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APRIL 1999

Special Focus

  • What's new in artificial lift

    J. F. Lea, H. W. Winkler and R. E. Snyder
    Part 2 describes 25 innovations for downhole/ surface electrical submersible pumping equipment and other related technology


  • Drilling optimization: Practice makes perfect!

    T. H. Hill, P. E. and G. Lee, Jr.
    Part 2 - How computers are allowing us to gain "artificial experience" that helps move us down the learning curve toward optimized drilling
  • Fossil fuels are vital to U.S. productivity

    Dr. J. Moroney
    Studies show, if the Kyoto Protocol is ratified, cuts in fossil fuel use would lower productivity growth and cut U.S. living standards
  • Handling a shallow gas blowout in Southeast Texas

    N. Adams and D. Strickland
    Drilling of a relief well to control an early 1998 gas well blowout is described, including planning, drilling and plug/ abandon operations
  • Optimizing a long multi-lateral gas well's inflow performance

    N. Hands, P. Francis, A. Whittle and D. Rajasingham
    A review of objectives, fluid testing, equipment design and downhole operations for a dual lateral to drain a tight North Sea reservoir
  • OTC '99

    Preview of the Offshore Technology Conference set for Houston, May 3-6, presents technical session content and schedules, plus other topical luncheon and exhibition information
  • Technology from Europe

    Special 24-page World Oil report covers selected technology developments and case history applications from companies in several European countries, plus interviews with the European Commission and Eurogif, and new product/ service reviews


  • Editorial Comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Editorial Director
    Solar power plant hazards; VP Gore' s involvement in EPA questioned
  • International

    Kurt S. Abraham, International Editor
    Sweet oil strike in Kuwait; Canadian drilling update; New Petrobras head
  • Oil and gas in Washington

    Charles D. Matthews, Contributing Editor
    The industry is sending strong messages to Congress about its problems
  • What's happening in drilling

    J. John Grow, Engineering Editor
    New mobile land rig package; Expandable-casing prototype trial coming
  • What's happening in exploration

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    New software standards; Sectional seismic cables for difficult land surveys
  • What's happening in production

    J. John Grow, Engineering Editor
    Lift system for stripper wells; New stimulation vessel for the U.S. Gulf
  • What's happening offshore

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    More on flawed Kyoto Protocol; Chevron selling offshore California assets

News & Resources

  • Companies in the news

    Archive  April 1999 Vol. 220 No. 4  Company News  Exxon South Caspian Ltd. signed an exploration and production-sharing contract with State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) for 15%

  • Industry at a glance

    Archive  April 1999 Vol. 220 No. 4  Industry Stats                        

  • Looking ahead

    Archive  April 1999 Vol. 220 No. 4  Looking Ahead  Wyoming producers to receive severance tax break. The State House and Senate have passed a bill on severance taxes that would give Wyomin

  • Oil country hot line

    Archive  April 1999 Vol. 220 No. 4  Hot Line  IPAA supports oil price crisis resolution The Oil Price Crisis Relief Resolution, developed at an Oil Price Crisis Summit hosted by Oklahoma Gov

  • People in industry

    Archive  April 1999 Vol. 220 No. 4  People  Santa Fe Energy Resources promoted Timothy S. Parker to exploration and land senior VP. Venezuelan president-elect Hugo Chavez appointed Al

Special Report

  • Italy

    This special World Oil -prepared report covers selected Italian technology developments with an interview with Agip' s CEO, technical articles and new product and service reviews



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