Gulf Coast Western, LLC is an American petroleum developer and joint venture manager founded in 1970. The company engages in oil and gas drilling in several Gulf Coast states including Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, as well as Colorado and Oklahoma. According to the company website, Gulf Coast Western is currently focused on horizontal drilling, or hydraulic fracturing (fracking), which allows for the extraction of oil from otherwise unproductive oil reserves. In 2016, Gulf Coast Western increased their presence in Louisiana by establishing a partnership with Northcote Energy Ltd. and acquiring 13 working wells and at 140 drilling sites, along with seismic data for property in Southwestern Louisiana.
The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Gulf Coast Western, LLC was given an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau of Dallas, Texas. The company is headed by CEO Matthew H. Fleeger. Prior to his appointment at Gulf Coast Western, LLC, Fleeger founded MedSolutions, Inc., a medical cost management organization, as Vice President of the Kinlaw Oil Company in Texas, and other petroleum industry appointments. According to the Gulf Coast Western, LLC website, over 70% of their more than 1,000 partners have participated in more than one venture with the company. Partner testimonials reflected a theme of responsibility and transparency by the company in parter interactions. In the spirit of giving back, Gulf Coast Western has made charitable donations to various nonprofits, charities, and health and wellness organizations including the American Cancer Society, the North Texas Food Bank, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, among others.