Jerry is President of Augustin Exploration, LLC in Midland Texas. Augustin is an independent oil and gas firm focused on the Spraberry trend of the Northern Midland Basin of the Permian Basin. His experience includes 25 years at Marathon Oil in various management and engineering positions, including Engineering Manager for North Sea Operations in Aberdeen Scotland, Assistant to the Vice Chairman, Energy of USX Corporation in Pittsburgh and Asset Manager for West Texas and New Mexico.
Since taking early retirement from Marathon, Jerry has founded or partnered in several start-ups, including Augustin Exploration in 2016 and a re-start of Element Petroleum in 2010.
Born and raised in Johnstown, PA, Jerry graduated with a BS in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State and earned an MS in Engineering Management from the University of Louisiana. A life member of the Penn State Alumni Association, Jerry also belongs to the Obelisk Society, mentors recent PSU graduates in the Midland area and serves on the Energy and Mineral Engineering Department’s External Advisory Board.
Jerry and Pat, his wife of 41 years, have two children and two grandchildren.