Meet the Kathis Energy Leadership Team

Global Experience NOW Focused in The Texas Oil Patch


Ivan Webb


Ivan’s oil and gas career began during his junior year at Cisco High School, when he did his first deal.  Since that time, over the past four decades, Ivan has raised millions in capital, secured prospect lease locations, drilled and completed dozens of oil and gas wells across the globe.  He is a results-driven manager and owner operator with international and multi-faceted oil and gas experience, demonstrating an exceptional ability to work well under high pressure as well as bringing years of leadership with proven success.  Colleges describe him as a self-starting change initiator motivated by fresh innovating ideas.  Ivan has been a model of one who empowers organizations to live by their mission, vision and values to achieve their highest potential.

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Anil Kumar, PhD

Reservoir Analyst

Dr. Kumar, Ph.D has a legacy of extensive and top-tier knowledge in reservoir and petroleum engineering, deep water development, and consulting spanning over 40+ years. He holds a Ph.D in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University and pioneered the pressure derivative approach, a leading technology platform in transient well interpretation. Instrumental in the initiation and creation of New Mexico Petroleum Recovery Research Center, Dr. Kumar holds tenure as chairman and professor at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

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Wayne Bagan

PETROLEUM Geologist, Prospect Generator

Wayne has 32 years in petroleum globally in Geological and Geophysical prospect generation and development. Farm-ins and farm-outs, domestic and international discoveries, with three world-class finds over 200 MMBOE of potential each.

President of Geology & Geophysics since February 1999 with Allegiance Oil & Gas Company in Flower Mound, Texas, Wayne’s work with AOGC produced numerous exploratory Strawn and Canyon reef prospects that were drilled, with multiple zones and initial production from 20 to 130 BOEPD.  The same with Cisco sands and Wolfcamp prospects, initial production from 20 to 100 BOEPD.  Modern 3D seismic data on SMT workstation identified numerous reef prospects with enhanced probability of success.  Wayne consulted with a Midland exploration operator and participated in multiple 3D seismic acquisition programs, ranging from three to thirty-four square miles. Modern 3D programs located near world famous Horseshoe Atoll Reef system within the Permian Basin of West Texas.

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Jim Webster

PETROLEUM Geologist, Prospect Generator

Mr. Webster is a self-employed Petroleum Geologist with 40 years of experience generating and selling oil and gas drilling prospects to individuals and mid-size oil operators as well as to major oil companies. He is a graduate from Hardin Simmons University of Abilene, Texas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology, with a niche area of interest for generating drilling prospects within a 200-mile radius of Abilene. Before he worked for himself he was with LaJet Petroleum of Abilene from 1980 to 1986 generating drilling prospects as well as reviewing other opportunities submitted to LaJet for participation or acquisition.