President & Chief Executive Officer
Mike Steele has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kirkpatrick Oil Company since December 2006. He joined the Company in 1994 as Gas Contracts Manager, and later served as Land Manager. Mr. Steele began his career in the oil and gas industry as a field Landman in 1977. He joined Tenneco Oil Company in 1979 as Senior Landman where he worked until 1982, with responsibilities that included Kansas and northwest Oklahoma. Following his employment at Tenneco, Mr. Steele was Land Manager for Joseph B. Singer Oil Company until he joined Kirkpatrick. After high school, Mr. Steele enlisted in the Uinted States Marine Corps, served in Viet Nam with the 11th Marines and received and Honorable Discharge as a non-comissioned officer (E4) in 1972. He then attended and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Petroleum Land Management in 1976. He is a member of the Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen (OCAPL), the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the Downtown Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, and serves on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA).