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Editor's Letter

What Poetry and Gas Production Have in Common

Pat Davis Szymczak

I'm often told by Russians that there is no such thing as a "done deal." When negotiating (po russky) you may think you've closed on a point and moved on to the next. Your adversary however sees each decision as an opportunity to open a new negotiation. Westerners negotiate in a straight line. Russians seem to go in circles (from a Western point of view.)


Main Article

Integrated Systems for Pipeline Security: Does Anybody Object?

Tougher sanctions for the environmental pollution, oil market situation, as well as the growing number of unauthorized tie-ins designed to steal oil and oil products call for improvement of efficiency, reliability, and security of the pipeline management.

Cover Story

Maintaining Joint Integrity - a Managed Approach

As refineries and petrochem plants strive for optimum performance and maximum efficiency from their assets, high level joint integrity is vital, particularly on pressurised systems.


Selecting the Right Valve for Your Application

Industry loses millions of dollars each year through the consequences of improper valve selection.


Why Oilmen Need Single-Screw Multiphase Pumps

Over 40 years the VNIIBT - Drilling Tools company is known in Russia and abroad as a designer and manufacturer of screw downhole motors for well drilling and workover.

Seismic Acquisition

Scorpion Makes its Debut

The area of land seismic recording systems remains « white hot», continuing the reversal of fortunes that characterized this space during the past decade.


Estimation of Technological Parameters of Filed Development with the Use of Calculations, Made on Sector Models

Hydrodynamical calculations for some bed stimulation technologies (for example, steam or hot water injection, polymeric flooding, etc.) require significant computer resources and much time.


Scientific Projects Give Drilling Practice a New Dimension

The successful development of vocational training for industry specialists and the effective work of scientific and research organizations in the former Soviet Union have created a comprehensive engineering knowledge base for drilling technology developing.


ROSING Laureats Go for the Gold

$10,000 is a modest tribute for a lifetime of achievement. The laureates, however, beamed with pride while receiving this remuneration along with a golden pin, a diploma, a plaque, and a lavish bouquet of flowers from the hands of ROSING's president Vyacheslav Manyrin and the president of Russian Union of Oil and Gas Industrialists Gennady Shmal at the fifth annual Golden ROSING awards.

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