http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil ABB launches Customer Experience Center for digital leadership https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/3/24/abb-launches-customer-experience-center-for-digital-leadership ABB has opened a new Customer Experience Center at its RandD Competence Center in Bergamo, Northern Italy. Eni, CNR create RandD partnership for energy sector decarbonization https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/3/24/eni-cnr-create-rd-partnership-for-energy-sector-decarbonization Massimo Inguscio, president of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), and Claudio Descalzi, Eni CEO, following their meeting held last May, have signed a Joint Research Agreement (JRA), to set up four linked research centers in southern Italy. Also, in attendance were Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Minister for Southern Italy Barbara Lezzi and the President of the Apulia Region, Michele Emiliano. Strong oil and gas sectors benefits Colorado with $1 billion revenue https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/3/24/strong-oil-gas-sectors-benefits-colorado-with-1-billion-revenue A study on the economic impact from Colorado’s oil and gas upstream and midstream subsectors found that it’s a critically important spoke in the wheel of the state’s diverse economy. Tenaris to acquire IPSCO Tubulars from TMK $1.2 billion https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/3/22/tenaris-to-acquire-ipsco-tubulars-from-tmk-12-billion Tenaris S.A. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire from PAO TMK, a Russian company and manufacturer of steel pipe, 100% of the shares of its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., for $1,209 million, on a cash-free, debt-free basis, which includes $270 million of working capital. Nissan Chemical's industry pioneer Robert Griffith retires https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/3/22/nissan-chemicals-industry-pioneer-robert-griffith-retires After more than 18 years of service with Nissan Chemical America Corporation (NCA), Robert Griffith, V.P. of NCA’s Pasadena plant is retiring on March 31, 2019. CNOOC reports 2018 reserves, producton, profit increase https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/3/22/cnooc-reports-2018-reserves-producton-profit-increase CNOOC Limited has announced its 2018 annual results for the year ended December 31, 2018. Alberta sees OPEC pricing go from too cheap to too pricey https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/3/22/alberta-sees-opec-pricing-go-from-too-cheap-to-too-pricey Trying to fix the crude market has been hard enough for OPEC. Alberta’s go at it is proving a bigger challenge than the oil-rich Canadian province anticipated. Equinor reports record-breaking lift completes the Johan Sverdrump field center https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/3/22/equinor-reports-record-breaking-lift-completes-the-johan-sverdrump-field-center Three days – that’s what it took to lift four of the last pieces in the Johan Sverdrup puzzle into place – the two final platform topsides, a bridge and a flare stack. The processing platform lift was the heaviest lift ever performed offshore. Tanzania to start talks for $30 billion LNG project https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/3/22/tanzania-to-start-talks-for-30-billion-lng-project Tanzania plans to negotiate terms for developing a $30 billion LNG project with companies between April and September. Encana to name Corey D. Code as CFO https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/3/21/encana-to-name-corey-d-code-as-cfo Encana Corporation has announced the appointment of Corey D. Code as executive V.P. and CFO, effective May 1, 2019. Sherri A. Brillon, who has served as Encana’s CFO since 2009, will be retiring at the end of May 2019. Wintershall produces record 171 MMboe https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/3/21/wintershall-produces-record-171-mmboe Wintershall is looking back in 2019 not only on 125 years of company history, but also on a successful past business year.