As part of its 50th anniversary celebration in 2023, Hart Energy is proud to announce the inaugural class of Hart’s Hall of Fame and Agents of Change in Energy (ACEs) leading the energy evolution.

The honorees include leading oil and gas executives, legendary wildcatters, finance leaders, pioneering geologists and much more.

The inaugural Hall of Fame recognizes everyone from famed oil well firefighter “Red” Adair to the father of fracking, George P. Mitchell.

Hart Energy will host a Dec. 5 celebration in Houston to commemorate its 50th anniversary and to recognize the honorees. The event will feature a fireside chat program emceed by ACE honoree Dan Pickering, of Pickering Energy Partners, and include Hall of Famers, such as Continental Resources Executive Chairman Harold Hamm, and more.

Hart Energy will also publish a special 13th edition of its flagship Oil and Gas Investor digital and print magazine at the beginning of December, profiling Hall of Fame inductees, documenting the energy sector’s major milestones over the past half century and highlighting key leaders and new technologies driving future growth. The Hall of Fame features also will be highlighted online at

Hart Energy will add to its Hall of Fame class and ACEs each subsequent year, and nominations are invited.

The inaugural Hall of Fame class features (in alphabetical order with the company they are best associated with):

  • Paul “Red” Adair, The Red Adair Company
  • Robert Allison, Anadarko Petroleum
  • Bill Armstrong, Armstrong Oil & Gas
  • Bill Barrett, Barrett Resources
  • Bud Brigham, Brigham Exploration
  • Bill Britain, EnergyNet
  • Stephen Chazen, Occidental Petroleum
  • Dan Duncan, Enterprise Products Partners
  • Archie Dunham, ConocoPhillips
  • Joe B. Foster, Newfield Exploration
  • Leslie Haines, Hart Energy
  • Michel Halbouty, Halbouty Energy
  • Harold Hamm, Continental Resources
  • Hans Helmerich, Helmerich & Payne
  • Ken Hersh, NGP Energy Capital
  • Jeffery Hildebrand, Hilcorp Energy
  • The Hunt family, Hunt Oil/Petro-Hunt
  • Ronnie Irani, RKI Exploration
  • Richard Kinder, Kinder Morgan
  • Alden “Doc” Laborde, Ocean Drilling and Exploration Co.
  • David Lesar, Halliburton/CenterPoint Energy
  • Rodney Lewis, Lewis Energy
  • Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake Energy
  • Curtis Mewbourne, Mewbourne Oil Co.
  • David Miller, Gary Peterson, Martin Phillips, Robert Zorich, EnCap Investments
  • George Mitchell, Mitchell Energy
  • James “Jim Bob” Moffett, Freeport-McMorRan
  • Rick Muncrief, Devon Energy
  • Jim Musselman, Kosmos Energy
  • J. Larry Nichols, Devon Energy
  • Mark Papa, EOG Resources
  • Tom Petrie, Jim Parkman, Petrie Parkman & Co.
  • T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital Management
  • Raymond Plank, Apache Corp.
  • Lee Raymond, Exxon Mobil
  • Scott Rees, Netherland, Sewell & Associates
  • Scott Sheffield, Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Bob Simpson, XTO Energy
  • George Solich, Cordillera Energy
  • Mohamed Soliman, Halliburton
  • Charif Souki, Cheniere Energy/Tellurian
  • Autry Stephens, Endeavor Energy Resources
  • Dick Stoneburner, Petrohawk Energy/Tamboran Resources
  • Kelcy Warren, Energy Transfer
  • Floyd Wilson, Petrohawk Energy
  • Irene Wischer, Panhandle Producing Co.
  • John A. Yates, Yates Petroleum
  • Daniel Yergin, Cambridge Energy Research Association/S&P Global
  • Cindy Yeilding, BP
  • Bill Zagorski, Range Resources

The inaugural Agents of Change in Energy (ACEs) are:

  • Jesse Arenivas, EnLink Midstream
  • Allyson Anderson Book, Baker Hughes
  • Skye Callantine, Validus Energy
  • Cody Campbell, John Sellers, Double Eagle Energy
  • Lyndal Cissell, SLB
  • Kimberly Dang, Kinder Morgan
  • Ben Dell, Kimmeridge
  • Tim Duncan, Talos Energy
  • Will Hickey, James Walter, Permian Resources
  • Vicki Hollub, Occidental Petroleum
  • Chris Kalnin, BKV Corp.
  • Chris Kendall, Denbury
  • Reg Manhas, Lapis Energy
  • Nicholas O’Grady, Northern Oil and Gas
  • Dan Pickering, Pickering Energy Partners
  • Toby, Daniel, Derek and Ryan Rice, Rice Energy/Rice Investment Group
  • Vanessa Ryan, Chevron
  • Ryan Sitton, Pinnacle
  • Chris Wright, Liberty Energy