Icahn launches Oxy board takeover bid over $38bn Anadarko deal


Famed activist investor Carl Icahn on Wednesday launched a bid to shake up Occidental Petroleum's board over the $38 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum, which has battered Oxy's stock price and the value of Icahn's holdings in the Houston oil company.


Occidental’s Anadarko bid is ‘very bad idea’


Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s rival takeover offer for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. drew critical initial reviews from some analysts, including Mizuho Securities USA LLC’s Paul Sankey, who said major investors have told him they won’t support the bid.

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Piper Alpha: Justice denied by dark power


The latest Ridley Scott movie, All the Money in the World, rotates around the obsession of billionaire John Paul Getty with money and his refusal to pay the multi-million dollar ransom to free his estranged grandson from kidnappers.

Oil & Gas

Occidental in $980m pay out from Ecuador


Ecuador said it has reached a deal to pay Occidental Petroleum Corp $980million by April to compensate the company after seizing one of its oil fields in the Andean country. The country has managed to negotiate down an arbitration award four years ago from the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes requiring it to pay the US-based company $1.77 billion.


Incoming Occidental boss given promotion


The incoming chief executive of Occidental Petroleum has been given a promotion ahead of starting her new role. Vicki Hollub will now become the company’s president and chief operating officer and will replace the current boss Stephen Chazen in 2016. Earlier this year it was announced she would take over when Chazen retired as chief executive of the company.

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Occidental names Hollub first female chief exec of major oil company


Occidental Petroleum Corp. said Vicki Hollub, head of its oil and natural gas unit in the Americas, will be the first female chief executive officer of a major US oil producer. Hollub is taking over all of Occidental’s output before assuming the CEO position from Stephen Chazen “after a thorough transition period,” the Houston-based company said in a statement Tuesday.