http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Highlands Natural Resources provides update for East Denver Niobrara project http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/18/highlands-natural-resources-provides-update-for-east-denver-niobrara-project Highlands, the London-listed natural resources company, has announced that it has successfully drilled and set surface casing in both the Wildhorse 5-64 15-16-1BHZ and Powell 5-64-15-16-1CHZ wells. U.S. oil output climbs to two-year high http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/17/us-oil-output-climbs-to-two-year-high Oil held losses near the lowest close in more than three weeks as investors weighed expanding U.S. crude output against an extended decline in stockpiles during a period of strong seasonal demand. Rockcliff Energy acquires additional Haynesville shale rights http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/16/rockcliff-energy-acquires-additional-haynesville-shale-rights Rockcliff Energy has announced that, in addition to its pending acquisition of Samson's East Texas and North Louisiana properties, it has acquired approximately 60,000 net acres of Haynesville shale rights. Oil halts slide near $48 on signs U.S. stockpiles extended drop http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/16/oil-halts-slide-near-48-on-signs-us-stockpiles-extended-drop Oil halted its slide near $48/bbl as industry data showed U.S. crude stockpiles declined again, further trimming an inventory surplus. API: Trump's executive order an important step in streamlining energy infrastructure http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/15/api-trumps-executive-order-an-important-step-in-streamlining-energy-infrastructure API President and CEO Jack Gerard called President Trump's executive order to streamline energy infrastructure an important step in speeding up projects, creating jobs, and improving government efficiencies in delivering energy Americans demand. Whiting Petroleum to sell assets in North Dakota's Bakken for $500 million http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/15/whiting-petroleum-to-sell-assets-in-north-dakotas-bakken-for-500-million Whiting Petroleum Corporation has agreed to sell its Fort Berthold Indian Reservation area assets, located in Dunn and McLean Counties, N.D., to RimRock Oil and Gas Williston, LLC. The cash purchase price is $500 million, subject to customary adjustments. Oil production in U.S. shale plays increases to record level http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/15/oil-production-in-us-shale-plays-increases-to-record-level Oil output from major U.S. shale plays is poised to reach a fresh record next month. BNK Petroleum reports completion of fracture stimulation in Oklahoma's SCOOP http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/14/bnk-petroleum-reports-completion-of-fracture-stimulation-in-oklahomas-scoop BNK Petroleum Inc. has announced the completion of the fracture stimulation of the Hartgraves 1-6H well (100% working interest), which is located in BNK’s Tishiminogo field, in the SCOOP region of Oklahoma. Nabors agrees to acquire Tesco Corp. in all-stock transaction http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/14/nabors-agrees-to-acquire-tesco-corp-in-all-stock-transaction Nabors Industries Ltd. has announced that the company has signed an arrangement agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Tesco Corporation. Carrizo Oil and Gas announces closing of Delaware basin acquisition http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/11/carrizo-oil-gas-announces-closing-of-delaware-basin-acquisition Carrizo Oil and Gas, Inc., has announced that it completed the closing of the transactions contemplated by the purchase and sale agreement with ExL Petroleum Management, LLC, and ExL Petroleum Operating Inc.