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Harry R. Weber

Oil gushes from BP's Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico on July 12, 2010. (AP Photo/BP)

Spill case turns to how much oil reached Gulf

BP and the U.S. government, having shifted their positions several times about the amount of oil that flowed from a runaway Gulf of Mexico well in 2010, pivot back to court this week, with both sides hoping to convince a judge they now have the number right.

Apache shuffling executive ranks on heels of major asset sales

Fresh off a number of major asset sales, Houston-based exploration and production firm Apache Corp. is shuffling its executive ranks.

BP renews request to halt Gulf oil spill settlement payments

BP renewed its request Monday that a federal judge temporarily suspend all payments from its multi-billion dollar Gulf oil spill settlement.
(Dave Martin/AP)

Former Halliburton manager charged in Gulf spill case

Moments after Halliburton pleaded guilty to spill charges, the Justice Department revealed it’s charged a former company manager with destroying evidence.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Halliburton pleads guilty to criminal charge in Gulf oil spill case

Nearly three-and-a-half years after a deadly rig explosion and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that supplied the cement for the well that blew out pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor criminal charge in the case.
Kurt Mix leaves the federal courthouse in Houston after he was freed on bail. The former BP engineer is accused of obstruction of justice in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle

Prosecutors defend charges against ex-BP engineer in Gulf spill case

Federal prosecutors defended Wednesday the legality of obstruction of justice charges against a former BP engineer in connection with the investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
(Eddie Seal/Bloomberg)

Halliburton faces judgment day in Gulf oil spill

The oil field services company’s day of reckoning finally comes Thursday, not for conduct leading up to the disaster but rather what it did afterward: destroying what the government regarded as evidence.
Nariman Behravesh, chief economist of research firm IHS, (left) addresses questions from a moderator after a speech on his global economic outlook during an energy industry conference Tuesday sponsored by IHS at a West Houston hotel. (Harry R. Weber/Houston Chronicle)

US energy boom prompting shift in global economic growth, economist says

Developed nations are picking up the slack for global economic growth, a reversal of past years in which emerging markets led the way, the chief economist of research firm IHS said at a conference Tuesday that included oil and gas industry leaders.
Categories: Production
Robert Kaluza, a BP well site leader from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, talks with his attorneys Shaun Clarke, left, and David Gerger, right, as they enter Federal Court before he is arraigned on manslaughter charges in New Orleans on  Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

5-month trial delay ordered in Gulf oil spill manslaughter case

A federal judge Friday ordered a five-month trial delay in the case of two BP rig supervisors charged with manslaughter in the deaths of 11 workers who were killed when an undersea well owned by the British oil giant blew out in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
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Weatherford finance chief steps down, replacement being sought

The chief financial officer of Swiss oil field services firm Weatherford International has left the company.
Categories: Oil field services