Small-Cap Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Companies

U.S. Exchanges

List of Publicly Traded Small-Cap Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Companies Listed on Major U.S. Exchanges

The companies on this list are small-cap companies (market capitalization under two billion dollars but over 300 million dollars) engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. These companies are all headquartered in the United States and most of these companies have their properties located in the United States as well. There are a few exceptions to this and they are noted in the parentheses next to the company’s name.

This list is updated at the beginning of each month so it is possible that a company rises above two billion dollars or below 300 million dollars between updates. Additional oil and gas exploration and production companies can be found through the following links:

Large-Cap Exploration and Production

Mid-Cap Exploration and Production

Micro-Cap Exploration and Production


Additional publicly traded energy companies and energy categories can be accessed through the link below:

List of Energy Companies

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The state or geographical location in parenthesis is where the companies’ primary activities are located.

Oil and Gas Exploration and Production: Small-Cap Stocks   

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (AXAS) (Permian Basin, Powder River Basin, Rocky Mountains and Texas)

Bill Barrett Corporation (BBG) (Rocky Mountain Region)

California Resources Corporation (CRC) (California)

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (CRZO) (Unconventional Assets)

CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX) (Coal and natural gas)

Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR) (Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain Region)

Eclipse Resources Corporation (ECR) (Appalachian Basin)

EP Energy Corporation (EPE) (Louisiana, Texas and Utah)

Erin Energy Corp (ERN) (Sub-Saharan Africa)

Halcon Resources Corporation (HK) (Multiple Regions)

Isramco, Inc. (ISRL) (United States and Israel)

Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (MPO) (Mississippian Lime, Anadarko Basin)

Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (PHX) (Non-Operator: Oklahoma)

Penn Virginia Corporation (PVAC) (Texas)

QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) (Williston Basin, Permian Basin, Pinedale Anticline, Uinta Basin and Haynesville Shale)

Resolute Energy Corporation (REN) (Texas, Utah and Wyoming)

Ring Energy, Inc. (REI) (Kansas and Texas)

Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) (Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas)

SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD) (Mid-Continent, Niobrara Shale)

SRC Energy Inc. (SRCI) (Colorado)

Stone Energy Corporation (SGY) (Appalachian Basin and the Gulf of Mexico)

Unit Corporation (UNT) (Diversified Energy Company)

Viper Energy Partners LP (VNOM) (Texas)

W&T Offshore, Inc. (WTI) (Texas and the Gulf of Mexico)

WildHorse Resource Development Corporation (WRD) (IPO December 14, 2016: oil and natural gas exploration and production company)

Foreign Exploration and Production Companies: Small-Cap Stocks

Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (AAV) (Canada: Activities in Alberta)

Baytex Energy Corp (BTE) (Canada: Activities in Western Canada and Texas)

Enerplus Corporation (ERF) (Canada: Activities in North Dakota, Montana and Western Canada)

Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (GTE) (Canada: Activities in South America)

Obsidian Energy Ltd. (OBE) (Canada: Activities in Western Canada)

Pengrowth Energy Corporation (PGH) (Canada: Activities in Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin)

Petrobras Argentina S.A. (PZE) (Argentina: Integrated Oil & Gas; activities in South America)

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