March 2000 ///

Special Focus

What's new in artificial lift

Part 1 - Summaries of recent developments in four categories of artificial lift: beam, progressing cavity, hydraulic pumping and plunger lift

Features

Advances in MWD and formation evaluation for 2000

Advances in formation evaluation, especially data acquisition while drilling, are improving data quality/ quantity, at lower cost and greater efficiency

Aerated drilling proves its worth in Venezuelan reservoirs

Several-year, JV research project by PDVSA and JNOC shows why UBD has great potential for increased use in Venezuelan and similar reservoirs

Building a world class organization in a volatile oil price environment

Part 2 - Aggressive oil companies planning on being profitable at potentially low oil prices will have to demand low finding and producing costs

Case studies in underbalanced drilling with oxygenated fluids

Corrosion of downhole tubulars in UBD operations is discussed, along with two successful case histories of chemical injection treatments

How Poisson's ratio and plasticity relate to fracture pressure

The author tells how petrophysically measured porosity feeds into the Extended Elastic Equation to describe subsurface sediment behavior

New process removes barrier to imaging Elk Hills reservoirs

An innovative floating-datum solution allows explorers to see producing reservoirs previously obscured by badly weathered outcroppings

The changing face of underbalanced drilling technology

Part 1 - Principal components of conventional underbalanced drilling packages, including Flow Back, Injection and Data acquisition systems

Special Report

Cementing products and additives

Fifteen pages of tables list available cement additives from seven service companies, their functions and trade names. Products are grouped into 15 functional categories, including basic cements and additives

Departments

New equipment

New literature

Columns

Editorial Comment

Ethanol costs a lot and does little; Government wastage abounds

International

France woos E&P investors; More platforms installed offshore Saudi

International Politics

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has a mixed record after one year

What's happening in drilling

UKOOA's drill cuttings initiative; Clinton proposes expanded offshore fees

What's happening in exploration

Novel ways to predict earthquakes; Activity in the San Joaquin Valley

What's happening in production

Testing downhole without producing; New sand-control technique tried

What's happening offshore

Westwood warns of personnel shortages; $2.5-billion Campos basin project

News & Resources

Companies in the news

March 2000 Vol. 221 No. 3  Company News  Ocean Energy, Inc., agreed to sell all of its interests and assets in its East Bay Complex in South Pass 24, South Pass 27 and South Pass 39 fields.

Industry at a glance

Archive  March 2000 Vol. 221 No. 3  Industry Stats I

Looking ahead

March 2000 Vol. 221 No. 3  Looking Ahead  Iraqi oil output to drop: official warns. A decline in Iraqi crude production is imminent without necessary spare parts and equipment, warned Benon

Oil country hot line

March 2000 Vol. 221 No. 3  Hot Line  BP Amoco-ARCO merger stalls The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said Feb. 2 that it would seek a preliminary injunction to block the BP Amoco merger wi

People in industry

March 2000 Vol. 221 No. 3  People  The Coastal Corp. promoted R. J. Louden to senior VP, offshore production. John D. Perry became South Texas production VP and C. Tim Miller is upper

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