Carlos A. Morales Gil, General Director of PetroBal, is a Petroleum Engineer from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Stanford University and a specialty in Project Management from Harvard University.
For 32 years he worked at Pemex Exploration and Production. In projects in the Southern Region, he worked as Deputy Manager of Reservoir Administration, Production, and Planning Manager and finally occupied the position of regional deputy director of such region. His extensive experience allowed him to become Deputy Director of Planning, where he oversaw optimizing the portfolio for exploration and production projects, as well as the capital allocation process. Finally, he was the General Director of Pemex Exploration and Production for nine years.
Recognized as one of the experts in strategic exploration and production areas, Mr. Morales has received several awards, among these, the National Petroleum Engineering Award offered by the College of Petroleum Engineers of Mexico.
Mr. Morales has also been named President of the College of Petroleum Engineers of Mexico; of the Mexican Union of Associations of Engineers and the World Energy Council Mexican Chapter.
For eight years Mr. Morales has been the General Director of PetroBal. Since joining the company he has contributed to the founding and start-up of the company. His negotiations allowed him to obtain the first contract for exploration and extraction in shallow waters in the Gulf of Mexico, and the acquisition and operation of hydrocarbon production in the United States; as well as his partnership with Fieldwood Energy LLC, the largest shallow water operator in the United States. Carlos A. Morales Gil, CEO of PetroBal, intends to turn this private Mexican company into a leader in the exploration, production, and commercialization of hydrocarbons.