Patrick was appointed president and COO of Rex Energy‘s board in October 2011, receiving this promotion after serving just over a year as executive vice president.
Patrick has a deep understanding of the development of oil and gas reserves, particularly oil and gas reserves from unconventional and secondary and tertiary sources, with focus on managing finding and development costs. He has extensive experience in the evaluation and reporting of oil and gas reserves, evaluation of acquisition and divestiture opportunities and management and development of technical human capital.
Prior to Rex Energy, Patrick served as senior vice president, engineering and operations of Cano Petroleum, where he joined in 2006. Before 2006, he was at Pioneer Natural Resources where he was Strategic Worldwide Portfolio Manager responsible for capital spending and resource recovery determinations related to exploration and development in Canada, Argentina, Tunisia, Alaska, West Africa and Pioneer’s domestic projects. Previously, Patrick spent 20 years at Union Pacific Corporation and its E&P subsidiary, Union Pacific Resources (UPR). At UPR he held management positions of increasing responsibility within engineering, operations, strategic planning and corporate finance.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Wyoming, in addition to an MBA degree from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.