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APRIL 2001

Special Focus



  • Editorial comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Publisher
    All' s not well in the European Union regarding freedom of speech
  • International

    Kurt S. Abraham, Managing/International Editor
    Oman announces major onshore gas and oil discoveries by operator PDO
  • International Politics

    Øystein Noreng, Contributing Editor
    North Sea gas industry to see major changes with new integrated market
  • What's happening in drilling

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    SPE/IADC Amsterdam drilling conference; Renewed laser drilling research
  • What's happening in exploration

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    A new seismic company; Bush' s budget plan trims science spending
  • What's happening in production

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    Shell' s Malampaya topsides; BP' s Viet Nam gas; MMS' s EIS on FPSOs
  • What's happening offshore

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    Tragedy in Campos basin with P-36 FPS; BP' s two big GOM contracts

News & Resources

  • Companies in the news

    April 2001 Vol. 222 No. 4  Company News  Anadarko Petroleum agreed to acquire Canada-based Berkley Petroleum for C$11.40/share in cash for an equi

  • Industry at a glance

    April 2001 Vol. 222 No. 4  Industry Stats     International

  • Looking ahead

    April 2001 Vol. 222 No. 4  Looking Ahead  North Sea oil tax to remain unchanged in UK budget. Although the British North Sea played a major role in allowing oil firms

  • Oil country hot line

    April 2001 Vol. 222 No. 4  Hot Line  EU okays Texaco, Chevron merger The European Commission approved Chevron Corp.’s $42-billion acquisition of Texa

  • People in industry

    April 2001 Vol. 222 No. 4  People  Adel al-Subaih was named Kuwait’s new oil minister on Feb. 19, 2001. The U.S.-educated engineer told Reuters that ther



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