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.


Winners of the 13th Annual (2015) Excellence Awards

Executive of the Year: Charles (Chuck) Davidson, Noble Energy

Harold Hamm, Continental Resources
Executive of the Year



Best Discovery: Continental Resources

Blue Whale North America
Financing of the Year

M&A Deal of the Year: Whiting Petroleum Corp

RKI Exploration & Production LLC
M&A Deal of the Year


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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.