December 1999 ///

Special Focus

Big challenges in the new millennium

December 1999 Vol. 220 No. 12  Feature Article  Index WHAT'S AHEAD IN 2000 Big challe

Demand for marine services remains volatile

December 1999 Vol. 220 No. 12  Feature Article  Index WHAT'S AHEAD IN 2000 Demand for

Independents must balance at-odds goals to make acceptable returns

December 1999 Vol. 220 No. 12  Feature Article  Index WHAT'S AHEAD IN 2000 Independen

Industry needs a culture change to address its problems

December 1999 Vol. 220 No. 12  Feature Article  Index WHAT'S AHEAD IN 2000 Industry n

Investing in core assets to produce sustainable high returns

December 1999 Vol. 220 No. 12  Feature Article  Index WHAT'S AHEAD IN 2000 Investing

Mixed year ahead for UK continental shelf

December 1999 Vol. 220 No. 12  Feature Article  Index WHAT'S AHEAD IN 2000 Mixed year

Technology will pave a path to prosperity

December 1999 Vol. 220 No. 12  Feature Article  Index WHAT'S AHEAD IN 2000 Technology

World Oil's seven editorial advisors offer their opinions on what kind of a year we had with low prices and how we should be reorganizing

December 1999 Vol. 220 No. 12  Feature Article  Index SPECIAL FOCUS What’s ahead

Features

Cut costs with new BHA for reduced-clearance casing program

New system drills cement inside casing and continues to drill enlarged-size hole below casing to assist reduced-clearance casing program.

Structuring seismic contracts and agreements

With growing prospects in difficult acquisition areas, it is essential to understand the various types of user-provider relationships.

TECHNOLOGY AT WORK: Five ways to improve field operations and facility design

Helping independent producers leverage their resources * Applications of a new offshore heavy lift system * Wet-gas flowmeter measures gas content at the wellhead * How Spirit Energy used a new fill-up and cementing tool * 3-D software reduces topside des

Use data mining to determine odds of making a billion-bbl discovery

Studying worldwide historical drilling records identifies principles that will help answer where the next major play might be found

Special Report

Marine Drilling Rigs '99/2000

Listings show owners/ manager, performance data, major equipment and rig-class photographs for each of the world's 613 mobile offshore rigs * Introduction/cover * Jackups * Semi-submersibles * Drillships and barges * Submersibles * Rig name index * Owner/

Departments

New equipment

New literature

Columns

Editorial Comment

Report says U.S. plan to alleviate global warming will be ineffective

International

Southeast Asia appears to be awakening from its economic slumber

International Politics

Politics, not economics, will affect the opening of any Persian Gulf E&P sectors

What's happening in drilling

Minimal changes in marine rig listings; Alloys for drill pipe/ collars

What's happening in exploration

UT plate tectonics research project; 3-D seismic began 36 years ago

What's happening in production

Pulsing cement for better set; Floridian hyprocrisy; More technology

What's happening offshore

More on cold-stacked rigs; Hazard database; Deepwater mooring test

News & Resources

Companies in the news

December 1999 Vol. 220 No. 12  Company News  Schlumberger Reservoir Completions Center opened its newest technology center. The center will expand the capabilities of the new Schlumberger

Industry at a glance

December 1999 Vol. 220 No. 12  Industry Stats  International Geophysical Activity

Oil country hot line

December 1999 Vol. 220 No. 12  Hot Line  Alaskan governor assents to merger Alaskan Gov. Tony Knowles reversed his opposition and urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to allow the BP Amoco

People in industry

December 1999 Vol. 220 No. 12  People  Douglas J. Jacobson joined Chesapeake Energy as senior VP-acquisitions and divestitures. Andergauge named Mike Walker sales manager f

Supplement

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