WorldOil Executive viewpoint Opportunities to reduce costs and improve safety with digitization are created every day. Weatherford Labs, Enthought to analyze crater core tied to dinosaur extinction event Weatherford Labs and Enthought announced that they are participating in the study of a 2,725-ft (830-m) core recovered from the central area of the Chicxulub Crater. Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply design for offshore vessel conversion Dutch ship owner C-Bed has contracted Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, the 'Viking II', for use as a hotel vessel. ExxonMobil Foundation gives nearly $2 million to Texas AandM University The ExxonMobil Foundation presented a $1.9 million check to the Texas AandM Foundation on Nov. 13 at an event on campus at the Jon L. Hagler Center. Oil theft soars as downturn casts U.S. roughnecks out of work The moon was a waning crescent sliver Sept. 9 when a man emerged from an oil tanker, sidled up to a well outside Cotulla, Texas, and siphoned off almost 200 bbl. Low oil prices taking toll on exports from Western Canada: EDC Alberta and Saskatchewan will have lower exports this year due to depressed oil prices but will rebound in 2016 through a partial price recovery and volume gains, according to a new global export forecast released by Export Development Canada. Halliburton golf tournament sets new charity fundraising record HOUSTON -- The 22nd annual Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament raised a record of more than $3 million for 43 nonprofit organizations across the U.S., making it one of the largest non-PGA golf tournament fundraisers in Texas. Blowtorch beach, Turkey: Where old offshore rigs go to die When offshore oil rigs reach the end of their useful lives, many head for their final resting place at blowtorch beach. OPEC serves as unlikely ally for the greater sage grouse The greater sage grouse may have found an unlikely ally: OPEC. Petrotechnics launches new competency and training centre Petrotechnics celebrates the opening of its state-of-the-art competency and training centre. Located at the company’s Aberdeen headquarters, the new facility will address changing demands for operations excellence training in hazardous industries, including oil and gas, chemical and rail.