Austin Nye was born and raised on the coast in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mr. Nye was exposed to the oilfield at a very young age as he tagged along with his father, Patrick, logging wells in the mid to late 1980′s. After graduating from Heritage HS in Littleton, Colorado, he began a brief college career at local colleges in Corpus Christi and Austin, Texas in the early 2000′s. In November 2002 he was asked to work for his Grandfather and Uncle’s exploration and production company in Dallas, Texas. He worked in numerous positions before being named VP of Operations, and gained experience in drilling operations, land and legal services, coordinating with regulatory agencies and conducting field operations in several states, including Kansas, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming. Deciding to follow in his father’s footsteps, he returned home to Corpus Christi in 2006 to continue his collegiate career, pursuing a degree in Geology. During that time, he worked as land manager, operations manager, and geotech for local exploration and operating companies. He ultimately obtained his Geology degree, graduating Texas A&M Kingsville in August 2012. He is currently Vice President of Exploration & Land for Nye Exploration & Production, LLC, specializing in lease acquisition and asset evaluation. Mr. Nye has served on several local boards: Corpus Christi Geological Society, Corpus Christi Geological Library, Society of Independent Earth Scientists, Corpus Christi Chapter. He is currently the President of the Corpus Christi Geological Society.