WorldOil AIMS Global Consulting launches ZynQ 360 AIMS Global Consulting LLC today launched ZynQ 360, a web-based software solution that utilizes High Definition, 360 degree spherical photo and video technologies. Iran sees shale recovery as OPEC longs for $80 crude Most OPEC members would like to see crude prices at $70 to $80/bbl and the producer group doesn’t need to coordinate with other oil suppliers to determine output levels, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said in an interview. Nigerian oil company to deploy drones to fight oil theft Nigeria’s state oil company is set to deploy drones to check the movements of ships in the country’s waters in a bid to free Africa’s largest crude producer from theft of the commodity within eight months. Schramm appoints Roach to lead Houston office expansion Schramm has appointed Sean Roach, its current V.P. of Drilling Systems and Services, to lead the company's new, expanded office in Houston, which will include a state-of-the-art training simulator, as well as a T500XD land drilling rig—the manufacturer's flagship shale pad drilling rig. EIA report confirms need for bipartisan action on U.S. crude exports, API says Consumers could save on fuel costs if policymakers act now to lift trade restrictions on U.S. crude oil, said API, citing a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Eni selects Landmark’s DecisionSpace Landmark, a Halliburton business line, announced Tuesday that Eni has entered into a multi-year contract for Landmark’s entire suite of EandP applications. Egypt to keep Eni's find for itself, stiffening gas race in the Middle East Egypt plans to keep all the natural gas produced at a giant field Eni SpA found off its Mediterranean coast to itself, heightening competition among gas producers in the Middle East and Africa. Sasol seeks contractors for Mozambique oil project, gas pipeline Sasol Ltd., the world’s biggest maker of liquid fuels from coal, is looking for contractors to help it become the first commercial oil producer in Mozambique and to extend a gas pipeline that will increase exports to neighboring South Africa. ION awarded TPDC contract for seismic survey ION Geophysical and the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) announced Tuesday that TPDC has awarded ION a contract to acquire 4,058 km of 2D seismic, gravity and magnetic data over offshore Blocks 4/1B and 4/1C in the Rovuma Delta region. ConocoPhillips reports first oil at Surmont 2 oil sands facility ConocoPhillips has delivered first oil at its Surmont 2 in-situ oil sands facility in Canada, the company said Tuesday. Americas will take brunt of any oil output cuts as Iran returns The Americas will take the brunt of any cuts in oil production as Iran increases output once international sanctions are lifted, according to a report by A.T. Kearney Inc.’s oil and gas consulting practice in Dubai.