Ryan Lance, chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips, addresses the audience during the Geopolitics of Natural Gas at Rice University, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Houston. (Marie D. De Jesús/Houston Chronicle)

ConocoPhillips stresses shale through 2017

Flexible spending and disciplined growth will help ConocoPhillips meet its 2017 goals, executives said Wednesday.
BG Group CEO Helge Lund (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

The CEO of BG just arrived in February, and could walk with $43 million

Lund, who joined BG on Feb. 9 after heading Norway’s Statoil ASA, is entitled to liquidated damages equal to a year’s gross salary and 30 percent of base pay, the Reading, England-based company’s annual report showed.
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Buying BG will ease Shell’s struggles with scandle-plagued Petrobras

With Petrobras engulfed in Brazil’s largest ever corruption scandal, BG and other partners are struggling to communicate with the state-controlled producer’s management to address delays to development plans.
Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser (Getty Images)

German engineering giant expanding U.S. operations in Houston

Siemens AG, a global engineering giant that employs about 2,000 workers in Houston, is establishing an oil and gas headquarters at its offices in Houston’s Energy Corridor.
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Energy executives create new company in Tulsa

The five businessmen, who have all spent time at oil and gas company Apache Corp., say the company will focus on producing oil and natural gas liquids.
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Petrobras investors claim PwC ignored red flags of fraud

Petrobras and its senior executives violated provisions of U.S. and Brazilian corporate law, according to a complaint in Manhattan federal court.
Michael Creel, CEO of Enterprise Products Partners (For Chronicle 100)

Houston pipeline giant says its CEO is stepping down

Enterprise indicated that the decision to retire had come from its current CEO, but did not elaborate on the reasons for the shift.
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Occidental searching for Chazen’s replacement

Occidental Petroleum Corp. is searching for candidates to succeed Stephen I. Chazen as chief executive officer when he steps down in 2016.
Former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Ex-W.Va. coal boss pleads not guilty in mine safety case

Blankenship entered his plea on Tuesday at an arraignment hearing in U.S. District Court in Beckley.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation CEO Al Walker, gives a speech after his company won top ranked large employer during the Houston Chronicle's Top Workplaces Awards Gala, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Houston. (Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)

Anadarko paid executives $127,252 for club memberships in 2014

Anadarko Petroleum Corp., an oil and gas exploration and production company, paid its five named executives $127,252 in fees for club memberships in 2014, a benefit provided by only two of the 12 peers it uses to benchmark compensation.