Delegates to the 2013 Winter NAPE Expo visit the booth from Australia in the International Pavilion. (Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle)

Former Petrohawk president takes shale expertise to Australia

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Australia has the world’s seventh-largest shale gas resources.
(Thomas B. Shea/For the Chronicle)

LinkedIn: Energy companies among most in demand for job seekers

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The social network released its list ranking companies’ with the most engagement from potential employees.
Rex Tillerson, chairman, president, and CEO of ExxonMobil Corp. ( Johnny Hanson / Houston Chronicle )

Exxon sees profit rise on refining strength

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Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson said that the earnings growth was “driven by higher margins and improved operations in the downstream and chemical businesses.”
Charif Souki, CEO of Cheniere Energy, was 2013's top-paid public company CEO in Houston and the nation. (James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )

Cheniere’s tentative settlement could restrict stock grants through 2017

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Cheniere Energy has reached a pre-settlement pact with investors that will put restraints on pay after CEO Charif Souki’s $142 million annual takehome had outpaced every other U.S. CEO’s last year.
The head office of Statoil in Stavanger, Norway.  (AP Photo / Kent Skibstad, NTB scanpix, File)

Statoil suffers first loss on oil-sands project, crude drop

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Statoil ASA, Norway’s biggest energy company, reported its first quarterly loss since listing in 2001 after writing down the value of an oil-sands project in Canada and struggling with plunging crude prices.
Patrick Pouyanne at the Intercontinental Hotel  in Houston. (Sharon Steinmann / Chronicle )

Total’s Pouyanne sticks to cost-cutting as profit falls

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Patrick Pouyanne, who was named to succeed de Margerie last week, plans to “hit the road” to visit contacts in the oil industry and in several resource-rich countries
(AP file photo/Reed Saxon)

Profits from Occidental spinoff fall in third quarter

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Occidental Petroleum Corp. said profit from the California oil producer it’s spinning off to shareholders next month fell in the third quarter as crude prices slid and production costs increased.
Patrick Pouyanne at the Intercontinental Hotel  in Houston. (Sharon Steinmann / Chronicle )

Total acts swiftly to replace CEO killed in crash

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Barely 36 hours after de Margerie’s death, Total’s board chose its new leader at a board meeting Wednesday.
Patrick Pouyanne at the Intercontinental Hotel  in Houston. (Sharon Steinmann / Chronicle )

New Total CEO will contend with slump in production, oil

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Pouyanne will have to see through a round of cost cuts as lower oil prices and weak returns from refining eat into profit at France’s largest company by sales.
David Stover has been named CEO of Houston-based Noble Energy, an independent oil and gas company.

David Stover moves into top job at Noble Energy

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David Stover has been named Noble Energy CEO, under succession plan announced in April.