April 2002 ///

Special Focus

European technology round up

The following World Oil report covers selected technology developments and case history applications from 18 European companies, plus interviews representing industry opinions from four countries

France: French firm to show expertise on development projects

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

France: JIP proposes to study plugging materials for well abandonments

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

France: New approach improves E & I project performance

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

France: System for gauging, monitoring riser towers and flowlines to debut at Girassol

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

France: TotalFinaElf utilizes R&D expertise to maximize offshore developments

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

Italy: Black Sea project features water depth record for laying pipe

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

Italy: Eni sets an Italian record

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

Italy: Ultra-high-pressure compressors are being developed

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

Netherlands: Conversion of Balder semisubmersible crane vessel into MDCV completed

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

Netherlands: Fin protection system gaining acceptance by drilling contractors

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

Netherlands: IRO chief sees good year ahead for Dutch service/ supply sector

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

Netherlands: New rig arrives as part of simultaneous two-vessel delivery

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

Netherlands: One-stop approach expedites survey offshore Sakhalin Island

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

Norway: Deoxygenation process treats seawater for injection

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

Norway: New marine heavy-lift idea gains momentum

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

Norway: Norway plans to reduce costs, improve recovery

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

Norway: Using composite technology offshore

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

Sweden: Fabricator builds high-quality offshore crew quarters

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

Sweden: New UV technology detects oil spills

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

Sweden: Using rack & pinion lifts on production platforms

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

United Kingdom: European countries cooperate on needed industry technology

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

United Kingdom: Oil industry commits to North Sea technology

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

United Kingdom: Virtual vessel tour enhances operations and safety

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  European Technology Round Up 

Features

How to analyze/handle tubular corrosion problems

Several methods can assist an operator in planning for tubing string corrosion. Analysis of comparable economics points to the best approach to mitigation

How to predict biodegradation risk and reservoir fluid quality

Newly developed Biodegradation Index utilizes a prospect's thermal and hydrocarbon-charge histories to assess pre-drill risk for biodegraded oils

OTC 2002: Deep into the future

Preview of the 34th Offshore Technology Conference, set for Houston, May 6-9, presents content of technical program, luncheons, breakfasts and exhibition

Reservoir management of gas fields using permanent sensors

Monitoring pore pressure via permanently installed sensors improved gas production strategies and reservoir prediction in Norway's Troll field

Software program offers predictive capability to optimize drilling

A rock mechanics model has proven itself in test wells and in drilling of a target formation and hard limestone section in the North Sea's Oseberg field

What's new in artificial lift

Part 1 describes 14 recent developments in four categories of artificial lift, including beam, progressing-cavity, plunger lift pumping and gas lift

Departments

New equipment

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  New Equipment  Magnet probe The intrinsically safe Magnet-Ex12 pro

New literature

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  New Literature  Drilling/completion fluids CP Kelco is a new compa

Columns

Drilling developments

IADC/SPE drilling event shines; UKOOA reveals drill cuttings findings

Editorial Comment

BP's actions commendable, but will they matter?; Windmills everywhere

International

Saudi spends money to make money; The general speaks against Chavez

International Politics

Will a single Norwegian state firm remain just a concept?

Offshore update

Natural gas could swing viciously again; Subsea spending is booming

What's new in exploration

Cheap, easy fusion energy is not replacing hydrocarbons, yet

What's new in production

Data via acoustic telemetry is a reality; World's first FLNG approved

News & Resources

Companies in the news

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  Company News  PTT Exploration & Production Public Co. Ltd. successfully completed its A

Industry at a glance

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  Industry Stats     Internationa

Looking ahead

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  Looking Ahead  Indonesia to grant more incentives to attract foreign investors. The

Oil country hot line

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  Hot Line  UK stiffens North Sea licensing rules To encourage

People in industry

Apr. 2002 Vol. 223 No. 4  People  Calgary-based Petro-Canada appointed Norman F. McIntyre its new president. He will

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