Pat L. Smith

Co-founder & Co-CEO

With more than 35 years of industry experience, Pat has worked with and developed successful high performing teams to achieve exceptional technical and financial success across diverse assets in multiple producing onshore basins in the United States.

As a co-founding member of Headington Energy Partners, LLC, Pat is dedicated to continued organizational effectiveness, forthright business relationships and an integrity-based focus on asset management and operational excellence.

Prior to jointly founding Headington Energy Partners, LLC, Pat spent over 22 years serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Dallas-based Headington Oil Company LLC. Key successes include technical and management responsibilities for Headington’s extensive non-operated and mineral assets and the Williston Basin Bakken operated development program. Additionally, he has been a member of a highly experienced technical team managing Headington’s South Texas operated property.

Prior to Headington Oil, Pat spent more than 10 years with Exxon Company, USA. Assignments with Exxon included technical and managerial responsibilities in Exxon’s South Texas Division and Alaska Interest Organization.

Through his career, he gained industry experience in production operations, reservoir engineering, production engineering and unconventional oil and gas exploration. Pat has over 30 years of management experience.

Pat received a Civil Engineering degree from Texas A&M University in 1981. He is a registered engineer in the state of Texas and a lifetime member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. In 2014, Pat was selected to be a member of the Texas A&M Petroleum Engineering Industry Board.