In concessions to activist shareholder Carl Icahn, Houston-based independent Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy) has named Magnolia Oil and Gas Corp. CEO Stephen Chazen as chairman and appointed three Icahn-picked directors to the board.
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Houston-based independent Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy) said Tuesday it has named Magnolia Oil and Gas Corp. CEO Stephen Chazen as chairman in an apparent concession to activist shareholder Carl Icahn.
Magnolia Oil & Gas Corp. on Tuesday agreed to buy nearly all of Harvest Oil & Gas Corp.’s South Texas assets in a cash-and-stock deal, a package of properties that CEO Steve Chazen called “a natural fit” for the new Eagle Ford Shale pure-play.
Houston-based TPG Pace Energy Holdings Corp., an energy-focused special purpose acquisition entity led by former Occidental Petroleum Corp. CEO Steve Chazen, on Tuesday said first quarter production from the Giddings field in South Texas exceeded forecasts.
Another blank check company created to acquire an energy business is preparing for its public debut and another esteemed, retired oil and natural gas executive has been tapped to oversee it.
Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy), which soon will spin off its California assets into a new company, currently has more of a sales mindset, but if oil prices continue to decline it could quickly switch to a buying mode regarding U.S. domestic assets, particularly in the Permian Basin, CEO Stephen Chazen said Thursday on a 3Q2014 earnings conference call.
Reporting lower year-over-year 3Q2014 profits tied to lower oil prices and higher costs, Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy) senior executives expressed bullishness Thursday about their slimmed down company’s future, emphasizing the huge growth potential they see in unconventional plays in the revitalized Permian Basin.
Ending last year at an all-time high for booked reserves at 3.5 billion bbl, Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy) plans to continue to increase its oil production in the Permian Basin and California this year, boosting overall capital spending to $10.2 billion, compared to $8.8 billion in 2013, according to Oxy CEO Stephen Chazen.