http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Exxon Mobil shifts investments to quick-earning shale http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/3/1/exxon-mobil-shifts-investments-to-quick-earning-shale Exxon Mobil Corp. is trading in long-term projects that pump oil over decades for U.S. shale drilling that can be switched on or off as crude prices change. Saudi Arabia oil tanker tracking shows another slide in exports http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/3/1/saudi-arabia-oil-tanker-tracking-shows-another-slide-in-exports Saudi Arabia’s shipments of crude oil fell last month, indicating OPEC’s biggest producer is continuing to cut supplies by more than it originally pledged. Exxon positioned to succeed in any price environment, CEO says http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/3/1/exxon-positioned-to-succeed-in-any-price-environment-ceo-says Exxon Mobil Corp. is positioned to succeed in any price environment by maximizing the competitive advantages of its integrated businesses and by investing in projects that generate high-value products across the commodity cycle, Chairman and CEO Darren W. Woods said Wednesday. DNV GL launches data analytics platform http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/3/1/dnv-gl-launches-data-analytics-platform To assist companies in getting more out of their management systems, DNV GL is launching Lumina, a set of performance benchmarking tools giving organizations market-based insights and support to identify and prioritize improvement areas. Energy from U.S. lands seen gaining under new Interior Chief http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/3/1/energy-from-us-lands-seen-gaining-under-new-interior-chief With Ryan Zinke at the helm, the Interior Department is set to prioritize coal, oil and natural gas development over renewable projects on federal lands and waters. Northern Petroleum, Shell initiate seismic program in northern Italy http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/3/1/northern-petroleum-shell-initiate-seismic-program-in-northern-italy Northern Petroleum, the AIM quoted oil and gas company focusing on production led growth, balanced with high impact exploration and appraisal opportunities, announced that Shell Italia EandP has initiated a local engagement program in relation to the Cascina Alberto permit, onshore northern Italy. Statoil granted drilling permit southwest of Norne field http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/3/1/statoil-granted-drilling-permit-southwest-of-norne-field The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 6507/3-12 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations. iSURVEY Singapore awarded contract with Solstad Offshore http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/3/1/isurvey-singapore-awarded-contract-with-solstad-offshore Following two years of successful operations, iSURVEY Pte Ltd, Singapore, has again been awarded a marine construction survey support contract with Solstad Offshore Asia-Pacific for works onboard the DLB Norce Endeavour. Proserv launches new subsea sampling innovation http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/3/1/proserv-launches-new-subsea-sampling-innovation Global energy services company Proserv has launched a new subsea sampling cylinder that can improve the quality of results and reduce risks normally associated with sample transfer. Total and Petrobras sign definitive contracts, seal strategic alliance http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/3/1/total-and-petrobras-sign-definitive-contracts-seal-strategic-alliance Petrobras and Total inform that they have signed yesterday definitive contracts in relation to the package of assets contemplated in a strategic alliance, outlined December 2016. Actemium signs global maintenance contract with Total Nigeria http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/3/1/actemium-signs-global-maintenance-contract-with-total-nigeria Total has awarded its global maintenance contract for the Egina FPSO in Nigeria to a consortium of two Actemium business units: Actemium Oil and Gas Maintenance and PACE Nigeria, Actemium being the VINCI Energies brand dedicated to industrial processes. Beginning in 2018, the contract will span five years.