June 1999 ///

Special Focus

Application of aerated-fluid drilling in deep water

A Joint Industry Project is scheduled to field test a lighter-weight drill fluid application from a semi in Brazi's Albacora field in 1,500-ft water

How a snubbing unit was used to regain control of a subsea well

A problem well in 266-ft water offshore India was re-entered, controlled and plugged with application of jackup-based snubbing equipment

The 1999 LSU/MMS well control workshop: An overview

Technical presentations on underbalanced operations and well control related research/ equipment development by LSU/industry are summarized

Features

Asia's financial crisis: Its effect on the energy industry

Cambridge Energy Research Associates' Asian expert answers questions about that area's economic downturn and its effect on the oil industry

Conoco cuts spiraling data storage/ back-up costs

Exponential growth in data acquisition and hard-disk costs forced operator to integrate vendor project data in a tape system for more effective use

Integrating seismic facies and petro-acoustic modeling

Case study in Texas' Frio sands combined seismic trace-shape variation analysis and well log data for field appraisal or exploration

Technology at work: E&P Case Study examples, other industry technology advances

Overview of 20 PTTC workshops * Well diagnosis cuts beam pumping costs * Low-cost water channeling plugging * Injection well polymer improves sweep * Double acting icebreaking vessels for Arctic operations * Horizontal trees for onshore Italian field

World crude production: Bad statistics produce poor conclusions

Industry has failed to accurately monitor supply/ demand volumes, relying instead on increasingly inaccurate International Energy Agency reports

Special Report

World Oil's Fluids '99: Classifications of fluid systems

Exclusive annual listing shows trade names, generic descriptions, recommended usage and suppliers of about 3,000 fluid system additives for drilling/ completion/ workovers, as offered by 110 companies

Departments

New equipment

New literature

Columns

Editorial Comment

Evidence of OPEC compliance helps; Other tidbits from various sources

International

Bidding off Nova Scotia; Terra Nova activity; Ecuador seeking investors

Oil and gas in Washington

Kyoto global warming protocol generates serious debate in U.S. Senate

What's happening in drilling

Industry/DOE tight gas well; Evidence of heavy stacked-rig cannabilizing

What's happening in exploration

Some news on research and exploration efforts for gas hydrate resources

What's happening in production

More on gas hydrate production; DOE-sponsored gas to liquid project

What's happening offshore

OTC '99 comments; U.S. Gulf projects; FPSOs for the Gulf of Mexico

News & Resources

Companies in the news

June 1999 Vol. 220 No. 6  Company News  India’s state-controlled Indian Oil Corp. and Oil and Natural Gas Corp. formed an alliance, becoming one national oil entity. The alliance wil

Industry at a glance

June 1999 Vol. 220 No. 6  Industry Stats  International Geophysical Activity Table

Looking ahead

June 1999 Vol. 220 No. 6  Looking Ahead  Gas producers should be able to meet growing demand. A new study from the Gas Research Institute (GRI) concludes that new technology and high success

Oil country hot line

June 1999 Vol. 220 No. 6  Hot Line  Additional legislation aids Texas oil industry Building on a bill introduced by the Senate earlier this year to provide tax incentives to marginal well opera

People in industry

June 1999 Vol. 220 No. 6  People  Enrique Pourteau was appointed strategic planning VP for Argentina’s YPF . Julio Tellechea was appointed engineering and technology VP. Dresser-Ran

Supplement

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