Mr. Nye has more than thirty 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’s 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 (CCGS) and has served on the board as treasurer, vice president, president-elect, councilor and president and the CCGS Scholarship Committee as secretary treasurer. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, South Texas Geological Society and the Coastal Bend Geophysical Society and has served as president for both Bahia Log Library and Scoop Scouting and is past chairman of the Corpus Christi Chapter of the Society of Independent Earth Scientists (SIPES). Mr. Nye is currently serving on SIPES National Board as Vice President and President of the SIPES Foundation. Mr. Nye also served with the Beautify Corpus Christi Association, Corpus Christi Tennis Association, the Journey to Damascus, and various other ministries at St. Pius X Catholic Church including nine years in youth ministry.
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, 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 completed its third phase of development in 2015
Patrick is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas and recently moved to Ingleside on the Bay where he resides with his wife, Julie. Their sons, Austin (Geologist) and Colin (Operations Manager) both reside in Corpus Christi as part of the team at NYEXP.