Principal Geophysicist


 Patrice has over 20-years of experience in oil & gas exploration and production through hands-on roles in geosciences, training, consulting and by working on many world sedimentary basins varying from Alaska, to the deep water Gulf of Mexico and onshore Oklahoma, including the West Nile Delta, the Gulf of Gabès, the Niger Delta, and the Gulf of Papua; from gas to oil; and from deep marine turbidities plays to tight gas sands.

His wide range expertise cover Geosciences, 2D/3D integrated seismic interpretation, prospect generation and evaluation, subsurface integration, seismic attribute analysis, salt velocity model building and interpretation, reservoir characterization, seismic modeling, seismic processing, field seismic operations, well planning, and HSSE (health, safety, security, and environment).

He has worked with many highly established and successful oil and gas companies such as Chevron Overseas Petroleum, Oryx Energy Company, BP Exploration Inc., BP America Production Company, BG Group, Tullow Oil plc / Tullow Ghana Ltd and Jacob Geophysical Inc.

Patrice holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in Geophysics from the University of Oklahoma as well as a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Yaoundé in Cameroon.

He is also a Member of the following professional institutions;

  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
  • American Association of Petroleum Geophysicists (AAPG)
  • National Association of Black Geoscientists (NABG, formerly NABGG)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)
  • The University of Oklahoma School of Geology and Geophysics Alumni Advisory Council (Past)
  • Advisory Board of the National Association of Black Geologists and Geophysicists (NABGG)(Past)


Dr. Mahob is the Founder of M.A.D.E Foundation (Make a Difference in Education) through which he has sponsored the basic education of over 100 children in Cameroon since 2011.

He is passionate about youth empowerment and since 2016, he has been an individual Funding and Advisory partner of ‘Hope 4 Life Tour’, a youth motivation and empowerment project in Ghana.