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VTX Energy Partners LLC


VTX Energy Partners will be the successor company to ATX Energy Partners, an Austin-based oil and gas company pursuing an acquisition and development strategy in the U.S. Lower 48. The management team has a proven track record of prudent asset management and value creation dating back to Brigham Exploration, which sold to Statoil for $4.7 billion in October 2011, and Brigham Resources, which sold to Diamondback Energy for $2.4 billion in December 2016.

Editor's note: Updated Feb. 7, 2022.

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Exxon, Vitol Execs: Marrying Upstream Assets with Global Trading Prowess

Global commodities trading house Vitol likes exposure to the U.S. upstream space—while supermajor producer Exxon Mobil is digging deeper into its trading business, executives said at CERAWeek by S&P Global.

CEO: Vital Energy Sees ‘A Lot More Opportunity’ for Permian M&A

Vital Energy has pumped nearly $2 billion into Permian Basin acquisitions this year. To continue growing Vital’s oil weighting and inventory, CEO Jason Pigott sees opportunity for more deals.

Exclusive: Traditional Funding Sources Shy Away from Upstream [WATCH]

In this Hart Energy LIVE Exclusive, VTX Energy's Gene Shepherd describes how he thinks consolidation in the Permian is going to play out going forward. 

A&D Minute: Expansions and Spinoffs Galore [WATCH]

In this week's A&D Minute, VTX Energy Partners expands its reach in the Southern Delaware Basin, Black Bear Transmission divests gas gathering assets in Mississippi and MDU Resources spins off subsidiary Knife River, in turn becoming a publicly traded company. 

Exclusive: VTX Energy Adds More Southern Delaware Acreage, CEO Says

VTX Energy Partners, backed by Swiss energy trader Vitol, is expanding its southern Delaware Basin footprint to 47,000 net acres through a bolt-on acquisition, CEO Shepherd says. 

A&D Minute: E&Ps Keep an Eye Out for Depth, M&A [WATCH]

In this week's A&D Minute, ConocoPhillips snaps up Canadian oil sands assets in a $3 billion deal, tripping up Suncor in the process, and VTX Energy and Stronghold Energy II stay open-minded to M&A in attempts to target depth. 

VTX Seeks More Southern Delaware M&A, May Step Outside Permian

After closing an acquisition in Pecos and Reeves counties, Texas, with a value of at least $1.5 billion, Vitol-backed VTX Energy Partners aims to grow larger.

SUPER DUG: VTX Energy Comes Full Circle in Delaware Basin [WATCH]

CEO of VTX Energy Partners Gene Shepherd sat down with Hart Energy's Jordan Blum to discuss his company's full circle moment back to the Delaware Basin. 

A&D Minute: International Players Take Interest in US Shale [WATCH]

Also in this week’s A&D Minute, Super Energy Services considers potential merger acquisitions and CorEnergy plans to sell two natural gas midstream systems.

Oil, Gas Price Volatility Slows Upstream M&A Market

A flurry of oil deals kicked off a strong start to 2023, but upstream dealmaking has slowed to a crawl in recent weeks due to low commodity prices and a banking liquidity crisis.

Vitol’s VTX Energy Partners Completes Southern Delaware Basin Deal

VTX Energy, backed by Swiss oil trader Vitol, purchased 35,000 net leasehold acres with an average production of 40,000 boe/d in the Delaware Basin’s Pecos and Reeves counties, Texas, in a deal Enverus said could be valued at $1.5 billion to $2 billion.   

Column: A Time to Explore

EOG Resources, along with other powerful E&Ps, continue Permian exploration.

Exclusive: What’s at the Top of Legendary Wildcatter Gene Shepherd’s List [WATCH]

Legendary Wildcatter Gene Shepherd, who now is on the hunt for $1 billion deals as CEO of VTX Energy Partners, spoke to Hart Energy about the exploration environment and why he’s now considering gas.

VTX Energy to Spend Billions on Acquisitions as Capital Providers Remain on Sidelines

The flight of capital from the E&P space is among the limiting factors keeping the U.S. from responding to the growing global demand for crude and natural gas, VTX Energy CEO Gene Shepherd told DUG Permian and Eagle Ford attendees.

Vitol Backs New Shale Firm with Formation of VTX Energy Partners

VTX Energy Partners will complement Vencer Energy, Vitol’s existing upstream partnership in the Midland Basin, says Ben Marshall, head of Vitol Americas.