February 2008 ///

Special Focus

International: Canadian Outlook

Another fall coming for Canada

International: Worldwide drilling and oil production

Another good year coming, unless you're in Canada

United States: Prices and Supply

Careful data analysis argues not to bet that the strong growth in oil demand will suddenly end while supply is clearly getting hard to grow.

United States: Producing gas wells

US gas well count gains almost 5%

United States: Producing oil wells

US oil producers turn the corner, gaining 0.5%

United States: S&P Spending

Outside North America, spending should grow 12% over 2007 expenditures

United States: US drilling

US drilling continues the expansion

United States: US production

US Production is up for the first time since 1991

United States: US reserves

US oil reserves fall and gas reserves rise

United States: US rotary rigs

US rig count on target with last year's forecast

United States: Washington in 2008

With 470 congressional seats up for grabs and Bush hunting for his legacy, more punitive energy and environmental legislation may be coming in the year ahead

Features

Coiled tubing drilling reaches new depths

Technology solutions help optimize drilling performance in tight margin plays.

Competition for tight LNG supply heats up

Though demand is high, the challenges of funding large-scale LNG facilities are stifling investment and delaying some projects.

Outlook 2008: US gas reserves keep rising as production and demand level off

Gas prices expected to rise, new technology needed to increase production.

Produced water treatment equipment: replace or repair?

When the space or money necessary to replace equipment isn't available, an easy retrofit to the existing vessel may solve the problem.

Proppant flowback stopped with coiled-tubing intervention

RCP placed with a pressure-pulsing tool alters proppant into a consolidated, highly permeable pack.

Unique approach to selective stimulation of carbonate reservoirs with multiple sets of perforations and comingled production plays dividends

Selective zonal isolation stimulation in the Norwegian North Sea challenges conventional bullhead approach.

Columns

Drilling advances

Drill-in fluids

Editorial comment

The supply and demand wedgie

Exploration discoveries

Melrose Resources made a probable gas discovery on the El Mansoura Block near the West Dikirnis Field, onshore Egypt.

Oil and gas in the capitals

A maturing post-Soviet model

What's new in exploration

Three super-giant fields discovered in Brazil's Santos Basin

What's new in production

Shale gas

News & Resources

Companies in the news

Acquisitions, mergers, ventures and other company news.

Industry at a glance

According to the IEA, 2007 ended with an 870-kbpd increase in world oil supply.

Meetings and Events

Vol. 229 No. 2   Meeting & events   FEBRUARY University of Oklahoma , Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference, University of Oklahoma, Norman

New products

New product and service offerings from company press releases

People in industry

Personnel changes and promotions in the petroleum industry

World of Oil

Russia increases Transneft tariffs