February 2004 ///

Special Focus

International: Canadian outlook

Industry primed for repeat performance after record year

International: Global offshore drilling

US Gulf and Far East pace activity

International: Worldwide drilling

Heightened activity will continue in some area

International: Worldwide oil production

Global output prospers despite Iraq

United States: 2004 E&P spending

Higher oil/gas prices boost spending

United States: Producing gas wells

Strong markets favor gas wells

United States: Producing oil wells

Still phasing out low-volume pumpers

United States: U.S. Drilling & producing depth records

One new GOM depth record set

United States: U.S. drilling

Drilling levels will continue upward

United States: U.S. production

Production remarkably flat - again

United States: U.S. reserves

Gas and oil reserves creep up again

United States: U.S. rotary rigs

A good year should get even better

United States: Washington in 2004

Washington progresses on energy at a snail's pace

Features

Natural Gas: North American Outlook

Natural gas in North America: Teetering

Nondamaging, self-diverting acid stimulations revive Egyptian oil fields

A matrix stimulation solution developed for heterogeneous carbonate reservoirs was used to treat temporarily abandoned, heavy oil producers in Egypt's eastern desert, resulting in an unprecedented, four- to eight-fold increase in output from mature fiel

Petroleum Technology Digest: Progressing cavity pumps: Insights from 14 years in a Southern Oklahoma waterflood

After experience with beam pumps and electric submersibles, the operator found progressing cavity pumps to be more cost effective and efficient in its 2,100-ft deep waterflood operation

Real-time data management boosts production, reservoir knowledge

Web-enabled technologies allow collaboration and improved reservoir management

Columns

Drilling developments

Carbon fiber drill pipe; Coiled tubing underbalanced drilling

Editorial Comment

The problem with reserves

International Politics

Russia, Yukos and elections intertwine

What's new in production

Shell makes news; Stranded gas solutions

What's new in exploration

HDR - the hottest new resource

News & Resources

Companies in the news

Vol. 225 No. 2  Tobin International, Inc. , has merged with P2 Energy Solutions, creating the oil and gas sector's largest provider of enterprise software and services, mapping data and storage systems. Tobin is now a wholly owned subsidiary of

Industry at a glance

Vol. 225 No. 2   OPEC oil output in December ran 1.5 million bpd higher than the overall 2003 figure. According to IEA, only 640,000 bopd were added by Iraq, while another 310,000 bopd came from condensate gains in places

New products

Vol. 225 No. 2  Open-source seismic software OpendTect is an open source seismic analysis, visualization and interpretation system available for internet download. The software enables seismic interpreters to process, visualize and i

People in industry

Vol. 225 No. 2  CRC-Evans Automatic Welding promoted Brian Laing to president. Laing is a welding engineer with 25 years of experience in pipeline who most recently served as VP of Welding Engineering and Field Service. Bernhard Russheim w

World of Oil

Vol. 225 No. 2  KURT S. ABRAHAM, MANAGING/INTERNATIONAL EDITOR   Click Here for Kurt's Opinion Bush budget calls for drilling in Alaskan r

Supplement

04-02_Outlook_Canadian_T1.htm (Feb-2004)

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

04-02_Outlook_USDrilling_T1.htm (Feb-2004)

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

04-02_Outlook_USDrilling_T2.htm (Feb-2004)

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

04-02_Outlook_USDrilling_T3.htm (Feb-2004)

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04-02_Outlook_USDrilling_T4.htm (Feb-2004)

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

04-02_Outlook_USDrillingDepths_T1.htm (Feb-2004)

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

04-02_Outlook_USDrillingDepths_T2.htm (Feb-2004)

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

04-02_Outlook_USReserves_T1.htm (Feb-2004)

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

04-02_Outlook_USReserves_T2.htm (Feb-2004)

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