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World Oil editorial: Biden-led USFWS runs roughshod over Native Alaskan corporation in ANWR

Staff, World Oil

Well, it didn’t take any time at all for the Biden Administration to show its true colors in dealing with oil and gas matters in Alaska.

Special Focus: 2021 Forecast & Review – International Drilling & Production

Cameron Wallace, Digital Editor; Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Following a tumultuous 2020, global drilling rates outside the U.S. are a bit of a mixed bag for 2021. Lingering economic effects from shutdowns and travel restrictions are impeding recovery in regions like Africa and Eastern Europe, while Western Europe and South America are finding their stride.

Special Focus: 2021 Forecast & Review – U.S. Drilling

Craig Fleming, Kurt Abraham, World Oil

A meaningful recovery in U.S. drilling activity during 2021 will be hampered further by President Biden’s Executive Order that indefinitely blocks new leases and drilling permits on federal lands and waters for up to a year.

Special Focus: 2021 Forecast & Review – Canadian E&P

Robert Curran, Contributing Editor

The oil and gas business had an exceedingly difficult time in 2020. There are signs that activity may be improving, but it’s hard to compare against a year that felt like rock bottom, and to forecast in the shadow of a pandemic.

Special Focus: 2021 Forecast & Review – Washington Outlook

Dr. Roger Bezdek, Contributing Editor

On his first day as President, Biden recommitted the U.S. to the Paris Climate Agreement, rescinded the construction permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and ordered federal agencies to begin reinstating over 100 environmental regulations rolled back by Trump—including ones governing methane leaks from O&G wells and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vehicle tailpipes.

Featured Columns ///

Oil and gas in the capitals

Dr. Anas Alhajji

Working from home, not electric vehicles, could kill oil demand growth

What's new in production

Willard C. (Bill) Capdevielle, P.E.

Thinking small to find big solutions

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Bringing value to the surface with Stepan Oilfield Solutions — Europe

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Maximizing scheduling effectiveness for all disciplines across the entire E&P organization

After many years of organic growth, and a series of acquisitions, a leading US E&P company was confronted with the harsh reality that their efficiency and revenues were being negatively impacted, because as they had grown so did their number of well delivery scheduling methods. Based on its data model, visualization capabilities, ease of integration, ability to run multiple scenarios and compare analytics plus more, the Company selected Actenum’s scheduling software, Actenum DSO/Upstream.

Industry at a Glance ///

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