Mr. Spalvieri has over 41 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. While pursuing a geology degree at Oklahoma State, he worked as a petroleum land manager and consulting exploration geologist and concentrated in central and western Oklahoma. In 1987, Mr. Spalvieri helped form Freedom Company USA and served as the Vice President and Exploration Manager. In 1988, with the assistance of his mother, Shirley M. Spalvieri, Mr. Spalvieri struck out on his own and created Buckeye Exploration Company. While establishing Buckeye Exploration, Mr. Spalvieri worked as a consulting geologist for the following companies:
Convest Energy Corp.
McIntyre Oil Co.
Hillcrest Production Co.
Ebony Oil & Gas
Tennergy Pipeline Co.
Ed S. Spragins
Sherman Oil and Gas
Sharp & Associates
Young Oil Corp.
P & J Oil and Gas
Maverick Exploration Co.
Capstone Energy, LLC
Bedford Energy Inc.
Grace Oil & Gas, Inc.
Larry Sherman Oil, LLC
MIKA Energy, LLC
TERAZAN Energy II of Oklahoma
Underwood Oil & Gas
Since Buckeye’s inception in 1988, Mr. Spalvieri has extensively studied the geology of Oklahoma, northwest Georgia, north central Tennessee, and south central Kentucky. He has identified, leased, drilled, completed, and operated many oil and gas projects. Whether directly or indirectly, Mr. Spalvieri has been involved in the drilling of nearly 400 new wells and enjoys a success rate of over 90% for the prospects he generates.
Following a major gas discovery, Mr. Spalvieri built and operated a gas processing plant and acquired a 60-mile natural gas pipeline. He has also worked on new drilling technology methods for conventional drilling, regularly guest lectures at the University of Oklahoma, and gives Rock Talks to the Cloverbuds in Kingfisher, Oklahoma.
Jerry M. Spalvieri
Education and Experience
Degree in Computer Science from Kent State
Worked as a landman and weekend pumper for Rex Moore
Degree in Geology from Oklahoma State University
Land work for Amoco and Conoco
Helped form Freedom Oil Company
Worked as a petroleum land manager and consulting exploration geologist for majors and independents
Formed Buckeye Exploration Company
In the Press
Gas drillers turn to Georgia - News - Athens Banner-Herald - Athens, GA (onlineathens.com)
Oklahoma-based Buckeye seeks mineral rights on Floyd County lands | Local News | northwestgeorgianews.com
Geologists believe drillers can tap North Georgia natural gas without fracking | Chattanooga Times Free Press
Panel answers fracking questions | Local News | northwestgeorgianews.com
How Worries Over Private Property Led To Georgia's First Fracking Rules | Georgia Public Broadcasting (gpb.org)