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D CEO’s 2018 Oil and Gas Awards: T. Boone Pickens to Receive Lifetime Achievement

The original wildcatter will be honored at an exclusive event in October.

D CEO is proud to announce that T. Boone Pickens will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the magazine’s 2018 Oil and Gas Awards program.

Dubbed the “Oracle of Oil” by CNBC and one of the 100 “Greatest Living Business Minds” by Forbes, Pickens is the man behind one of the country’s largest independent oil companies, Mesa Petroleum, which he took public in 1964. In his 70s, Pickens reinvented himself as a successful investment fund operator with BP Capital.

Earlier this year, in February, under the ticker BOON, BP Capital Fund Advisors introduced an index that tracks the oil and gas industry—shaped by decades of experience and energy thought leadership of Pickens and his team.

The energy icon has been an outspoken advocate for reducing the United States’ dependency on foreign oil, launching the $100 million Pickens Plan campaign in 2008. Pickens remains involved in his charitable foundation and also advocates for entrepreneurship and shareholder rights.

“At my age, you aren’t going to wait around 10 years before you start something,” Pickens told D CEO in this 2013 CEO of the Year interview. “You get it started now, and take advantage.”

Click here to learn more about the other 2018 Oil and Gas Award finalists—leaders who have helped make Texas a national and international center for energy activity and finance.

Winners will be revealed at an exclusive awards event on October 30 at the Petroleum Club.

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Comments

  • Natasha Robbins

    I thought Caroline Rose Hunt was to receive this prestigious honor. Why was this revoked? Is it because she’s a woman?

    • Christine Perez

      Hi Natasha. We are fortunate that DFW is home to a number of outstanding energy leaders, including Caroline Rose Hunt, who declined to be considered for a D CEO award this year.

  • jack webb

    this is such a joke – the only oil/gas company Pickens’ ever had, was Mesa, and he buried it in debt almost 40 years ago; Richard Rainwater recapitalized Mesa, then he fired Pickens & built it, from the ground up, into a successful company – Pickens’ DID have a fund that invested in oil & gas equities for a couple of years, but it failed in 2009, when it lost 96% of AUM – he’s certainly NOT a money manager anymore than he’s an Oil/Gas operator
    Comon “D” – do some research; your readers are NOT idiots !