May/June 2002

 OFFSHORE OUTLOOK, RIGS, EQUIPMENT

Offshore rig market could be on verge of recovery
Rowan Drilling jackup targeted for deep drilling
Transocean Sedco Forex sets deepwater records
Contractors ordering rigs on speculation
Surface BOP management and design guidelines
International governance of offshore activities
Rig integration of dual gradient drilling system

 DOWNHOLE FLUIDS FOR DEEPWATER

New water-base drilling fluid makes mark in GOM

 DRILLING TECHNOLOGY

UBO committee performs gap analysis
UBO succeeds in low gravity Brazilian reservoirs

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