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EOG Resources CEO Bill Thomas at EOG's offices in downtown Houston Thursday Sept. 25, 2014. (Billy Smith II  / Chronicle)

Four Houston oil companies among Goldman Sachs’ picks for likely acquisition targets

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A new report makes says giants like Exxon Mobil and Chevron could be targeting shale exploration and productions companies with strong assets and balance sheets.
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Anadarko didn’t pay cleanup costs for Gulf of Mexico oil spill, U.S. witness says

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The statement may undermine the company’s argument that it shouldn’t be fined for the spill, while the U.S. government seeks more than $1 billion from Anadarko.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. said it pumped its first barrels of oil Friday from its Lucius project in the Gulf of Mexico, pictured here.

Anadarko pumps first oil at Lucius field in the Gulf

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Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has harvested the first barrels of petroleum at its Lucius project in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the biggest startups expected in the U.S. offshore region this year.
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Court reaffirms BP is liable in Gulf oil spill

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BP is facing $18 billion in penalties stemming from the 2010 oil spill.
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Halliburton goes on airwaves in Colorado (video)

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Halliburton Co. is hitting the airwaves in Colorado on Wednesday with a new television ad meant to burnish the image of the Houston-based oilfield service firm and the hydraulic fracturing operations it conducts across the U.S.
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Anadarko: 1,000 Eagle Ford wells and counting

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The Woodlands-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has drilled more than 1,000 Eagle Ford Shale wells so far — and it’s averaging bringing one new well online every day.
Retired school teacher Elaine Doudna joins about 20 other protesters outside City Hall in downtown Colorado Springs, Colo., as they speak out against fracking for oil and gas in El Paso County before a city council meeting. "It's something I really, really feel strong about, " Doudna said. Citizen fears about hydraulic fracturing, a drilling procedure used to pry oil and gas from rock deep underground, have made "fracking" the hottest political question in Colorado. Opposition to fracking has also surfaced in Idaho, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Christian Murdock, File)

Houston companies join fracking fray in Colorado

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Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Noble Energy Inc. are pumping campaign money into a state where pumping oil and gas is central to their portfolios, and where energy industry critics are pushing for new restrictions.
Tad Patzek, the chairman of the petroleum engineering and geosystems department at the University of Texas, speaks to energy professionals at the inaugural event for the Ocean Energy Safety Institute at the University of Houston on Monday. (Collin Eaton/Houston Chronicle)

Human errors account for 80% of offshore accidents, exec says

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Safety must be the backbone of any offshore company’s corporate culture because four of every five major offshore accidents are caused by human errors rather than mechanical or structural failures, an Anadarko Petroleum executive said Monday.
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Catholic sisters aim to purify Big Oil shale drilling

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Even oil companies can’t escape the gaze of the biggest regulator of them all.
Exxon Mobil Corp. chairman and chief executive Rex W. Tillerson speaks to reporters during a news conference. (AP file photo/LM Otero)

Executive pay drops as shareholder pressure rises on oil giants

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Several of the largest U.S. energy companies cut into top-shelf executive pay last year as activist investors pushed them to shrink their oil empires and steer more capital to shareholder pockets.