Thirty Under 40


in the Oil and Gas industry

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Welcome to Oil and Gas Investor's
all new thirty under 40


These in-depth profiles spotlight the next generation of leaders who are shaping the oil and gas industry. Presented by our sponsor Grant Thornton, the 30 Under 40 honorees represent the best of the young professionals in the E&P, Service, A&D, Midstream and Finance sectors. From a field of hundreds of nominees, Oil and Gas Investor has selected 30 noteworthy individuals who possess the intelligence, creativity, community involvement and values that will propel the industry toward a bright future.

Steven Toon, Editor-in-Chief of Oil and Gas Investor
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Steve Toon

Steve Toon

Editor-in-Chief of Oil and Gas Investor discusses 2016 Thirty Under 40 Awards program

John Frey
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John Frey

John Frey

Manager, Business Development, FourPoint Energy LLC

Rob Jackson
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Rob Jackson

Rob Jackson

Director of Development Planning, Mountaineer Keystone LLC

Vingnesh Proddaturi
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Vingnesh Proddaturi

Vingnesh Proddaturi

Vice President-Engineering & Acquisitions, Millennial Energy Partners LLC

Kevin Schroeder
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Kevin Schroeder

Kevin Schroeder

Energy Industry Leader at Grant Thornton

Michael Bennett
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Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett

Grant Thornton’s Office Managing Partner

Congratulations to our honorees!


We trust that you will be as inspired as we are by the achievements and commitment to the industry by this group of outstanding individuals. For your introduction to our rising stars, we invite you to enjoy these video and audio interviews, extended narratives and personal insights. Be sure to look for the companion profiles in the October issue of Oil and Gas Investor as well.