World Oil's annual review of the past year and what lies ahead in 2007, now in its 81st year. Our
statistics and analysis are gathered from proprietary surveys from states, governments and operators worldwide. These reports are used by oilfield professionals
and government agencies worldwide.
Crude oil price analysis. A popular choice among forecast analysts for governmental consulting,
public speaking and the media, Matthew Simmons of Simmons & Co. Int'l, tries to make sense of recent developments, OPEC, the ever-threatening "peak"
and other supply-and-demand topics.
E&P spending forecast. Citigroup Smith Barney's surveys provide comparative analysis and
predictions for US, Canadian and worldwide upstream capital expenditures from 2006 through 2007.
Washington in 2006 2007. World Oil's capital city correspondent, John McCaughey, reports on the
status of political efforts to steer US energy policy by a Democrat-led legislature and a Republican White House. In his inimitable writing style, McCaughey
discusses the results of past bills and the energy legislation likely to come forward in 2007.
Canadian outlook. Has Canada's boom topped out? Calgary contributor Bob Curran provides his
annual report on the past year and what activity looks like in the year ahead from the perspective of a Canadian insider.
US drilling forecast. Our expert editorial team will again amass and crunch a mountain of data
to produce an industry standard, World Oil's US drilling forecast, complete with proprietary survey results, tables and charts. Plus, several pages of statistics
and analysis of the US rig count, oil production, and oil and gas reserves.
There will also be several proprietary features that agencies, such as DOE and API, as well as DeGolyer
and McNaughton, depend on World Oil for some proprietary data, including US producing oil wells and producing gas wells on a state-by-state basis.
International drilling. Managing/International Editor Kurt Abraham asks government officials,
oil company planners and others to report on last year's activity, as well as help produce a global drilling forecast for 2007. Plus a breakout of just the
global offshore drilling activity picture. The international section also gives world oil production by country and by region.