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Dust permeates the air at a Chesapeake Energy Co. hydraulic fracturing operation at a well site near Carrizo Springs, Texas. (John Davenport/San Antonio Express News)

Chesapeake thinks it has 342 million barrels in Eagle Ford

Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. has drilled 600 Eagle Ford wells, so far.  More »
Workers walk by the two amylene treaters (dark gray) and the demethanizer tower (right) as construction continues at the Anadarko Brasada Gas Plant in La Salle County south of Cotulla in March 2013.  (Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News)

Anadarko getting 28,000 barrels per day in the Eagle Ford

The Woodlands-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in the first quarter saw a 60 percent jump over the same period last year in the sale of Eagle Ford Shale “liquids” – which includes both crude oil and natural gas liquids.  More »
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Brent pressured by US tripling crude to Canada

By Dan Murtaugh Bloomberg News U.S. oil exports are poised to reach the highest level in 28 years as deliveries to Canada more than triple, helping bring down the price of the global benchmark Brent crude relative to U.S. grades. The shipments will rise to at least 200,000 barrels a day by the end of […]  More »
Pete Miller, CEO of National Oilwell Varco

Guest Commentary: National Oilwell Varco ready for ‘big crew change’

While the “Big Crew Change” may create anxiety for some companies, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has gone to great lengths to attract and develop the next generation of talent that will successfully lead NOV into the future.  More »
Apache Corporation operates in the Gulf of Mexico. (Apache Corp.)

Industry’s top safety offenders targeted in Democrats’ report

Oil and gas producers including Apache Corp. and Chevron Corp. that reported the most environmental and safety incidents prior to the April 2010 spill continue to have the most violations, according to the analysis by the Democratic staff on the House Natural Resources Committee.  More »
BSEE Director Watson explains to congressional staffers and government representatives for Canada, Mexico and the U.K. why it is critical for Noble Energy to demonstrate the HWCG capping stack can contain a deepwater well in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Noble Energy)

Industry executives expect regulatory costs to soar

Three years after the Macondo accident, more than 80 percent of top oil executives believe that regulation will get a lot tougher in the coming years.  More »
Kurt Mix leaves the federal courthouse in Houston after he was freed on bail. The former BP engineer is accused of obstruction of justice in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle

Ex-BP engineer warns of ‘substantial risk’ of wrongful conviction in Gulf spill case

With his trial a month away, a former BP engineer is renewing claims that obstruction of justice charges should never have been brought against him over his actions after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and if prosecutors move forward they should be made to play by the rules.  More »
People enter the Chairman's Club at the Reliant Center to attend an exclusive event by BP. (Emily Pickrell/Houston Chronicle)

OTC offered suite deal for visitors (photos)

Companies are increasingly using hospitality suites, offering everything from shrimp cocktail to margaritas, as a way to gather more attention from attendees at OTC.  More »
John Hess, Chairman and CEO of the Hess Corp. (AP file photo/Mark Lennihan)

Hess to split roles of CEO and chairman

Hess Corp. will split the positions of CEO and chairman as it fights off a campaign by a major shareholder for a change in leadership at the New York energy company.  More »
Valero Port Arthur refinery

Port Arthur project called milestone for carbon-capture

Federal officials on Friday celebrated the success of a government-backed project in Port Arthur that is capturing carbon dioxide and putting it to use in the oil patch.  More »
Golden Pass Products has applied formally for federal permission to build an LNG export terminal at its existing import facility in Jefferson County (Golden Pass Products)

Exxon and Qatar Petroleum sign LNG export deal

Exxon Mobil Corp. and Qatar Petroleum International inked a deal Thursday that sets the stage for a new, $10 billion terminal to export liquefied natural gas from Texas.  More »
Jason Herlehy looks at a piece of equipment at the Offshore Technology Conference. (Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle)

OTC 2013 in photos

The Offshore Technology Conference ran Monday to Thursday at Houston’s Reliant Center, with displays of state-of-the-art technology and a program full of speakers from around the world.  More »