Chesapeake Energy Executives Reveal Top E&P Picks at NAPE

Chesapeake Energy Executive Chairman Mike Wichterich and Communications Director Gordon Pennoyer reveal their top E&P picks during this year’s NAPE Summit by comparing independent oil and gas companies to college teams.

Chesapeake Energy Executives Reveal Top E&P Picks at NAPE

Gordon Pennoyer, Chesapeake’s director of communications and investor relations, and Mike Wichterich, executive chairman of Chesapeake Energy, share the stage at the 2022 NAPE Summit Global Business Conference on Feb. 9. (Source: NAPE Summit)

HOUSTON—Good teams win. Great teams cover.

An old sports adage used to introduce speakers at this year’s NAPE Summit Global Business Conference, which would have been considered an unusual way to kick off an oil and gas event if the presentation itself wasn’t so unique.

“Today, we’re going to play a game and the game is going to be like a college football pick game,” Mike Wichterich, executive chairman of Chesapeake Energy Corp., told NAPE attendees during the conference’s keynote luncheon.

For his speech, Wichterich put together an interactive presentation that included him comparing independent oil and gas companies to college teams and why he considered them top performers with the disclaimer “you should not listen to my picks on your investments.”

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Emily Patsy

Emily Patsy is the senior managing editor for Hart Energy’s Digital News Group. She's responsible for the daily news flow and also manages the A&D Watch and Energy Pulse weekly newsletters.