Obituaries

Obituaries

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

Obituaries

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

Obituaries

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

Obituaries

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

Obituaries

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

Obituaries

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

Obituaries , International

Former Saudi Oil Minister Yamani, Face of 1973 Oil Embargo, Dies

Known for his elegant manner and trademark goatee, Sheikh Zaki Yamani’s 24-year tenure running the oil affairs of the world’s biggest producer made him a global celebrity during the inflationary “oil shocks” of the 1970s.

February 23, 2021

Obituaries

In Memoriam: Oil Industry Legend David L. Bole

Throughout his 50-year career in the oil and gas industry, David L. Bole was best known as a tireless networker and business builder.

June 1, 2020