Special Reports

2014 Rocky Mountain Hall Of Fame

The Rockies’ vast potential could not have been maximized were it not for the intellectual capital—and the true grit—of the many leaders of oil and gas companies that drill here.

Private Equity

The role of private equity in funding the oil and gas industry has significantly expanded in the past 30 years. More fund companies are interested in energy than ever before, and the size of their energy-focused funds is now in the multi-billion-dollar range. This special report from Oil and Gas Investor details how start-up E&P and midstream companies obtain private equity, what private-equity providers look for in an investment, recent trends, and more. More than a dozen private-equity providers are profiled, from the large generalist funds to boutique and niche entities. Here, you’ll learn their histories, strategies, recent investments and the way they view the oil and gas industry.

Here’s The Money: Capital Formation 2013

Oil and Gas Investor drills down into capital access trends, sources, and solutions for E&Ps in 2013. Included is our exclusive capital access directory, listing firms that can arrange capital for E&P companies, from start-up to large cap.

Business Aviation: Time Well Spent

For many executives, private aviation is a vital tool that helps move the right people to the right place at the right time—not only to more locations faster, but, to the next level of high-powered corporate results, from being industry players, to industry leaders. In this special supplement, we showcase some of the major providers of aviation services. Whether it is leasing, buying, fractional ownership or charter, the private aviation industry has many options available, and it offers the latest in safety and technology, all at the ready.

The State of Industry: New Opportunities for Growth

This report, the 11th Survey of Upstream U.S. Energy Companies, was commissioned by Grant Thornton, in partnership with Hart Energy. The survey was conducted from February through March 2013 with more than 200 responses from senior executives at independent oil and gas exploration and service companies. Issues explored by the survey were identified by Grant Thornton’s Energy practice and Hart Energy Institutional Research. Survey topics included price and employment forecasts, capital spending plans, regulatory and legislative developments, and new areas of opportunity. Respondents’ average total assets at the end of fiscal 2012 were $4.7 billion, and the average projected revenues for fiscal 2012 were $2.3 billion. Seventeen percent of the respondents were from public companies, 78 percent were from private companies and 5 percent were from master limited partnerships.

Royalties: A Valuable Investment Opportunity

Investors today have numerous choices when it comes to investing in oil and gas production or in the price of the commodities themselves. They can buy equities, mutual funds, energy-oriented exchange traded funds (ETFs), master limited partnerships (MLPs) and public debt instruments. But, do not overlook oil and gas royalties. As an investment choice, royalties have always made good sense as part of portfolio diversification. Today, they seem to make more sense than ever before.This special report explains how U.S. companies discovered these new energy supplies, and what these supplies mean to the overall economy.

2013 Energy And The Community

A revolution in energy supply is sweeping across America. It’s exciting for U.S. consumers, and its changes are rippling far beyond our borders. Some now say that by 2020 the U.S. could be the No. 1 oil and gas producer in the world. This special report explains how U.S. companies discovered these new energy supplies, and what these supplies mean to the overall economy.

2012 Who’s Who in A&D

Who’s Who in E&P A&D is Hart Energy’s annual comprehensive list of E&P A&D professionals. It provides contact information for A&D professionals as well as quick background information on them, including where they office, where they focus regionally, if they are up for a golf game, and much, much more. An indispensable reference. Check out the online version at a-dcenter.com.


One of the greatest privileges—and most fun—one can have is to meet and get to know the legendary executives of the oil and gas industry. Here are 48 of them, plus a bonus, George P. Mitchell, the “father” of the shale revolution now changing the industry so dramatically in North America. Get to know these legends, and learn from the wisdom they’ve accumulated over their extraordinary careers in the oil patch.

One On One

These days, investors find themselves pondering the macro picture. But in the end, to zero in on the individual company matters most. What does the balance sheet say? Is the company outspending cash flow? Is it growing production per share? Is it transitioning to drilling for liquids? Talking to CEOs about their ongoing strategy is very revealing, although it’s perhaps a less tangible way to get a bead on the way companies may perform. In this special report, we chat with 13 executives helming a wide range of E&P types to provide investors with that critical, unique view into the Corner Office.

Capital Formation 2012

Combine huge oil and gas resource potential, thousands of drilling locations just waiting for the drill bit, and more private-equity dollars than have ever been available before. Add in a conversation about producers being able to revive basically every play in the U.S., and maybe even export oil and gas. Here’s how leading investment banks, reserve-backed commercial lenders and private-equity firms are changing their business models to adapt to the new energy scene. This annual special supplement to Oil and Gas Investor details what the bankers are thinking, how E&Ps are using private equity, and new ways to fund development drilling.