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  • Editorial Comment

    Thomas R. Wright, Jr., Editorial Director
    Texas Governor George W. Bush should do something about low oil prices
  • Comment

    R. W. Scott
    Handling "restructuring;" Shortest books; More Ozoners; Termite threat
  • What's happening in drilling

    J. John Grow, Engineering Editor
    Offshore rig market decline; First success with casing-drilling
  • What's happening in exploration

    Perry A. Fischer, Engineering Editor
    World seismic report; Big growth in oil found per exploratory well
  • What's happening in production

    J. John Grow, Engineering Editor
    Shell' s 1999 deepwater plans; More powerful perforating tool tested

News & Resources

  • Companies in the news

    February 1999 Vol. 220 No. 2  Company News  Chevron Corp. and Rutherford-Moran signed a definitive merger agreement whereby Chevron will acquire all the outstanding Rutherford-Moran shares for about

  • Industry at a glance

    February 1999 Vol. 220 No. 2  Industry Stats  International Geophysical Activity

  • Looking ahead

    February 1999 Vol. 220 No. 2  Looking Ahead  Oil/gas price forecasts lowered for 1999. API reported that by the end of last year, oil prices were at their lowest levels since the depression o

  • Oil country hot line

    February 1999 Vol. 220 No. 2  Hot Line  BP, Amoco merger completed, layoffs begin Stock trading in shares of BP Amoco commenced in early January after the two firms’ merger was completed o

  • People in industry

    February 1999 Vol. 220 No. 2  People  . Andrew Gould was appointed executive VP, Schlumberger Oilfield Services. Chad Deaton was appointed executive VP, Oilfield Services, Products.



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