December 2009 ///

Special Focus

Buckle up for another wild ride

What industry leaders expect in 2010: Buckle up for another wild ride. (Part 8 of 11)

Demise of moratoria has not increased access

What industry leaders expect in 2010: Demise of moratoria has not increased access. (Part 10 of 11)

Drilling ahead and trimming sails

What industry leaders expect in 2010: Drilling ahead and trimming sails. (Part 9 of 11)

Economic laws no mere ‘guidelines’

What industry leaders expect in 2010: Economic laws no mere ‘guidelines.’ (Part 6 of 11)

GOM operators: Come on in, the water’s fine (I think)

What industry leaders expect in 2010: GOM operators: Come on in, the water’s fine (I think). (Part 7 of 11)

Low gas prices, oil undersupply show challenges to come

What industry leaders expect in 2010: Low gas prices, oil undersupply show challenges to come. (Part 3 of 11)

Positioning for success in the coming recovery

What industry leaders expect in 2010: Positioning for success in the coming recovery. (Part 5 of 11)

Renewed consideration of offshore activity

What industry leaders expect in 2010: Renewed consideration of offshore activity. (Part 2 of 11)

Uncertainty dominates outlook for UKCS

What industry leaders expect in 2010: Uncertainty dominates outlook for UKCS. (Part 4 of 11)

We agree, Mr. President: Innovation is the key to a greener and brighter energy future for America

What industry leaders expect in 2010: We agree, Mr. President: Innovation is the key to a greener and brighter energy future for America. (Part 11 of 11)

What industry leaders expect in 2010

What industry leaders expect in 2010: As the oil and gas industry moves shakily toward recovery from the recent downturn, World Oil’s editorial advisors offer their predictions and advice for the year ahead. (Part 1 of 11)

Features

Acquiring seismic in an urban environment

Cable-free acquisition equipment and close interaction with  the public helped Signal Hill Petroleum conduct a successful seismic program in California’s highly congested Long Beach area.

Deoiling for discharge-quality water

An innovative chemical-affinity filtration process helped Anadarko to discharge water with a stringent 10-ppm oil content standard.

New Rig Design

Guide to New Rigs and Rig Floor Equipment 2009: New Rig Design. (Part 4 of 4)

Newbuild Report

Guide to New Rigs and Rig Floor Equipment 2009: Newbuild Report. (Part 3 of 4)

Rig equipment, new rigs and new rig report

Guide to New Rigs and Rig Floor Equipment 2009: Rig equipment, new rigs and new rig report. (Part 1 of 4)

Rig Floor Equipment

Guide to New Rigs and Rig Floor Equipment 2009: Rig Floor Equipment. (Part 2 of 4)

Russia’s drilling rates will remain high; oil production will not drop substantially

Russian oil companies managed to maintain production volumes in the first half of 2009 comparable with the same period in 2008.

UV light technology controls bacteria while reducing environmental risks

A series of ultraviolet treatment applications in the Haynesville Shale formation is proving to reduce bacteria at a rate comparable to chemical biocides.

Columns

Drilling advances

Is green drilling on the horizon?

Editorial comment

Of Rasberry ants and Frankenslime

Exploration discoveries

Monthly updates of exploration discoveries throughout the globe.

Oil and Gas in the Capitals

In the next few years, all eyes on Iraq

What’s new in exploration

Reward and risk of exploring in Egypt

What's new in production

Advances in plunger lift optimization

 

World of Oil

Deal opens the US Gulf of Mexico to China

News & Resources

Companies in the news

Companies in the news

Industry at a glance

Crude oil prices rose to their highest level in more than a year in October with WTI and Brent futures up an average of $6/bbl to $75.82/bbl and $73.93/bbl, respectively.

Meetings and Events

Meetings and Events

New products

New Products

People in industry

People in the Industry