February 2000 ///

Special Focus

International: Canadian outlook

Producers remain cautious despite positive outlook

International: Offshore drilling

Increases in all major areas

International: World oil production

Less becomes more for OPEC

International: Worldwide drilling

Pendulum finally swings to positive

United States: 2000 E&P spending

$20 oil turns industry around

United States: Crude oil prices

1999: Oil's most volatile year

United States: Drilling and producing depths

Two U.S. depth records set in '99

United States: Producing gas wells

Growth rate tapers off

United States: Producing oil wells

Oil-producer decline continues

United States: U.S. drilling

Getting back to "normal"

United States: U.S. gas outlook

Gas business - Gaining momentum

United States: U.S. production

Oil drops dramatically in '99

United States: U.S. reserves

Oil falls sharply, gas also down

United States: U.S. rotary rigs

Climbing out of the pits

United States: Washington in 2000

Oil patch still needs help

Features

Indonesia poised to lead Asian rebound

Reviews of Pertamina's and several other major operators' current interests and operations, plus an interview with Pertamina's Director of E&P

TECHNOLOGY AT WORK

E&P productivity enhanced by organizational realignment

TECHNOLOGY AT WORK: New tools/ techniques give positive production increases

Underbalanced drilling in North Sea chalk * Testing seal material for sour gas * Enhancing E&P productivity by realigning the organization * Expandable sand screen technology, case histories * Technology workshop topics from PTTC

Departments

New equipment

New literature

Columns

Editorial Comment

Gulf Publishing Co. moves into a new era of e-commerce with two new partners

International Politics

Some insights into Vladimir Putin's background and what he can and may do

What's happening in drilling

Completing the Transocean/ Sedco Forex merger; New drilling/ completion fluid

What's happening in exploration

Status of the world geophysical market; Airborne/ satellite remote sensing

What's happening in production

Sable Offshore gas comes ashore; Bad month for oil spills; DOE/UPR gas play

What's happening offshore

Outlook for world offshore rig market; Some important field developments

News & Resources

Companies in the news

February 2000 Vol. 221 No. 2  Company News  The Coastal Oil & Gas Corp. closed its acquisition of the assets of Greenbrier Operating Co. and its limited partnerships in Hidalgo Count

Industry at a glance

February 2000 Vol. 221 No. 2  Industry Stats  International Geophysical Activity T

Looking ahead

February 2000 Vol. 221 No. 2  Looking Ahead  ARCO files plan for NPR drilling. ARCO has filed its plan with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to drill up to eight wildcats in the nort

Oil country hot line

February 2000 Vol. 221 No. 2  Hot Line  Oil prices spike to 9-year high Crude prices soared to $29.95/bbl in mid-January, the highest since the Gulf War in 1991, due in part to OPEC production

People in industry

February 2000 Vol. 221 No. 2  People  Exxon Mobil Corp. named Jon L. Thompson president of ExxonMobil Exploration Co. and corporate VP. Steve M. Cassiani and John Cousins are now

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