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KBR Tower in downtown Houston (AP file photo/Pat Sullivan)

KBR wins Louisiana LNG contract

The Houston-based engineering and construction firm is focusing on opportunities in natural gas as oilfield activity slows.
Categories: Deals, featured, LNG
Shell's executive vice president for the Arctic, Ann Pickard, stands in front of the massive legs of the Transocean Polar Pioneer while it is being loaded with supplies in Seattle. Shell Oil Co. plans to use the Polar Pioneer and the Noble Discoverer to bore two exploratory oil wells in its Burger Prospect in the Chukchi Sea, about 70 miles northwest of the Alaska coast. Pickard, 60, took over Shell's Arctic portfolio in 2013 -- the latest step in a long career that included a three-year stint in Australia and five years heading Shell's interests in Nigeria.  (Jennifer A. Dlouhy / The Houston Chronicle)

Shell’s top Arctic exec is retiring, will join KBR board

Shell ended its $7 billion Arctic venture after the exploratory well it drilled in Alaskan waters of the Chukchi Sea failed to find significant amounts of oil and gas.
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Wood Group partners with Koch Industries to convert Texas refinery for Eagle Ford oil

The $600 million “Project Eagle Ford” by Koch’s Flint Hills Resources subsidiary is part of a growing trend as more Gulf Coast refineries move to utilize cheaper, nearby domestic shale crude.
An artist rendering of Cheniere Energy's proposed LNG export terminal in Corpus Christi.

Kinder Morgan LNG export project applies for FERC approval

Kinder Morgan is seeking Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build the $8 billion LNG export project near Pascagoula, Mississippi. The applicants are seeking FERC approval no later than June 17, 2016.
Man looking through office blinds

COMMENTARY: Silence is not golden when it comes to whistleblower law

The recent federal action against Houston-based KBR for an overly broad confidentiality clause that could stifle whistleblowing employees reverberated through the corporate corridors of America.
(Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg)

KBR reports income up after restructuring that cut 1,000 jobs, 11 business segments

The company announced a major restructuring of the business last December that includes 1,000 job cuts and a reduction in business segments to five from 16 that it said will result in a $200 million annual cost reduction.
William Utt, chairman, president, CEO of KBR, says he'll retire in 2014. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

KBR’s CEO to retire

KBR CEO William Utt will retire next year, the company announced Monday.
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KBR Tower in downtown Houston (AP file photo/Pat Sullivan)

KBR profits drop 67 percent

KBR reported a 67 percent plunge in fourth-quarter earnings, capping what Chief Executive Officer Bill Utt called “a disappointing year” for the Houston-based company.
Categories: General

Ex-KBR official gets 30 months in prison

A former KBR chief executive who oversaw a massive bribery scheme to induce Nigerian officials to award $6 billion in refinery contracts was sentenced Thursday to a 30-month prison term.
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Japanese firm to pay $54.6M over bribery charges

A Japanese company that helped a former Halliburton Co. subsidiary bribe Nigerian officials to win more than $6 billion in construction contracts has pleaded guilty to federal charges, the Justice Department says.