WorldOil Presidential candidates urged to outline their vision for America's energy future The American Petroleum Institute has urged candidates at the upcoming presidential debates to outline their vision for harnessing the economic and national security opportunities created by America’s energy revolution. qedi opens Abu Dhabi office LONDON -- qedi, a leading completions, commissioning and technology provider, has opened an inaugural office in Abu Dhabi and appointed Naveen Adusumilli as qedi’s general manager for the Middle East. Mexico pipeline boom fueled by Texas drillers Tumbling crude prices have damped prospects that the Mexican oil-drilling laws adopted last year will spur an investment boom. Instead it’s the surge in gas-pipeline construction that’s attracting foreign capital, expanding the market for U.S. gas producers and meeting growing demand from Mexican manufacturers and power plants. Venezuela’s lake of endless oil a lawless mess For nearly a century, the petroleum deposits beneath giant Lake Maracaibo served as a cash cow for successive Venezuelan governments. In return, especially in the years since the company’s energy industry was nationalized by former President Hugo Chavez, it has received little back but neglect. Darcy proves new sand control technology with Statoil installation Sand control engineering specialist Darcy is gearing up for global interest in its downhole Hydraulic Screen following a successful installation in Statoil’s Statfjord oil field in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea. Devon Energy appoints new president, CEO Devon Energy’s board of directors has elected Dave Hager, most recently Devon’s COO, as the company’s new president and CEO. Gazprom Neft’s exports of Siberian crude reach 10 million tonnes Following the supply of a further 100,000 tonnes of East Siberian Pacific Ocean (ESPO) crude to the Chinese market in July, total volumes of ESPO crude exports by Gazprom Neft since the commencement of supplies have now reached 10 million tonnes. Team Oil Tools buys Odessa Packer Services Team Oil Tools has acquired all the outstanding shares of Odessa Packer Services (OPS). BP awards Clair Ridge contract to Cape BP has awarded Cape plc a new contract for the Clair Ridge project, with further future phases added over the next 18 months. Statoil passes 100 MMbbl of production from Brazil's Peregrino field After just four years in production, Peregrino field, in the Campos basin offshore Brazil, has passed a significant milestone, with 100 MMbbl of oil produced since April 2011. Nigeria to lose billions without oil sales reforms, report says Nigeria must urgently reform the way it sells oil to prevent Africa’s biggest crude producer losing billions of dollars of revenue, according to a new report.