December 2000 ///

Special Focus

Contract drillers see new investments in rigs beginning to stir

Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  Feature Article  Index WHAT'S AHEAD IN 200

Current prices make technology implementation a reality

Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  Feature Article  Index WHAT'S AHEAD IN 200

North Sea prospects depend on price and technology

Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  Feature Article  Index WHAT'S AHEAD IN 200

Offshore sector ready to handle challenges enroute to a bright future

Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  Feature Article  Index WHAT'S AHEAD IN 200

Pace picks up for service/ supply firms

Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  Feature Article  Index WHAT'S AHEAD IN 200

Shortages may abound in an uncertain future

Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  Feature Article  Index WHAT'S AHEAD IN 200

World Oil's six editorial advisors comment on the positive turn of events this year with higher oil/gas prices, and even brighter prospects for next year

Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  Feature Article  Index SPECIA

Features

Gas hydrate research continues to increase

Article reviews current gas hydrate research efforts, including drilling of two exploration research wells by Japan in NW Canada and offshore Japan

GRI's restimulation program enhances recoverable reserves

Part 2 - Analyses of restimulations in Wyoming, Colorado and East Texas indicate the process can be more effective than industry generally believes

NExT seeks to fill skills gaps through ongoing education

Responding to concerns about knowledge and experience gaps among professionals caused by downsizing, the program is moving toward 100% operating ability

TECHNOLOGY AT WORK: New products and R&D solve operating problems

Evaluating casing deformation • Testing stainless steels for critical downhole wireline applications • How computer simulations analyze wave damage to offloading vessels • New consortium to improve stripper well performance • Self-stimulating perf

Special Report

Marine Drilling Rigs 2000/2001

Listings show owners/ managers, performance data, major equipment and rig-class photographs for each of the world’s 636 mobile offshore rigs: Introduction/ cover • Jackups • Semisubmersibles • Drillships and barges • Submersibles • Rig name index • Owner

Departments

New equipment

New literature

Columns

Editorial Comment

U.S. election mess draws international attention; SUVs get a bad rap

International

Examples of E&P decisions/ actions in South America, the Mid-East and Angola

International Politics

Norway declares Statoil ready for privatization, but uncertainties remain

What's happening in drilling

Optimizing deepwater rig use; new drilling records; horizontal wells in Canada

What's happening in exploration

New views on mantle plume origin; brighter cathode ray tube monitors

What's happening in production

Freezing/ thawing produced water removes minerals; internet compressor monitor

What's happening offshore

19th Licensing Round includes NE Atlantic; FPSO optimization JIP formed

News & Resources

Companies in the news

Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  Company News  TGS-NOPEC Geophysical began a new, non-exclusive 1,554-mi, 2-D program, offshore Sierre Leone, in preparation for a b

Industry at a glance

Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  Industry Stats  International Geophysical Activ

Looking ahead

Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  Looking Ahead  Controversial oil pipeline to begin in Chad. Thirty years after the country’s first oil exploration effort, pipeline

Oil country hot line

Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  Hot Line  Chaotic U.S. election up for grabs In the closest, most protracted contest in over 100 years, neither Vice President

People in industry

Dec. 2000 Vol. 221 No. 12  People  Dr. Philip G. Behrman, senior VP worldwide exploration, joined Marathon Oil Corp. G. David Golder became VP, commercializ

Supplement

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