WorldOil Brazil oil auction sees weak demand for first blocks offered Brazil’s first auction of oil and natural gas exploration rights in two years got off to a weak start with three of the first four basins offered receiving no bids. Israeli company reports major oil find in Golan Heights TEL AVIV -- An Israeli energy company has reported a major oil discovery in the Golan Heights. Transparency is key for Mexico’s deepwater block auction: GlobalData As Mexico’s first offshore bidding round for already discovered fields saw bids significantly higher than the minimum set up by the government, adding further transparency to the process would be positive for the round as it approaches its deepwater phase, according to an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData. Claxton, OIS improve decommissioning technology to deliver subsea well abandonment campaign Claxton, an Acteon company, has improved the technological advantage of its Suspended Well Abandonment Tool (SWAT) by developing an extension module. Re-injection well brought into operation at Prirazlomnoye field A re-injection well has been brought into operation on the Prirazlomnaya ice-resistant offshore platform, following drilling operations by Russia’s Gazprom Burenie, Gazprom Neft announced Tuesday. 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. 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.