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Mr. Herzfeld began a multi-faceted career in the oil and gas industry in 1971, after his service as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. His expertise includes field activities at depth from 500 to 18,000 feet, including pumping, flowing, waterflood, and gas-lift production operations, for both oil and gas. Mr. Herzfeld's experience also includes gas gathering and pipeline operations, gas compression and refining operations. His work with magnetic geophysical exploration has led to major hydrocarbon reserves in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Mr. Herzfeld has been widely published in the Oil and Gas Journal, World Oil and proceedings from major seminars within the oil and gas industry. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1968 and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE); American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG); Geological Society of America (GSA); and, New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). Mr. Herzfeld is the sole owner and president of Austin Oil and Gas (AOG) a consulting and engineering company specializing in geological, geophysical, and production activities; and, Board Chairman and CEO of Riverdale Oil and Gas Corporation (RVDO), a publicly traded oil and gas company, listed on the OTC Markets.
Office & Accounts Manager
Ms. Ellis began learning various aspects of the oil business from her father's oilfield business activities while growing up in Midland, Texas and through her own direct experiences with major oil and gas companies, working with Shell Oil and Pan American Production Company (now BP), respectively in Midland and Houston, Texas. After moving to Austin, she became a licensed real estate agent in 1985 and was an active and successful Realtor for many years. In 1997, she met Mr. Herzfeld after he moved Property Development Group, Inc. (PDG) to Austin. She joined PDG as the general office manager and has been instrumental in setting up all the new accounting software and systems, and the contact files. Her duties have evolved over the years to include oil and gas accounting, distribution of operating statements, revenue checks, joint interest billings, accounts payable and receivables, plus, communications with working interest owners and field vendors for each project or program.