No need to go all the way down to the well for your oil and gas info. PennWell publishes more than 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, including business-to-business titles Oil & Gas Journal, Dental Economics , and Hydro Review . It also conducts 60 conferences and events; publishes websites, books, maps, and directories; and offers research and database services. While its core industry remains oil and gas, PennWell also covers electronics, fire services, aerospace and defense, technology, and dental. The firm was founded as the Petroleum Publishing Company in 1910 when P.C. Boyle purchased The Oil Investor's Journal (later renamed Oil & Gas Journal ).

Geographic Reach

PennWell has been headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, since its founding. The company maintains additional US offices in (Nashua) New Hampshire, (Houston) Texas, (San Diego and Mountain View) California, and (Fairlawn) New Jersey. Internationally, PennWell has offices in London, Moscow, and Hong Kong.

Sales and Marketing

While PennWell is not a household name, the publisher's titles are well-known among the business sectors it covers. Through its global events, PennWell reaches more than 135,000 petroleum professionals across 75 countries. This extended reach is unique in the international petroleum market.


The company has used strategic partnerships as a way to grow its business and expand its footprint. PennWell will also use its cash on hand to acquire complementary businesses.

Mergers and Acquisitions

During fiscal 2014 PennWell acquired a 51% interest in Revo Media Partners Limited, owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space. The deal with Revo Media moved along PennWell's expansion plans for serving all segments of the LED and lighting industries.

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1421 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK 74112-6619
Phone: 1 (918) 835-3161
Fax: 1 (918) 831-9476


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Vice President Marketing Services: Paul Andrews
  • Vice President Bus Devt: Roy Markum
  • Director: Sue Mcadam
  • Employees: 1,000

Major Office Locations

  • Tulsa, OK

Other Locations

  • Wheaton, IL
  • Nashua, NH
  • Fair Lawn, NJ
  • Houston, TX
  • Moscow, Russia