WorldOil U.S. Water strengthens presence in southeastern United States with acquisition ST. MICHAEL, Minnesota – U.S. Water, an ALLETE company, has announced the acquisition of A and W Technologies. University of Houston’s petroleum engineering program marks major milestone The University of Houston’s petroleum engineering program—started in 2009 with just 20 undergraduate students—has been elevated to a full department within the UH Cullen College of Engineering. Egypt’s Zohr gas field could boost other east Mediterranean projects: GlobalData With the giant Zohr gas field in Egypt expected to come online by 2018, and President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi agreeing to remove any political obstacles to Eni commercializing the field, the stage is being set for a wider regional development plan catalyzing other projects in the east Mediterranean, according to GlobalData. New well confirms deepwater oil find in Potiguar basin's Pitu area: Petrobras An extension well has confirmed the presence of oil in the Pitu area, Petrobras announced. The discovery of this accumulation in the deep waters of the Potiguar basin was first announced on Dec. 17, 2013. Repsol reports record production in Bolivia Repsol chairman, Antonio Brufau, and the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, have announced the conclusion of the third phase of the Margarita-Huacaya project, the field with the largest production in the history of Bolivia. Electric fault curbs Alvheim FPSO production capacity Production capacity at the Alvheim FPSO will be reduced for about four weeks due to an electric fault in the high voltage drive motor for one of the vessel's gas export compressors, Det norske oljeselskap said Tuesday. Vaca Muerta shale to double production by 2018, Wood Mac says Production from Latin America's premier shale play, the Vaca Muerta, is expected to double by 2018, according to a new development study by Wood Mackenzie. Argentina's massive play continues to be the most prospective tight oil play outside of North America. Rockhopper Exploration to buy Falkland Oil in $87-million deal Rockhopper Exploration Plc agreed to buy Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd. in an all-share deal that values the explorer at 57.1 million pounds ($87 million). Grandweld delivers dive maintenance and support vessel to ADNOC Grandweld, one of United Arab Emirates leading shipyards, has delivered one dive maintenance and support vessel to Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). Pennsylvania fines Chesapeake Appalachia $1.4 million over well pad landslide Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection announced Monday that Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC has agreed to a Consent Order and Agreement and will pay a fine of $1.4 million for violations of Pennsylvania's Oil and Gas Act, Clean Streams Law and Dam Safety and Encroachments Act. Lundin spuds Barents Sea exploration well on Ørnen prospectørnen-prospect Lundin Norway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lundin Petroleum, has started drilling exploration well 7130/4-1 on the Ørnen prospect.