Oil and Gas Investor - Forty Under 40 - 2021

Oil and Gas Investor's 2021 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.

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 interviews and extended profiles at hartenergy.com/fortyunder40.

Forty Under 40: Abhishek Deshpande, OMV

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Abhishek Deshpande, who serves as an adviser and key commodity analyst with OMV—Austria’s largest oil and gas firm.

Forty Under 40: Anne Slattery, RSM

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Anne Slattery, who serves as risk advisory director and as the energy industry eminent at audit, tax, consulting firm RSM.

Forty Under 40: Ben Heinzelmann, Energy Domain

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Ben Heinzelmann, who has worked to grow his MineralWare business and its sister company, Energy Domain, the latter of which he is president.

Forty Under 40: Bentsen Falb, Raymond James

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Bentsen Falb, managing director of investment banking and at the head of the renewable energy movement at Raymond James & Associates.

Forty Under 40: Brian Reger, Jonah Energy

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Brian Reger, senior vice president of asset development at Denver-based Jonah Energy—one of the largest privately-held natural gas producers in the U.S.

Forty Under 40: Collin McLelland, Digital Wildcatters

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Collin McLelland, who co-founded his own energy technology media company Digital Wildcatters.

Forty Under 40: Daniel Flannery, Riverstone

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Daniel Patrick Flannery, managing director and co-founder of Riverstone Credit Partners based in New York.

Forty Under 40: Daniel Rohling, Battalion Oil

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Daniel Rohling, executive vice president and COO of Battalion Oil, a Houston-based independent E&P company focused in the Delaware Basin.

Forty Under 40: David Carter, RedOaks Energy Advisors

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is David Carter, managing director of RedOaks Energy Advisors, an A&D advisory firm Carter helped launch in 2018 with the three founding TenOaks partners.

Forty Under 40: Drew Hopkins, Land Information Services

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Drew Hopkins, chief revenue officer at Land Information Services—a premier land back-office provider based in Oklahoma City.

Forty Under 40: Emily Easley, NOVUS Energy Advisors

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Emily Easley, CEO of NOVUS Energy Advisors, an independent consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. that offers strategic services across the energy and cleantech industries.

Forty Under 40: Ian Levine, Moda Midstream

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Ian Levine, vice president of strategy and CFO of Moda Midstream, which recently sold its holdings in the Ingleside Energy Center to Enbridge in a $3 billion cash transaction.

Forty Under 40: John Fossum, Petrie Partners

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is John Fossum, managing director with Petrie Partners focusing on strategic advisory, M&A, asset divestitures and capital raising for the energy sector.

Forty Under 40: Josh Stevens, U.S. Energy

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Josh Stevens, who, to date, has impacted more than $100 million in acquisitions at U.S. Energy Development Corp. in his current role as vice president of finance.

Forty Under 40: Justin Bennett, Piñon Midstream

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Justin Bennett, who helped form Piñon Midstream in 2020 to provide a viable solution to the sour gas problem in the northeastern Delaware Basin.

Forty Under 40: Kyle Ray, FourPass Energy

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Kyle Ray, executive vice president of engineering and finance at FourPass Energy, which he helped shape after leaving Blackstone Credit.

How Energy Leadership Is Shifting Focus

The oil and gas industry’s rising leaders embrace the opportunity of the energy transition, and the 2021 Forty Under 40 honorees exemplify the changing industry.