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JUNE 2009

Special Focus

  • Bit and BHA vibrations overcome

    Steven F. Sowers, Fred E. Dupriest, ,Jeffrey R. Bailey and Lei Wang

    Stick-slip and lateral vibration become decoupled by replacing stabilizers with roller reamers at drillstring nodes.

  • Lightweight cementing seals depeleted zones

    Robert Reyes, John Brown, Bryan Measles, Jaime Lopez and Gerry Torres

    A lightweight cement lead slurry sealed underpressured reservoirs, saving up to $4 million in remedial squeezes.

  • Planning optimal casing points

    Rasool Khosravanian, M. B. Aryanezhad, Seyed J. Sadjadi and Farnaz Barzinpour, Bernt S. Aadnoy, and Abbas Naderifar

    Vol. 230 No. 6    SPECIAL FOCUS: DRILLING AND COMPLETION TECHNOLOGY Planning optimal casing points A new algorithm and program were used to plan casing points in Persian Gulf wells.   Rasool Khosravanian, M. B. Aryanezhad, Seyed J. Sadjadi and Farnaz Barzinpour

Features

Columns

  • Editorial comment

    Perry A. Fischer, Editor

    Ocean thermal energy, ammonia and other dreams

  • Drilling advances

    Victor Schmidt, Drilling Engineering Editor

    Planning for Arctic drilling

  • Exploration discoveries

    Arthur Berman, Contributing Editor

    Exploration discoveries

  • Oil and Gas in the Capitals

    Dr. A.F. Alhajji
    Does the Saudi budget oil price set the floor in world oil markets?
  • What’s new in exploration

    Arthur Berman, Contributing Editor

    Vol. 230 No. 6   ARTHUR BERMAN, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR BERMANAE@GMAIL.COM   A long recovery for gas prices: Revisiting the Haynesville Shale Natural gas prices increased 39% from a 61/2-year low of $3.19/MMBtu on April 27, 2009, to $4.42 on May

  • What's new in production

    David Michael Cohen, Managing Editor

    Seismic stimulation shakes up the reservoir

  • What's new in production

    David Michael Cohen, Managing Editor

    Seismic stimulation shakes up the reservoir

News & Resources

  • Companies in the news

    June 2009

  • Industry at a glance

      Vol. 230 No. 6   April global oil supply increased by 230,000 bpd to 83.34 million bpd. OPEC’s crude production in April broke a seven-month downtrend, increasing by 390,000 bpd from a 100,000 bpd increase in Iran and an increase in the amount of NGL and condensa

  • Meetings and Events

    Meetings and Events

  • New products

    New Products

  • People in industry

    People in the Industry

  • World of Oil

    Krista H. Kuhl

    China loans Kazakhstan $5 billion for oil; Weatherford, Iraqi deal; OTC turnout holds strong; Norway’s Antarctic claim

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