Jerry is a founding partner of Augustin Exploration, LLC in Midland Texas. Augustin is currently active Spraberry/ Wolfcamp Shale trend of the Permian Basin.
He previously worked at Marathon Oil for 25 years in various engineering and management positions, including Engineering Manager for North Sea Operations in Aberdeen Scotland, Assistant to the Vice Chairman of USX Corporation in Pittsburgh and Asset Manager for West Texas and New Mexico.
After taking early retirement from Marathon, Jerry worked as an independent and more recently as VP – Reservoir Engineering for Element Petroleum, LLC, focusing on Permian Basin Wolfcamp Shale development and backed by ArcLight Capital of Boston. 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 at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. A life member of the Penn State Alumni Association, Jerry also belongs to the Obelisk Society, funds scholarships for Penn State students and was recently named to the Energy and Mineral Engineering Department’s External Advisory Board. Jerry and Pat, his wife of 38 years, have two children, both Petroleum Engineering graduates working in the energy industry.