February 1999 ///

Special Focus

International: Canadian outlook

Oil patch braces for tough year

International: Offshore drilling

Stacked rigs nearly everywhere

International: World oil production

Growth slows to a trickle

International: Worldwide drilling

Impact of low prices varies widely

United States: '99 E&P spending

Across the board budget cuts

United States: Crude oil prices

1998: A year of infamy

United States: Drilling/producing depths

New records set in '98

United States: Producing gas wells

Gas bubble continues to expand

United States: Producing oil wells

Oil-producing wells dip

United States: U.S. drilling

A year of wait-and-see

United States: U.S. gas outlook

Coming up: A year like no other

United States: U.S. production

Oil down, gas up - again

United States: U.S. reserves

Oil increases for first time in a decade

United States: U.S. rotary rigs

Headed for record lows

United States: Washington in '99

Expect some progress, despite the acrimony

Features

Technology at work: Field tested technologies help cut costs

Universal seismic acquisition

Technology at work: Field tested technologies help cut costs (1)

Shallow-well steam/ thermal gas injection

Technology at work: Field tested technologies help cut costs (2)

Field-tested paraffin treating chemical

Technology at work: Field tested technologies help cut costs (3)

CaCl<sub>2</sub>/polymer drilling mud for deep water

Technology at work: Field tested technologies help cut costs (4)

Tong designs/ training for rig safet

Technology at work: Field tested technologies help cut costs (5)

PTTC action plan for independents

Trends in U.S. oil exploration, reserves warn of trouble

A study of five-year and 20-year exploration/ replacement trends indicates that the U.S. is failing to push back the reserves "crunch date"

Departments

New equipment

New literature

Columns

Comment

Handling "restructuring;" Shortest books; More Ozoners; Termite threat

Editorial Comment

Texas Governor George W. Bush should do something about low oil prices

What's happening in drilling

Offshore rig market decline; First success with casing-drilling

What's happening in exploration

World seismic report; Big growth in oil found per exploratory well

What's happening in production

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&#146; 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.