Houston’s Preng & Associates began recruiting board members, senior executives and critical talent across the energy value chain in 1980.

In that time, the company has conducted more than 3,300 engagements for over 680 clients in 63 countries in upstream, midstream, downstream, oilfield services and equipment, natural resources, engineering, water management, power and utilities and the consulting/financial sectors.


David Preng, Founder and President of Preng & Associates

David Preng, President and Founder of Preng & Associates, told Oil & Gas 360® that the secret to making a successful match boils down to three key functions:

  • Dig deeply into an individual’s background for capability;
  • Uncover and understand the key issues in the candidate’s life that need to be crossed before we can get to “YES”;
  • Do a thorough assessment for “chemistry” to ensure the individual will fit into our client’s culture.

“Our expertise comes from knowing where to contact prospective candidates, understanding where they are in their career cycle, creating interest, starting the process and ensuring it is brought to a timely and successful conclusion,” Preng told Oil & Gas 360®.

In an interview last week with Fox Business News, David Preng said that the low oil prices will spur demand due to oil’s affordability, and no matter the pressure or surplus in the global oil economy, demand will always remain. Preng said today’s oil and gas executive has to have the vision and understanding of more unconventional plays within the industry’s fast moving landscape.

“The world is forecasted to need 120 million barrels per day by 2030. We’re going to need this extra production that we’ve developed from the use of our technology,” Preng told Fox Business.

Preng’s New Website Allows Candidates to Create a Custom Database

Preng & Associates recently launched a new website, www.preng.com, created by EnerCom, Inc., that allows executive candidates to create and update their own unique database within the Preng search organization.

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