December 2003 ///

Special Focus

E&P waste injection goes subsea: Overcoming the challenges

Best-practice guidelines to minimize failure and maximize success in complex subsea operating environments

New take on centrifuge processing solutions for production, separation and cleanup

Originally designed for nuclear processes, and later envisioned to handle big oil spills, the technology has been found useful for many other tasks, including cleaning bilge water, completion fluid recovery and solids removal

Regulating seismic acquisition for marine mammal protection: Competing interests or mutual goal?

A status report on rapidly changing regulations that affect leaseholders

Sustainable development efforts succeed on Amazon jungle project

Best-practice guidelines to minimize failure and maximize success in complex subsea operating environmentsOccidental Petroleum’s ongoing Block 15 developments in Ecuador and its successful construction of a major pipeline were accomplished in a manner tha

The Energy and Biodiversity Initiative can make a difference in operating practices

The EBI is an unlikely consortium of energy companies and environmental organizations, but new attitudes find common ground for specific solutions to minimize upstream E&P impact


Petroleum Technology Digest: Chacterization, 3D visualization spur successful offshore redevelopment

An independent operator used advanced reservoir characterization to identify and exploit redevelopment prospects offshore California

World Oil's editorial advisors analyze the major E&P trends of 2003 and forecast activity in 2004

Special Report

Marine Drilling Rigs 2003-2004

Industry’s most complete listing of marine rigs, showing owners/ managers, performance data, major equipment and rig-class photographs for more than 600 mobile, offshore rigs worldwide. Introduction/ cover; Jackups; Semisubmersibles; Drillships and Barge


Companies in the news

Vol. 224 No. 12  Expro Americas, Inc, announced the completion of its move into an extensive new operations facility in Broussard, Louisiana. This facility supports the group’s operations not only in the Gulf of Mexico, but throughout the Am

New literature

Vol. 224 No. 12  Valves and accessories A new eight-page brochure from Metso Automation describes the full line of Jamesbury valve packages, accessories and support services. Included is a review of the company’s proprietary s

New products

Vol. 224 No. 12  Oil/water separation The Enviro-Cell induced gas flotation machine from Enviro-Tech Systems is new technology for the separation of oil and water. The design combines an inlet skimming section for removal of large

People in industry

Vol. 224 No. 12  Oilfield services company Expro International Group appointed Mike Martindale COO. Martindale joined the group in 1995 and was appointed to the board in September 2002 as director, Eastern Hemisphere. In his new role, he com


Drilling advances

ABS drilling system certification; Improved Lost Time Incident rate

Editorial Comment

Sustainable development: Squandered opportunity

International Politics

Officials should not make the mistake of privatizing Iraq's oil industry

What's new in production

Natural gas storage and prices; DOE sponsored CO2 sequestration

What's new in exploration

EG shows off; Big discoveries just keep coming

News & Resources

Industry at a glance

Vol. 224 No. 12   Stocks are quickly approaching seasonal norms, due to a return to 2001 levels by OPEC and non-OPEC supplies. OPEC’s quota cut, effective November 1, demonstrated the organization’s readiness to

World of Oil

Vol. 224 No. 12  KURT S. ABRAHAM, MANAGING/INTERNATIONAL EDITOR   Click Here for Kurt's Opinion Putin says Yukos licenses secure after fir