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  • Editorial Comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Publisher
    Oil industry and World Oil each celebrate anniversaries in 2001
  • International

    Kurt S. Abraham, Managing/International Editor
    Another oil strike in Yemen; Norway to sell some of its oil interests
  • International Politics

    A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor
    Middle East politics still dictate oil prices, effects of recent violence
  • What's happening in drilling

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    Synthetic drilling fluid report; New DeepStar flow assurance initiative
  • What's happening in exploration

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    Direct hydrocarbon indicator being tested; MMS adopts new safety standards
  • What's happening in production

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    Soaring natural gas prices; Effect of NGL pricing on feedstock availability
  • What's happening offshore

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    Strong growth offshore West Africa; Activity is increasing in SE Asia

News & Resources

  • Companies in the news

    Jan. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 1  Company News  Schlumberger and Baker Hughes have now closed their previously announced transaction creating the seismic joint v

  • Industry at a glance

    Jan. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 1  Industry Stats  International Geophysical Activi

  • Looking ahead

    Jan. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 1  Looking Ahead  E&P activity to begin in Timor Sea. The Australian government has expressed its desire to cooperate with Woodside and P

  • Oil country hot line

    Jan. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 1  Hot Line  Iraqi oil exports halted, still no UN agreement Iraq has suspended its oil exports in what appears to be an attempt to

  • People in industry

    Jan. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 1  People  Shell E&P named Jørn Berget as production VP reporting to Walter van de Vijver, president and CEO of

Special Report

  • 2001 Tubing Reference Tables

    Updated information from 30 companies gives useful data for pipe sizes to 5-in. OD on premium connection dimensions, proprietary configurations, steel grades and minimum tension strengths



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