They rarely dominate the headlines, and their executives tend to dodge the spotlight. But make no mistake, private E&Ps across the U.S. and Gulf of Mexico produce such a significant volume of oil and natural gas that the nation wouldn’t have gained its leading role in geopolitics without their supply.

Enverus analyst Justin Lepore analyzed the production of top private producers for Hart Energy’s readers. Below are the leading private E&Ps in the eastern U.S. and Gulf of Mexico.

Top 10 Private Eastern U.S. and GoM Operators


Ranked: The Top 100 Private E&Ps

Top 15 Private E&Ps in the Midcontinent, Gulf Coast

Top 20 Private E&Ps in the Permian, Rockies

Top 20 Private Oil, Gas Operators