July 2002 ///

Special Focus

Adapting floatover installation of decks to floating platforms

Safety, economics and reliability remain the primary challenges for installing large integrated decks. Can recent successes with floatovers to shallow fixed platforms be applied to deepwater floating platforms?

Cost-effective subsea drilling operation on the smallest Norwegian field

Development of the Glitne marginal field in 360-ft water with four horizontal wells and one injector depended on efficient/ economic drilling and completion

North Sea operators provide feedback on new marine seismic system

By improving signal fidelity and positioning accuracy, a new marine seismic system shows promise. Three oil companies comment on initial results of the system


JIP DEA-130 enables modernization of OCTG performance properties

Joint Industry Project has, since 1999, reviewed manufacturing practices and funded extensive testing of casing collapse. It is now modernizing OCTG standards

Offshore Northern Seas 2002

ONS targets a new generation of industry leaders and innovators, plus Norway's petroleum minister details an ambitious agenda for the Norwegian Continental Shelf

Plastic liners for tubular repair and/or production improvement

Procedures for installing tight-fitting plastic liners in existing tubulars for repair or enhanced flow are described, along with advantages/ limitations

Well remediation using expandable cased-hole liners

This article describes technical concepts on which solid expandable tubulars are based and overviews their applications, focusing on two cased-hole liner examples


New equipment

July 2002 Vol. 223 No. 7  New Equipment  Nova-flow computer The Nova-Flow Batch Controller, one in a series of new "plug-n-flow" computers, is suited for flow applications where precise measurement an

New literature

July 2002 Vol. 223 No. 7  New Literature  Progressing cavity pumps Moyno progressing cavity pumps deliver superior performance and durability. They provide operating efficiency, dependability and versatility


Drilling developments

DOI buys back Florida leases; Southwest Research Institute's fault block consortium

Editorial Comment

Bush Administration flip-flops on offshore development, global warming


The mood is upbeat at Canada's Global Petroleum Show

International Politics

Will dollar devaluation limit oil-production capacity and growth in the Middle East?

Offshore update

UK offshore engineering industry report; Texas A&M's new Research Partnership

What's new in exploration

Alaska resource assessment: ANWR vs. NPR-A; Giant discoveries

What's new in production

PTTC offers access to low-cost O&G data; various large-scale projects

News & Resources

Companies in the news

July 2002 Vol. 223 No. 7  Company News  Nexen Inc. agreed with Shell Exploration and Production Co. to jointly explore a 1,044 sq mi area of the Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico for natural gas in Niocene reservoirs. A

Industry at a glance

July 2002 Vol. 223 No. 7  Industry Stats     International Geophysical Activity Table      U.S. Oil Supply Graph I

Looking ahead

July 2002 Vol. 223 No. 7  Looking Ahead  EEX to merge with Newfield, CMS to sell E&P unit. EEX Corp. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Newfield Exploration Corp. Tom Hamilton, Chairman, President and

Oil country hot line

July 2002 Vol. 223 No. 7  Hot Line  OPEC may keep levels but lose premiums At press time, the results of OPEC’s June meeting were unknown, but UAE Oil Minister Obaid bin Saif Al-Nasseri said there was no

People in industry

July 2002 Vol. 223 No. 7  People  Cabot Oil & Gas elected Dan O. Dinges to the positions of chairman of the board and CEO succeeding the retiring Ray Seegmiller and Charles P. Siess, Jr. He joined the company in September