WorldOil SDX Energy reports gas discovery in Egypt's South Disouq Concession SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced that a gas discovery has been made at its SD-4X well in the South Disouq Concession, Egypt (SDX 55% working interest and operator). Wintershall awarded new acreage in Norway's 24th licensing round Wintershall Norge AS has announced that the company has been awarded new acreage in the 24th licensing round on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). Equinor awards light well intervention contract to Akofs Akofs Offshore has been awarded a contract for light well intervention services using the Akofs Seafarer vessel for all Equinor-operated licences in the period 2020 to 2025. OPEC's plunging spare capacity poised to boost forward oil curve What happens if the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries can’t pump enough oil? Icahn is said likely to have won control of SandRidge board Activist investor Carl Icahn is expected to have won control of embattled oil and gas driller SandRidge Energy Inc.’s board based on preliminary results, according to people familiar with the matter. Reveal Energy Services signs first operator volume agreement Reveal Energy Services has announced the signing of its first operator volume agreement. Arsenal Resources, a pure-play natural gas operator in the Marcellus’ West Virginia core, has agreed to validate the completion designs of its 2018 wells with Reveal Energy Services’ simple, accurate, affordable pressure-based fracture maps. Diamond Offshore Drilling signs helical license extension with Trelleborg Following the successful manufacture of four strings of Helically Grooved Buoyancy for Diamond’s ‘Blackship’ vessels, combined with an extremely positive market reception to performance validation data, Diamond Offshore Drilling have extended the exclusive license for Trelleborg’s offshore operation to this patented technology until 2029. EMGS announces multi-client revenues related to 24th license round awards The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has announced the awards of new production licenses in the 24th licensing round on the Norwegian continental shelf. Rockhopper Exploration provides update on operations in Egypt Rockhopper Exploration, the oil and gas company with key interests in the North Falklands basin and the Greater Mediterranean region, has provided the following operational and corporate update in relation to its Egyptian portfolio. Saudi dilemma: Output boost could hurt its oil-based economy Saudi Arabia’s plan to halt the oil-price rally could hurt its economy, depriving the kingdom of billions of dollars in income that it needs more than other OPEC members. OPEC faces a bigger problem in Washington than Trump tweets OPEC is facing a renewed political assault in Washington, directly from President Trump’s Twitter account, and from Congress.