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MAY 1999

Special Focus



  • Editorial Comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Editorial Director
    Oil prices: With several forecasts available, just pick one you like
  • International

    Kurt S. Abraham, International Editor
    Inconsistencies in reported oil industry statistics feed a growing debate
  • Oil and gas in Washington

    Charles D. Matthews, Contributing Editor
    Energy Secretary is trying to help; U.S. independents make their case
  • What's happening in drilling

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    Redesigned CT system; mud for shallow water flow; closed loop drilling
  • What's happening in exploration

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    What have you "caught" on your seismic streamers? Other new developments
  • What's happening in production

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    Venezuela "says" it' s going to cut production; Optimized gas lift method
  • What's happening offshore

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    Some comments on the annual National Ocean Industries Assoc. meeting

News & Resources

  • Companies in the news

    May 1999 Vol. 220 No. 5  Company News  Santa Fe Energy Resources signed two production sharing agreements (PSAs) with China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) for Blocks 16/02 and 16/05

  • Industry at a glance

    May 1999 Vol. 220 No. 5  Industry Stats  International Geophysical Activity Table

  • Looking ahead

    May 1999 Vol. 220 No. 5  Looking Ahead  IOGCC releases report on domestic industry’s state of affairs. Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission Vice Cha

  • Oil country hot line

    May 1999 Vol. 220 No. 5  Hot Line  BP Amoco, ARCO merge in major stock deal BP Amoco and the Atlantic Richfield Co. have agreed to merge in a $26.8-billion stock deal. The combination will give

  • People in industry

    May 1999 Vol. 220 No. 5  People  Shell Exploration & Production named Walter van de Vijver as president and CEO. Rich Pattarozzi was appointed VP, Shell Offshore Inc. responsible

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