WorldOil 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. Biggest OPEC producer deals blow to tiny rival in top market Tiny OPEC producer Qatar is paying the price for top member Saudi Arabia’s oil strategy in Asia. Saudis deal blow to small rival in top market Qatar is paying the price for top member Saudi Arabia’s oil strategy in Asia. Qatar passes first test in LNG expansion Qatar managed to keep liquefied natural gas exports flowing last year even under a Saudi-led embargo, passing its first test in its plans to expand LNG production. Gulf Arab Energy producers issue record debt for expansion Gulf Arab energy companies issued record debt this year as producers opted to exploit lower borrowing costs to fund expansion plans. Bahrain minister calls for freezing Qatar's GCC membership Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa called for the freezing of Qatar’s Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) membership, escalating attempts by a Saudi-led coalition to deepen the isolation of the gas-rich country. Regional Report: MENA Middle East/North Africa grapples with production cut commitment, despite urge to boost output Qatar fund is said to explore asset sales as new deals on hold Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is weighing more asset sales after reducing holdings in Credit Suisse Group AG and Rosneft PJSC to support the country’s economy amid a standoff with its neighbors, according to people familiar with the matter. Qatar says it's fulfilling oil and gas deals despite Gulf crisis Qatar, the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, is fulfilling all of its contracted shipments of oil and gas despite a regional political crisis that led to the severing of ties with some of its neighbors, the Gulf country’s energy minister said. Qatar's growth prospects dim as Saudi-led boycott takes its toll Qatar’s economy will expand this year at the slowest pace since 1995, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg this month, as the impact of a Saudi Arabia-led boycott is felt on trade and investor confidence.