Texas Railroad Commission introduces Internet-based permit process
On May 11, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) will introduce the Electronic Compliance and Approval Process (ECAP), an electronic commerce system that eliminates paper by capturing, storing, and transmitting oil or gas well permitting information electronically.
Mexico's reserves, production rising
As of Jan. 1, 2000 Mexico had proven, probable, and possible reserves of 41.495 bbl of crude oil, up from 41.064 billion bbl at the end of 1998.
Horizontal wells find varied applications in Saudi fields
Horizontal-well applications in Saudi Arabia have many objectives, such as controlling oil and gas coning in relatively thin remaining oil columns, improving waterflood sweep efficiency, improving productivity rates from thin and tight reservoirs, and saving development costs.
Novel insulated production system planned for deepwater Angola field
Alto Mar Girassol last month was slated to begin construction of an innovative system of heavily insulated flowline bundles and rigid riser towers for development of TotalFinaElf SA's Girassol deepwater giant oil field development project off Angola, in 1,350 m of water.