Bruce Gates
President

Bruce Gates earned his Bachelor and Master degrees in geology from the University of Texas at Austin.  Mr. Gates’ professional career began in 1987 as a Petroleum Geologist working for Bright & Company, an established family oil and gas exploration and production company. Subsequent to Bright & Company, he managed U.S. Enercorp, LTD for 20 years until he did an ownership restructuring and formed Ageron Energy, LLC in 2015. Throughout his career, he has been involved in oil and gas exploration in the Tertiary trends along the Gulf Coast, Cretaceous and Devonian trends in the Rockies, and most recently the Austin Chalk, Eagle Ford and Buda trends in South Texas.

Blaine Spies
Vice President

Blaine Spies joined up with Bruce Gates in 2014 as the Vice President of Operations.  Mr. Spies has more than 20 years of extensive technical and managerial roles in oil and gas exploration.  His experiences in tight rock, deep water and shale resource plays bring valuable knowledge to Ageron Energy.  Mr. Spies graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1992 where he earned a Petroleum Engineering degree.  He acquired his MBA from Colorado Technical University in 2009

Katy Rodriguez
Production and Reservoir Engineer

Katy joined the team in 2004 and has over twenty years of engineering experience in the oil and gas industry. She is currently responsible for coordinating divestitures and P&A’s, oil and gas marketing, monitoring and reporting production, and calculating reserves and economics for Ageron Energy, LLC as well as filing all regulatory documents with the appropriate authorities. Ms. Rodriguez obtained her B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and was immediately offered an opportunity in the oil and gas industry as a start to a long and successful career in petroleum engineering.

Robert W. (Bob) Kuehner
Landman

Member of AAPL since 1973. Currently, 47 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry involved in all aspects of Oil and Gas Lease management including Contracts, Leasing Surface and Mineral title. Graduated 1970 from the University of Texas in Austin- BBA degree in Petroleum Land Management. 1970-1975 Area Landman -Union Oil Company of California, Houston Texas, Jackson Mississippi, Corpus Christi Texas offices, covering East Texas, So. Mississippi and So. Texas; 1975-1979 Assistant VP- Frost National Bank-Trust Oil and Gas Department -San Antonio; 1979-1981 District Landman- Suburban Propane Gas Corporation in San Antonio, covering South/West Texas, New Mexico and Colorado; 1981-1983 District Landman- Hilliard Oil and Gas Company, San Antonio/Midland Offices covering South/West Texas, New Mexico; 1983-1985 District Landman- Clayton Williams Company, San Antonio Office; 1985- 2008- Bob Kuehner & Co., Independent Landman and Broker, Texas and New Mexico; 2008-2013- Vice President Land- Impetro Resources – Starboard Resources Inc.; 2013- 2018 – Bob Kuehner & Co., Independent- and as Sr. Consulting Landman U S Enercorp Ltd.- Ageron Energy, LLC in San Antonio, Texas.