Adam Wilmoth
Business Energy Editor

Adam Wilmoth returned to The Oklahoman as energy editor in 2012 after working for four years in public relations. He previously spent seven years as a business reporter at The Oklahoman, including five years covering the state's energy sector.

Wilmoth holds a master's degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. He's also a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City's youth program, LOYAL -- Linking Oklahoma City's Young Adult Leaders.

  • Oklahoma History center marks its 10th anniversary

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    The Oklahoma History Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month with a new exhibit focusing on the history of business throughout the state.

  • CENTENNI-OIL: Marathon Oil celebrates 100 years of petroleum exploration in Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    Marathon Oil Co. is celebrating both its past and future this week even though the petroleum industry continues to struggle with low prices. The Houston-based company drilled its first well in Oklahoma in 1915 near Cushing.

  • Slowdown offers education chance in oil patch

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Nov 12, 2015

    Despite the year-long energy industry slowdown, now can be the perfect time to learn new skills and prepare for leadership positions throughout the oil patch, said Drew Deaton, vice president of business development at Oklahoma City-based Ward Petroleum Corp.

  • PostRock Energy announces cuts of another 20 jobs at Oklahoma City offices in October

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

    Oklahoma City-based oil producer PostRock Energy announced it cut its office staff by 50 percent in October. Among the job cuts were 20 people at its Oklahoma City headquarters. Mounting financial debts with the low price of its unproduced oil forced the layoffs.

  • Price drop erases $113 billion in value from Oklahoma energy companies

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Nov 9, 2015

    While the downturn has been difficult on Oklahoma companies and shareholders, University of Oklahoma economist Robert Dauffenbach said the stock price is a symptom of the broader energy slowdown.

  • New Source Energy Partners negotiations ongoing with lenders

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Nov 9, 2015

    Oklahoma City firm has violated its debt covenants

  • SemGroup adds to pipeline inventory

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 8, 2015

    TULSA — Despite depressed oil prices and slowing production throughout the country, Tulsa-based pipeline company SemGroup Corp. continues to expand both in its existing markets and in new pipeline areas. Most of SemGroup's business has been in gathering systems and interstate pipelines, which represent the upstream and midstream portions of the industry. Earlier this year, the company began work on a $500 million pipeline project that would expand SemGroup's reach into the downstream market. The Maurepas Pipeline will provide oil to two refineries along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. “It's a fantastic project. It balances our portfolio,” CEO Carlin Conner said. “Today our portfolio is very upstream focused.

  • Williams' success leads to takeover

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 8, 2015

    One of the few energy-related financial success stories over the past year propelled Tulsa-based Williams Cos. Inc. near the top of Oklahoma Inc., but also made it an irresistible target for Dallas-based Energy Transfer Equity LP.

  • Oklahoma Inc. reflects state diversity, energy difficulties

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 8, 2015

    Economic development officials and state and city leaders for years have touted the diversification of Oklahoma's economy even as the oil and natural gas industry continued to grow. Now that the energy sector has slowed, the other parts of the economy are keeping the state moving.

  • Foundation Healthcare has a solid base for expansion

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 8, 2015

    Foundation Healthcare has about 1,000 employees, including 150 in Oklahoma. The company has three hospitals and 10 surgery centers in seven states. Over the next year, Foundation plans to buy two more hospitals, expanding its reach even further.

  • Energy sector woes continue

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 8, 2015

    After sweeping the Oklahoma Inc. top 10 in 2014, the state's energy sector tumbled this year as the ongoing oil price slump has eroded profits and halted much industry activity.

  • Continental Resources looks to save millions with new financial agreement

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    Continental Resources says it completed two financial deals that should help the company's bottom line.

  • Oklahoma energy companies' earnings reports show negative numbers

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    Most of the Oklahoma’s publicly traded energy companies presented third-quarter earnings this week stacked with many large, negative numbers.

  • Three Oklahoma City energy companies' losses continue with low prices for oil

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Nov 5, 2015

    Three of Oklahoma City's largest energy companies said Wednesday that reduced costs and plenty of stored up cash will help them weather the industry downturn.

  • Continental Resources reports $82 million loss in third quarter

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Nov 4, 2015

    Continental Resources Inc. on Wednesday reported a net loss of 82.4 million, or 22 cents a share, in the third quarter as low commodity prices offset increased production. The net loss was down from a profit of $534 million, or $1.44 a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted for one-time expenses, the Oklahoma City-based oil company recorded a net loss of $43.5 million, or 12 cents a share. Earnings before interest taxes, depreciation, amortization and drilling expenses was $472 million, down from $948 million one year ago. "This was another solid quarter's performance," CEO Harold Hamm said in a statement. "As expected, we continue to deliver on cost controls and operating efficiencies while maintaining our exploration

  • SandRidge Energy to buy Colorado acreage

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Nov 4, 2015

    SandRidge Energy Inc. has agreed to buy oil and natural gas producing assets in Colorado's Niobrara Shale for $190 million cash. The deal with Boulder, Colo.-based EE3 LLC gives the Oklahoma City oil company a second area of production in addition to its Mississippian acreage in northern Oklahoma and western Kansas. “The North Park Basin assets are an ideal fit for SandRidge, leveraging our core strength of low cost, medium depth horizontal drilling," SandRidge CEO James Bennett said. "In addition, our innovative well designs, including extended lateral and multilateral configurations developed in our Mississippian program should allow us to more efficiently develop a true multi-bench oil play like the Niobrara.

  • Chesapeake Energy reports $4.65 billion loss in third quarter

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Nov 4, 2015

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. on Wednesday reported a net loss of $4.65 billion, or $7.08 a share, led by a $4.6 billion accounting charge related to lower oil and natural gas prices. Excluding one-time expenses, Chesapeake recorded an adjusted net loss of $83 million, or 5 cents per share, down from an adjusted profit of $251 million, or 38 cents a share, one year ago. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization was $560 million, down from $1.2 billion in the year-ago quarter.

  • Devon Energy Corp. posts record oil production but $3.5 billion loss in third quarter

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Nov 3, 2015

    Despite record oil production, Devon Energy Corp. on Tuesday reported a third-quarter loss of $3.5 billion, or $8.64 a share. The loss compares to a profit of $1 billion, or $2.47 a share in the third quarter of 2014.

  • U.S., Oklahoma rig counts fall

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Oct 31, 2015

    The U.S. count for drilling rigs searching for oil and natural gas dropped by 12 to 775 on Friday. Oklahoma's rig count fell by six to 84 the past week.

  • Energy earnings could be scary for Oklahoma companies

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    Halloween time at the end of October marks the heart of third-quarter earnings season, and for many oil and natural gas companies it's a scary time. In Oklahoma and across the country, energy companies continue to see lower revenues from both decreased drilling and low oil prices.




Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 05 2016 09:47:46 AM CST Oldest continuously operated gas station in the state still pumping https://t.co/Jt8Yab9fzs
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Feb. 04 2016 09:15:55 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Full coverage from @awilmoth on @SandRidgeEnergy cuts: https://t.co/ljvOXvl3L7 https://t.co/zvmY6qO71p #OKC #oilandgas $…
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 03 2016 11:04:20 AM CST SandRidge Energy cuts 440 jobs https://t.co/xzm2ouOCjM https://t.co/JLOr4aCYB2
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Feb. 02 2016 02:15:41 PM CST RT @pmonies: Included on the list: @DevonEnergy and @ContinentalOil. $DVN $CLR https://t.co/4DL8xqWRTd
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jan. 29 2016 10:34:33 AM CST Panel reviews solar bill proposal https://t.co/30lKAKwANK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jan. 29 2016 10:34:12 AM CST Oklahoma City oilman Harold Hamm expects oil prices to rebound by mid-2016 https://t.co/mqpj1DyIHK https://t.co/w6DN4t21XC
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jan. 28 2016 01:17:30 PM CST Governor orders $1.4M from emergency fund to pay for quake research https://t.co/aTxHitYXRF
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jan. 28 2016 12:20:34 PM CST RT @USATODAYmoney: DeLorean Motor plans to build replicas of famed 1982 car that sell for $100,000. https://t.co/VVAtR6qmNl Photo: AP https
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jan. 28 2016 12:14:25 PM CST RT @RickRmgreen: Gov. Fallin orders $1.4 million from emergency fund to boost earthquake research in state. https://t.co/0ek5dKm7kw
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jan. 26 2016 05:00:43 PM CST Continental cuts drilling budget by two-thirds but predicts price recovery https://t.co/Z9I1kUJOrB
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jan. 26 2016 03:01:04 PM CST RT @briOKC: I'm in the Stockyards seeing how cowboy hats get made for @NewsOK @TheOklahoman https://t.co/unoz0wOzZp
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jan. 26 2016 10:22:37 AM CST SandRidge hires financial advisers as its draws down credit @pmonies https://t.co/DE5cQbHJ6k https://t.co/VwlVzJ1YgE
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jan. 25 2016 09:37:02 AM CST SandRidge borrows $489 million https://t.co/ZNUfWI5f5N
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jan. 21 2016 02:25:48 PM CST RT @NewsOK: Former Oklahoma City police officer sentenced to 263 years in prison https://t.co/a29ZoxESGy #HoltzclawSentencing https://t.co
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jan. 21 2016 10:20:29 AM CST Brewing for change https://t.co/olyQx9aOMC
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jan. 21 2016 10:19:50 AM CST Architects hope third time's a charm when submitting designs for hotel in Oklahoma City's Bricktown https://t.co/yB3uN5o58n
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jan. 21 2016 10:19:14 AM CST Customers have little access to Oklahoma Natural Gas information https://t.co/57AfETQmqB
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jan. 21 2016 10:18:13 AM CST SandRidge, Oklahoma Corporation Commission reach settlement on disposal wells https://t.co/n3AZ8gMx5F
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jan. 21 2016 10:17:00 AM CST Devon Energy plans layoffs https://t.co/h6Puz3iAQw https://t.co/Csum05gRoZ
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Jan. 20 2016 03:26:36 PM CST BREAKING: Devon Energy plans layoffs https://t.co/h6Puz3iAQw https://t.co/a1NfGhbQFw

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