February 2006 ///

Special Focus

International: Canadian outlook

Canada gears up for a fourth straight record-breaker

International: Worldwide drilling

Global drilling is at a 20-year high

International: Worldwide oil production

Producers meet the growing demand challenge

United States: E&P spending

Worldwide oil industry spending to increase 14.1%

United States: Prices and Supply

What a difference 20 years make in crude oil prices

United States: Producing gas wells

US gas well count stabilizes

United States: Producing oil wells

High oil prices keep older wells pumping

United States: US drilling

All we need are more rigs and crews

United States: US production

Hurricanes batter production

United States: US reserves

US reserves down, gas up, again

United States: US rotary rigs

2005 makes it a hat trick

United States: Washington In 2006

Washington energy politics: Another merry-go-round year

Features

Coiled tubing drilling improves oil recovery in Gannet field, North Sea

Dynamic annulus pressure control minimizes the risks of drilling into depleted mature fields.

Coiled tubing-conveyed fracturing system increases production

A recently developed coiled tubing-conveyed fracturing system using a resettable packer and bridge plug was an advantage in completions at an East Texas field.

Petroleum Technology Digest: Underbalanced drilling increases deliverability from gas storage wells

Kinder Morgan compared the deliverability of underbalanced-drilled wells to cased and tubing-conveyed perforated wells in the North Lansing gas storage field.

Process selection is critical to onshore LNG economics

Despite evolving and diversifying, no one liquefaction process is substantially better than others, mandating that project-specific variables and economics be studied.

Columns

Drilling advances

Extended reach drilling encompasses all the best of current technology

Editorial Comment

International intrigue

International Politics

Investment shortages in energy, other industries remain chronic

What's new in production

“Wasted" energy has its day

What's new in exploration

Breathtaking inanity

News & Resources

Companies in the news

Vol. 227 No. 2  Oil and gas intelligent completion specialist WellDynamics acquired the Production Technology (ProTech) business of John Wood Group PLC for $24.5 millio

Industry at a glance

Vol. 227 No. 2   IEA revised world oil demand for 2005 again to 83.30 million bpd with a rebound still expected for 2006

New products

Vol. 227 No. 2  Compact, high-pressure meter Emerson Process Management has added high-pressure capability to the Micro Motion F-Series compact Coriolis meter

People in industry

Vol. 227 No. 2  Russell Wright has been made a partner in Groppe, Long & Littell, a consulting firm specializing in oil & gas analysis and forecasting. Wright wor

World of Oil

Vol. 227 No. 2  KURT S. ABRAHAM, MANAGING/INTERNATIONAL EDITOR   

Supplement

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06-02_Outlook_EandP_T1.htm (Feb-2006)

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06-02_Outlook_ProducingOil_T1.htm (Feb-2006)

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06-02_Outlook_USDrilling_T1.htm (Feb-2006)

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06-02_Outlook_USProduction_T1.htm (Feb-2006)

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06-02_Outlook_USReserves_T1.htm (Feb-2006)

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06-02_Outlook_WOProduction_T1.htm (Feb-2006)

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06-02_Outlook_Worldwide_T1.htm (Feb-2006)

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