Personnel have been evacuated from six production platforms as Tropical Depression No. 9 moves farther into the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said in a news release Aug. 29.

All other major producers in the area said they were still monitoring the weather and had not evacuated anybody.

The number may rise by month-end, the deadline for the plan proposed. Around 12,000 employees, or 21% of its workforce, are eligible.

James Seaba spent 13 years leading large research groups at ConocoPhillips. As senior technology adviser, Seaba helped identify value-added projects for steam assisted gravity drainage for heavy oil processing.

Sound Energy also said it plans to appoint a vice president of business development.

Darrell Hollek has become executive vice president of operations; he was formerly the executive vice president for U.S. onshore E&P.

Sult's departure, which will follow an appropriate transition period, is not related to any disagreement with Marathon regarding financial disclosures, accounting or business matters, the release said.

Protesters blocked the gate to offices of U.S. oil company Chevron in Nigeria’s Niger Delta on Aug. 15, widening a week-long demonstration to demand jobs and housing, a protest organizer and a community leader said.

Populist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador would require Pemex take minimum stakes in all future oil contracts, and may also revoke two dozen contracts already signed with oil companies, Reuters reported.

The trade unions said they had planned strikes by workers of Wood Group, an energy services company, on Curlew, Brent Alpha, Brent Bravo, Nelson, Gannet, Shearwater, Brent Charlie platforms starting Aug. 15 through Sept. 3.

Geoscience consulting firm RSI reported the following senior management changes, effective immediately, on Aug. 10.

Dr. Dambisa Moyo and Dr. Wanda Austin have been elected Chevron Corp.’s (NYSE:CVX) board of directors, the company said Aug. 9.

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