June 2005 ///

Special Focus

New downhole technologies helped develop horizontal thin sand

New drilling technologies and reservoir management techniques proved their worth in a completion with a 1,200-ft horizontal section in Nigeria's Niger Delta.

Understanding downhole vibration transmission and disruption

Data from dual downhole sensors indicate that successful vibration mitigation was achieved in three Gulf of Thailand wells, improving BHA component life.


Improved gross rock volume calculation with better time interpretation

The importance of accounting for two-way traveltime (TWT) uncertainty in reserve estimations is emphasized by a methodology review and case study example.

Petroleum Technology Digest: Solid expandable casing liner salvages inland water completion

A cased-hole liner/specialty packer workover solution salvaged a South Louisiana, inland water oil completion and paid for itself in under five months' time.

VOC control system reduces field gas dehydration unit emissions

To satisfy state regulations governing new dehydration units, a volatile organic compound control system has been used cost-effectively in a mature Wyoming field.

Special Report

Canadian International Operators' Guide 2005

World Oil’s 2005 Canadian International Operators’ Guide highlights Canadian operators with international drilling and exploration programs.

World Oil's Fluids Guide 2005

Exclusive annual listing shows trade names, generic descriptions, recommended usage and suppliers of more than 2,800 fluid system additives for drilling, completions and workovers.


Drilling advances

Behavioral psychology improves rig safety

Editorial Comment

Response to letters; oil prices and inflation

International Politics

OPEC producers push to expand capacities

What's new in production

Hurricanes, politics affect US offshore development

News & Resources

Companies in the news

Vol. 226 No. 6  Chevron, Total and Schlumberger formed a joint initiative for research and development of thermal simulation technology to improve recovery efficiencies

Industry at a glance

Vol. 226 No. 6   OPEC members are producing at their maximum capacities in April, still adjusting to last year’s hi

New products

Vol. 226 No. 6  Crude oil demulsifiers GE Advanced Materials has launched the Silbreak silicone product, a new demulsifier technology to help the oil industry

OTC Spotlight on New Technology

Vol. 226 No. 6  OTC spotlights offshore innovation The Offshore Technology Conference announced 14 award recipients for its second annual “Spotlight on New Technology” p

People in industry

Vol. 226 No. 6  Smith International, Inc., has elected Michael D. Pearce as president of Smith Technologies. He was previously VP of sales for Smith Bits. In 1995, Pearc

World of Oil



05-06_new-Kelsch_fig3.htm (Jun-2005)

A monthly magazine offering industry news, statistics and technical editorial to the oil and gas drilling, exploration and production industry.