President, Breezer Ventures, Inc
Tang Xu, President, Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Secretary and Director. Mr. Xu has served as an officer and director of the Company since December 22, 2009. Mr. Xu is also the owner of Weisheng Electronics, a position
he has held since 2000. Weisheng Electronics is a distributor of household appliances, including computers, stereos, televisions, telephones, and cameras. Prior to holding this position, Mr. Xu was the owner of Xinrong, an electroniccomponent wholesale company. Mr. Xu received his bachelor in physics from the University of Wuhan in 1987.
Project Operating Managers
John R. ("Rick") Taylor
President, Firecreek Global, Inc
John R. ("Rick") Taylor has been actively engaged in the search for commercial hydrocarbons since he was 13 years old. He began his career in the oil industry working the family business, first as a roughneck and later, as his knowledge and abilities grew, as a drilling, completions and operations manager. He has over 26 years experience in the petroleum industry. He is a graduate of St. Johns Military School; University of Nebraska, BGS Political Science and Pre-Law. He is also a graduate of the Halliburton Energy Institute.
Mr. Taylor served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1975, and was honorably discharged in 1975 as a Captain (P). He served in Viet Nam, Germany and Korea in Aviation and Air Defense assignments. He is a member of numerous oil and gas related clubs and associations, including the North Texas Oil & Gas Association. Listed in Who's Who in the South and Southwest and in Who's Who in Finance and Industry. He is a member of the Confederate Air Force and a former Regional Coordinator for the American Defense Institute. He has continually expanded his knowledge of the oil and gas industry by involving himself in every facet of operations. He has been directly involved in evaluation of prospect operations, drilling production, project management, and seismic exploration, as well as acquisition and development. He has extensive experience in the evaluation and rehabilitation (Secondary and Tertiary Recovery EOR) of old wells and oil and gas fields domestically and internationally. He has drilled, completed and operated hundreds of wells in his career.
Mr. Taylor was a principal advisor to the Serbian government in the early post-war battle damage assessment and reconstruction planning efforts of the Bosnia petroleum facilities and pipelines. In 1994, he returned to post-war Vietnam and negotiated and obtained an initial Production Sharing Contract covering essentially the entire onshore area south of Saigon, as well as the adjoining shallow coastal water area extending out 12 to 25 miles from the shoreline. He gained experience from the Vietnam project in the use of satellite-based telecommunications utilized in Bosnia-Herzegovina, implementing a program for British soldiers to be able to call home. He has extensive experience in project planning, execution and management. Mr. Taylor has a reputation for handling difficult and complex international situations involving remote petroleum operations and host government relations.
Mr. Taylor and Mr. William E. Merritt formed the Firecreek Group of companies which operated directly or through subsidiaries or branches in the U.S., Turkey and Romania, and sought opportunities in Vietnam, Russia, Libya, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Chechnya, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. These companies, with the exception of Firecreek Global, were acquired by a public company in which Mr. Taylor and Mr. Merritt continued as principals and advisers for over a year.
Through Firecreek Global, Mr. Taylor and Mr. Merritt have concentrated on specialty consulting with respect to international acquisitions and operations and, in particular, new pumping unit and control system technologies.
President, Whitt Oil and Gas, Inc
Whitt Oil and Gas is the contract operator for Firecreek Global, Inc. on the Jackson lease and is also a working interest partner. W.J. Whitt is a long time oil and gas operator that has been working in the West Central portion of Texas and other areas of the United States. He has a great deal of personal experience in the oil industry especially in West Texas. He has drilled, re-entered, rehabilitated or worked over more than a thousand wells in his 40 plus years in the oil business. He has drilled oil wells with such famous Texas oil pioneers as A.V. Jones and W.D. "Bill" Morrell. He focuses on the known producing reservoirs of the Fort Worth and Permian Basin which can be developed at low cost and profitable production levels. This frugal approach to production operations greatly enhances the profitability of any program. He has developed significant reserves from abandoned wells, bypassed formations and abandoned oil and gas fields. He is well known and respected in the industry.
William E. Merritt
Executive Vice President, Firecreek Global, Inc
Mr. Merritt is a licensed attorney in Texas and Florida, having received his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Law School in Dallas, Texas. He also holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. He practiced commercial and corporate law in Dallas, involving the formation and operation of corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies under Texas, Nevada and Delaware law, and commercial real estate law in Texas and other states.
Beginning in 1995, Mr. Merritt began working with Mr. Taylor in overseas negotiations for telecommunications and oil and gas contracts in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Russia. Mr. Merritt and Mr. Taylor formed the Firecreek Group of companies which operated directly or through subsidiaries or branches in the U.S., Turkey and Romania, and sought opportunities in Vietnam, Russia, Libya, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Chechnya, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. These companies, with the exception of Firecreek Global, were acquired by a public company in which Mr. Merritt and Mr. Taylor continued as principals and advisers for over a year.
Through Firecreek Global, Mr. Merritt and Mr. Taylor have concentrated on specialty consulting with respect to international acquisitions and operations and, in particular, new pumping unit and control system technologies.