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Simone Sebastian

Alert Logic Network Security Analyst Yohance Clark looks for security threats inside the company's security operations center in Houston. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Report: Cyber security becoming top concern for energy industry

Cyberattacks and other IT security issues have become a top industry concern for the first time in the history of Ernst & Young’s recurring survey of energy executives, ranking No. 9 on the list of most important industry concerns of 2013.
Jim Kleckner, executive
vice president, international and deepwater operations (Anadarko)

Anadarko names Jim Kleckner to executive role

Anadarko has named James J. Kleckner executive vice president of international and deep-water operations. He succeeds Doug Lawler, who was tapped to be the next CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp. earlier this month.
Dr. Ernest Moniz speaks after being sworn in as Energy Secretary. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Moniz: ‘This is the crucial decade’ to develop renewable energy

Though it produces lower carbon emissions than other fossil fuels, natural gas should be viewed as a bridge to a more renewable energy-driven economy, Moniz said.
Steve Buck (right), senior production foreman for EnerVest Operating Co., walks with Brian Brinegar of Morgan Well Testing near the wellhead of the Walking Taller #1 well in rural Fayette County. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle )

EnerVest acquires Anadarko Basin properties in $438M deal

Houston-based EnerVest will buy Laredo Petroleum Holdings’ interests in the Anadarko Basin for $438 million in cash.
A CenterPoint Energy employee in Houston on May 21, 2013. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

CenterPoint heads north to assist in deadly tornado’s aftermath

CenterPoint Energy, the Houston-based power distribution company, is sending crews to Oklahoma to help restore electricity to homes and businesses rocked by Monday’s devastating tornado.
(Thomas B. Shea/Special to the Chron)

Fortune 500: Biggest losers and gainers

Energy companies are regulars at the top of the Fortune 500 list. But several of the biggest names in the business took a hit this year.
GE Oil & Gas Shear Ram and a section of pipe it cut, at the joint.

OTC Spotlight Award: GE’s next-gen blind shear ram goes global

GE’s new blind shear ram can cut a thicker pipe, and it can cut it regardless of whether it’s centered in the well bore.
(Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News)

Oil rig worker ranks among worst jobs of 2013

Are you an oil rig worker? If so, you might want to think about a new career.
The hull of Chevron's Big Foot oil platform arrived in Texas in March 2013, after a three-month journey from Korea. It is scheduled to begin production in early 2014, 225 miles south of New Orleans, floating in 5,200 feet of water. (Chevron)

Photos: Chevron’s Big Foot hull arrives in Texas

t’s called Big Foot for a reason. The gargantuan hull of Chevron’s Big Foot deep water offshore platform recently arrived in Texas, after a three-month trek from Korea.

Survey reveals most valued skills for oil and gas workers

A new study by the Society of Petroleum Engineers reveals the essential skills for getting a job and getting ahead in your oil and gas career.