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Jere Jay is known as an exceptional, innovative explorationist with an ability to develop opportunities through the application of his creative geoscience expertise supplemented by advancements in technology applied to previous activity. Over the 20 years prior to establishment of INNEX, initially with Tenneco and then ARCO, he has worked on, and managed, an impressive variety of domestic and international projects ranging from exploration in geographic frontiers to geological engineering analysis of missed pay and untapped reserves in existing fields.

Jere combines a practical knowledge of the energy business with exploration and development data to develop new projects. He has numerous commercial successes, particularly in the San Joaquin Basin, the Eel River Basin, and Sacramento basin of California, in the offshore Gulf Coast, and in Qatar. Following the ARCO - BP merger in 2000, Jere worked with SMU's Plano campus to develop a business 'incubator' to assist with the development and ultimate success of start-up energy businesses in north Texas. INNEX Energy was at the Incubator until moving to the current location in Allen.

Because of his knack for integrating diverse topics in his work, while at ARCO Jere was asked to develop an industry field course called "Outcropping Oilfields - From Seeps to the Subsurface". When asked about the course, Jere said "The best means to teach anyone from a new hire to an experienced researcher is to take them to visit several fields with a billion barrels of oil and seeps at outcrops." The course includes visits to extraordinary geology, analogues for acquisition, development, and prospecting.

He received an MS in Geology from Oregon State University and a BA in Zoology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.