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  • Editorial Comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Editorial Director
    After pegging $20 oil at mid-year, this forecaster sees $26 by year-end
  • International

    Kurt S. Abraham, International Editor
    Venezuela' s PDVSA politics; Independents appeal oil dumping case
  • Oil and gas in Washington

    Charles D. Matthews, Contributing Editor
    U.S. federal loan program; Clinton challenged on 1996 Utah land grab
  • What's happening in drilling

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    Buying/ selling drilling-related companies; Ex-cons for Texas rig hands
  • What's happening in exploration

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    Ultra-slim exploration wells - like 1-1/8-in. diameter to 10,000 feet
  • What's happening in production

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    U.S. switching to gas; New applications of the 1816 Stirling engine
  • What's happening offshore

    Robert E. Snyder, Editor
    News from Offshore Europe 99; DNV' s Offshore Accident Databank

News & Resources

  • Companies in the news

    October 1999 Vol. 220 No. 10  Company News  Anadarko Petroleum Corp. signed an agreement with Texaco for rights to future exploration in certain depths on 82 Gulf of Mexico sub-salt leas

  • Industry at a glance

    October 1999 Vol. 220 No. 10  Industry Stats  International Geophysical Activity T

  • Looking ahead

    October 1999 Vol. 220 No. 10  Looking Ahead  Reserve and production estimates at Alaska’s Alpine oil field increase. ARCO Alaska and Anadarko approved a revised development plan that wi

  • Oil country hot line

    October 1999 Vol. 220 No. 10  Hot Line  Oil prices soar to 23-month highs The price of crude shot to a nearly two-year high last month, on fears that a potential workers strike in Venezuela co

  • People in industry

    October 1999 Vol. 220 No. 10  People  John P. McGinnis joined Nuevo Energy Co. as exploration VP, responsible for overseeing all of the firm’s domestic and international exploratio

Special Report

  • Mobile offshore production units '99

    World Oil' s annual listing of the 130-unit worldwide MOPU fleet shows ownership, typical photographs and performance data for FPSOs, semi- submersibles, jackups and barges, excluding storage/ offloading vessels



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Drill Bit Classifier World Oil published its renowned Drill Bit Classifier in September 2013. The Drill Bit Classifier is a comprehensive listing of major manufacturers' d...