- Gene Ames
Gene Ames, a fourth generation petroleum geologist and oil & gas executive, is co-founder and principal geological and business advisor of Ames Energy Advisors.
Prior to establishing AEA, he was general manager of a private oil and gas producer and investment trust in San Antonio, Texas.
Ames' extensive experience as an E&P operations manager, exploration manager and prospect generator, led to the discovery of significant petroleum reserves in the Gulf Coast, Permian, Anadarko and Arkoma Basins of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
also has an extensive background in producing property operations and upstream exploration and production petroleum technology.
Ames has served on boards and in leadership roles in numerous industry organizations, including the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, the Texas Independent Producer and Royalty Owners Association, the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission and the South Texas Geological Society.
As Chairman of the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council, Ames played a significant role in the transfer of applied technology throughout the domestic E&P industry.
The Department of Energy
appointed him to serve on the Unconventional Resources Technical Advisory Committee
, providing oversight and technical advice to the Secretary regarding federal government involvement in research and development spending related to the Energy Act of 2005.
Gene Ames received B.S. degrees in both Geology and Business Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
is married and has two sons.
He is a member of Christ Episcopal Church and is actively involved in local charitable work.
He is an active member of the Board of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation.