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Class of 2018: The next generation of leaders who are shaping the oil and gas industry


Presented by our sponsors, Grant Thornton and Preng & Associates, the Forty Under 40 honorees have excelled in entrepreneurial leadership and problem-solving.

Out of hundreds of nominations across E&P, Service, A&D, Midstream and Finance, we have hand-picked 40 influential individuals who are furthering the goals of their organizations and the industry through their initiative, intelligence and persistence.

Propelling Industry Forward

Congratulations to our honorees!


We trust that the achievements and promise of this outstanding group of professionals will inspire you as they inspire us. For your introduction to these role models, we invite you to enjoy these video and audio interviews, extended narratives and personal insights. Be sure to look for the companion profiles in a special supplement mailed to subscribers of Oil and Gas Investor in late 2018.

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The honorees featured here are individuals whose wide range of skills and experience underscores their current and future leadership potential.

A passion for the best that the industry can offer drives this year’s honorees.