(Houston, TX – November 15, 2013) – Today, Mark L. Shidler, President of Mark L. Shidler, Inc., a Houston based Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Company, was named as a finalist to the Houston Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Energy” for the 2013.

The list recognizes the top 100 leaders in the world’s energy capital and was expanded this year to include energy leaders in eight different markets, including Austin, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, St. Louis, San Antonio, and Pittsburgh. Selections are based on a combination of open nominations, industry outreach, and internal research by the business journals in each market.

“There are so many talented entrepreneurs and executives in Houston’s energy market – to even be considered for this list is truly an honor, said Mr. Shidler."

Mr. Shidler and the other top 100 Houston recipients and finalists will be recognized at a VIP reception as part of the Total Energy USA conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center on November 20th, 2013.

About Mark L. Shidler, Inc. Founded in 1978, Mark L. Shidler, Inc. is a privately held oil and gas exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas. The company has grown to include operations in five states. The company's primary corporate objectives are the acquisition, management and optimization of long life proved developed producing oil and gas reserves.For more information, contact Mark L. Shidler, Inc. at 713-222-9291 or visit www.marklshidlerinc.com.