August 1998 ///

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World Trends

Reality reclaims the E&P market

Features

New technologies resolve field operations/ management problems

Texaco's action on Year 2000 problem * 3-D software for platform design * Frac pack evaluation with washpipe-conveyed tool * Subsea intervention tree application * World's first taut-leg mooring with vertical loaded anchors

Special Report

Compliant towers find attractive niche in GOM deep water

Engineering contractor and operator comment on design/ applications

Contents

August 1998 Vol. 219 No. 8  Contents       This second issue of World Oil's supplemental

Cooperative efforts needed for deepwater challenges

A panel in print: Carolita Kallaur - MMS * Paul Hays - DeepStar * Antonio de Agostini - Petrobras * Ivor Forsdyde - Flow assurance * Edward Heerema - Allseas

Deepwater Technology Supplement

August 1998 Vol. 219 No. 8  Contents       This second issue of World Oil's supplemental

Engineers design new pigging devices to handle flowline wax

Dual-size pigs, new loops/ equipment keep cold seabed lines working

Estimating shallow fracture gradients in the Gulf of Mexico

A simplified method using good estimates of the overburden pressure

Fracturing products and additives

Eight-page table lists functions and designations of 21 categories of additives offered by six major service companies, plus proppant products manufactured by five companies

How Marathon is developing its deepwater Gulf of Mexico field

Multi-well clustered manifold highlights Arnold subsea development

Laybarge converted for service in deepwater West African fields

Review of pipelay techniques, conversion of derrick-laybarge Polaris

Methods tested to extend reach of blockage removal capability

DeepStar-sponsored test loop simulates 5-mile wax remediation

Petrobras deepwater technology update

Review of technical milestones, recent advances for ultra-deep water

Shallow water flow: A technology update

DeepStar's efforts to help operators understand and predict problems

Subsea intervention requirements

Industry data from DeepStar studies identify equipment/ vessel needs

Columns

Comment

August 1998 Vol. 219 No. 8  Comment  R. W. Scott   Catastrophes The above, these days mostly predicted by "scientists," politicians and CNN

Editorial Comment

August 1998 Vol. 219 No. 8  Editorial  Thomas R. Wright, Jr.,  Editorial Director   Hodgepodge When President Clinton in June exte

What's happening in production

August 1998 Vol. 219 No. 8  Production  J. John Grow,  Engineering Editor   Cost-effective EOR technology The U.S. has enormous oi

News & Resources

Industry at a glance

Looking ahead

August 1998 Vol. 219 No. 8  Looking Ahead  Lower oil prices spur industry groups to seek marginal well incentives. The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission has called on nat

Oil country hot line

August 1998 Vol. 219 No. 8  Hot Line  OPEC members will cut output again OPEC's meeting in late June produced a follow-up agreement (to last March's OPEC / non-OPEC deal) to take a