February 2001 ///

Special Focus

International: Offshore drilling

U.S. Gulf paces increase

International: World oil production

OPEC learns output management

International: Worldwide drilling

High prices breed surge in activity

United States: 2001 E&P spending

High gas prices stimulate activity

United States: Crude oil prices

The cost of energy goes up

United States: Drilling and producing depths

Three new U.S. depth records set

United States: Producing gas wells

Back on the upward trend

United States: Producing oil wells

Stripper well losses pace decline

United States: U.S. drilling

Strong E&P growth continues

United States: U.S. production

Another year of decline

United States: U.S. reserves

Oil & gas reserves up, but not from new fields

United States: U.S. rotary rigs

Coming back after 16 years

United States: Washington in 2001

Energy will get a fresh agenda

Features

Natural Gas: North American Outlook

There's work to be done to meet increasing demand: The U.S. market is growing and drilling is up, but major new supplies are needed to maintain the reserve life index and minimize import increases

TECHNOLOGY AT WORK: New techniques improve field surface/ downhole operations

• Premixed cement slurry • Compliant rotary sand screen expander • Thermal desorption for treating oily cuttings • End-of-coiled-tubing detector • Three companies improve mature fields (PTTC)

The FPSO market: Available assistance from ABS

Part 2 - Further information on how the American Bureau of Shipping offers guides and management/ analytical tools for companies entering the market

Well control operations on a multiwell platform blowout

Part 2 - Relief well designs and drilling operations to intersect and kill two platform blowout wells from two separate jackups offshore India

Departments

New equipment

New literature

Columns

Editorial Comment

California's electrical shortages focus attention on gas power plants

International Politics

Russia's President Putin strives to build on a good first year

Philippe Bonnet 1920-2000

World Oil says au revoir to an advertising sales legend

What's happening in drilling

New multipurpose drilling “tower;" DOE's new Offshore Technology Roadmap

What's happening in exploration

More about geoscience: Early continents, ancient life and fast magma

News & Resources

Companies in the news

Feb. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 2  Company News  Varco International agreed to acquire Quality Tubing, Inc. Racal Survey changed its name to Thales

Industry at a glance

Feb. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 2  Industry Stats     International

Looking ahead

Feb. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 2  Looking Ahead  Bush concerned with awaiting energy problems. President George W. Bush may have to act quickly to prove that he truly can &

Oil country hot line

Feb. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 2  Hot Line  OPEC okays large production cut At last month’s meeting in Vienna, OPEC approved a 5% reduction in oil supplies,

People in industry

Feb. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 2  People  Texaco named Whylen "Len" G. Cooper Supply Chain VP, responsible for building a new global supply chain

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