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  • Editorial Comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Publisher
    U.S. election mess draws international attention; SUVs get a bad rap
  • International

    Kurt S. Abraham, Managing/International Editor
    Examples of E&P decisions/ actions in South America, the Mid-East and Angola
  • International Politics

    Øystein Noreng, Contributing Editor
    Norway declares Statoil ready for privatization, but uncertainties remain
  • What's happening in drilling

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    Optimizing deepwater rig use; new drilling records; horizontal wells in Canada
  • What's happening in exploration

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    New views on mantle plume origin; brighter cathode ray tube monitors
  • What's happening in production

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    Freezing/ thawing produced water removes minerals; internet compressor monitor
  • What's happening offshore

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    19th Licensing Round includes NE Atlantic; FPSO optimization JIP formed

News & Resources

  • Companies in the news

    Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  Company News  TGS-NOPEC Geophysical began a new, non-exclusive 1,554-mi, 2-D program, offshore Sierre Leone, in preparation for a b

  • Industry at a glance

    Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  Industry Stats  International Geophysical Activ

  • Looking ahead

    Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  Looking Ahead  Controversial oil pipeline to begin in Chad. Thirty years after the country’s first oil exploration effort, pipeline

  • Oil country hot line

    Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  Hot Line  Chaotic U.S. election up for grabs In the closest, most protracted contest in over 100 years, neither Vice President

  • People in industry

    Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  People  Dr. Philip G. Behrman, senior VP worldwide exploration, joined Marathon Oil Corp. G. David Golder became VP, commercializ

Special Report

  • Marine Drilling Rigs 2000/2001

    Listings show owners/ managers, performance data, major equipment and rig-class photographs for each of the world' s 636 mobile offshore rigs: Introduction/ cover • Jackups • Semisubmersibles • Drillships and barges • Submersibles • Rig name in



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