http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Weatherford introduces V0-qualified retrievable well barrier http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/20/weatherford-introduces-v0-qualified-retrievable-well-barrier Weatherford International plc announced the commercial release of the ISO Extreme retrievable well barrier, which is qualified to ISO 14310 V0 standards for gas-tight isolation. BNK Petroleum commences Brock 9-2H well fracture stimulation in Oklahoma http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/19/bnk-petroleum-commences-brock-9-2h-well-fracture-stimulation-in-oklahoma BNK Petroleum Inc. has announced that fracture stimulation completion operations on the previously drilled Brock 9-2H well have commenced. Northwest Energy encounters hydrocarbons in Xanadu prospect http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/19/northwest-energy-encounters-hydrocarbons-in-xanadu-prospect Northwest Energy has confirmed that Xanadu-1 has intersected hydrocarbon bearing reservoirs demonstrated by elevated gas readings, oil shows, fluorescence and cut-fluorescence whilst drilling reservoir sections. Petro Matad announces postponed drilling campaign in Mongolia, CEO search http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/19/petro-matad-announces-postponed-drilling-campaign-in-mongolia-ceo-search Petro Matad, the AIM quoted Mongolian oil explorer has provided an operational update. Halliburton introduces new drill bit for high energy applications http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/18/halliburton-introduces-new-drill-bit-for-high-energy-applications Halliburton has announced the release of GeoTech HE, a robust drill bit that incorporates new features and materials to deliver enhanced performance and increased reliability in today’s high energy drilling systems characterized by very high weight-on-bit and drilling torque. New hope for Jersey Oil and Gas’ Verbier well as Statoil recommends side-track http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/18/new-hope-for-jersey-oil-gas-verbier-well-as-statoil-recommends-side-track Jersey Oil and Gas has given investors some fresh hope that value could be salvaged from the Verbier exploration well, with news that a side-track is being drilled to test another target. OMV Norge delineates Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/18/omv-norge-delineates-wisting-discovery-in-the-barents-sea OMV (Norge) AS, operator of production licence 537, has completed the drilling of appraisal well 7324/8-3 on oil discovery 7324/8-1 (Wisting) in the Barents Sea. SDX Energy spuds KSR-14 development well in Morocco http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/18/sdx-energy-spuds-ksr-14-development-well-in-morocco SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced the spud of its KSR-14 development well on the Sebou permit in Morocco. Crude trades near $50/bbl after decline in U.S. drilling http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/18/crude-trades-near-50bbl-after-decline-in-us-drilling Oil traded near $50/bbl in New York, close to a three-month high, as a further reduction in U.S. drilling added to signs the global crude surplus is abating. Major energy companies reducing emissions without government oversight http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/18/major-energy-companies-reducing-emissions-without-government-oversight The world’s energy producers are reducing their carbon emissions on a year-over-year basis.