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E M I BREITLING OIL AND GAS THE WILLISTON BASIN/BAKKEN SHALE FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 A Second Look Breitling Oil finds success with exploration and production in areas once considered to be poor or non-producing. • Irving, Texas Breitling Oil and Gas drills around 40 projects a year, yielding 4,500 barrels of oil daily.. “Our model has allowed us a very high success rate.” // CHRIS FAULKNER, CEO [ BY JIM HARRIS ] Breitling Oil and Gas CEO Chris Faulkner compares the company’s business model and approach to risk-taking to the game of baseball – it would rather consistently hit doubles than strike out in pursuit of a few home runs. The Irving, Texas-headquartered independent oil and natural gas exploration company looks to acquire previously discovered properties it believes it can reinvigorate. Breitling Oil drills roughly 40 projects a year, producing roughly 4,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day. “We’re not a wildcatting company; PROFILE we’re not going to go out and discover Breitling Oil and Gas. the next Bakken Shale,” Faulkner says. | HQ: Irving, Texas “We exploit mature fields that may be Employees: 100 | Specialty: Oil and gas exploration producing very rudimentary amounts of 28 oil and gas or ‘graveyards’ that aren’t producing anything. We look at fields that were initially worked in the 1950s and 1960s through conventional methods, because we feel the surface was barely scratched on those.” The privately held company, founded in 2004, is active in several states including the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. “Our model has allowed us a very high success rate,” Faulkner says. “We use our own technol-

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012
Guiding Voice
Worldwide Presence
Digging South of the Border
Honoring the Best
The Williston Basin
Whiting Petroleum Corp.
Breitling Oil and Gas
HDC Development Cos.
Aspen Air U.S. Corp.
Synergy Resources Corp.
Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc.
Enviro Shield Products Inc.
Savage Services
T&R Transport
Boyd and Sons Construction
Roers Construction Inc. – Roers West LLC
J. Koski Co.
Pat’s Offroad Inc.
Tollberg Homes
Wildcat Minerals
Environmental Materials Inc. and Warren Transport Inc.
Borsheim Crane Service Inc.
Central Machining and Pump Repair
Hive Built Homes – Hive Modular
Jericho Services
Kuntz Builders Inc.
MT Rigmat LLC
Steffes Corporation
Wells Concrete
Annabelle Homes - Bakken Shale
Oil Pipeline Blues
Canada Focus
Orbite Aluminae Inc.
New Millennium Corp.
Dynacorp Fabricators Inc.
PCL Contractors
Colter Energy Services Inc.
Zargon Oil and Gas Ltd.
Prodigy Gold Inc.
Rambler Metals and Mining PLC
Innovator Industrial Services
TWD Technologies
Veresen Inc.
Columbus Castings
Comstock Mining Inc.
MS Energy Services
White Star Pump Co.
Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.
Pershing Gold
Summit Casing Equipment
Black Hawk Energy Services
Timberline Drilling Inc.
Butch’s Rat Hole and Anchor Service Inc.
Calfrac Well Services
Geoprobe Systems®
Pacific Energy Development
Crocodile Gold Corp.
Gold Standard Ventures Corp.
GreenHunter Water LLC
Preferred Sands
Romarco Minerals Inc.
The Final Shot

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012