WorldOil Iraq troops enter Tikrit, drive Islamic State from oilfields Iraqi forces entered the central city of Tikrit earlier this week, in an attempt to drive out Islamic State militants, and regained control of two oilfields in the region, a local official said. Oil falls for second day as dollar strengthens after jobs report Crude futures dropped for a second day in New York as the dollar strengthened after a monthly jobs report, reducing the investment appeal of commodities. Rigs seeking U.S. oil slide to 3-year low in record retreat U.S. energy explorers shut rigs targeting oil for the 13th straight week, extending the biggest retrenchment in drilling on record and dragging the total count to the lowest level since 2011. Shale drillers storing oil underground, waiting for price recovery HOUSTON -- Oil drillers expecting prices to rebound after the biggest drop in six years have come up with an alternative to storing their crude in tanks: They’re keeping it in the ground. Enbridge to optimize regional oil sands infrastructure expansions Enbridge has revealed plans to optimize a previously announced expansion of its Regional Oil Sands System. GE opens new facility in Australia to support subsea projects GE has announced the official opening of a new oil and gas facility in Broome, Western Australia, specifically designed to service subsea projects. Statoil delays Castberg, Snorre projects to cut costs STAVANGER, Norway -- The licensees in the Johan Castberg and Snorre 2040 licenses have decided to spend more time on the projects, Statoil announced Friday. BP finalizes $12-billion deal to develop Egypt’s West Nile Delta BP announced Friday that it has signed the final agreements of the West Nile Delta project to develop 5 Tcf of gas resources and 55 MMbbl of condensates with an estimated investment of around $12 billion by BP and its partner. Gazpromneft Khantos acquires two new licenses Gazpromneft Khantos has acquired two new licenses, for Maloyugansk and Zapadno-Zimnee fields, in Russia’s Khanty Mansiysk Autonomous Region. BNSF train hauling 103 crude cars derails in Illinois GALENA, Illinois (Bloomberg) -- A BNSF Railway Co. train carrying 103 cars of crude oil derailed in rural Illinois, and U.S. regulators said a fire had broken out. There were no reports of injuries. Statoil to drill UKCS Catcher and Mariner wildcats STAVANGER -- Statoil is preparing to drill two UKCS wells in the Spring -- one in the Catcher area of the Central North Sea and the other in the Northern North Sea to the west of the Mariner field.