WorldOil Pemex evacuates 85 offshore workers after gas leak Pemex has evacuated 85 workers from a platform in the Bay of Campeche, offshore Mexico, following a gas leak. Wood Group wins automation project for Kazakhstan’s Tengiz field Wood Group has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract by Bechtel to provide an automation solution consisting of detailed engineering, control hardware and remote instrument enclosures (RIEs) for Tengizchevroil’s (TCO’s) Crude Storage Capacity Project at Tengiz field in Kazakhstan. U.S. emerging as most attractive LNG supplier to Asian markets Recent reports by the International Energy Agency note that Canada will fail to have any LNG export projects up and running before 2020, paving the way for U.S. suppliers to dominate. Bowleven appoints non-executive Chairman Bowleven, the Africa-focused oil and gas exploration group traded on AIM, has appointed William (“Billy”) MacDonald Allan as non-executive Director and Chairman effective from Oct. 7. Greene’s Energy Group names McIntosh as key account manager Greene’s Energy Group (GEG), a diversified oil service company and leading provider of integrated testing, rentals and specialty services, has named Matt McIntosh as a key account manager to be based in Houston. Strategic Petroleum Reserve is critical to national security: Murkowski U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R – Alaska) underscored the importance of maintaining the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) at a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday. Oil set for longest rally since April as U.S. stockpiles decline Oil headed for its longest rally in almost six months as U.S. industry data showed crude stockpiles fell in the world’s biggest consumer. Suncor courts shareholders as Canadian Oil Sands seen nixing bid Suncor Energy Inc. expects Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. to reject its C$4.3 billion ($3.3 billion) hostile takeover, so it’s striving to convince shareholders of the merits of the deal, CEO Steve Williams said. Oil drillers hunker down for more pain one year into bear market A year after oil sank into a bear market; the industry is still hunkering down for a long period of low prices, with Europe’s biggest producer seeing only the first glimpses of a recovery. Big Oil deferring spending lowers costs for India's top explorer The worst commodity slump in a generation has a silver lining for India’s state-run energy explorer. California’s Monterey shale holds 21 MMbbl of recoverable oil: USGS The Monterey formation in the deepest parts of California’s San Joaquin basin contains estimated mean volumes of 21 MMbbl of oil, 27 Bcf of gas and 1 MMbbl of NGL, according to the first USGS assessment of unconventional, technically recoverable resources in the Monterey formation.