Mr. Nye has more than thirty-five years of experience in oil and gas exploration and development and has worked every major geological producing trend throughout South Texas. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Chemistry minor from Texas Tech University where he played collegiate tennis. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, now known as Texas A&M Kingsville. Patrick has served as chairman on numerous committees with the Corpus Christi Geological Society and has served on the board as treasurer, vice president, president-elect, councilor, the CCGS Scholarship Committee and president. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, South Texas Geological Society, the Coastal Bend Geophysical Society, and Houston Geological Society. Nye has served as president for both Bahia Log Library and Scoop Scouting and is a past chairman of the Society of Independent Earth Scientists (SIPES) Corpus Christi Chapter. Mr. Nye also served in various capacities with SIPES including president on the National Board as well as president of the SIPES Foundation.
In 1998, Patrick joined up with his partner and mentor, Paul Strunk, to pursue oil and gas prospects and together in 2002, they made a conscious decision to develop wind energy prospects. After enlisting the help of a third team member and longtime friend, Mannti Cummins-CPA, MBA, their first wind project was soon originated. Believed to be the largest single wind lease (191,000 acres) in the United States at that time, the 606 Megawatt Penascal Wind Farm was developed. Cummins and Nye continue to develop wind projects in Mexico.
Patrick is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas and resides in Ingleside on the Bay with his wife, Julie. Their son Austin-Geologist is in charge of Exploration and Land at Nye Exploration and lives in Corpus Christi with his wife and two children.