HOUSTON, July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- John B. Walker was named the 2015 EY Energy Entrepreneur of the Year for the Gulf Coast Area. Walker is founder and CEO of EnerVest, Ltd., and is Executive Chairman of EV Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: EVEP).
The EY national and regional awards program recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and their communities. This is the first year Walker was nominated for the prestigious award, which is determined by a panel of independent judges.
"I am honored to receive this award," Walker said. "It has been very gratifying to watch our company grow from humble beginnings to the sixth largest gas producer in Texas today. Many people helped us along the way, and I am grateful for their work at EnerVest."
Houston-based EnerVest, founded in 1992, acquires, develops and operates 29,000 oil and gas wells in 15 states on behalf of its institutional investors. More information about EnerVest is available at www.enervest.net.
EV Energy Partners, L.P. is a master limited partnership engaged in acquiring, producing and developing oil and natural gas properties. More information about EVEP is available on the Internet at http://www.evenergypartners.com.
EV Energy Partners, L.P., Houston
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