Tag: Katy

Video: Inside Weatherford’s new manufacturing center

Weatherford International’s newest manufacturing center in the region was built at a cost of about $100 million and is expected to employ 335 people by the end of next year.  More »

Judge throws out conviction of ex-BP engineer

A federal judge has thrown out the conviction of a former BP engineer who was convicted of deleting company text messages related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »

Chevron making major land buy near Houston

Chevron Corp. has signed an agreement to buy 103 acres of land in Katy, its latest effort to boost its Houston-area presence.  More »

Halliburton manager from Katy sentenced in Gulf spill case

A former Halliburton manager has been sentenced to one year of probation for destroying evidence after BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

GUILTY: Ex-BP engineer convicted of destroying evidence after Gulf oil spill

A former BP drilling engineer was convicted Wednesday of one charge that he deleted text messages from his cellphone to obstruct a federal investigation of the company’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He was acquitted of a second charge.  More »

Guest commentary: BP engineer’s trial shows worst outcome of failure to preserve evidence

The first criminal trial stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is about to conclude in the government’s obstruction case against former BP engineer Kurt Mix. With the jury set to decide Mix’ fate, his case is providing important lessons for all corporations.  More »

Ex-BP engineer isn’t expected to testify at trial

A former BP drilling engineer isn’t expected to testify at his trial on charges he deleted text messages about the company’s response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Judge denies mistrial request in spill case

A New Orleans judge ordered jurors to disregard some testimony, but declined to declare a mistrial in the case of a former BP drilling engineer from Katy who is accused of obstruction of justice in the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »

Jury selection continues Tuesday in case against ex-BP engineer

Jury selection began Monday for the Justice Department’s case against a former BP drilling engineer charged with deleting text messages and voicemails about the company’s response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

New drilling labs deal with fluid situation

Drilling fluids may not sound glamorous, but like hammers and nails at a construction site, it’s hard to get anything done at the wellhead without them.  More »

Algeria hostage crisis ends; Katy man killed

Katy resident Frederick Buttaccio was killed in the attack on a natural gas facility in Algeria. Another Houston-area man also was taken captive. His fate is unknown.  More »