WorldOil U.S. drillers idle 13 more rigs: Baker Hughes HOUSTON – Drillers in the U.S. idled 13 more rigs this week, according to the latest data released by Baker Hughes in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. According to the service provider, the number of oil-directed rigs has now fallen for 12 of the past 13 weeks. Oil declines after U.S. crude stockpiles advance in ninth week Oil retreated after a government report showed that U.S. crude, gasoline and distillate fuel stockpiles increased. Crude storage tanks nearing their brim spur ‘super contango’ Surging U.S. crude stockpiles that have filled storage tanks near capacity are widening the discount on immediate oil deliveries. Cortec helps aging oil and gas structures in the Middle East As oil and gas facilities in the Middle East are aging and approaching their anticipated design life, operators are asking whether the end is really near, and whether a new lease on life is possible. Wild Well enhances advanced well control capabilities in Asia-Pacific Wild Well Control Inc., a Superior Energy Services company and a global leader in well control, greatly enhances its presence in the Asia-Pacific region this month with the addition of vital, permanent personnel to offer advanced well control engineering capabilities at an unprecedented pace. Russia halts natural gas supplies to Ukraine as payments end Russia halted natural gas supplies to Ukraine after its western neighbor said it wouldn’t buy more this year amid ample supply. Penspen awarded engineering study for the development of offshore field in Nigeria Penspen, a leading global provider of engineering and management services to the energy industry, has been awarded a contract from Sirius Group to conduct an engineering study for the monetiZation of gas reserves from oilfields offshore Niger Delta. Equatorial Guinea's National Gas Company opens negotiations for LPG purchase The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy of Equatorial Guinea has announced that national gas company SONAGAS will begin marketing the State’s share of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) produced at the Alba Plant, on Bioko Island. DNV GL study calls for technology improvements to reduce costs for Barents Sea developments OG21 has received the DNV GL study of technologies that should be developed for year-round oil and gas production at 74 degrees North in the Norwegian Barents Sea. qedi wins commissioning contract from Apache North Sea qedi, Amec Foster Wheeler's completions and commissioning provider, has been awarded a commissioning contract from Apache North Sea for the brownfield modifications on all their North Sea assets. Eni’s Zohr find no barrier as Israel starts Egypt gas export talks Israel’s natural gas companies have started talks about exporting gas to Egypt, three months after the largest ever natural gas discovery in Mediterranean waters seemed to threaten regional sales.