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Nominations Open: D CEO’s Energy Awards 2023

The program brings together leaders in oil and gas, energy finance, and renewables.
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Now in its sixth year, D CEO is proud to honor outstanding leaders in oil and gas, energy finance, and renewables that continue to innovate and propel the industry forward through our Energy Awards, presented in partnership with area educational institutions and prestigious industry associations throughout the state.

All finalists will be recognized in the November issue of D CEO and at a special awards presentation. 

Awards will celebrate leaders in upstream, midstream, services (including technology companies), energy finance, and renewables. We’ll also present the Rising Star Award to an emerging leader.

The program is open to industry players from East Texas to the Permian Basin, as long as there is a strong North Texas tie. For more information, visit our event page (linked here).


Innovative Leaders

  • Upstream Executive of the Year
  • Midstream Executive of the Year
  • Energy Services and Technology Executive of the Year
  • Renewable Energy Executive of the Year
  • Energy Finance Executive of the Year

Energy Finance

  • Private Equity Firm of the Year
  • Financing/ Capital Deal of the Year

North Texas Energy Impact

  • Excellence in Innovation and Sustainability
  • Rising Star/ Future Leader


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