June 2003 ///

Special Focus

Fibers in cement form network to cure lost circulation

Use of a new cement containing fibers is solving frequent lost circulation problems at Indonesia's Duri field, generating savings in time, materials and money

High-performance fracture fluid outperforms conventional fluids

An operator's application of an advanced, patented, viscoelastic fracturing fluid resulted in less formation damage, achieved excellent proppant transportability and required no breakers

Lost circulation can be managed better than ever

A new process is successfully exploring and assessing lost circulation problems, tying them to existing resources to create project-specific planning and solutions

World's first perforated Level-4 multilateral completion

Recent work in southwestern Wyoming took multilateral technology to a new level with a simple, economic solution that maintained reward and maximized output


Passive surface geochemical survey leads to dry gas discoveries

When searching for dry gas, don't look for methane. Instead, focus on ethene and higher compounds

Petroleum Technology Digest: Oxy Permian’s Cogdell Unit responds rapidly to CO2 injection

The flood is only 12 months along, but production has already increased from 1,300 to 3,500 bopd

Special Report

World Oil's Fluids Guide 2003

Exclusive annual listing shows trade names, generic descriptions, recommended usage and suppliers of 2,300 fluid system additives for drilling, completions and workovers


Companies in the news

Vol. 224 No. 6  The American Petroleum Institute’s electronic business standards group, the Petroleum Industry Data Exchange, and the Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium, Inc. (POSC) have agreed to work together to develop and suppor

New equipment

Vol. 224 No. 6  PDC bits for steerable motors A new line of PDC bits optimized for steerable motor applications has been introduced by Hughes Christensen, a division of Baker Hughes Inc. Genesis HCM bits offer both longevity and

New literature

Vol. 224 No. 6  Level measurement guide AMETEK Drexelbrook has published a comprehensive capabilities brochure of level-measurement solutions. The full-color catalog provides an extensive overview of measurement products, technology

People in industry

Vol. 224 No. 6  The law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P announced that Michael E. Arruda has joined as a partner. He has more than 20 years of experience in international oil and gas matters, and will be based in Hong Kong. His pract


Drilling advances

Activity indicators show growth; Seabed drilling rig has merit

Editorial Comment

Reconstructing Iraq; Harvard study says global warming normal

International Politics

US/British goals in Iraq are not necessarily oil-driven

What's new in production

GTL process holds promise; Spain gropes for tanker

What's new in exploration

Deaf fish; Crummy Alaskan lease results

News & Resources

Industry at a glance

Vol. 224 No. 6   As military action intensified throughout Iraq and then ended in April, the effect can be seen in the world production table, where the country’s output average was negligible. Saudi Arabia’s he

World of Oil

Vol. 224 No. 6  KURT S. ABRAHAM, MANAGING/INTERNATIONAL EDITOR   Click Here for Kurt's Opinion US makes initial moves to rebuild Iraqi oil


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