Jun 17, 2004Commentary, 5/6 2004
In Norwegian, an eventyr
is a story that an English speaker might describe as a fairytale or adventure. As in English, these types of stories follow a formula, beginning with the Norwegian equivalent of “Once upon a time…” (Det var en gang…
). Typically, as is most likely the case the world over, such stories involve a deserving, honest person who’s elevated in class or wealth beyond his or her wildest dreams.
From the Editor: Spring FeverJun 17, 2004
Summer is almost upon us, but it’s been quite a spring. Contrary to the traditional idea that Spring Fever is cause for slowing down and lazily staring out the window, it’s been quite a hectic time here at the magazine.
Bringing SmartWell® Completions into the MainstreamJun 17, 2004
New technologies such as maximum reservoir contact wells and multi-lateral wells promise to improve oil recovery and make marginal accumulations economic through controlled commingling. The key to successful exploitation of these technologies is the ability to monitor and control the movement of fluids into and out of each reservoir zone. Intelligent well technology provides the capability to manage the flow of fluids in the well bore, without intervention, enabling complex well architecture to enhance recovery and tap marginal reserves.
Protecting the Offshore MarketJun 17, 2004
In recent years Marioff has established an enviable record for the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of HI-FOG water mist systems for the protection of machinery spaces, gas turbine enclosures and accommodation areas within the offshore market.
Focus on Finland: Men of SteelJun 17, 2004
CCB Stål AS is one of Norway’s largest steel and metal wholesalers, supplying carbon steel, special steel, aluminium and construction products. Headquartered with a 17,000 square-metre warehouse in Oslo, the CCB Group comprises twelve branch offices, nine of which have their own warehouse facilities. The group’s main warehouse located in Bryne, Norway – not far from the heart of the Norwegian oil industry in Stavanger – is the Group’s primary provider to the offshore industry. As a part of Rautauruukki, which focuses on new solutions, CCB offers value-adding expertise and reliability in addition to its quality products that comply with the latest revisions of Norsok standards.
Focus on Russia: Finnish-Russian Oil Production in Northwest RussiaJun 17, 2004
SeverTEK, a joint venture equally owned by Finnish energy company Fortum and Russian oil company Lukoil, commenced oil production in the South Shapkino field in north-west Russia in mid-July 2003.
Internet: Death of a DinosaurJun 17, 2004
Music may well be the food of love, but in any case, it’s penetrating every consumer medium with any mass-market appeal. We buy CDs and play them on our stereos; we listen to the radio while we eat breakfast, and while we drive our cars. We go to concerts. The papers are full of music news and charts, MTV and VH1 bring us music videos 24/7, and soundtracks are vital and integral part of movies. And increasingly, we are consuming music through the Internet. Some of it in legal ways, a lot of it ripped from a CD and posted on the Web, in newsgroups, through I.R.C. chat rooms, or distributed through file-sharing networks. The music biz is scared out of its collective wits. So how can the Internet become a good, safe marketplace for record labels, musicians, and consumers?