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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.

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Our People & Culture

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!

Our Values

Personal Responsibility

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.

Good Judgement

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.

Leadership Team

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Brett Pennington

President and Chief Executive Officer

"We believe in alignment at all levels of the organization.  Delivering results is easy when everyone is aware of our goals and strategy, and are empowered to make a difference."

Board of Directors


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.

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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.

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