D CEO Presents

The Energy Awards 2021: Powering the Future, Together

Honoring excellence and innovation in oil, gas, and renewable energy, from North Texas to the Permian Basin.

Now in its fourth year, D CEO is proud to honor outstanding leaders in oil and gas and energy finance that continue to innovate and propel the industry forward. And, in the spirit of unity and in recognition of the importance all sources play in the sector, we’re expanding the program this year to include excellence in alternative forms of energy.

Awards will celebrate leaders in upstream, midstream, services (including technology companies), energy finance, and renewables. We’ll also present Rising Star and Legacy/Lifetime Achievement awards.

The program is open to industry players from East Texas to the Permian Basin, as long as there is a strong North Texas tie.

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

In Partnership with:

American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)
Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies
Dallas Young Professionals in Energy
Energy Management Program at UTD
Financial Executives International
Maguire Energy Institute at SMU
North Texas Commission
Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
TCU Energy Institute
Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association
The Institute of Petroleum Accounting at UNT
TXCPA Dallas
TXCPA Fort Worth
TXCPA Permian Basin
TXCPA Wichita Falls
TXCPA South Plains
Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA)
Women’s Energy Network

Nominations Closed

Nominations for next year's program will open in June 2022.


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 Leader 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 (Nominee should be age 40 or younger)

Legacy/Lifetime Achievement Award


How do I make nominations?

Nominations are currently closed and will open again in June 2022.

How are winners selected?

A team of judges will review each nomination and determine the finalists and winners.

When will the winners be announced?

D CEO will announce finalists in Fall of 2021. Winners will be featured in D CEO’s November print issue and revealed at a private event in October.

Where can I get more information?

For editorial information, contact Kelsey Vanderschoot at kelsey.vanderschoot@dmagazine.com.


For advertising information, contact Gillea Allison at gillea.allison@dmagazine.com.

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