Hart Energy Forty Under 40 supplement 2020

Oil and Gas Investor's 2020 Forty Under 40

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.

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.

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 the narratives and personal insights in this Forty Under 40 supplement. Additionally, enjoy video and audio interviews at hartenergy.com/fortyunder40/2020

Articles from this issue

Forty Under 40: Aaron Byrd, Tap Rock Resources

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Aaron Byrd, executive vice president of operations at Tap Rock Resources where he is responsible for managing operations on the company’s nearly 30,000 net acres in the northern Delaware Basin.

Forty Under 40: Aaron Chang, Continental Resources

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Aaron Chang, Continental Resources’ vice president of oil and gas marketing who said an internship as a field engineer in rural Oklahoma changed his medical school plans.

Forty Under 40: Abdalla Ali, Wayfinder Resources

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Abdalla Ali, vice president of engineering at Wayfinder Resources, a Houston-based onshore oil and gas company with assets in the Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma.

Forty Under 40: Adam Dirlam, Northern Oil and Gas

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Adam Dirlam, who has led more than $1 billion worth of acquisitions across 400-plus transactions in his current role as COO of Northern Oil and Gas.

Forty Under 40: Brandon Junker, Acacia Exploration Partners

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Brandon Junker, co-founder, president and operations of Acacia Exploration Partners, a private E&P company with an acreage position across the STACK play in the Anadarko Basin.

Forty Under 40: Brandon Standifird, U.S. Energy Development Corp.

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Brandon Standifird, CFO of U.S. Energy Development Corp., an Arlington, Texas-based E&P operating company, which designs and manages direct investment opportunities for accredited investors and institutional partners.

Forty Under 40: Brandon Webster, Connect Midstream LLC

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Brandon Webster, president and CEO of Connect Midstream LLC, an Oklahoma City-based private midstream energy company backed by Tailwater Capital.

Forty Under 40: Brett Baker, Stakeholder Midstream

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Brett Baker, chief commercial officer at Stakeholder Midstream, a San Antonio-based independent midstream company with operations based in the Permian Basin.

Forty Under 40: Cameron Brown, Pontem Energy Capital

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Cameron Brown, co-founder and managing partner of Pontem Energy Capital, a Houston-based investment group that provides alternative capital and operations solutions to public and private energy companies.

Forty Under 40: Carrie Fox, California Resources

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Carrie M. Fox, vice president of business development at California Resources Corp. who recently left CRC to start her own business, Cygnet Resources.

Forty Under 40: Cliffe Killam, Killam Oil

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Radcliffe “Cliffe” Killam II, partner at Killam Oil, a private, family owned oil and gas company with core operations in South Texas.

Forty Under 40: Court Wold, Wold Energy Partners

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Court Wold, president of Denver-based Wold Energy Partners, which operates unconventional assets in the Powder River and Green River Basins.

Forty Under 40: Cynthia Mabry, Akin Gump

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Cynthia Mabry, partner with Akin Gump where she focuses her practice on corporate matters, M&A and capital markets in the energy industry.

Forty Under 40: Dane Karras, Noble Royalties Inc.

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Dane Karras, senior vice president of operations and corporate development at Noble Royalties where he focuses on deploying the remaining capital for the company joint venture with Apollo.

Forty Under 40: Ehsan Bayat, New Dawn Energy

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Ehsan Bayat, executive vice president of business development at New Dawn Energy, a privately owned E&P company with assets in multiple U.S. shale plays.

Forty Under 40: Garin Wente, Epoch Resources LLC

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Garin Wente, CEO and co-founder of Epoch Resources LLC, an independent oil and gas company focused on the Anadarko and Appalachian basins.

Forty Under 40: Ginny Kadlick, XRI Holdings LLC

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Virginia “Ginny” Kadlick, general counsel at XRI Holdings LLC, the Midland, Texas-based company at the forefront of reshaping water management in the energy industry.

Forty Under 40: John Brawley, Maverick Natural Resources

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Maverick Natural Resources CFO John Brawley, who recently led the Houston-based company’s divestiture of almost $200 million of oil and gas assets.

Forty Under 40: John Moncrief, Clear Fork Royalty

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is John Moncrief, president of Clear Fork Royalty, a Fort Worth, Texas-based company focused on the acquisition of mineral and royalty interests throughout the U.S.

Forty Under 40: Justin Moers, Munich Re Reserve Risk Financing

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Justin Daniel Moers, managing director with Munich Re Reserve Risk Financing Inc., the Houston-based, subsidiary of global insurance company Munich Re focused on alternative debt financing for upstream oil and gas.

Forty Under 40: Keith Kimme, Monadnock Resources

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Keith Kimme, reserves manager at Monadnock Resources, a Dallas-based oil and gas company whose strategy is the application of modern drilling and completion technologies applied to known resource accumulations.

Forty Under 40: Kimberly DeWoody, Whitley Penn LLP

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Kimberly DeWoody, audit partner at Whitley Penn LLP who has developed a significant client base in the oil and gas space at the Fort Worth, Texas-based firm.

Forty Under 40: Lawson Crain, Cogent Midstream

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Lawson Crain, director of business development at Cogent Midstream which operates the largest private greenfield gathering and processing system in the southern Midland Basin.

Forty Under 40: Margaret Franks, Selenite Energy Partners

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Margaret Franks, managing partner and CFO of Selenite Energy Partners which focuses on middle market special situation and structured transactions in the North American energy space.

Forty Under 40: Matt Luna, Kraken Oil and Gas

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Matt Luna, vice president of development at Kraken Oil and Gas, a Kayne Anderson-backed E&P company focused primarily on the Bakken formation.

Forty Under 40: Megan Hays, Concho Resources

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Megan P. Hays, vice president of investor relations and public affairs at Concho Resources who pioneered the Permian Basin-focused operator’s sustainability strategy.

Forty Under 40: Michael Wahl, Olympus Energy

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Michael Wahl, senior vice president and COO of Olympus Energy, a privately owned oil and gas company developing a position in the core Marcellus, Utica, and Upper Devonian basins of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Forty Under 40: Michael Woodward, Meritage Midstream

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Michael Woodward, vice president of business development of Meritage Midstream II LLC who has led his team in directing significant investment dollars into the Powder River Basin.

Forty Under 40: Mike Kifer, EnerVest Ltd.

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Mike Kifer, vice president of acquisitions and reserves for Houston-based EnerVest Ltd.

Forty Under 40: Ryan Keys, Triple Crown Resources LLC

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Ryan Keys, president and co-founder of Triple Crown Resources, a Houston-based private operator in the Midland Basin.

Forty Under 40: Ryan Strawn, Appalachian Mineral Partners

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Ryan Strawn, president of Appalachian Mineral Partners, which has actively been buying mineral rights in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio since 2012.

Forty Under 40: Ryan Vinson, MineralWare

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Ryan Vinson, CEO and co-founder of MineralWare, a Fort Worth, Texas-based mineral management software company serving banks, institutions, investment funds, foundations, family offices and individuals.

Forty Under 40: Scott A. Rovira, Endeavor Energy Resources LP

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Scott A. Rovira, vice president of well construction at Endeavor Energy Resources who has helped transform the private E&P company into a top-tier Midland Basin horizontal operator.

Forty Under 40: Sean Iago, Native Exploration Holdings LLC

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Sean Iago, vice president of A&D and business development at Native Exploration Holdings LLC who helped to organically and rapidly build a 27,000 net acre leasehold position in the Anadarko Basin.

Forty Under 40: Selby Bush, BHP

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Selby Bush, head of corporate affairs – North America for BHP who is also an adjunct professor at The George Washington University.

Forty Under 40: Stephen Lipscomb, Tailwater Capital

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Stephen Lipscomb Jr., principal at Tailwater Capital who currently serves as director of Cureton Midstream, Silver Creek Midstream, Copperbeck Midstream and Producers Midstream.

Forty Under 40: Tim Krebs, Dynacloud.IO

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Tim Krebs, CFO of Dynacloud.IO, a Houston-based energy technology company focused on creating “intelligent oil fields” through digital automation, AI and smart-grid technologies.

Forty Under 40: Tommy Waldrip, EnCap Flatrock Midstream

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Tommy Waldrip, managing director of EnCap Flatrock Midstream who currently serves on the boards for Aspen, Candor, Evolution, Ironwood II and Tall Oak II and III.

Forty Under 40: Trent Kososki, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Trent Justus Kososki, managing director at energy infrastructure investment firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.

Forty Under 40: Whit Myers, Hibernia Resources

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Whit Myers, senior vice president of land and business development at Hibernia Resources, a Houston-based E&P focused on the acquisition and development of assets in the Permian Basin.

Forty Under 40: Zach Fenton, UpCurve Energy

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Zachary S. Fenton, founder and COO of UpCurve Energy who led the Permian Basin-focused operator to produce almost 15,000 boe/d.

Forty Under 40: Zachary Hart, Indigo Natural Resources

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Zachary Hart, senior vice president of A&D and reservoir engineering at Indigo Natural Resources, which is one of the largest private natural gas producers in the U.S.