Why did Anadarko Fire Nichol Kessinger on August 22nd, less than 10 days after the murders?

If all Nichol Kessinger did wrong was have an affair, why was she fired?

According to the Times-Call:

During this interview, Kessinger gave Koback her phone and signed a waiver allowing him to look at phone calls and texts between her and Watts. While Kessinger questioned why investigators needed everything from her phone, she consented to let them search it. Much would have to be recovered, though, as she had deleted everything involving Watts after she discovered he was lying to her.

“Initially, you drew concern from me when you told me that you deleted everything from Chris,” Koback said, but it appears that concern dissipated. Toward the end of the interview, he told Kessinger to take her mind off the case for a while, suggesting she go out with a friend and relax.

But Kessinger was concerned about the long-term effects of her connection to the case. When Koback said she looked tired again, she said it wasn’t just because of the shock of what Watts did.

“I lost my job yesterday, so that’s where that comes from,” she said. Kessinger had worked for Tasman Geosciences, which contracted with Anadarko Petroleum Co. She told the company her situation a few days after Watts’ arrest, she told Koback, and at first they said it was fine. Aug. 22, a day later, they said they were letting her go because her contract was up.

“I have a feeling that trying to get by for the next five to 10 years is gonna be really hard,” she said.

13 thoughts on “Why did Anadarko Fire Nichol Kessinger on August 22nd, less than 10 days after the murders?

  1. In the interview, NK said her purview was health and the environment. Her position sounds like a safety position, which is responsible for addressing a company’s risk and safety issues. As we know from Anadarko’s 2017 disaster, they have a great deal of exposure and need to address an array of environmental and safety issues going forward. In doing so, I would think they are under intense regulatory scrutiny and will be for many years because of the 2017 explosion. NK’s position typically involves working with supervisors, like Chris, to ensure that equipment is properly maintained and that employees implement required safety practices. While safety positions don’t generally have direct authority over supervisors and their employees, they are assigned a great deal of responsibility to maintain a safe environment and ensure a company has clean audits. I’ll put it bluntly: you can’t be screwing a supervisor and not compromise your oversight authority with him or any other personnel, many of whom likely knew about Chris and NK. Given Anadarko’s 2017 disaster and NK’s steamy affair with a man who at the time was accused of annihilating his family, I’m surprised she wasn’t fired sooner or placed on leave (maybe she was). Since NK’s curious interview, there has been a lot of speculation about her possibly being involved in the murders either directly or indirectly. Again, after 2017, I’m sure Anadarko is keenly concerned about their image, about rebuilding community trust. Oh, well…

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    • NK was involved with safety and she was doing it with Chris without protection contravening all safety precautions. That’s the reason she was fired.


  2. Tasman Geosciences would like to have other contracts with the great and powerful Anadarko Oil company and not in any way be tainted by this horrible case so her services would no longer be needed just as Lockheed Martin needed to cut John Ramsey’s association through Access Graphics from the mothership. She can’t make a case for wrongful termination if her contract was indeed, up. And who knows really if her contract was up. They can say it was up, period. I’m getting the picture now though, that Anadarko Oil and Gas is the primary source of employment and revenue for the state – at least that region of the state.

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  3. Can I ask why in the world the FBI or law enforcement never checked out her alibi?!

    Or while they had her phone her health app activity for the night of the murders?!

    I don’t know if I believe she was involved that night but it’s so puzzling that her alibi was never even looked at or documented!!

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  4. Next 10yrs are going to be hard to get by???
    Yeah right, seeing her research on Amber Frey she’s planning on selling herself .. books , interview, documentary.
    Hard to feel bad for her…

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  5. People will always be wondering about her level of involvement because of her sketchy behavior, sketchy personality, and her destroying evidence while acting “helpful”.
    Too many unanswered questions. Like her internet search for Shanann Watts in 2017, and her phone call FROM Frederick at 6:16am, the morning of the murders, August 13 as noted on her Verizon Phone Bill.
    Doubtful she will ever have a moment of peace in the near future.


    • I did not see anywhere that she received a phone call that morning. I did see after the murders Chris sent her a photo of the site with flowers and she remarked that she liked flowers as if he was telling her he had done the job. That makes her as guilty as hell in my book.


      • Beware of making defamatory statements. Effectively you’re accusing Kessinger of being an accessory to murder. Would you like to get sued?


      • 1701 hours: Kessinger made two unanswered calls to watts l4L – TLi 7937 – 79381 Deleted 1705 hours: Watts called Chase Bank and held a nearly two minute conversation. He called a separate number for Chase moments later and held a two and a half minute conversation 141. – rr 7940,79421 1730 hours: Watts made an unanswered call to Kessinger l4l – rL: 79481 Deleted


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