Excellence Awards

Since 2004, the editors of Oil and Gas Investor have recognized outstanding individuals and companies whose actions have significantly impacted shareholders, the communities where they drill, or indeed, the entire industry.

We are seeking nominations for:

Executive of the Year

Oil and Gas Investor's premier award recognizes the most inspirational, innovative and impactful executive in the North American energy industry in 2015.

M&A Deal of the Year

Honors the most innovative and high-impact merger, acquisition or divestiture by a North American E&P company in 2015.

Financing Deal of the Year

Honors the most innovative and high-impact financing deal structured by a North American energy company in 2015.


Winners of the 12th Annual (2014) Excellence Awards

Best Discovery: Continental Resources

Continental Resources
Best Discovery

M&A Deal of the Year: Whiting Petroleum Corp

Whiting Petroleum Corp
M&A Deal of the Year

Financing of the Year: Eclipse Resources

Eclipse Resources
Financing of the Year

Best Field Rejuvenation: Shell Oil Co

Shell Oil Co
Best Field Rejuvenation

Corporate Citizen of the Year: ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips
Corporate Citizen of the Year


2013 Oil and Gas Investor Excellence Award winners:


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2006 Oil and Gas Investor Excellence Award winners:

  • Executive of the Year: Harold Korell, chairman, president and chief executive, Southwestern Energy Co. 
  • Financing of the Year: Forest Oil Corporation and Mariner Energy Inc. 
  • M&A Deal of the Year: Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
  • Best Discovery of the Year: Devon Energy
  • Best Field Rejuvenation of the Year: Tulsa-based Williams Co. 
  • Corporate Citizen of the Year: Questar Exploration & Production Co.
  • Best IR Program of the Year: Newfield Exploration Co.

2005 Oil and Gas Investor Excellence Award winners:

  • Executive of the Year: Bob R. Simpson, chairman and CEO, XTO Energy Inc. 
  • Financing of the Year: Comstock Resources Inc.
  • M&A Deal of the Year: Chesapeake Energy Corp. 
  • Best Discovery of the Year: Bill Barrett Corp. 
  • Best Field Rejuvenation: Range Resources Corp. 
  • Corporate Citizen of the Year:  Venoco Inc.
  • Best IR Program of the Year: ATP Oil & Gas Corp.