About Us


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. Ensign was formed with equity commitments from two top-tier, energy-focused private equity firms, Warburg Pincus and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.



Warburg Pincus is a global private equity firm that has invested more than $73 billion in over 855 companies since their inception over 50 years ago, and has invested or committed over $14 billion to more than 85 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 Capital Advisors, L.P. is a leading alternative investment firm founded in 1984 that currently manages over $29 billion in assets across private equity, managed accounts and closed-end funds, currently has $17.5 billion of energy assets under management, and has committed over $8 billion to more than 100 upstream energy investments across North America since inception. 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.

How We Say It

What Does Ensign Mean?

en′sīn, n. a sign or mark: the sign or flag distinguishing a nation or a regiment: one who carries the colours.

[O. Fr. enseigne—L. insignia, pl. of insigne, a distinctive mark—in, and signum, a mark.]

Why Ensign?

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 Ensign Natural Resources and will be recognized by our people, commitment to excellence and ability to eliminate legacy oil industry inefficiency.

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