Henry Resources' Jim Henry, Permian Basin Wildcatter, Dies at 89

James “Jim” Henry, a longtime Permian Basin wildcatter who last month sold his company to Vital Energy, has passed away.

October 19, 2023

Obituaries , Pipelines

Joe Williams, former CEO of Pipeline Giant, Dies at 89

Son of a Williams Cos. co-founder led the pipeline giant as chairman and CEO from 1979 to 1994.

April 30, 2023


Industry Vet, Long-time Occidental Exec Stephen Chazen Dies at 76

Stephen Chazen previously served as president and CEO of Occidental Petroleum and later founded Magnolia Oil & Gas following his retirement from Occidental.

September 23, 2022

Obituaries , International

Mohammad Barkindo, Who Led OPEC in Turbulent Times, Dies at 63

OPEC Secretary-general Mohammad Barkindo died late July 5, hours after meeting Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and giving the main speech at an energy summit in Abuja.

July 6, 2022


Texas Oil Giant Curtis Mewbourne Dies at 86

Curtis Mewbourne founded his company, Mewbourne Oil, in 1965 and grew it over the years into one of the largest closely held oil companies in the U.S. focused in the Permian and Anadarko basins.

June 24, 2022


Leslie Haines, Iconic Oil and Gas Investor Editor-in-Chief, Dies

“She will always be remembered for her smile, her willingness to help others and how everyone in the business just gravitated towards her,” said Rich Eichler, chairman of the board of Hart Energy. “She was one of a kind.” 

February 18, 2022


Texas Oil Billionaire William ‘Tex’ Moncrief Jr. Dies at 101

Moncrief, a Texas wildcatter who helped build a father-son venture into a multi-billion-dollar business over more than 70 years in the oil and gas industry, has died at age 101. 

December 30, 2021

Business , Obituaries

In Memoriam: Thank You, Steve Toon

Oil and Gas Investor pays tribute to late editor-in-chief Steve Toon, who suddenly passed away in October.

November 5, 2021


Steve Toon, Investor Editor-in-Chief, Dies Suddenly

Steve Toon assumed the lead editorial role at Oil and Gas Investor magazine in 2016 after building an impressive industry following as OGI’s resident A&D expert. 

October 25, 2021


Chevron Mourns Passing of Former Texaco Chairman Alfred DeCrane

Alfred C. DeCrane Jr. served as chairman and CEO of Texaco prior to its merger with Chevron in 2001.

September 27, 2021