Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
James Flores serves as our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. Since 1982, Mr. Flores has had an extensive career in the oil and gas industry in the roles of Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of five E&P companies, four of which were listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1994, he led Flores & Rucks, Inc. (NYSE: FNR) which was subsequently renamed Ocean Energy Inc. (NYSE: OEI) in 1997. In 2001, Mr. Flores became the Chairman and CEO of Plains Resources Inc. (NYSE: PLX) where, under his leadership, its E&P assets were spun off into Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE: PXP) and PLX was taken private in 2004. Mr. Flores served as PXP’s Chairman, CEO, and President when, after more than 10 years of substantial growth, PXP was acquired by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX), one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, in May 2013. Mr. Flores served as Vice Chairman of FCX and as Chairman and CEO of Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC (“FMOG”), a wholly owned subsidiary of FCX, until April 2016. From May 2017 until February 2021, Mr. Flores served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Sable Permian Resources, LLC (“Sable Permian”). Mr. Flores is a member of the National Petroleum Council and he was inducted into the All-American Wildcatters in 1999. He was recognized as the Executive of the Year in 2004 in Oil and Gas Investor magazine.
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Gregory Patrinely serves as our Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. Mr. Patrinely has over 12 years of leadership, finance and operations experience in the E&P sector. From June 2018 until February 2021, Mr. Patrinely served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sable Permian. Prior to serving as Sable Permian’s CFO, Mr. Patrinely served as Treasurer for Sable Permian where his primary focus was leading the financial analysis and execution of various refinancing, restructuring and acquisition efforts. In addition, Mr. Patrinely was also responsible for cash management, insurance and hedging strategies and execution. Prior to Mr. Patrinely’s service at Sable Permian, he was a Manager in the Acquisitions & Divestments Group of FMOG following the company’s merger with PXP. Mr. Patrinely served in the same capacity with PXP. During his tenure at FMOG and PXP, Mr. Patrinely managed the execution of financings, mergers, acquisitions and divestments. Prior to his service with PXP, Mr. Patrinely worked in the Energy Investment Banking group at Madison Williams.