About Us


Combining decades of successful oil and gas experience in Mexico and the best practices of US exploration and production technology to efficiently and effectively explore and produce oil and gas in Mexico under the new Mexico Energy Reform.


William Waggoner

President | CEO

In 2013 William Waggoner along with other industry leaders began planning for US-Mexico Exploration and Production Company in anticipation of Mexico’s Energy Reform. Current President/CEO of Mexico Petroleum Company responsible for overall company vision, coordination, planning, management of company bilateral relations, inside legal counsel and general strategic operations.

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L. Keith Hughes

Executive Vice President and Director of International Affairs

Keith has had a successful corporate legal career, advising petroleum companies, financial investors, lenders, national oil companies and national governments on a variety of transactions around the world.  He has spoken frequently on topics of current interest to the international petroleum sector at conferences throughout the UK, Europe and Africa.

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Katiuska Gámez Arenas

In Country Counsel & Director of Business Affairs

Katiuska holds a Bachelor in Law from the University of Santa Maria in Caracas, Venezuela with Diplomas in Program Management Processes BPTrends and in Processes and Procedures Manual from IESA, Venezuela’s most internationally recognized school of management.

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Jesús Salazar

Vice President Operation

Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Notre Dame.B.S. in Business Administration from St. John’s University. President of United Drilling, Inc. Oil, Gas and Water well drilling operating 14 drilling rigs in Permian Basin with capacities to depths ranging from 4,000 to 12,000 ft. and approximately 250 employees. Spanish speaking company.

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Alfredo Guzmán

Chief Geological Officer

Recognized, multilingual petroleum geologist with track record of achievements and performance in the exploration and development of oil and gas reserves in all kind of geological environments both onshore and offshore.  A paradigm breaker through the application of good science, leadership, planning, innovation, and integration of high performance teams.

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John Wilson

Administrative Director

Prior to joining Mexico Petroleum Company, John was the Vice President of RG1 Energy Inc. from 2013 – 2017. RG1 Energy is based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Aledo Texas where he managed all Oil and Gas operations in the state of Texas, U.S.A.

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