March 1998 ///

Special Focus

Analyzing tight gas sand horizontal well performance

Pressure transient tests, production logs, geological data define reservoir to guide drilling/ completion program in Canadian gas field

Latest NMR technology takes the next step-total porosity

Measuring small-pore porosity with new nuclear magnetic resonance tools comes close to giving mineralogy-independent total porosity reading

What's new in MWD and formation evaluation

Overview describes new internet group and on-line charts, seven wireline tools, and innovations in MWD, coring/ analysis and wireline testing

Features

Harding field: A North Sea success story

First article of new six-part series introduces the field and the operational challenges, as viewed from pre-development evaluations

What's new in artificial lift

Part 1 - Sucker rod pumping, progressing cavity pumping, automation and control. Twenty-four innovations for improved field operations

Special Report

CEMENTING - A well-completion reference

Ten pages of tables list available cement additives from five service companies, what they do and what they are called. Products are grouped into 15 functional categories including basic cements and additives

European technology update

Review of five projects the European Commission's THERMIE program is supporting, including four offshore advances and a pipeline plug

Departments

New equipment

New literature

Columns

Editorial Comment

Fair weather friends, shades of Viet Nam, new medical soap operas

International

Traveling editor takes pulse of Europeans about industry outlook

Oil and gas in Washington

The 105th Congress is tackling some important industry legislation

What's happening in drilling

Educating offshore hands on Mr. Charlie; Wytch Farm 10-km stepout

What's happening in exploration

Glomar Explorer, its interesting evolution from spy ship to drillship

What's happening in production

Floater-based snubber works over a subsea GOM well in 2,100-ft water

What's happening offshore

DOE/NOAA promote Year of the Ocean; Brent Spar finds permanent home

News & Resources

Companies in the news

Industry at a glance

March 1998 Vol. 219 No. 3  Industry Stats  International Geophysical Activity Tabl

Looking ahead

Oil country hot line

People in industry