Oxy In Talks To Buy ConocoPhillips’ Campus

OXY IN TALKS TO BUY CONOCOPHILLIPS’ CAMPUS Occidental Petroleum has its eyes on the 62-acre campus on N. Dairy Ashford off I-10 that ConocoPhillips has been planning to vacate since last year. In an email to Oxy employees, CEO Vicki Hollub said the company had found “a unique opportunity to acquire an office campus with the space and amenities to create a more modern work environment.” Oxy arrived in Greenway Plaza a few years after ConocoPhillips set up shop in its then-newly-built Dairy Ashford complex during the early 80s. Renovations made over the Conoco campus — pictured above — in 2008, but last year, the oil giant announced it’d be taking off for the 22-story Energy Center 4 building it had leased on the other side of I-10. The highrise neighbors the 2-stories-shorter Energy Center 3 tower, where employees of Conoco’s Lower 48 business unit are already stationed. [Previously on Swamplot] Photo of ConocoPhillips headquarters, 600 N. Dairy Ashford Rd.: W.S. Bellows Construction  

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  • DID NOT FLOOD! (barely)
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    I really hope this goes through. Would be some badly-needed good news for the Energy Corridor.

  • It’s a really nice campus. I’m glad to see it returned to use. It always seemed to me that Conoco is downgrading by piling everyone into the Energy Center tower.

  • Bittersweet… 550K and five years ago, we moved from the Katy Mills area to be closer to work as in 4 miles. Now the company wants to move to the West side! Oh well… maybe they will offer “packages” for those who don’t want to continue working due to the commute! One can only dream, right? :)

    MontroseResident

  • @MontroseResident – Your commute won’t be too bad at all being counter to rush hour traffic. Used to work at I10 & SH6 and live in Rice Military. That $1 Katy Toll Road was amazing. Take Park Row Dr and jump on toll way from the Addicks Park and Ride.