http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Offshore oil recovery beginning in world's harshest environments http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/21/offshore-oil-recovery-beginning-in-worlds-harshest-environments Explorers are once again testing the waters in their search for oil, according to Transocean Ltd., the world’s biggest offshore rig contractor by market value. SDX Energy's KSS-2 well disappoints in Morocco http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/21/sdx-energys-kss-2-well-disappoints-in-morocco SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, announces that the KSS-2 well on the Sebou permit in Morocco was drilled to a TD of 1,293 m, encountering 8 net m of high quality reservoir interval in the Gaddari and Guebbas sequences with an average porosity of 30%. However, while the intervals came in on prognosis, they had low gas saturation and were not deemed to be commercial. 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. 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. Zion Oil and Gas encounters oil onshore Israel http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/14/zion-oil-gas-encounters-oil-onshore-israel Zion Oil and Gas, Inc., announces that during the current open hole wireline logging and subsequent reaming (cleaning the well bore) operations, Zion encountered free-flowing hydrocarbons while circulating drilling mud. Weatherford releases production optimization software http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/14/weatherford-releases-production-optimization-software Weatherford International plc today announced a new software release for its ForeSite production optimization platform, which combines physics-based models with advanced machine-learning data analytics to improve performance across conventional and unconventional oil and gas assets. Turbodrills reduce well time and deliver lower cost per foot in hard and abrasive formations http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/features/turbodrills-reduce-well-time-and-deliver-lower-cost-per-foot-in-hard-and-abrasive-formations Downhole turbines are a solution in hard and abrasive formations, otherwise inaccessible with conventional motors. 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. Echo Energy announces onshore Argentina work program http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/12/echo-energy-announces-onshore-argentina-work-program Echo Energy plc, the South and Central American focused upstream oil and gas company, is pleased to announce its 2018 work program, onshore Argentina. CGG, Ardiseis complete highest-density seismic survey ever acquired http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/8/cgg-ardiseis-complete-highest-density-seismic-survey-ever-acquired CGG, its technology partner, and Ardiseis, subsidiary of the Arabian Geophysical and Surveying Company (ARGAS), the Middle East’s seismic acquisition specialist, have announced the successful completion of the world’s highest-density broadband seismic survey ever acquired onshore or offshore.