Management Team

Gerald W. (Jerry) Schlief
President & CEO

  • Over 40 years management experience in oil and gas exploration and production
  • Co-founder and SVP of ATP Oil & Gas Corporation – Retired in 2007
  • Founder, President & CEO of the Auterra Group of companies
  • BBA Accounting, MBA Finance

Stan Mendenhall

  • Over 30 years experience in the downstream, midstream and upstream sectors of the oil and gas business
  • President & CEO Bluewater Industries – Upstream Engineering, Procuring, and Construction contractor
  • Executive VP Millennium Offshore Group (E & P independent)

R. M. Shivers, D. Eng.
VP Engineering

  • Over 40 years experience in oil and gas drilling and field development
  • 20 years with Texaco in various management positions and VP-Projects for ATP Oil & Gas
  • BS, Masters and Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M

David R. Wood
VP Geosciences

  • Over 40 years experience in all aspects of oil and gas exploration and development
  • Senior level expertise in geoscience at both public and independent oil and gas companies
  • BS Geology, Registered Professional Geologist in Texas and Louisiana

George R. Morris, P.E.
VP Operations

  • Over 40 years of oil and gas experience in Reservoir, Production, and Drilling Engineering
  • Significant Operational Management Experience
  • Numerous Executive positions, including Chief Operating Officer with Glacier Oil & Gas, Terrace Energy, ATP Oil & Gas, and Chroma E&P
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University, Registered Professional Engineer in Texas