Our Organization

Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) is a non-profit organization with more than 40,000 members worldwide. By providing a forum for networking and career development through social, educational and civic service opportunities, YPE aims to facilitate the advancement of young professionals in the global energy industry. YPE runs a year-round calendar of events in 40 chapters around the world. Please click here to see our calendar of upcoming events.

  • YPE Houston Breakfast Series featuring ConocoPhillips senior enconomist, Dr. Helen Currie - January 2015
  • YPE Houston Breakfast Series featuring ConocoPhillips senior enconomist, Dr. Helen Currie - January 2015
  • YPE Houston Breakfast Series featuring ConocoPhillips senior enconomist, Dr. Helen Currie - January 2015
  • YPE Houston Breakfast Series featuring ConocoPhillips senior enconomist, Dr. Helen Currie - January 2015
  • YPE Houston Breakfast Series featuring ConocoPhillips senior enconomist, Dr. Helen Currie - January 2015

Message from the Executive Director

Thank you for visiting YPE. Since our founding in 2005, YPE has become the de facto leadership development organization for rising stars in the energy industry worldwide. With a presence in virtually every time zone across six continents, YPE is likely operating in a city near you. The organization was founded upon the belief that in an industry so specialized, a young professional who quickly learns the ins and outs can quickly move up in their organization.

We’ve always said that after your third YPE event, you know enough to be dangerous. It’s been a pleasure to see our members rise through the ranks of their organizations and take on the most important challenges in our industry. YPE membership is free, and we define the energy industry broadly creating a dynamic where our events are usually filled to capacity by a cross-section of the industry.

YPE’s focus has always been putting on great events for our members. Since day one, the cardinal rule we stress to every chapter leader is to personally greet every person as they walk in the door. What sets YPE apart is the global connectivity we provide to our members – knowing you can be anywhere in the world and plug into YPE in that particular city via our events calendar. Moreover, many of our members plan their business trips around when YPE events will be taking place in that city.

YPE strives to continuously improve in every way possible, so please contact me with any ideas or suggestion on ways we can better serve our members. In the meantime, we hope to see you at the next YPE event in your city, and thank you for being part of the YPE network.

Very truly yours,
Stephen Cravens
YPE Founder & Executive Director

Stephen Cravens founded YPE in 2005 and continues to coordinate global YPE operations while leading efforts to empower leadership at the local level.

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Member Profile

15%Intergrated/Major12%Independent E&P11%Financial Services9%Oilfield Services9%Pipelines8%Principal Investor7%Law Firm6%Consulting5%Refining & Marketing5%Alternative Energy4%Power4%Non-profit Associations3%Universities2%Government 8%Principal InvestorA breakout of  YPEmembership byindustryCreated with Snap


Top Ten Firms by Category


Integrated / Major

Marathon Oil
Hess Corp.
Occidental Petroleum

Large-Cap E&P

Devon Energy
Anadarko Petroleum
Chesapeake Energy
XTO Energy
Southwestern Energy
Pioneer Natural Resources
Newfield Exploration
EOG Resources
Range Resources

Canadian E&P Companies

Imperial Oil
Suncor Energy Inc
Canadian Natural Res.
Talisman Energy
Husky Energy
Enerplus Inc.
Shell Canada

Private E&P Companies

Hilcorp Energy
Hunt Oil
Northrock Resources
American Energy Partners
J-W Operating Co.
Matador Resources
Merit Energy
Dale Resources
Miller Energy
Drillmar Energy

Oilfield Services

Baker Hughes
BJ Services
Hanover Compressor
Landmark Graphics
Superior Energy Services
TETRA Technologies
Wood Group

Oilfield Equipment

National Oilwell Varco
Cameron International
Smith International
Grant Prideco
T-3 Energy Services
Odessa Pumps
Dresser Inc.
Zy-Tech Global Industries
Oil States International

Pipelines & Refiners

Williams Companies
Plains All-American
Kinder Morgan
Copano Energy
EnLink Midstream
Enterprise Products

Renewable Energy

Element Markets
Earth Biofuels
BioSelect Fuels
Horizon Wind Energy
Second Wind
Turner Renewable Energy
Global Environment Fund
Terrasol Energy
Venti Energy

Diversified / Industrial

BHP Billiton
Koch Industries, Inc.
Lyondell Chemical
Midland Resources Hold
Access Industries
Dow Chemical
Midstate Steel
Dominion Resources
Norilsk Nickel

Power / Natural Gas

El Paso Corporation
Dynegy Inc.
Constellation Energy
Reliant Energy
Duke Energy
Atmos Energy

Information Media and Research

Ryder Scott
Netherland & Sewell
Aspen Technology Inc.
ISN Software Corporation
DeGoyler & MacNaughton
Miller & Lents
ODS Petrodata
ILI Technologies
Mobius Risk Group

Media and Research

Baker Institute for Public Policy
Greentech Media
Dow Jones Newswires
Gulf Publishing Company
Hart Energy Publishing
John S. Herold, Inc.
Public Utilities Fortnightly
Argus Media Group
RedPoint Media
United Press International

Investment Banks

Simmons & Company
Goldman Sachs
Jefferies-Randall & Dewey
Tudor Pickering Holt
Tristone Capital
Credit Suisse
Energy Capital Solutions

Private Equity

Warburg Pincus
EnCap Investments
First Reserve Corporation
SCF Partners
Kayne Anderson Capital
Lime Rock Partners
Natural Gas Partners
Riverstone Holdings
CCMP Capital Advisors
Apollo Global Management

Other Principal Investors

D.E. Shaw
GasRock Capital
Tudor Investments
Hicks Holdings
Laminar Direct Capital
Kleinheinz Capital
Guggenheim Partners
Glencore Ltd.
Angelo, Gordon & Co.
Prospect Capital


U.S. Department of Interior
US Fuel Cell Council
U.S. Dept. of Energy
U.S. Department of Commerce
Bureau of Land Management
Los Angeles Dept. of Power
International Monetary Fund
British Consulate-General
Alberta Energy and Utilities

Special Interest

Solar Electric Power Assoc
American Association of Petroleum Landmen
American Petroleum Institute
National Mining Association
Nuclear Energy Institute
The Fraser Institute
Electric Power Association
American Wind Energy

Law Firms

Vinson & Elkins
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Thompson & Knight
King & Spalding
Fulbright & Jaworski
Baker & McKenzie
Simpson Thacher
Haynes and Boone
Baker Botts

Mid-Cap E&P Companies

Cimarex Energy
Linn Energy
Encore Acquisition
W&T Offshore
Mariner Energy
Comstock Resources
Duvernay Oil Corp.
Bill Barrett Resources
Energy XXI
Endeavour Energy

Drillers / Workover

Pride International
Basic Energy Services
Helmerich & Payne
Key Energy Service
Hercules Offshore
Pioneer Drilling
Diamond Offshore
Unit Corp.

Engineering & Construction

Bechtel Corp
Global Industries
SBM Offshore
McDermott International
DXP Enterprises

Consulting Firms

McKinsey & Company
Wood Mackenzie
Booz Allen Hamilton
Boston Consulting Group
Ernst & Young
Public Strategies Washington
The Abraham Group

Commercial Banks

Macquarie Bank
Wells Fargo Bank
The Royal Bank of Scotland
Amegy Bank N.A.
Bank of Texas
Bank of America
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking

Educational Institutions

University of Texas - Austin
University of Tulsa
Stanford University
Rice University
Tsinghua University
Harvard Business School
Texas A&M University
Columbia Business School
The University of Manchester
The Wharton School

Board of Directors

Founder and Executive Director
  • Presently CEO of Sutton Hill
  • Executive Director for YPE Global
  • Formerly with First Reserve, Cogent Partners, and UBS energy investment banking
  • BBA, University of Texas at Austin; MBA, Harvard Business School
Michael Teplitsky
  • Presently a Vice President with Wynnchurch Capital
  • Formerly with TNK-BP, Lime Rock Partners, and UBS energy investment banking
  • BA, Northwestern University, MBA, Kellogg School of Management
Castlen Kennedy
  • Presently Head of Investor Relations at Apache Corporation
  • Founder of YPE Washington, D.C. Chapter
  • Former YPE Houston Chapter Executive Board
  • BBA, University of Texas at Austin; Dual Masters Candidate in Public Affairs and Energy & Earth Resources (2011), University of Texas at Austin
Avik Dey
  • Presently Head of Energy Private Equity at Canada Pension Plan
  • Formerly CFO & Founder, Remora Energy
  • Founder of YPE Calgary Chapter
  • Formerly with First Reserve, Deutsche Bank, and EnCana
  • BC, University of Calgary