http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Frontera Energy Corp. announces positive drilling results in Colombia https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/17/frontera-energy-corp-announces-positive-drilling-results-in-colombia Frontera Energy Corporation has announced positive drilling results from the Acorazado-1 well located on the 100% owned and operated Llanos 25 block onshore Colombia. As a result, the well is being cased in preparation for testing. API: U.S. sets new record for natural gas liquids production, ties record for crude oil in July https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/17/api-us-sets-new-record-for-natural-gas-liquids-production-ties-record-for-crude-oil-in-july The American Petroleum Institute’s latest monthly statistical report shows the U.S. set a record for the production of natural gas liquids (NGL) last month producing 4.4 MMbpd. Maersk offloads drilling assets in latest move to exit energy https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/17/maersk-offloads-drilling-assets-in-latest-move-to-exit-energy A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S has decided to list its drilling unit separately, marking its latest step toward a complete exit from the energy industry. Saudi Aramco's crude output in 2017 fell from annual record https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/17/saudi-aramcos-crude-output-in-2017-fell-from-annual-record Saudi Arabian Oil Co., the world’s largest crude exporter, said its production last year fell from the annual record it reached in 2016 as it led OPEC and other major producers in curbing output to counter a global oversupply. SDX Energy reports successful production test at SD-3X well at South Disouq, Egypt https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/17/sdx-energy-reports-successful-production-test-at-sd-3x-well-at-south-disouq-egypt SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced that a successful production test has been conducted at its SD-3X appraisal well at South Disouq, Egypt (SDX 55% working interest and operator). Oil set for longest losing run since 2015 amid economy fears https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/17/oil-set-for-longest-losing-run-since-2015-amid-economy-fears Oil headed for the longest run of weekly declines in three years as turbulence in emerging markets and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China stirred fears that fuel demand may suffer. China tariffs could mean bleak winter ahead for U.S. LNG https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/17/china-tariffs-could-mean-bleak-winter-ahead-for-us-lng This winter could be a bleak one for America’s natural gas exporters as the fastest-growing buyer of the fuel threatens to halt purchases amid an escalating trade war. EIA: Haynesville natural gas production reaches five-year high https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/eia-haynesville-natural-gas-production-reaches-five-year-high In June 2018, natural gas production in the Haynesville shale formation, located in northeastern Texas and Louisiana, averaged 6.35 Bcfd, accounting for 8.5% of the total U.S. dry natural gas production, Haynesville’s highest production level since November 2012. Rice University engineers find nanoscale solution to produced water problem https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/rice-university-engineers-find-nanoscale-solution-to-produced-water-problem Oil and water tend to separate, but they mix well enough to form stable oil-in-water emulsions in produced water from oil reservoirs to become a problem. Rice University scientists have developed a nanoparticle-based solution that reliably removes more than 99% of the emulsified oil that remains after other processing is done. Equinor concludes drilling of Sigrun appraisal well, offshore Norway https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/equinor-concludes-drilling-of-sigrun-appraisal-well-offshore-norway Equinor Energy AS, operator of production license (PL) 025, has concluded the drilling of appraisal well 15/3-11 on the 15/3-4 (Sigrun) oil and gas discovery. Eastern Canadian LNG project wins buyers in shadow of Western rival https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/eastern-canadian-lng-project-wins-buyers-in-shadow-of-western-rival Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s giant liquefied natural gas project in western Canada may be grabbing the headlines, but a smaller rival in the east is busy lining up another customer from Europe.