http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil North Korea may copy Nazi Germany if total oil ban takes effect http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/15/north-korea-may-copy-nazi-germany-if-total-oil-ban-takes-effect As the U.S. and its allies look to impose even stricter measures against North Korea, leader Kim Jong Un could find inspiration from oppressive regimes of yesteryear in Nazi Germany and Apartheid-era South Africa. India plans larger oil auctions as Modi pursues import cuts http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/14/india-plans-larger-oil-auctions-as-modi-pursues-import-cuts India will offer larger areas with higher oil and natural gas reserves in the next auction of discovered fields later this year as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government seeks to curtail rising crude oil imports. Collaboration delivers LWD triple-combo breakthrough for ultra-high-temperature wells http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/september-2017/features/collaboration-delivers-lwd-triple-combo-breakthrough-for-ultra-high-temperature-wells As exploration efforts go into deeper, hotter and more remote offshore basins, the need for more advanced downhole drilling and logging tools is palpable. Accordingly, a new LWD toolstring that provides real-time downhole data, while withstanding 410°F temperatures, has been developed and tested in the harsh Gulf of Thailand. U.S. said to water down North Korea sanctions before vote http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/11/us-said-to-water-down-north-korea-sanctions-before-vote The U.S. has watered down a proposal to punish North Korea for its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, omitting an oil embargo and a freeze of Kim Jong Un’s assets, according to a European diplomat. India swaps cheaper LNG for more volume in second reworked deal with Exxon http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/11/india-swaps-cheaper-lng-for-more-volume-in-second-reworked-deal-with-exxon Petronet LNG Ltd. has reached an agreement to rework a liquefied natural gas supply agreement with ExxonMobil Corp., the second such renegotiation by the Indian company for gas supplies after reaching a similar deal with Qatar. BP, Reliance close in on India gas field near missile site http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/8/bp-reliance-close-in-on-india-gas-field-near-missile-site Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd. and its partner BP Plc are reviving investment plans for a gas block close to a military missile launching facility in the Bay of Bengal. Core analysis and review confirms Cambay potential in India http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/24/core-analysis-and-review-confirms-cambay-potential-in-india Oilex Ltd. is pleased to announce that the C-23z core analysis has been completed. The analysis, by Schlumberger and Baker Hughes has confirmed that the EP-IV tight siltstones at Cambay can be effectively stimulated, and that commercial gas flowrates are potentially achievable. Cambodia, KrisEnergy seal terms for nation's first oil field development http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/23/cambodia-krisenergy-seal-terms-for-nations-first-oil-field-development The Royal Government of Cambodia and KrisEnergy Ltd. have announced the signing of fiscal and technical agreements for the nation’s first oil field development in Cambodia Block A in the Gulf of Thailand. Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship crashes into oil tanker http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/21/ten-sailors-missing-after-us-warship-crashes-into-oil-tanker Ten sailors are missing and five were injured after a U.S. warship collided with a petroleum tanker near Singapore on Monday, the second crash involving an American naval vessel in Asia in a matter of months. Woodside strikes gas for the third time in Myanmar http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/7/woodside-strikes-gas-for-the-third-time-in-myanmar Woodside has advised that the Pyi Thit-1 exploration well in Block A-6 in the Southern Rakhine basin, located offshore Myanmar, has intersected a gross gas column of approximately 65 m. A net gas pay interval of approximately 36 m has been interpreted within the primary target sandstone reservoir.