By Ralph Bivins
HOUSTON – Transwestern is developing a 30-story, 560,000-sf global headquarters for BHP Billiton Petroleum at 1500 Post Oak Boulevard in Houston’s Galleria area. The company is a significant player in the shale drilling business.
“We have experienced tremendous growth over the past seven years, and we expect vigorous growth to continue for the foreseeable future,” said BHP Billiton Petroleum CEO J. Michael Yeager. “We have designed our new facilities to attract the talent we need to expand our business into one of the world’s largest oil and gas independents.”
The company will be hiring personnel, as well as relocating employees from other locations to the new building.
Designed by the Pickard Chilton architecture firm for building owner TIAA-CREF, the new office tower will connect to BHP Billiton Petroleum’s current headquarters building at 1360 Post Oak Boulevard, giving the firm a two-tower campus. Pickard Chilton also designed the new 3.25 million-sf Exxon Mobil campus, near The Woodlands north of Houston.