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Oil and Gas Investor 'Excellence Awards' Honor Top Energy Firms

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HOUSTON, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Oil and Gas Investor will recognize the winners of its 12th annual Excellence Awards on April 6-7, 2015, at Hart Energy's 8th annual Energy Capital Conference at the Omni Barton Creek in Austin, TX.

Following its successful DUG Australia conference in August, Houston-based Hart Energy announced it will launch Oil and Gas Investor Australia information products in 2014.

"Winners represent the full spectrum of the upstream industry's activities ranging from a large and well-established company moving into a new core area to a relatively new company leading a shale play," said Leslie Haines, OGI Editor-in-Chief. "They demonstrate the tradition of vision and professionalism that characterizes our Excellence Awards." 

Oil and Gas Investor editors review readers' nominations to select the best companies, deals and individuals.

2015 Honorees

Executive of the Year: Chuck Davidson, Noble Energy Executive Chairman. Under his leadership, the Houston-based company has grown significantly by operating oil and gas assets between U.S. shales and international deepwater exploration. Noble Energy also co-founded CRED (Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development) to educate the public about the industry.

Best Discovery: Continental Resources. The company opened the Springer Shale oil play in south-central Oklahoma, saying returns could be significant.

M&A Deal of the Year: Whiting Petroleum Corp. bought Kodiak Oil & Gas in a $6 billion all-stock deal. The acquisition vaulted Whiting to the top-tier position in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota.

Financing of the Year: Eclipse Resources. The company raised $434 million in private placement of additional shares to institutional investors, including certain funds from EnCap Investments L. P. as crude oil prices tumbled in late December.

Best Field Rejuvenation: Shell Oil Co. Its new platform, at Mars B Field in the Gulf of Mexico, extends the field's life to 2050 and enables the company to steadily increase production.

Corporate Citizen of the Year: Conoco has committed $50 million to numerous civic, health, environmental and educational programs in the U. S. and around the globe.

For media credentials to attend the Energy Capital Conference, contact Stephanie Palmer at spalmer@hartenergy.com. To view the full agenda, visit EnergyCapitalConference.com

About Hart Energy
For more than 40 years, Hart Energy editors and experts have delivered market-leading insights to investors and energy industry professionals. The Houston-based company produces award-winning monthly magazines (such as Oil and Gas Investor, E&P and Midstream Business); online news and data services; in-depth industry conferences (like the DUG™ series); GIS data sets and mapping solutions; and a range of research and consulting services. For information, visit hartenergy.com.


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