WorldOil Water management The power of water Executive viewpoint The time has come for an Appalachian Storage Hub What's new in exploration Rank and exploration may be like jumbo and shrimp First oil Another mixed outlook awaits the EandP sector Trump’s EPA to propose retreat on methane rules for oil wells The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to unveil a proposal that would step back from federal regulation specifically targeting methane emissions at oil and gas facilities, potentially staving off requirements for a million existing U.S. wells. Establishing tertiary EOR operations in unconventional plays Two federally-funded projects in the Bakken and Eagle Ford shales strive to improve recovery efficiency in unconventional plays while accelerating their development and generating high-quality data. Drilling advances Catching up with the times Big oil’s big bet on natural gas creates a big headache The world’s biggest oil companies have been steadily shifting investments toward natural gas, driven by an emerging globally traded market and environmental concerns. But they’re taking a hit as prices tank. EIA: U.S. crude oil production continues to set records U.S. crude oil production in each of the first five months of 2019 showed increases over their 2018 levels, with April 2019 establishing a new monthly record. Production grew the most in the Permian region and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Permian needs $9-billion worth of new wells – but not for crude, says analyst As much as $9-billion will be needed over the next decade to dispose of produced water in the world’s busiest shale field, according to Raymond James and Associates Inc.