Future Industry Leader, Rocky Mountain 2017

Awarded to: Matt Owens - Extraction Oil & Gas


Judges Comments

“An amazing story, Matt Owens has to be one of the most impressive young men in the industry currently, to go from zero to running a multi billion-dollar company in 5 years is just remarkable.”

“This is a genuine case of talent and hard work paying off, I have watched this guy since he formed Extraction in 2012, I have not been disappointed.”

Corporate Overview

Denver-based Extraction Oil & Gas is a domestic energy company focusing on the exploration and production of oil and gas reserves in the Rocky Mountains. We are committed to safe and responsible operations in the Greater Wattenberg Field of Colorado’s Denver- Julesburg Basin.

Extraction Oil & Gas was created in December 2012 and has since assembled a strong technical team with years of experience in horizontal drilling and completion operations. Our growth strategy includes high-quality acreage acquisitions and forming strategic joint ventures with select operators in the Greater Wattenberg Field.

Our mission is to build an energy company that can operate both sustainably and profitably. In fact, we believe that is the definition of a successful company. We strive to be the safest and most responsible operator in the DJ Basin, while providing the energy we all need.

Our operations define us. We are committed to:

• Embracing and driving change through innovation
• Being accountable for the work we do
• Building open and honest relationships