Mickey Friedrich, co-CEO of Driftwood Energy Partners LLC, is today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree.

Under his leadership, Dallas-based Driftwood Energy Partners has achieved well results in the Midland that are more than double the existing wells in the area.

According to Friedrich, his on-the-ground experience and versatile background have made him a better leader. 

“It helps tremendously to understand the complexity of our business that goes on in the field,” he said. “It helps as we quantify risk and evaluate opportunities, and it helps when operations do not go as planned and we need to find a quick solution and communicate with internal and external stakeholders.” 

Throughout the course of his 16-year career, Friedrich has held numerous positions within the energy industry. He began as a pumping services engineer for Halliburton, before joining NuTech Energy Alliance.

In 2010, he was hired at Pioneer Natural Resources Co., where Friedrich helped lead the initial horizontal Wolfcamp development in the Midland Basin.

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