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Patricia Walker

2021 Distinguished Alumni

B.S. Geology '84, M.S. Geology '86 

Patricia (Patty) Walker is originally from Tulsa, Okla., but has now lived in the Houston area for the last 35 years. She is an Oklahoma State University alumnus with M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Geoscience from the Boone Pickens School of Geology. She serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the school and was recently honored with The Boone Pickens Entrepreneur Bootstrap Award. She is a recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Alumni OSU College of Arts and Sciences.

Her career with ExxonMobil began in 1986 and has taken her to six of the seven continents working on diverse energy projects in technical and management roles. In 2013, she was named as a Senior Principal Geoscientist in the Upstream and in 2015, promoted to Chief Geoscientist. In this role, she served as a technical expert and advisor to senior leadership on global ExxonMobil activities.

In addition to her work with ExxonMobil, she has served as a geologic consultant focused on asset evaluations. After retiring in 2020, she remains an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists serving on the Houston House of Delegates, and was recently elected as Vice-President of the Houston Geologic Society. Her husband, Lawrence, is a career geoscientist and they have two adult children, Amanda and Nathan.

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