December 2001 ///

Special Focus

America needs leadership on energy

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Feature Article  WORLD OIL SPECIAL REPORT America needs leadership on energy J. Michael Talbert, Chairman, National Ocean Industr

Current geopolitics shape drilling environment

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Feature Article  WORLD OIL SPECIAL REPORT Current geopolitics shape drilling environment Paul L. Kelly, Senior Vice President, Rowan

Grounds for optimism exist on UKCS

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Feature Article  WORLD OIL SPECIAL REPORT Grounds for optimism exist on UKCS Alexander G Kemp, Schlumberger Professor of Petroleu

Independents must remain ready to adapt

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Feature Article  WORLD OIL SPECIAL REPORT Independents must remain ready to adapt Doug C. Nester, Vice President-Exploration, Int

Major U.S. energy policy problems remain

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Feature Article  WORLD OIL SPECIAL REPORT Major U.S. energy policy problems remain George S. Littell, Partner, Groppe, Long &

Realistic appraisal of technical strength ensures competitiveness

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Feature Article  WORLD OIL SPECIAL REPORT Realistic appraisal of technical strengths ensures competitiveness D. Nathan Meehan, Vice Preside

Slow improvement seen for consultants

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Feature Article  WORLD OIL SPECIAL REPORT Slow improvement seen for consultants Donnie Harris, President, Garb, Grubbs, Harris &

Technology, environment drive service/ supply's future during weak 2002

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Feature Article  WORLD OIL SPECIAL REPORT Technology, environment drive service / supply’s future during weak 2002 Loren Carroll, Pres

Volatility demands new solutions from operators

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Feature Article  WORLD OIL SPECIAL REPORT Volatility demands new solutions from operators Morten Ruud, President, Exploration &

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. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Feature Article  WORLD OIL SPECIAL REPORT What’s ahead in 2002 Today’s global economy and upstream market have changed cons

Features

Cross-equalization of 4-C/4-D migrated data at Teal South

Case history from Teal South field, Gulf of Mexico, demonstrates a new analytical scheme to facilitate time-lapse evaluation of migrated 3-D volu

Dynamic swab-surge model: Validation/ field examples

For more reliable planning/ monitoring, improved software model predicts downhole pressures in close agreement with pressure-while-drilling readings

Energy minister says healthy UKCS sustained by technology and policy

Interview with British Minister of State and Energy Brian Wilson provides insight into UK government policies on oil/gas exploration and development

Integrated automation solution provides reliability and safety

How new, unified systems approach and innovative contracting strategy cut costs, improved safety and increased efficiency on North Sea Jotun field

Technology at Work: GPS surveying with helicopter-deployed stakes

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Feature Article  TECHNOL0GY AT WORK GPS surveying with helicopter-deployed stakes he oil and gas industry is continually reducin

Technology at Work: New drill pipe tongs reduce trip time

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Feature Article  TECHNOL0GY AT WORK New drill pipe tongs reduce trip time n drilling operations, time is crucial. Hawk Industr

Technology at Work: Using existing desktop technology to increase productivity

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Feature Article  TECHNOL0GY AT WORK Using existing desktop technology to increase productivity Fred Pratt, DYONYX, Houston &

Technology at Work: World's first all-electric, multi-zone, intelligent well

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Feature Article  TECHNOL0GY AT WORK World’s first all-electric, multi-zone, intelligent well or the first time, well injec

Special Report

Marine Drilling Rigs 2001/2002

Listings show owners/ managers, performance data, major equipment and rig-class photographs for each of the world’s 635 mobile offshore rigs. • Introduction/cover •Jackups • Semisubmersibles. • Drillships and Barges. • Submersibles. • Rig name index. • O

Departments

New equipment

New literature

Columns

Drilling developments

NOIA panel discusses drilling/ production operations in the U.S. Gulf

Editorial Comment

A newspaper, a letter and several signs all prompt further examination

International

Low oil prices hurting Mid-East budgets; Major wildcat successes

International Politics

OPEC's dilemma on cutting oil to control price; Media attacks on Saudi Arabia

Offshore update

Marginal properties evaluation; Software guidelines for vessel owners

What's new in production

More about the ethics and economics of producing ethanol from corn

What's new in exploration

Remarkable fossil finds; Satellite mapping of tiny Earth gravity variations

News & Resources

Companies in the news

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Company News  WorldWideWorker.com has registered more than 10,000 oil and gas jobseekers in its database after it

Industry at a glance

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Industry Stats     International

Looking ahead

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Looking Ahead  New Zealand unveils biggest round in 10 years. New Zealand will hold a major licensing round for the Taranaki basin. Offerin

Oil country hot line

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  Hot Line  U.S. oil reserves rise 1.3% said EIA The Energy Information Administration reports that discoveries in weste

People in industry

Dec. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 12  People  Nuevo Energy Co. named James L. Payne chairman, president and CEO. Phillip A. Globe interim president and CEO will resume his former p

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.

01-12_integrated-thyberg_fig3.htm (Dec-2001)

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