January 2003 ///

Special Focus

CO2 blowouts: An emerging problem

Use of older wells for CO2 injection has created potential for blowout problems during reentry due to tubular corrosion and special properties of the injected gas

Engineered high-pressure coiled tubing cleanouts

Important inputs to job design engineering for HPHT operations, illustrated by case history application in a 17,000-ft, South Texas gas well water shut-off job

LWD/MWD proximity techniques offer accelerated relief well operations

Special drilling techniques, combined with these highly advanced MWD tools with proximity detection, compress the work schedule and enhance overall reliability


Benefits of dual-gradient methods for drilling upper hole sections

Following successful field testing, Subsea MudLift Drilling can now reduce total deepwater well costs by eliminating a casing string and using less-expensive rigs

Petroleum Technology Digest: Polylined tubing reduces downhole failures

Field results in the past few years have proven that using polyliners can increase uptime and save money, even over plastic coatings

Turkmenistan's E&P projects achieve good pace

Due to good exploration results and a growing gas market, significant boosts in drilling and production levels are expected over the next several years

Special Report

2003 Tubing Tables

World Oil’s reference guide for production tubing and tubing couplings up to 5-in OD. The reference gives connection dimensions, steel grades, coupling type, sealing mechanism, and minimum joint-tension strength (on website only). Connection manufacturer


Companies in the news

Vol. 224 No. 1  Global Pressure Control, Inc. was formed by six executives from Cudd Pressure Control. The new firm will provide a full scope of services through three divisions: Global Well Control – well control, firefighting and

New equipment

Vol. 224 No. 1  Universal load cell Offering a rugged and economic choice in precision load cell is the low profile, “pancake-style” Model 46. It is suitable for tension or compression applications, and it provides

New literature

Vol. 224 No. 1  Rig skidding brochure Hilman Rollers, Inc. released its latest brochure featuring products such as early well-to-well skidding land rigs and its lift and roll systems on modern offshore jackups. The Rig Ski

People in industry

Vol. 224 No. 1  At IP, Louise Kingham will succeed Jeff Pym as director general. IP is currently negotiating a three-way merger with the Institute of Energy and Institute of Gas Engineers. In this position, she will be chief executive


Drilling advances

New Ocean Drilling Program with second rig; drilling halted off California coast

Editorial Comment

Venezuela's strife could have more dire effects on world oil markets than war with Iraq

International Politics

Russian President Vladimir Putin steers a tortuous course between Iraq, oil and economics

What's new in exploration

The speed of gravity; diamonds in oil; big discoveries; DOE's 9-component seismic project

What's new in production

Major climate/ energy study at Stanford; Congress passes security/terrorism bills

News & Resources

Industry at a glance

Vol. 224 No. 1   Those expecting an upturn by the end of 2002, to date have been disappointed. Oil and natural gas prices remain fairly high and basically stable, but no great improvement has been shown by any of the mark

World of Oil

Vol. 224 No. 1  KURT S. ABRAHAM, MANAGING/INTERNATIONAL EDITOR   Click Here for Kurt's Opinion OPEC output flattens, oil prices climb


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