http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil 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. Keystone XL pipeline sent back for new environmental review https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/keystone-xl-pipeline-sent-back-for-new-environmental-review The U.S. State Department must conduct a new environmental review for the Keystone XL crude pipeline, a federal judge ruled, dealing a blow to a project supported by President Donald Trump in his first few days in office. Angola unveils new oil regulator in restructuring of Sonangol https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/angola-unveils-new-oil-regulator-in-restructuring-of-sonangol Angola will set up a new regulator for the country’s oil industry as the government restructures state-owned Sonangol and seeks to revive falling oil and gas output. Midstates Petroleum in talks to buy some Sandridge assets https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/midstates-petroleum-in-talks-to-buy-some-sandridge-assets Midstates Petroleum Co. may soon walk away with at least some of SandRidge Energy Inc. after setting out to acquire all of it earlier this year. DNO ramps up in Kurdistan, plans dividend payments https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/dno-ramps-up-in-kurdistan-plans-dividend-payments DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced plans for its first dividend distribution to shareholders in 13 years following release of strong half-year 2018 results, including revenues of $289 million, which were up 83% from the same period last year. Oil shrugs at revival of U.S.-China trade talks to ease tensions https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/oil-shrugs-at-revival-of-us-china-trade-talks-to-ease-tensions Signs of easing tensions between the world’s two largest economies have done little to lift oil as surging U.S. stockpiles offset potential gains in crude futures. Oil sinks to eight-week low after surprise U.S. stockpile build https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/15/oil-sinks-to-eight-week-low-after-surprise-us-stockpile-build Oil plunged after U.S. stockpiles swelled by the most since March 2017 and as investor concern increased that the U.S.-China trade war and Turkish crisis will undercut demand. Bowleven provides operational update on Cameroon's Etinde Block https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/15/bowleven-provides-operational-update-on-cameroons-etinde-block Bowleven, the Africa focused oil and gas company traded on AIM, has announced the completion of drilling of the IM-6 appraisal well at the Etinde Block, Cameroon, to a TD of 3,550 m by the block's operator, New Age Cameroon Offshore Petroleum SA.