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The World's Leading Exploration and Production Publication

E&P magazine is the world's leading publication dedicated to informing exploration, drilling and production operations managers, onshore and offshore and in all parts of the world, about the trends and technology they need to do their jobs more efficiently. Experienced magazine editors and industry experts offer the most accurate, most up-to-date information available to guide operations managers through exploration technology that helps them find more resources; drilling technology that gives them better, less-expensive wells, and production technology that keeps fields producing more oil and gas for longer periods of time. The quality and breadth of coverage has earned awards for editorial excellence and quality content.

Editorial Staff

Rhonda Duey, Executive Editor

Rhonda Duey

Rhonda Duey has worked at Hart for 16 years and has been the exploration editor for E&P for 12 years. She has extensive journalism experience and has won several trade industry writing awards. She is a member of SEG and serves on the advisory board for the Reservoir Characterization Project, an industry-funded consortium at the Colorado School of Mines.

Email: rduey@hartenergy.com

Scott Weeden, Senior Editor, Well Construction

Scott Weeden

Scott Weeden has covered the oil patch for over 35 years on a variety of publications, including newspapers, magazines and newsletters. He has also worked for oilfield equipment manufacturers, which adds to his expertise in covering exploration and production technology. He is one of the newest members of Hart's editorial team as the senior editor, well construction, for Hart E&P.

Email: sweeden@hartenergy.com

Jo Ann Davy, Senior Editor, Manager Special Projects

Jo Ann Davy

Jo Ann Davy, Senior Editor and Manager of Special Projects, joined Hart in 2006. In 2007 she was promoted to her current position, managing the company’s custom publishing initiatives such as magazine-length supplements, show daily newspapers, newsletters, technical reports, and white papers, both print and digital. Prior to joining Hart, Jo Ann was managing editor of a monthly trade journal for eight years, and she worked as a technical writer for Camco Inc. (now part of Schlumberger) for six years. She has more than 30 years' experience in trade publishing and holds a degree in journalism from the University of Kentucky. She has won two BMA Lantern awards for her work on show daily newspapers and in custom publishing. 

Email: jdavy@hartenergy.com

Mark Thomas, International Editor

Mark Thomas

London-based Mark Thomas has a long career in oil and gas journalism. He edits and publishes Deepwater International, the leading publication focused on the global deepwater sector. Mark has also held roles as media and public relations manager for major oil and gas exhibitions including SPE Offshore Europe in Aberdeen, Scotland, as well as SPE Intelligent Energy and SPE Russian Oil & Gas. Mark previously worked at Hart Energy in the 1990s, based in the London office. He was initially deputy editor in 1993 of Hart's Euroil magazine, eventually becoming editor, before later becoming group editor of its European-based oil & gas news publications, overseeing publications including E&P Daily, European Offshore Petroleum Newsletter, Africa Oil & Gas, Asia Oil & Gas, European Petroleum Finance, Middle East Oil & Gas, and European Fuels News. He has appointed international group editor for Hart Energy in 1999. He was also the original launch editor-in-chief of Hart's E&P magazine. Mark has been a journalist for 25 years, working in the newspaper industry as a news reporter for regional and evening papers in the UK, including the famous UK publishing house Northcliffe Newspapers, where he wrote for the London Evening Standard and national Daily Mail newspapers. Mark was educated in London and qualified as a senior journalist at Harlow College after a newspaper apprenticeship.

Email: mthomas@hartenergy.com

Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Upstream

Richard Mason

Richard Mason is executive editor of Hart Energy’s digital media group. From 1992 to 2009, he published The Land Rig Newsletter, where he developed metrics to provide high-resolution perspective on the land drilling market, including regional rig utilization, rig pricing, technological evolution in drilling systems, and rig employment patterns by operator. Prior to joining Hart in 2011, he was director of research at Houston-based PLS Inc., an oil and gas property brokerage and publishing firm.  His early career included 10 years as a field representative for the Texas Tech University archives, collecting oral histories and historical materials on petroleum, agriculture and irrigation development in the American Southwest. Richard is a 1974 graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in history.

Email: rmason@hartenergy.com