December 2008 ///
Vol. 229 No. 12 SPECIAL FOCUS: WHAT INDUSTRY LEADERS EXPECT IN 2009 2009 crystal ball, or Lies, damned lies and price forecasts!
Vol. 229 No. 12 SPECIAL FOCUS: WHAT INDUSTRY LEADERS EXPECT IN 2009 Active year in UK continental shelf amid market and legislat
Vol. 229 No. 12 SPECIAL FOCUS: WHAT INDUSTRY LEADERS EXPECT IN 2009 Bundle up, it’s getting cold out there Dougl
Vol. 229 No. 12 SPECIAL FOCUS: WHAT INDUSTRY LEADERS EXPECT IN 2009 Drilling ahead: Through transition and change
Vol. 229 No. 12 SPECIAL FOCUS: WHAT INDUSTRY LEADERS EXPECT IN 2009 Earlier US presidents appreciated paramount national interes
Vol. 229 No. 12 SPECIAL FOCUS: WHAT INDUSTRY LEADERS EXPECT IN 2009 Financial crisis poses temporary setback David H.
Vol. 229 No. 12 SPECIAL FOCUS: WHAT INDUSTRY LEADERS EXPECT IN 2009 New US administration brings political pitfalls
Vol. 229 No. 12 SPECIAL FOCUS: WHAT INDUSTRY LEADERS EXPECT IN 2009 Offshore E&P after the moratorium De
Vol. 229 No. 12 SPECIAL FOCUS: WHAT INDUSTRY LEADERS EXPECT IN 2009 This is no time to go wobbly Dr. D. Nathan Meehan
Vol. 229 No. 12 SPECIAL FOCUS: WHAT INDUSTRY LEADERS EXPECT IN 2009 US gas industry can be a victim or a leader
Choices about fracturing fluid additives can affect production.
Vol. 229 No. 12 RIG FLOOR EQUIPMENT Compact casing-running tool for land rigs Rig-floor automation requires adaptability. That thought has
In Russia, drilling activity was on the rise in 2007 and 2008 while production fell; Kazakhstan saw increases in both drilling and production for 2007 and 2008.
Vol. 229 No. 12 RIG FLOOR EQUIPMENT Drilling data management with server-based systems and proprietary software With a
Vol. 229 No. 12 New Rig Design Fast-moving rig designed for shallow, shale-gas plays The Sparta Series Drilling System (SSDS) i
Vol. 229 No. 12 New Rig Design Fit-for-purpose, pad drilling rig design For several years, US contractors have been working in partnershi
Vol. 229 No. 12 RIGFLOOR EQUIPMENT Improved dewatering process management control Kem-Tron Technologies has developed a Human Machine Int
Vol. 229 No. 12 RIG FLOOR EQUIPMENT Improved offline tree deployment, new tongs Increased global drilling activities have led to
After more than four years of use, 3C land seismic has proven itself worth the cost and effort, as it makes for better well placement and production.
Vol. 229 No. 12 New Rig Design New drillships begin service in 2009 Construction of Transocean’s Discoverer Clear Leader d
Vol. 229 No. 12 New Rig Design New rig’s raising system enables drill floor and mast to be raised in one operation Verist
Vol. 229 No. 12 Newbuild Report Offshore rig construction boom continues New rig constuction has not yet been hit significant
Lift planning begins with the distinction between routine and critical lifts.
Vol. 229 No. 12 RIGFLOOR EQUIPMENT Pipe-handling system enhances safety Weatherford’s Iron Derrickman Plus pipe-handling system enab
Vol. 229 No. 12 New Rig Design Prototype rig features rack-and pinion-design The American Augers engineering concept was to create a drillin
Vol. 229 No. 12 RIG FLOOR EQUIPMENT Reducing hazards by redirecting fluids State-of-the-art rig safety and spill prevention syste
Improvements in detection technology allow for much better qualification and mitigation of leaks; hydrocarbon gases get rerouted through the sales line.
Vol. 229 No. 12 NEW RIGS & RIGFLOOR EQUIPMENT Rig equipment, new rigs and new rig report This year’s New Rigs and Rig
Most operators have the financial resources to maintain their exploration and development programs, despite the drop in oil prices.
A Dutch invention makes offshore access from a moving vessel to a fixed platform much safer. Meanwhile, an alternative to the personnel net has just undergone a major revision.
Vol. 229 No. 12 RIGFLOOR EQUIPMENT Test separator evaluates exploration wells The CleanPhase SEPL well test separator is a new generation
The recent news is exciting to be sure, but it will take a while to set up the regulatory and structural framework to make participation by IOCs a reality.
Vol. 229 No. 12 RIG FLOOR EQUIPMENT VFD top drive, power spider and stabbing system Tesco Corp. added a 750-ton AC top drive
Fuzzy math, King Henry and the cost of ignoring root causes
Vol. 229 No. 12 ARTHUR BERMAN, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, firstname.lastname@example.org
The shock of lower oil prices
Oil and politics in Sudan
Who said oil and water don't mix?
News & Resources
Vol. 229 No. 12 IHS Inc. has acquired Global Insight Inc. for $118 million in cash and 1.3 million shares of IHS common stock, valued at
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October global oil supply increased by 1.79 million bpd to 86.46 million
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Meeting & events
PWS (Produced Water Society),
Annual Seminar, Nassau Bay Hilton, Houston, TX, Jan. 14-16. Contact:
Vol. 229 No. 12 Stuck pipe training Well Control School has released a newly developed online training program.
Vol. 229 No.12 Marine and offshore engineering services firm Noble Denton has appointed John Wishart as Group Managing Director Designate
Vol. 229 No.12 KRISTA H. KUHL, TECHNICAL EDITOR