Breitling Energy Management Team
Chris Faulkner is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Breitling Energy Corporation (BECC), an oil and natural gas company based in Dallas, Texas. With diverse and extensive experience in all aspects of the oil and gas industry in North America, Europe and the Middle East, Mr. Faulkner was named Industry Leader of the Year in 2013 by the Oil & Gas Awards for the Southwest Region, Oil Executive of the Year in 2013 by the American Energy Research Group, and recognized in the “Dallas Who’s Who in Energy” in 2012 and 2013. Breitling received the 2013 Aggreko Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship from the Oil & Gas Awards for the Gulf Coast Region, was named 2013 E&P Company of the Year by the Oil & Gas Awards for the Southwest Region, "Best Independent Oil & Gas Company” by World Finance Magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and to the “Dallas 100 List” in 2013, ranking fourth among the top 100 companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Joe Simo has 38 years of experience generating, evaluating and drilling oil and gas prospects. In 1986, Mr. Simo was responsible for generating some of the first horizontal drilling ventures in the Pearsall and Giddings Austin Chalk Fields. Mr Simo. has managed more than 675 wells in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Michigan, Arkansas, Wyoming, the Gulf of Mexico and on the North Island of New Zealand.
Mr. Simo is a 37 year member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and 20 year member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Simo has a B.S. in Geology with a minor in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.