http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Trinidad Drilling considers sale as Canadian EandP activity slumps http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/20/trinidad-drilling-considers-sale-as-canadian-ep-activity-slumps Trinidad Drilling Ltd., which provides contract drilling services in North America and the Middle East, is considering selling itself as years of slumping drilling activity in Canada weighs on revenue. Eco Oil and Gas announces acquisition of minority interest in Guyana subsidiary http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/20/eco-oil-gas-announces-acquisition-of-minority-interest-in-guyana-subsidiary Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas Ltd., the oil and gas exploration company with licenses in highly prospective regions in South America and Africa, is pleased to announce that Eco (Guyana) Oil and Gas (Barbados) Ltd. (Eco Barbados), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, has agreed to acquire the remaining 6% interest in Eco (Atlantic) Guyana Inc. (Eco Guyana), following which Eco Guyana will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. Interior sets date for largest oil, gas lease sale in U.S. history http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/19/interior-sets-date-for-largest-oil-gas-lease-sale-in-us-history In support of President Donald J. Trump's ‘America-First Offshore Energy Strategy,’ Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that the Department will offer 77.3 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development. The Philippines in talks with China for joint sea exploration http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/19/the-philippines-in-talks-with-china-for-joint-sea-exploration The Philippines and China are in talks to jointly pursue oil and gas exploration in disputed waters of the South China Sea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Friday. Deloitte: Industry exercises caution with MandA, though trend is changing http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/15/deloitte-industry-exercises-caution-with-ma-though-trend-is-changing Deloitte forecasts that although the oil and gas industry may be in love with the recent rise in commodity prices it is still exercising some caution when it comes to MandA activity, but that is changing. East Canada’s Noia says more clarity required on new environmental assessment legislation http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/14/east-canada-s-noia-says-more-clarity-required-on-new-environmental-assessment-legislation Following its successful Annual General Meeting (AGM) held yesterday, the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association, Noia, states the Association will continue to seek clarity on proposed environmental assessment legislation announced by the federal government on Feb. 8, 2018. TAG Oil reports potential oil pay in New Zealand's Taranaki basin http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/13/tag-oil-reports-potential-oil-pay-in-new-zealands-taranaki-basin TAG Oil Ltd. has provided a positive update on its Pukatea-1 exploration well, which was spudded on Jan. 24, 2018. The Pukatea-1 well is located in TAG Oil’s operated Puka permit (PEP 51135, 70% TAG Oil) in the Taranaki basin of New Zealand. What's New in Exploration http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/columns/whats-new-in-exploration Successful exploration is the art of managing failure New Products and Services http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/news-resources/new-products-and-services National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has introduced the iSeries NXT platform to its portfolio of Tolteq MWD/LWD directional systems and tools. API: Florida Petroleum Council says offshore exploration beneficial to Florida's economy http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/9/api-florida-petroleum-council-says-offshore-exploration-beneficial-to-floridas-economy Florida Petroleum Council Executive Director David Mica today pointed to Florida’s significant economic opportunity to safely and responsibly develop Florida’s offshore energy resources in advance of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management public hearing on the Interior Department’s proposed five-year offshore natural gas and oil leasing plan.