The oil industry experienced a tough financial year in 1998, but when people start looking at operations on a global scale they quickly find there were plenty of success stories, too. This month's EXPLORER tracks the significant drilling discoveries and operations of the past year, and this month's cover is a reminder that the industry is reaching out often into increasingly hostile regions with continued success. Photos, clockwise from top: a Prudhoe Bay drilling rig, courtesy of C.G. (Gil) Mull; the Tanzanite jack-up rig in the Gulf of Mexico, courtesy of Anadarko Petroleum; Algeria desert operations, courtesy of Anadarko Petroleum; and helicopter airlift operations, courtesy of Veritas Inc.
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