April 2000 ///

Special Focus

A riser for ultra-deepwater drilling

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  TECHNOLOGY FROM EUROPE A riser for ultra-deepwater drilling J. Guesnon, C. Gaillard, and E. Laval, IFP The CLIP Riser was developed in F

Big cylinders for big offshore rigs

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  TECHNOLOGY FROM EUROPE Big cylinders for big offshore rigs Hydrowa B.V. manufactures some of the world’s biggest cylinders. Several of th

ENERGIE program technology

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  TECHNOLOGY FROM EUROPE ENERGIE program technology Jonathan Shackleton, Ythan PS, Aberdeen The European Commission has launched a new progr

EUROGIF: Advancing environmentally sound oil/gas technologies

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  TECHNOLOGY FROM EUROPE EUROGIF: Advancing environmentally sound oil / gas technologies Brussels-based European Oil & Gas Innovation Forum

First duty for Smit Pioneer

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  TECHNOLOGY FROM EUROPE First duty for Smit Pioneer Tony Redding, MIPR Director, SMIT, Rotterdam Smit Pioneer , Smit International’

FPSO export connections tested

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  TECHNOLOGY FROM EUROPE FPSO export connections tested One of the world’s most noteworthy deepwater field developments is the site for fir

ITF addresses technology needed for North Sea viability

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  TECHNOLOGY FROM EUROPE ITF addresses technology needed for North Sea viability Dr. David Ellix, recently appointed managing director

New automated rig gaining acceptance

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  TECHNOLOGY FROM EUROPE New automated rig gaining acceptance RamRig is a highly flexible concept for drilling and workover packages developed b

Pump design for reduced noise

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  TECHNOLOGY FROM EUROPE Pump design for reduced noise The need to decrease noise to minimize impact on personnel and the environment has been a

Technology from Europe

Special 24-page World Oil report covers selected technology developments and case history applications from companies in several European countries, plus interviews with Eurogif and ITF, and new product/ service reviews

Versatile heavy-lift system

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  TECHNOLOGY FROM EUROPE Versatile heavy-lift system Peter Verhoef, Mammoet Transport Generally, companies offering heavy-lift and transport

World Deepwater Report, 2000 - 2004

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  TECHNOLOGY FROM EUROPE World Deepwater Report, 2000 – 2004 Dominic Harbinson and John Westwood, Douglas-Westwood, Ltd., Canterbury, U

Features

Bad data distort industry market perceptions

One of the most-accurate consulting firms shows how EIA's bad statistical assumptions continue to distort analyses of industry market conditions

Building a world class organization in a volatile oil price environment

Part 3 - Value contracting equipment/ services and true result measurement are key ingredients for companies to compete effectively in today's business

Growth in conventional fields in high-cost areas: A case study

The U.S. Gulf has produced longer than other offshore areas. Its profiles for field growth may be indicative of other offshore provinces

OTC 2000

Preview of the Offshore Technology Conference set for Houston, May 1 - 4, presents technical session content and schedules, plus information on topical luncheons and 2,000-company exhibit

Subsea completions to get big boost from deepwater developments

A five-year forecast of subsea activity reveals significant growth. Africa will lead the trend, followed by the U.S. Gulf, Brazil and the North Sea

Thailand thrives on booming gas development

How the country's healthy domestic market, solid prospects/ developments and resurgent energy prices are contributing to strong upstream activity

What's new in artificial lift

Part 2 describes 21 innovations for downhole/ surface electrical submersible pumping equipment and other related technology

Special Report

Agip pursues aggressive E&P program

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  Agip pursues aggressive E&P program Luciano Sgubini, Chief Operating Officer of Eni’s Agip Division, says his company h

An alternative to traditional trenching

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  An alternative to traditional trenching As industry moves into deeper waters, Sonsub, a Saipem Group company with extensive e

An autonomous underwater vehicle

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  An autonomous underwater vehicle D. Maddalena, Tecnomare SpA and M. Berta, CEOM SpA Deepwater operat

Aquila-field project overview

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  Aquila-field project overview M. Ciprigno, C. Chimisso and S. Bracchi, Eni-Agip Division The Aquil

Deepwater J-lay construction vessel

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  Deepwater J-lay construction vessel Offshore industry market demands are experiencing a sharp change with regard to operation

Inhibitive mud drills sensitive clays

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  Inhibitive mud drills sensitive clays Two water-based mud systems were used for drilling large diameter sections of Well SP 1

Italy

This special World Oil-prepared report covers selected Italian technology developments with an interview with Agip’s CEO, technical articles and new product and services reviews

Lean Profile drilling at Val d'Agri

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  Lean Profile drilling at Val d’Agri A. Calderoni, A. Ligrone and C. Molashi, Eni-Agip Division In the pap

Remotely monitoring turbomachinery

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  Remotely monitoring turbomachinery Robert Salemme, GE, Corporate Research & Development; and Leonardo Rosi, GEPS, Nuo

TECHNOLOGY FROM ITALY

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Feature Article  Agip pursues aggressive E&P program Luciano Sgubini, Chief Operating Officer of Eni’s Agip Division, says his company h

Departments

New equipment

New literature

Columns

Editorial Comment

Why somebody had better get back to exploring and drilling - and fast

International

Comments on OPEC and the real reason behind $30 oil prices

International Politics

Development trends in the North Sea; Issues facing Norway's government

What's happening in drilling

Why $30 oil is a reality before it settles down to $20 equilibrium

What's happening in exploration

Transmitting seismic by satellite; How to get free aerial photographs

What's happening in production

Downhole video sees through oil; Improving a North Sea field's operations

What's happening offshore

U.S. elections affect government output; Offshore medical guidelines

News & Resources

Companies in the news

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Company News  Triton Energy Ltd.’s Ceiba field, offshore Equatorial Guinea, will be produced using an FPSO from Norway’s Bergesen DY Offshore AS.

Industry at a glance

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Industry Stats  International Geophysical Activity Table &n

Looking ahead

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Looking Ahead  Gasoline prices set to reach $2 per gallon by summer due to tight supplies. Gasoline prices which jumped 12 cents per gallon in two weeks, are

Oil country hot line

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  Hot Line  BP Amoco lawsuit postponed indefinitely BP Amoco said it believed all of the anti-trust concerns of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requirements

People in industry

April 2000 Vol. 221 No. 4  People   

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A monthly magazine offering industry news, statistics and technical editorial to the oil and gas drilling, exploration and production industry.