DALLAS, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the oil and gas industry's most visible leaders, Chris Faulkner, and his company, Breitling Oil and Gas Corporation, have been named top finalists for several prestigious Oil & Gas Awards. The iconic Faulkner, dubbed the "Frack Master" for his outspoken advocacy on behalf of the controversial extraction process, is a finalist for Industry Leader of the Year Award for the Southwest Region. Breitling Oil and Gas is a finalist in the categories of Exploration and Production and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Breitling earned company Oil & Gas Awards recognition as a finalist from a field of over 400 entries, recognizing outstanding achievements in the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. Celebrating advances in environmental stewardship, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility and health and safety, award winners will be announced Oct. 22 at a black-tie gala event in Fort Worth, TX.
A born and bred Texan, Faulkner is regularly invited to bring both pen and punditry to the debate around fracking. He has used his position as CEO of Breitling Oil and Gas to debunk myths and serve as a lightning rod for the economic, political and environmental dialogue around the topic of fracking. Since 2011, Faulkner has written or been featured in more than 400 articles and interviews in a range of top national, network affiliate and trade news media outlets, including Reuters, Bloomberg, US News & World Report, FOX Business News, CNBC, AP, Businessweek, Financial Times, UPI, Business News Network, and Los Angeles Times, and is a regular columnist for Energy & Mining International and Oil & Gas Monitor.
"I am honored to have our advocacy for the oil and gas industry recognized," said CEO Chris Faulkner. "While the dialogue around the processes of oil and gas investment, exploration and development can be controversial, we believe these frank conversations are both educational and results-producing."
The company was named Best Independent Oil and Gas Company, North America by World Finance in 2011 and 2012. Breitling Oil and Gas has also been named a finalist in the Exploration and Production category of the 2013 Platts Global Energy Awards, and has been named among this year's Dallas 100 Who's Who in Energy. Mr. Faulkner is also a finalist for CEO of the Year from the 2013 Platts Global Energy Awards.
About Breitling Oil and Gas Corporation
Breitling Oil and Gas is a large independent (non-integrated) oil and natural gas company in the U.S. with proved reserves throughout most major basins in North America. Breitling's exploration activities are focused on adding profit-generating production to existing core areas and developing potential new core areas. Breitling's production operations supply liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas to the growing world energy markets. Worldwide production operations are currently focused in North America. The Company also holds ownership interests in both operated and outside-operated leases in Canada, Europe and the Middle East.
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