http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Trump's LNG push is helping power German green cruise liner boom https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/20/trumps-lng-push-is-helping-power-german-green-cruise-liner-boom President Donald Trump’s bid to dump a glut of liquefied natural gas on Europe is getting an unlikely boost: stringent regulations on shipping emissions that are prompting the continent’s shipyards to hunt for alternatives to high-polluting diesel. Reliance rebukes reports of inappropriate payments for Venezuela oil https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/20/reliance-rebukes-reports-of-inappropriate-payments-for-venezuela-oil Claims of Reliance Industries Ltd.'s purchases of crude oil from Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, PDVSA, for payment in cash to third parties are false, according to the company. Total's digital factory signals AI for drilling optimization https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/19/totals-digital-factory-signals-ai-for-drilling-optimization Total's use of artificial intelligence to screen geological data will help the oil and gas industry identify new prospects, and shorten the time to acquire licenses, drill and make discoveries, Midland sees 26% population growth over last decade https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/19/midland-sees-26-population-growth-over-last-decade Texas oil centers Midland and Odessa were among the fastest growing U.S. metros in 2018. Equinor invests in new platform in Azerbaijan https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/19/equinor-invests-in-new-platform-in-azerbaijan Equinor and eight partners in the offshore Azeri Chirag Gunashli (ACG) oilfield in the Caspian Sea have made a $6 billion investment decision to build an additional platform in the license area. BP, partners sanction $6 billion Azeri Central East development offshore Azerbaijan https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/19/bp-partners-sanction-6-billion-azeri-central-east-development-offshore-azerbaijan BP and partners have sanctioned the Azeri Central East (ACE) project, the next stage of development of the giant Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) oilfield complex in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea. Chrysaor to acquire ConocoPhillips' UK oil and gas business for $2.675 billion https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/18/chrysaor-to-acquire-conocophillips-uk-oil-and-gas-business-for-2675-billion Chrysaor Holdings Limited is to acquire ConocoPhillips' UK oil and gas business for $2.675 billion. U.S. LNG exports on rise as regulators approve two new projects https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/18/us-lng-exports-on-rise-as-regulators-approve-two-new-projects Tellurian Inc.’s proposed $28 billion Driftwood terminal in Louisiana and Sempra Energy’s Port Arthur LNG project in Texas were cleared by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in a 3-1 vote in Washington, with Democratic Commissioner Richard Glick dissenting. Shipping American oil to China while avoiding American terminals, the case of the supertanker switcheroo https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/18/shipping-american-oil-to-china-while-avoiding-american-terminals-the-case-of-the-supertanker-switcheroo How can a supertanker, loading American oil without coming within a thousand miles of the Texas or Louisiana coast, avoid coming to the U.S.? ONGC places India on world map of heavy oil polymer flooding https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/18/ongc-places-india-on-world-map-of-heavy-oil-polymer-flooding Significant oil recovery has been obtained by a pilot in ONGC Becharji heavy oil field in North Gujarat, which was first put on production in July 1988. Eni enters into Ras Al Khaimah with Block A offshore EandP agreement https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/18/eni-enters-into-ras-al-khaimah-with-block-a-offshore-ep-agreement Eni has signed an exploration and production sharing agreement covering Block A offshore Ras Al Khaimah, as well as the relevant joint operating agreement.