Who we are
Ensign Natural Resources is an exploration & production company expanding through asset acquisitions and development in the Eagle Ford Basin. We believe in making disciplined investments, applying effective technology, and focusing on continuous improvement.
Headquartered in Houston, TX, Ensign was established in 2017 and is led by a management team experienced in finding, developing, and exploiting unconventional assets.
noun | en·sign | ‘en-.sīn
en′sīn, n. a sign or mark: the sign or flag distinguishing a nation or a regiment: one who carries the colors.
Throughout history, ensigns have been used to send messages, rally beleaguered troops, signal other ships, armies, and peoples. Ensigns represent a group’s courage, pride, and identity. In short, an ensign says who you are, where you are, and what you believe with one single piece of cloth or mark.
We are here to set a new standard. We’re courageous enough to take on the hard challenges and proud to drive change in our industry. This is what being Ensign means to us. Rally with us!
How we're Different
At Ensign, data and technology are a large part of how we drive success.
Not only do we have a development team who is knowledgeable about our industry, operations, and data but we expect all our technical team members to be proficient in data management tools and processes. This ensures everyone can create fit-for-purpose data capture apps and visualizations that allow for faster and better decision making with no silos in data access and continual prioritization of economic impact to the company.
Our People & Culture
Our people define our culture and drive the strategy of our company. We look for team members that embody our values and strive to make us better every single day.
Meet some of our team!
Taking responsibility for actions, problems, and leading solutions; never miss a chance to lead.
Stand up for your ideas; open communication; give and take honest feedback.
A mixture of passion and determination; willing to face the hard stuff and see it through to the end.
A practiced eye for good opportunities; prioritizing based on value to company vs. self; making informed decisions and calculated risks.
Pursuit of Excellence
Good enough never is! Make things better every day; complacency is the enemy.
Ensign was formed in late 2017 with equity commitments from two top-tier, energy-focused private equity firms to acquire large assets in the Eagle Ford.
Warburg Pincus is a global private equity firm that has invested more than $95 billion in over 940 companies since inception over 50 years ago.
Warburg has invested or committed over $15 billion to more than 90 energy investments around the world, including exploration and production, midstream, and oilfield services businesses.
Warburg Pincus Energy, L.P. fund and Warburg Pincus Private Equity XII, L.P. fund have a combined $17 billion in LP commitments to invest across geographies and sectors at all stages of a company’s life-cycle.
Kayne Anderson is a leading alternative investment firm founded in 1984 that currently manages over $30 billion in assets across private equity, managed accounts, and closed-end funds.
Kayne currently has over $10 billion of energy assets under management and has committed over $10 billion to more than 100 upstream energy investments across North America since inception.
The Kayne Private Energy Income Funds Platform was launched in 2014 to partner with high-caliber management teams to acquire and exploit large, producing upstream oil and gas assets.