Board Spotlights

Patrick Montalban

NSWA Vice Chairman

Montalban Oil and Gas Operations, Inc. | Cut Bank, MT

How long have you been a member of NSWA?

Patrick has been a member of NSWA since 2017.

Patrick’s Motto:
Do not start a job unless you are going to finish the job.

When did you begin your career in the oil industry?

Patrick started his career in the industry as a roughneck beginning in the summer of 1975 and worked for 5 years while putting himself through college. He graduated from the University of Montana in 1981 with a B.A. in Geology. 

Tell us about your company.

Patrick formed his first oil and gas exploration and production company in 1999, known as Altamont Oil & Gas, Inc. Altamont is a private Company 100% owned by Patrick, who is also the President & CEO. He also formed and is President & CEO of Genesis Energy, Inc., a private gas gathering and compression Company. Patrick is currently President & CEO and Director of Montaban Oil & Gas Operations, Inc., (MOGO, INC) a private company formed by his father, Mr. Joseph V. Montalban. Patrick is also currently President & CEO and Director of Mountainview Energy Ltd.  Patrick is Vice President of Great Northern Drilling, a small independent oil and gas producer in Montana and Wyoming.

Patrick’s Family.

Patrick has been married to his wonderful wife and partner, Toni, for 38 years. They have two wonderful children Joseph and Tori, who are both married and added an amazing son-in-law and daughter-in-law to our family, Justin and Keelie. They also have two adorable and healthy grandchildren, Jet Patrick and Maida Jo, and feel very blessed.

Patrick’s Hobbies:
Golfing, bird hunting, fishing and of course Denver Bronco & University of Montana Grizzly football

Where is your favorite place in the world?

I love Vancouver, BC and Whitefish, MT.

Have you been a part of other associations or non-profits? 

Memberships include:

  • AAPG
  • Northern Montana Oil & Gas Association
  • The Elks BPOE

As of 10/22/20