Jerry James

Jerry has served as President of Artex Oil Company since 1995. Jerry held positions with Conoco Oil Company and Tenneco Oil Company in Texas, Louisiana and Wyoming and as the founder of James Engineering and a member of E.E. Templeton & Associates. He held the position of President of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association 2011-’12. Jerry is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers. He received a B.S. Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College in 1980.


Gene Huck

Gene has served as VP of Artex Oil Company since 1995. Gene held positions with Marathon Oil Company and Getty Oil in Louisiana, Illinois and New Mexico and as an engineering consultant and VP with James Engineering, Marietta, OH. He is a Past President of Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a Former Member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), and serves on the Executive Committee and Project Review Committee of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association. Gene received a B.S Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College in 1979.


Joe Brooker

Joe came on board in 2010 to oversee our Utica Shale assets. We formed AEG in 2010 and established and managed the joint venture with Anadarko Petroleum from 2011-2014. Prior to forming AEG, Joe served as CEO and Director of Storm Cat Energy Corporation, VP and General Counsel of Medicine Bow Energy Corporation and VP of Land and General Counsel of Shenandoah Energy Inc. From 1989-1997, Joe was a member of the Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease LLP law firm in Columbus, OH. Prior to pursuing a law degree, Joe was a petroleum engineer with Marathon Oil Company and the Ohio-based engineering consulting firm of E.E. Templeton & Associates. Joe received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College and J.D. from the University of Cincinnati, College of Law.