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AUGUST 2000

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  • Africa: Algeria

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  AFRICA Algeria Algeria depends on energy for 95% of its outside revenues. Recent years have see

  • Africa: Angola

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  AFRICA Angola The 30-year-long civil war continues unabated. Although more than 700,000 bopd is

  • Africa: Congo

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  AFRICA Congo Officials from Angola and Congo met in February 2000 to discuss ways to benefit mu

  • Africa: Cote d'Ivoire

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  AFRICA Cote D' ivoire

  • Africa: Egypt

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  AFRICA Opportunity knocks Look for continued exploration success in the West; massive gas development in the

  • Africa: Gabon

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  AFRICA Gabon A West African regional meeting was called in November 1999 by Nigerian President

  • Africa: Libya

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  AFRICA Libya Libya is hoping that its cooperation in the Lockerbie bombing trial, currently ong

  • Africa: Nigeria

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  AFRICA Nigeria Fires, riots, ethnic massacres, bombings, protests, declarations of force majeur

  • Africa: Others

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  AFRICA Others Vanco Energy acquired Namibia’s offshore 2.4 million-acre Block 1711. The firm is curr

  • Africa: Sudan

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  AFRICA Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor Sudan Sudan became an oil exporter in August 199

  • Africa: Tunisia

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  AFRICA Tunisia President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was re-elected in October 1999, along with his

  • Far East: Brunei

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FAR EAST Brunei In a 50/50 partnership with the government, Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) has, u

  • Far East: China

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FAR EAST Economic recovery improves outlook With the recession winding down, and domestic growth resuming, foreign

  • Far East: India

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FAR EAST India The principal upstream operator in India is state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Comm

  • Far East: Indonesia

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FAR EAST Indonesia An anticipated restructuring of the oil and gas sector did not occur. The House of Repre

  • Far East: Malaysia

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FAR EAST Malaysia After being hammered by the Asian crisis of 1997 and 1998 (7.5% decline in gr

  • Far East: Myanmar

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FAR EAST Myanmar Under the Ministry of Energy, the state oil company for upstream is the Myanma

  • Far East: Others

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FAR EAST Others Reviewing several of the area’s countries with essentially no oil or gas i

  • Far East: Pakistan

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FAR EAST Pakistan The government approved the new Petroleum Policy in 1994, causing a surge in

  • Far East: Philippines

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FAR EAST Philippines Players in the country’s upstream oil industry include the Philippine

  • Far East: Thailand

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FAR EAST Thailand After suffering a 9.4% decline in real gross domestic product (GDP) for 1998, Thailand re

  • Far East: Viet Nam

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FAR EAST Viet Nam Viet Nam’s per-capita commercial energy consumption is still among the l

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Azerbaijan

    Interfax Petroleum Agency

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Interfax Petroleum Agency, Moscow Azerbaijan The top story in Azerbaijan’s E&am

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Belarus

    Interfax Petroleum Agency

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Interfax Petroleum Agency, Moscow Belarus

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Eastern Europe

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Eastern Europe Albania. Occidental Petroleum (operator, 50%) and partners lifted

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Kazakhstan

    Interfax Petroleum Agency

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Interfax Petroleum Agency, Moscow Kazakhstan The republic last year marked its 100th

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Other FSU republics

    Interfax Petroleum Agency

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Interfax Petroleum Agency, Moscow Other FSU Republics Although it is a transit corri

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Russia

    Interfax Petroleum Agency

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Signs of recovery begin to appear Soaring oil prices have breathed new life into many of the forme

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Turkmenistan

    Interfax Petroleum Agency

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Interfax Petroleum Agency, Moscow Turkmenistan Most of Turkmenistan’s oil and g

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Ukraine

    Interfax Petroleum Agency

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Interfax Petroleum Agency, Moscow Ukraine Oil and condensate output was 75,688 bpd,

  • FSU/ Eastern Europe: Uzbekistan

    Interfax Petroleum Agency

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Interfax Petroleum Agency, Moscow Uzbekistan In late April, Uzbek President Islom Ka

  • Middle East: Abu Dhabi

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  MIDDLE EAST All countries, except Iran and Turkey, by Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor UAE –

  • Middle East: Dubai

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor UAE – Dubai Despite higher oil price

  • Middle East: Iran

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  MIDDLE EAST Iran According to an annual IHS Energy Group study, Iran topped the list of the wor

  • Middle East: Iraq

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor Iraq Despite United Nations (UN) economic

  • Middle East: Kuwait

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor Kuwait The recent explosion at Mina al-Ahmadi oil re

  • Middle East: Neutral Zone

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor Neutral Zone Saudi Arabia shares this 6,2

  • Middle East: Oman

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor Oman Despite the fact that Oman is not a

  • Middle East: Others

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor Others Bahrain. To improve the efficien

  • Middle East: Qatar

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor Qatar As one of the world’s largest

  • Middle East: Saudi Arabia

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  MIDDLE EAST Disciplined output pays off Windfall oil revenues and conservative spending have given the new mi

  • Middle East: Syria

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor Syria The death of Hafez Al-Assad, the el

  • Middle East: Turkey

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  MIDDLE EAST Turkey Electrical energy demand in Turkey is growing 10% annually. This year, electrical energy

  • Middle East: Yemen

    Dr. A. F. Alhajji

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor Yemen Recent economic reforms and new inv

  • North America: Canada

    R. Curan

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  NORTH AMERICA Canada Robert Curran, Calgary, Alberta Early in 2000, oil and gas pro

  • North America: Cuba

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  NORTH AMERICA Cuba Mexico and Venezuela renewed the 20-year-old San Jose accord, which calls for

  • North America: Mexico

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  NORTH AMERICA Mexico The PRI party’s 71 years of rule ended on July 2 when PAN party candidate

  • North America: Others

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  NORTH AMERICA Others    Greenland saw the Qulleq 1 offshore well drilled this s

  • North America: United States

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  NORTH AMERICA The Upturn Continues The 50% rise in drilling looks spectacular, but it follows a 66-year low i

  • South America: Argentina

    Stuart Wilkinson

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Argentina New President Fernando De la R

  • South America: Bolivia

    Stuart Wilkinson

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Bolivia In 1999, the country moved to au

  • South America: Brazil

    Stuart Wilkinson

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Brazil Early this year, President Cardos

  • South America: Chile

    Stuart Wilkinson

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Chile The economy

  • South America: Colombia

    Stuart Wilkinson

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Colombia The country is developing a mor

  • South America: Ecuador

    Stuart Wilkinson

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Ecuador Conversion to a dollar-based mon

  • South America: Others

    Stuart Wilkinson

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Others No wells we

  • South America: Peru

    Stuart Wilkinson

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Peru President Alberto Fujimori decided

  • South America: Trinidad and Tobago

    Stuart Wilkinson

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Trinidad And Tobago

  • South America: Venezuela

    Stuart Wilkinson

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  SOUTH AMERICA Competing for foreign investment Good discoveries and huge gas development plans require ample

  • South Pacific: Australia

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  SOUTH PACIFIC Discoveries go on with subdued activity The region’s future depends on new oil discoveries and sec

  • South Pacific: New Zealand

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  SOUTH PACIFIC New Zealand This island country produces an estimated 41,000 bopd and over 500 MMcfgd,

  • South Pacific: Papua New Guinea

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  SOUTH PACIFIC Papua New Guinea Large structures such as Moran, Hides, Hedenia, Kutubu and Gobe have given

  • South Pacific: Zone of Cooperation

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  SOUTH PACIFIC Zone Of Cooperation In the area between Timor Island and northern Australia, NW of Darwin, Ph

  • Western Europe: Denmark

    Robyn Fowler and Susannah James

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  WESTERN EUROPE Robyn Fowler and Susannah James, Arthur Andersen-Petroleum Services Group, London Denm

  • Western Europe: France

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  WESTERN EUROPE France Licensing. In 1999, there was a 24% increase in the surface area covere

  • Western Europe: Germany

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  WESTERN EUROPE Germany No license deals took place in the German offshore sector and no exploration or appr

  • Western Europe: Ireland

    Robyn Fowler and Susannah James

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  WESTERN EUROPE Robyn Fowler and Susannah James, Arthur Andersen-Petroleum Services Group, London Irel

  • Western Europe: Italy

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  WESTERN EUROPE Italy Exploration. Hardman Resources of Australia and JKX Oil and Gas of the U

  • Western Europe: Netherlands

    Robyn Fowler and Susannah James

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  WESTERN EUROPE Robyn Fowler and Susannah James, Arthur Andersen-Petroleum Services Group, London Nether

  • Western Europe: Norway

    Robyn Fowler and Susannah James

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  WESTERN EUROPE Robyn Fowler and Susannah James, Arthur Andersen-Petroleum Services Group, London Norway

  • Western Europe: Others

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  WESTERN EUROPE Others Portugal. Mohave Oil and Gas of Houston is drilling in the Lusitanian b

  • Western Europe: United Kingdom

    Robyn Fowler and Susannah James

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  International Outlook  WESTERN EUROPE North Sea operators are still holding back While onshore E&P firms have been quick to exploit high

  • World Trends: Price does matter

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  Feature Article  WORLD TRENDS Price does matter ompared to a year ago, global oil prices have skyrocketed. Some reasons include m

Features

Columns

  • Editorial Comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Publisher
    DOE' s boss having a hard time getting gasoline price story right
  • International Politics

    William Garland, Contributing Editor
    IPAA says high prices put energy back on Washington agenda; Bill Archer to retire
  • What's happening in drilling

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    People/spare parts getting expensive; IADC Drilling Manual goes electronic
  • What's happening offshore

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    Important offshore stuff started 25 years ago; Record deepwater platform

News & Resources

  • Industry at a glance

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  Industry Stats  International Geophysical Acti

  • Looking ahead

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  Looking Ahead  Kazahkstan strikes first offshore oil find. The Offshore Kazakhstan International Operating Co. (OKIOC) discovered oil for

  • Oil country hot line

    August 2000 Vol. 221 No. 8  Hot Line  Maritime border fight may spoil tract Neighboring South American countries asked for a regional mediator to help

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