June 2001 ///

Special Focus

Evolution toward simpler, less risky multilateral wells

Examples of new TAML Level 3 and 6 installations show how industry is moving toward more functional, less complicated ML completions

Innovative construction of a Level 6 multilateral well

New system uses preformed, dual-leg junction with compressed branch legs that is run on primary casing, then expanded to allow drilling and completion

Level 2 multilateral options expose hard-to-reach hydrocarbons

Field examples of how two types of Level 2 retrievable multilateral systems access oil and gas that otherwise would remain in place

New strategy for sidetrack drilling of marginal wells offshore

Hundreds of potential candidates that are “marginal" with conventional methods can be economical with new rig concept designed for small-reserve targets

What is the future of multilateral technology?

How advances in applications have made ML technology practical for completions integrating other emerging drilling systems

Features

Brazil sustains period of expansion

Discussion of exploration, development and production, focusing on licensing, plus interview with ANP director and review of the P-36 incident

Factors affecting performance of crude oil wax-control additives

How lab studies defined application procedures that can reduce effectiveness of pour-point depressants on field crudes, and what can be done about it

Imaging through gas clouds with converted waves

How four-component, seafloor seismic data produced much better reservoir images and new-prospect identification in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico's Donald field

Using gas chimneys as an exploration tool

Part 2 - Two international field case histories that used principles of gas chimney identification and interpretation developed in Part 1 are presented

Special Report

World Oil's Fluids 2001: Classifications of fluid systems

Exclusive annual listing shows trade names, generic descriptions and recommended usage/suppliers of nearly 3,000 fluid system additives for drilling/ completion/ workovers, as offered by 107 companies

Departments

New equipment

New literature

Columns

Editorial comment

It's hard to convince most people that we're simply running out of energy

International

Policies and plans for Venezuela and Norway clarified in recent conferences

International Politics

Oil demand forecasts by EIA and IEA appear unrealistic and unattainable

What's happening in drilling

Survey results reveal contractors'/ service companies' five greatest concerns

What's happening in exploration

Potential offerings of two communication firms; Big offshore discoveries

What's happening in production

Another try at “mining" oil; New wastewater treatment; Two new robots coming

What's happening offshore

OTC 2001 update; New Gulf of Mexico fab yard; Strong FPS market forecast

News & Resources

Companies in the news

June 2001 Vol. 222 No. 6  Company News  Apache Corp. closed its acquisition of Repsol YPF assets in Egypt’s Western Desert and with partner Shell Overseas Hold

Industry at a glance

June 2001 Vol. 222 No. 6  Industry Stats     International

Looking ahead

June 2001 Vol. 222 No. 6  Looking Ahead  Oil price firms as OPEC output policy appears steady. At press time, oil prices remained firm, bolstered by a strong gasoline

Oil country hot line

June 2001 Vol. 222 No. 6  Hot Line  Second Kazakh well confirms giant find Eyed as a hotspot that may eventually rival the world’s top producers, Kaz

People in industry

June 2001 Vol. 222 No. 6  People  The new management structure of Ramco Energy’s oil and gas division includes Steve Remp, chairman and CEO; Michael

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.

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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.