Kimbell Royalty's Board Member Ben Fortson Passes Away

Ben Fortson had more than 60 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and was with Kimbell Royalty Partners from its IPO in 2017 into 2024.

May 21, 2024

73-year Wildcatter Herbert Hunt, 95, Passes Away

Industry leader Herbert Hunt was instrumental in dual-lateral development, opening the North Sea to oil and gas development and discovering Libya’s Sarir Field.

April 12, 2024

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

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

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

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