January 2000 ///

Special Focus

Innovative IT tools help manage extensive field operations

A Conoco business unit has designed, built and integrated information technology tools to better manage several thousand South Texas wells

Integration of multiple data types for reservoir management

How critical geophysical/ geological/ production data for Hibernia field are incorporated into model updating and reservoir characterization

Machar field: Unlocking the potential of North Sea chalk

Using state-of-the-art reservoir descriptions, optimum well planning and more effective acid stimulation, per-well rates were more than tripled

PC-based reservoir simulators enable quick decision on E&P well plans

The process and results of a mapping, gridding, geostatistics and reservoir simulation of an exploration prospect, while the drilling rig was on site

Features

Building a world class organization in a volatile oil price environment

Part 1 - The key to success will be companies' ability to reduce costs of their services while increasing the value delivered to clients

New drill pipe size improves ERD and deepwater drilling

Presently available 5-1/2- and 6-5/8-in. pipe may have hydraulic performance and mechanical handling limitations - 5-7/8 in. may be a viable option

Upstream activity set to rebound in Southeast Asia

First article of seven-part series overviews several countries' recent activity trends and finds that most are poised for renewed growth

Special Report

2000 Tubing Reference Tables

Updated information from 20 companies, including the VAM Family, for pipe sizes to 5-in. OD, gives useful data on premium connection dimensions, proprietary configurations, steel grades and minimum tension strengths

Departments

New equipment

New literature

Columns

Editorial Comment

Year-end drilling indicators look good; Iceberg Armageddon in Antarctica

International

Geopolitics of Energy Conference report; Kuwait to award four new fields

International Politics

Norway's oil policy is heading for fundamental, but cautious change

What's happening in drilling

U.S. drilling permit applications up; coalbed methane regulation setback

What's happening in exploration

More visualization centers; Seismic vessel moves to the Caspian Sea

What's happening in production

New production testing technology; Two new offshore stimulation vessels

What's happening offshore

Deepwater production growth over five years; Ekofisk abandonment planning

News & Resources

Companies in the news

January 2000 Vol. 221 No. 1  Company News  Middle Bay Oil Co. closed its acquisition of properties and interests, the majority of which it already operated, in Texas and Louisiana.

Industry at a glance

January 2000 Vol. 221 No. 1  Industry Stats  International Geophysical Activity Ta

Looking ahead

January 2000 Vol. 221 No. 1  Looking Ahead  Naimi clarifies Saudi concept of investment. Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi has not completely shut the door to foreign investment in the

Oil country hot line

January 2000 Vol. 221 No. 1  Hot Line  U.S. reserves plunge U.S. proved crude reserves fell 7% in 1998, the largest percentage decline in 53 years, according to the U.S. Energy Information Age

People in industry

January 2000 Vol. 221 No. 1  People  Conoco Inc. named Gary W. Edwards senior executive vice president, corporate strategy and development, the principal advisor to the chairman and CEO.

Supplement

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

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

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

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

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