http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Nissan Chemical America Corp. expands production of well additive in Texas http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/5/15/nissan-chemical-america-corp-expands-production-of-well-additive-in-texas Nissan Chemical America Corporation (NCA) is undergoing a $1.4-million expansion of its Pasadena, Texas, production facility. The goal of this plant improvement project is to increase production capacity to meet the rising sales demand of nanoActiv products from the oil and gas industry. The 130-year-old bankruptcy that created a $5-billion oil giant http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/5/14/the-130-year-old-bankruptcy-that-created-a-5-billion-oil-giant The hottest oil stock from the U.S. shale boom has never pumped a single barrel of crude. Fat arbitrage opportunity arises for oil traders in West Texas http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/5/8/fat-arbitrage-opportunity-arises-for-oil-traders-in-west-texas Oil producers may be getting in their own way in the race to pump crude from the fertile Permian basin. One of Exxon's top women takes on the fast-moving world of shale http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/5/4/one-of-exxons-top-women-takes-on-the-fast-moving-world-of-shale ExxonMobil Corp.’s Sara Ortwein has delivered some of the energy industry’s biggest engineering feats over a 38-year career. Her newest challenge: Winning in the nimble, fast-moving world of shale. Permian basin seen growing to largest oil patch in the world http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/4/24/permian-basin-seen-growing-to-largest-oil-patch-in-the-world The Permian shale play is all about setting records. Now, the region will probably become the world’s largest oil patch over the next decade. Becoming a "Permian-bitcoin billionaire" may be just a dream http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/4/13/becoming-a-permian-bitcoin-billionaire-may-be-just-a-dream Could turning flared gas in Texas’s Permian basin into electricity to power bitcoin mining be a solution for shale producers? Shaletech: Permian Basin http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/april-2018/features/shaletech-permian-basin Soaring drilling, production block out irritants Texas-sized gas conundrum emerges in America's busiest oil field http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/3/28/texas-sized-gas-conundrum-emerges-in-americas-busiest-oil-field America’s most prolific oil field is now its worst market for natural gas. Concho Resources' acquisition forms largest unconventional shale producer in the Permian http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/3/28/concho-resources-acquisition-forms-largest-unconventional-shale-producer-in-the-permian Concho Resources Inc. and RSP Permian, Inc., announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Concho will acquire RSP in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $9.5 billion, inclusive of RSP’s net debt. NOV develops iron roughneck upgrade for cost-effective performance improvements in the Permian http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/3/23/nov-develops-iron-roughneck-upgrade-for-cost-effective-performance-improvements-in-the-permian Operators in the Permian basin cannot always expend the additional capital necessary to procure entirely new equipment—and often, they don’t need to. Upgrades to common rig equipment can provide performance increases without the cost and downtime associated with newbuilds.