpose qualified" equipment use
  • Raw seismic data transmitted daily from vessels

    J. H. Stringer
    Commercial application of NASA satellite and receiver network allows daily transmission of raw and processed data from offshore to onshore center
  • Well control during well intervention

    A. Sas-Jaworsky II
    Part 4 - Overview of recommended coiled tubing well control stack configuration for defined pressure control conditions, plus proper sizing of CT string OD


  • Editorial comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Publisher
    California' s self-made energy problems; More drilling hasn' t delivered more gas
  • International

    Kurt S. Abraham, Managing/International Editor
    Major oil company executive pay hikes; More comments from Brazil' s ANP Director
  • International Politics

    Jacques Sapir, Contributing Editor
    Russia' s President Putin moves against corruption by replacing Gazprom' s head
  • What's happening in drilling

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    Pride/Marine Drilling consolidation; Two new instruments to help drillers
  • What's happening in exploration

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    Adventures of early/ modern explorers/ geologists as they probe the Antarctic
  • What's happening in production

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    Pipeline survey finds WW II sub in U.S. Gulf; Unstranding gas in West Africa
  • What's happening offshore

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    Eastern Gulf Sale 181 possible roadblock; Shuttle tankers for U.S. Gulf FPSOs

News & Resources

  • Companies in the news

    July 2001 Vol. 222 No. 7  Company News  Grynberg Petroleum Co. affiliate RSM Production Corp. inked an exploration agreement with the Société

  • Industry at a glance

    July 2001 Vol. 222 No. 7  Industry Stats     International

  • Looking ahead

    July 2001 Vol. 222 No. 7  Looking Ahead  Conoco to buy Gulf Canada. Joining the stream of firms desiring to capitalize on high U.S. natural gas prices, Conoco said it

  • Oil country hot line

    July 2001 Vol. 222 No. 7  Hot Line  OPEC sustains production, will meet again At its June 5 meeting, OPEC decided to maintain an output level of 24.2 mill

  • People in industry

    July 2001 Vol. 222 No. 7  People  McMoRan Exploration (MMR) created an office of the chairman, headed by co-chairmen James R. Moffett, focusing on

Special Report

  • Casing table updates

    Survey returns update World Oil' s 1997 Casing Reference Tables with several connection corrections/ additions and organizational changes
  • Fieldbus technology, July 2001

    Special report presents eight articles describing fieldbus/ PROFIBUS applications in process/plant control and field operations, plus new product reviews



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