August 2001 ///

Special Focus

Africa: Algeria

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Cyril Widdershoven, Consultant, Sittard, Netherlands (Libya, Tunisia, Uganda, Algeria, Sudan, Chad, Egypt, Morocco,

Africa: Angola

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Angola Privatization of state assets is a key element of Angola’s economic reform program, agreed to by

Africa: Cameroon

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Cameroon

Africa: Chad

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Cyril Widdershoven, Consultant, Sittard, Netherlands (Libya, Tunisia, Uganda, Algeria, Sudan, Chad, Egypt, Morocco,

Africa: Congo

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Congo

Africa: Egypt

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Major discoveries abound A flood of new discoveries offshore Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, and onshore N

Africa: Equatorial Guinea

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Equatorial Guinea

Africa: Gabon

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Gabon

Africa: Libya

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Cyril Widdershoven, Consultant, Sittard, Netherlands (Libya, Tunisia, Uganda, Algeria, Sudan, Chad, Egypt, Morocco, Ma

Africa: Nigeria

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Nigeria Nigeria is Africa’s leading oil producer, dependent on oil exports for 80% of all government

Africa: Others

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Cyril Widdershoven, Consultant, Sittard, Netherlands (Libya, Tunisia, Uganda, Algeria, Sudan, Chad, Egypt, Morocco, Ma

Africa: South Africa

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA South Africa

Africa: Sudan

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Cyril Widdershoven, Consultant, Sittard, Netherlands (Libya, Tunisia, Uganda, Algeria, Sudan, Chad, Egypt, Morocco, Ma

Africa: Tunisia

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook AFRICA Cyril Widdershoven, Consultant, Sittard, Netherlands (Libya, Tunisia, Uganda, Algeria, Sudan, Chad, Egypt, Morocco,

Far East: Brunei

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Tony Sitathan, Contributing Editor, Singapore (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia a

Far East: China

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Natural gas use increasing Developing countries are expanding gas power generation / supply to mitigate oil

Far East: India

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST India The principal upstream operator in India is state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC). The

Far East: Indonesia

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Tony Sitathan, Contributing Editor, Singapore (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia a

Far East: Malaysia

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Tony Sitathan, Contributing Editor, Singapore (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia a

Far East: Myanmar

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Tony Sitathan, Contributing Editor, Singapore (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia a

Far East: Others

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Tony Sitathan, Contributing Editor, Singapore (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia a

Far East: Pakistan

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Pakistan The government approved the new Petroleum Policy in 1994, causing a surge in licensing in 1994/

Far East: Philippines

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Philippines The new government of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, which took over in January 2001, r

Far East: Thailand

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Tony Sitathan, Contributing Editor, Singapore (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia a

Far East: Viet Nam

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FAR EAST Tony Sitathan, Contributing Editor, Singapore (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia a

FSU/ Eastern Europe: Azerbaijan

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Azerbaijan Last year was a period of slow but steady progress for the country’s E&P

FSU/ Eastern Europe: Eastern Europe

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Eastern Europe Romania. Significant decreases in new oil and gas wells drilled in 2000 were

FSU/ Eastern Europe: Kazakhstan

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Kazakhstan Activity has been dominated by news about the exploration and delineation of OKIOC

FSU/ Eastern Europe: Other FSU Republics

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania by Alec Mikhalyants , Igor Pol

FSU/ Eastern Europe: Russia

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FSU/EASTERN EUROPE A roaring comeback continues High oil prices and strong revenues are generating cash for regional

FSU/ Eastern Europe: Turkmenistan

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania by Alec Mikhalyants , Igor Pol

FSU/ Eastern Europe: Ukraine

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania by Alec Mikhalyants , Igor Pol

FSU/ Eastern Europe: Uzbekistan

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook FSU/EASTERN EUROPE Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania by Alec Mikhalyants , Igor Pol

Middle East: Iran

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Iran Higher oil revenues and

Middle East: Iraq

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Iraq Iraq continued to play a

Middle East: Kuwait

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Kuwait A power struggle betwee

Middle East: Neutral Zone

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Neutral Zone Kuwait shares thi

Middle East: Oman

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Oman Economic reform paid off

Middle East: Others

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Others Bahrain. Higher oil p

Middle East: Qatar

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Qatar It has been a good year

Middle East: Saudi Arabia

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Investment levels rise higher A multitude of upstream projects continues throughout the region, and natur

Middle East: Syria

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Syria Although strong man Haf

Middle East: Turkey

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Turkey The collapse of Turkey

Middle East: UAE - Abu Dhabi

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado UAE – Abu Dhabi Diversifi

Middle East: UAE - Dubai

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado UAE – Dubai Government of

Middle East: Yemen

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook MIDDLE EAST Dr. A. F. Alhajji, Contributing Editor, Boulder, Colorado Yemen Despite pipeline explosio

North America: Canada

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook NORTH AMERICA Canada Robert Curran, Calgary, Canada At the outset of 2001, there was an air of unbridled

North America: Cuba

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook NORTH AMERICA Cuba The government put 59 offshore blocks up for bidding last fall, in an area located mostly to the

North America: Mexico

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook NORTH AMERICA Mexico Although a non-OPEC country, Mexico’s agreement to abide by OPEC output cuts makes it a k

North America: Others

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook NORTH AMERICA Others Guatemala. Texas-based WesPac Technologies and partner Tradestar Corp. bought most of the sh

North America: United States

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook NORTH AMERICA Gas price will be key The pundits have raised warning signs, but first-half momentum should push region

South America: Argentina

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Argentina In mid-2000, the Argentine economy wa

South America: Bolivia

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Bolivia In September 2000, Bolivian president Hugo Banzer

South America: Brazil

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Brazil The Brazilian economy started to feel th

South America: Chile

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Chile Inflation last year reached 4.6%, the highest figur

South America: Colombia

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Colombia Economic growth should improve to 3.8%

South America: Ecuador

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Ecuador In September, the country made the U.S. dollar th

South America: Others

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Others Suriname’s national oil company,

South America: Peru

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Peru After beginning his third presidential term amidst a

South America: Trinidad and Tobago

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Stuart Wilkinson, Contributing Editor Trinidad And Tobago The country has enjoyed seven years

South America: Venezuela

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH AMERICA Good prospects and terms lure foreign firms Despite worsening guerilla violence in the north and the "Arge

South Pacific: Australia

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH PACIFIC Seeking markets for new developments Higher oil / gas prices encourage exploration / development drilling,

South Pacific: JPDA (ZOCA)

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH PACIFIC JPDA (ZOCA) It took nearly a year, but Australia and the new government in East Timor have hammered

South Pacific: New Zealand

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH PACIFIC New Zealand This island nation produces over 40,000 bopd, principally from onshore Taranaki basin on

South Pacific: Papua New Guinea

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook SOUTH PACIFIC Papua New Guinea This country supplies its developing energy needs with 70,000 bpd crude and condens

Western Europe: Austria

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE Austria Activity centered on enhancing mature fields in the Vienna basin. OMV drilled five explorat

Western Europe: Denmark

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE North Sea portions written by Arthur Andersen-Petroleum Services Group, London Denmark

Western Europe: France

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE France In step with the industry’s "bigger is better" philosophy, the merger of Tota

Western Europe: Germany

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE North Sea portions written by Arthur Andersen-Petroleum Services Group, London Germany

Western Europe: Ireland

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE North Sea portions written by Arthur Andersen-Petroleum Services Group, London Ireland

Western Europe: Italy

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE Italy Almost entirely dependent on imports for its energy needs, Italy continued the effort to incr

Western Europe: Netherlands

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE North Sea portions written by Arthur Andersen-Petroleum Services Group, London Netherlands

Western Europe: Norway

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE North Sea portions written by Arthur Andersen-Petroleum Services Group, London Norway

Western Europe: Others

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE Others Portugal. A growing economy, no existing oil and gas production and a drilling density of

Western Europe: United Kingdom

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WESTERN EUROPE Exploration targets becoming smaller North Sea drilling and development is focusing on satellite fields with

World Trends: OPEC retains control

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  International Outlook WORLD TRENDS OPEC retains control   modicum of stability has returned to the global oil market, compared to t

Features

Industry experience with solid expandable tubular technology

Part 2 - Review of three Shell E&P onshore and offshore applications

Offshore Europe 2001 focuses on mature-field technologies

Preview of September Conference's technical program, panels and round tables

Technology at Work: 3-D modeling decreases CAD time for drilling system design

How 3-D modeling decreased CAD time for a unique North Sea rig design

Technology at Work: Data storage system raises productivity

How geologists'/ geophysicists' productivity was increased with a data storage system

Technology at Work: Important basic facts regarding riser tension and mud weight

Important basic facts about calculating riser tension and mud weights

Technology at Work: Shared experiences from extra-recovery projects

Shared experiences from four projects that improved recovery and profits

Technology at Work: Unique chemical cutter test fixture

A unique fixture to pre-test downhole chemical cutters

Special Report

Fracturing products and additive

Table lists functions and supplier trade names of 22 categories of additives offered by six major service companies, plus proppant products manufactured by five companies

Columns

Editorial Comment

Don't look for favors from President Bush; Surprises from the media

International Politics

Democratic Senate appears likely to derail Bush's energy plan

What's happening in drilling

Offshore rig market peaks in GOM; Three completion equipment advances

What's happening in exploration

Exploration was up in 2000; Iran drives off seismic vessels in Caspian

News & Resources

Industry at a glance

August 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  Industry Stats     International

Looking ahead

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  Looking Ahead  Merger madness returns. Numerous firms have begun to acquire each other again. Amerada Hess will pay $2.7 billion for Triton

Oil country hot line

Aug. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 8  Hot Line  OPEC unchanged, Iraqi sanctions extended At a special July meeting, OPEC decided to continue to hold production at th

Supplement

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