Justin Mackey

Mr. Mackey is currently Research Geochemist for the National Energy Technology Laboratory. His research works are centered around establishing safe and sustainable energy domains and efficient carbon management methodologies. Current work is focused locating and characterizing critical mineral resources from unconventional ores and novel methods to monitor the environmental impacts of aging energy infrastructure.

Mike Vitello

Mike Vitello serves as the Director of Water at CNX Resources Corporation.  CNX is a premier natural gas development, production, and midstream company centered in Appalachian Basin.  CNX’s operated assets primarily include Marsellus and Utica shale in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, and coal bed methane in Virginia, PA, and WV.  Mike joined CNX in […]

Stefan Hussenoeder

As the Geoscience Technology Advisor for XTO Energy, Stefan manages induced seismicity for the company’s global unconventional assets. He received a bachelor’s degree in Geophysics from Saint Louis University, and his doctoral degree in Marine Geophysics from MIT / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Over his 26-year career at ExxonMobil, he has held numerous technical and […]

Murray Dighans

An industry professional of 14 years, Murray Dighans is SWD Asset Team Manager at Endeavor Energy Resources, LP (EER). This newly-formed team focuses on understanding disposal reservoir performance and mitigating the organization’s seismicity risk. Prior to his current role, Murray served as Geoscience Manager and Operations Geology Manager at Endeavor, roles which also concentrated on […]

Chris Steddum

Chris Steddum serves as TPL Corporation’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Steddum also served as Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations of TPL Corporation and TPL Trust. Prior to joining TPL Trust, Mr. Steddum was a Director at Stifel Financial Corporation’s oil and gas investment banking team. Mr. Steddum began his investment banking career in Credit […]

Stefanie Asher, Ph.D.

Stefanie Asher is the Permian Realization Manager for ExxonMobil Unconventional.  In this role, she is responsible for supporting XTO’s Produced Water Management strategy at scale throughout the Permian. Stefanie’s career with ExxonMobil spans 15 years, starting in the Upstream Research Company and progressing through a variety of roles such as Pipeline Integrity Lead, Planning, and […]

Steven Jones

Mr. Jones has more than 20 years of experience in midstream finance and corporate development. Mr. Jones was most recently the founder and CEO of Core Midstream LLC. Previously, he co-founded and served as EVP and CFO of PennTex Midstream Partners LLC, a gathering and processing-focused midstream company with platforms in the Delaware Basin of […]

Tyler Hussey

Tyler Hussey is the US Onshore Water & Production Chemical Supervisor for Apache Corporation. His team is responsible for water sourcing, transfer, and recycle operations. Tyler has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from LeTourneau University and a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University. He also serves as the Permian […]

Kade McCollough

Kade is a Production and Completions Manager at Surge Energy America, and has spent nearly 9 years at the company in various engineering roles. Today, Kade looks after all facets of Production, Completions, and Water Management for the company’s Midland Basin Wolfcamp/Spraberry assets.

Robert Crain

Robert Crain has served as Executive Vice President of Texas Pacific Water Resources since its formation in June 2017. Prior to TPWR, Mr. Crain led water resource development efforts for EOG Resources across multiple basins, including the Permian and Eagleford. During his career, he has successfully developed multiple large-scale sourcing, distribution and treatment systems across […]

James Ward

James Ward is Operations Water Advisor at Chevron North America in their Mid-Continent Business Unit.

Alan Van Reet

Alan is a founding member of Pioneer Water Management LLC (PWM), developing and leading PWM operations and engineering since inception in 2014. Prior to PWM, Alan served in both engineering and operational leadership roles for Pioneer Natural Resources, ranging from international to domestic in production and midstream facilities, onshore drilling, and gas plant operations. Alan […]

Jennifer Dorethy

Jennifer Dorethy joined Marathon Oil in April 2019, with a focus on Operations, she was responsible for securing frac water supply and water takeaway across the Northern Delaware and later Oklahoma basins. In her current role as the Water Category Manager in Global Supply Chain, Jennifer oversees all water related project execution and commercial agreements […]

Katherine Bandych

Kathy joined Seneca Resources Company, LLC in 2010 and has had various roles in the Accounting, Compliance and EHS Departments during her time at Seneca. She presently serves as the Senior Manager, Sustainability & Environment, a newly created role she assumed in May 2021. Her key responsibilities include leading Seneca’s Sustainable Development Team, coordinating the […]

Andrew Dehoff, P.E.

Dehoff began his career with the Commission as an engineering intern in 1993. His first projects involved estimating consumptive water usage in the Basin and designing hydrologic computer models to evaluate the use of water storage to supplement streamflow during droughts. That work, along with serving as the Commission’s point person for the Susquehanna Flood […]

Matthew Ciprich

Matthew Ciprich is Director of Water Services at Equitrans Midstream.

Stephen Cole

Mr. Cole is a Partner and Executive Vice President of Five Point Energy. Prior to Five Point, Mr. Cole served as an exclusive contractor for ENSTOR, responsible for the origination, development and execution of new commercial sales for over 100 Bcf of natural gas storage across North America. Mr. Cole’s responsibilities also included the origination, […]

Robert Clarke

Robert joined Wood Mackenzie in 2005 as an original member of the Houston-based Lower 48 Upstream Research group. He led Woodmac’s modeling of the Barnett, Eagle Ford, and Haynesville plays, specifically covering XTO, EOG, CHK, ECA, & DVN. From 2009 to 2014 he managed global shale, CBM, and tight gas research, with a focus on […]

Edgar Castro

Manager with 18+ years of experience with proven results in onshore, offshore, deepwater, unconventional, and complex processing facilities. As a leader in these operations, Edgar has worked in major projects, small projects, and operational support roles. Currently, Edgar is Water Operations Manager at Chevron where he has worked for over 15 years.

Jim Moore, P.G.

Mr. Jim Moore has eleven years of experience at the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) in the program for underground injection control (UIC). He has worked in permitting and well compliance, and several special project areas of UIC such as reservoir pressure increases, aquifer protection audit, and induced seismicity. He has participated in Information Technology […]

Ben Smiley

Ben Smiley is Chief Operating Officer at Deep Blue. Previously he held positions at Waterfield Midstream and Anadarko, where he held various production, completions, and reservoir engineering roles for more than seven years.

Cory Hall

In 2016, Mr. Hall became President and Chief Executive Officer at Aqua Terra Water Management. He was Founder of CJ Energy, LLC and served as its Chief Executive Officer/Managing Member since inception in 2004 until the sale to Trinity June 2013. He developed and managed significant volumes of produced and flowback water flowing through 15 […]

Jim Wright

The Honorable Jim Wright was elected as the 51st Texas Railroad Commissioner in 2020, becoming the first statewide elected official from South Texas in almost 20 years. Commissioner Wright is no stranger to the energy industry; his first job was at a hazardous waste facility when he was 19. Since then, he has successfully used […]

Chris Wright

Chris Wright serves as CEO and Chairman of Liberty Energy and has since its founding in 2011. Additionally, Chris co-founded and serves as Executive Chairman of Liberty Resources, a Bakken-focused E&P company and Liberty Midstream Solutions. He has had a lifelong passion for energy and its role in human life. He has spoken on energy […]

John Coyle

Supply chain professional with 15+ years of experience in category management, contracting, procurement, logistics and inventory management in the upstream oil and gas industry. Leadership experience in unconventional and conventional plays with a proven track record in increasing productivity while minimizing costs. At Marathon, John leads the E&P Operator’s Indirect and Production Category Management teams […]

Chris Patterson

Starting in the oil and gas industry in 2008, Chris has been at the forefront of the industry’s growth in the Appalachian Basin.  He’s a second-generation oil and gas industry professional that has been a part of bringing clean energy to his home state and surrounding areas. His career started during the Marcellus boom, securing […]

Rob Rice

Before joining Gravity, Rob served as the Chief Operating Officer of Archrock and President of Exterran. Previously, Rob held various positions at Hanover, including Vice President, Gulf Coast Business Unit, Vice President, Health, Safety & Environmental, and Director of Corporate Development. Rob worked for Archrock and its predecessor entities, Exterran and Hanover, since 2002. Rob […]

Amanda Brock

Amanda Brock is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Aris Water Solutions, a leading produced water infrastructure and recycling company primarily focused on the Permian Basin which went public in October 2021. Amanda has been with Aris and its predecessor Solaris Water Midstream since 2017. She has spent her career focused on the global […]

Michael Bodino

Michael Bodino is currently Managing Director, Energy Investment Banking at Texas Capital Bank. Michael has over 30 years of experience on the finance side of the energy industry where he has been a Best on the Street Oil & Gas equity analyst before jumping into investment banking working with a large number of corporate clients. […]

Paul Hart

Director Of Environmental Services at Diversified Gas & Oil Corporation

Phillip Douget

Phillip has 12+ years of experience in unconventional shale. He joined Blue Ox Resources in 2021 upon it’s formation as Vice President and General Manager Permian Basin. Prior to that, Phillip joined Primexx in 2017 where he focused on leveraging technologies from OFS to increase surface efficiencies & well productivity. Along with Drilling & Completions […]

Darin Chaffee

Darin has been working with Chesapeake Energy in the Marcellus water space for nearly a decade. He feels his team’s strongest asset is the collaboration amongst our peers to help evolve water management. As Darin says: “We are the bloodline that keeps our Operations running to bring a reliable, lower carbon energy to market.”  

Colin Lindsey

Colin Lindsey is VP engineering at Energy Water Solutions.

Jean Mosites

Jean Mosites is a shareholder in the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources, and the Public Sector groups of Babst Calland. She currently serves as co-chair of the Environmental Group. Her practice includes client counseling on environmental compliance in the energy sector, resolving liabilities under federal and state remediation programs, as well as administrative appeals and […]

Daniel Ertel

After graduating from Bucknell University in 1984 with a degree in civil engineering, Mr. Ertel returned to his hometown of Williamsport where he began his career at R&J Ertel, Inc., a mechanical construction business founded in 1971 by his father. He was instrumental in growing R&J Ertel from five employees in 1984 to 120 employees […]

Luke Beachy

Luke Beachy is Vice President of Automation at Keystone Clearwater Solutions.

Edward Strauser, PMP

Edward is the Director of Automation at Keystone Clearwater, a leading water management services company in the Oil & Energy market. With over 12 years of experience in the industry, Edward has leveraged new technology to revolutionize IoT operations in the field. Joining Keystone Clearwater in 2018, he played a pivotal role in establishing and […]

Loren Anderson

Loren Anderson has 20 years of experience providing broad based civil engineering, environmental, regulatory, energy, oil & gas, and site development programs and services. Currently he is Director of Technical Affairs for the Marcellus Shale Coalition and facilitates and manages technical initiatives undertaken by the coalition to benefit industry and public stakeholders. Founded in 2008, […]

Scott McNeely

Mr. McNeely has over 15 years of finance and leadership experience and has served as Vice President, Finance since June 2019.  Mr. McNeely joined WaterBridge in April 2018 as Director of Finance, where he established the team that successfully led WaterBridge through a series of formative acquisitions and capital transactions.  Prior to WaterBridge, Mr. McNeely […]

Patrick Walker

Patrick Walker is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Goodnight Midstream in Dallas, Texas. Prior to Goodnight Midstream, Patrick co-founded RKM Energy Partners, a small energy-focused private equity firm with interests in Texas, North Dakota, California and Alberta, Canada. In 2011 Patrick and Co-founder Robert Rubey spun out Goodnight Water Solutions (now Goodnight Midstream) to […]

Kyung Jae Lee

Dr. Kyung Jae Lee is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at University of Houston (UH). She holds Ph.D. degree of Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University (2014), and worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2015-2017) before she joined the UH in 2017. At UH, she has been […]

Jack Dempsey

Jack Dempsey has an expansive legal practice with a focus on litigation, and is a trusted lawyer and advisor to his clients and colleagues.He represents public companies in the energy, financial service and insurance sectors, institutions of learning, and Pennsylvania businesses operating in the Mid-Atlantic region. Jack has represented high-ranking members of the executive, legislative […]

Paul Everett

Paul Everett is Water Operations Supervisor at Range Resources.

Luke Marsh

Luke Marsh is a Lead EHS Specialist for Coterra Energy Inc. (formerly Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation) and is responsible for maintaining regulatory compliance for the company’s Marcellus Shale activities. Since joining Coterra in 2013, Luke has been responsible for the management of waste, both solid and liquid, permitting and remediation as well as working […]

Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett is the co-founder and CEO at B3 Insight, the leading provider of water data and analytics for diverse industries to empower profitable and responsible water-related decisions. Kelly has spent his career making obscure natural resource and commodity data usable for high value decision making. Prior to B3, Kelly built the global energy desk […]

Jon Dufalla

Jon has been with Range Resources for 7 years dealing with environmental compliance issues involving water, waste management and radiation protection in all States that Range Resources operate in.  Prior to joining Range, Jon held various positions with Chevron North America working in waste management, water technology and contractor safety management in PA, OH, WV, […]

Beau Egert

Beau serves as CEO of Energy Water Solutions where he leads a talented team of energy professionals in solving water management issues for the oil and gas industry.  He brings over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry both as an executive and an investor. Most recently he led business development efforts […]

Ryan Hassler

Ryan Hassler is a Vice President – Supply Chain Research on the Rystad Energy Shale Intelligence team, specializing in oilfield services research and market intelligence. Ryan joined Rystad in January 2019 coming from a background in the Canadian oil and gas industry working in operations and engineering roles for heavy oil and oil sands mining […]

Benjamin Younkin, P.E.

Benjamin Younkin has been with Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC as the Senior Water Supervisor for 8 years.  He specializes in water storage, movement, and logistics. His previous experience was as a Senior Civil Engineer Supervisor at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 10 years, specializing in water and transportation.

Mike Hightower

Michael Hightower is a civil and environmental engineer with 40 years of experience in research and development. His current efforts include research and evaluation of innovative environmental and energy technologies and the reliability, security, and protection of critical water and energy infrastructures. He has led programs supporting the U.S. in improving the safety, security, and […]

Ted Wooten

Ted Wooten’s career in the oilfield began over 35 years ago operating cementing and frac equipment for Dowell right here in Houston, Tx. His career continued through multiple oil and gas focused research and development staff and management positions, including a stint as Asst. Director Dept of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of […]

Kevin Lafferty

Kevin Lafferty joined Lagoon in March 2019 as President and Chief Executive Officer and serves on the Board of Managers. Previously, Mr. Lafferty worked for Devon Energy Corporation, most recently as Senior Vice President, Exploration and Production, where he directed major operating divisions and corporate groups, and managed large projects throughout the organization. Mr. Lafferty […]

Ryan Bruckner

Director of Business Development at Gemini Shale Solutions.

Daniel Dalton

As the President and Chief Operating Officer of Keystone Clearwater, Dan Dalton manages all aspects of Keystone’s water-transfer support services, water transfer pipeline construction, and other water transfer services. Mr. Dalton has developed extensive experience in hydrogeology, environmental permitting, and various other geotechnical applications through the completion of many high-profile oil & gas and water […]

J. Michael Anderson

Mr. Anderson is Chief Executive Officer of Layne Water Midstream (LWM), a company he founded in 2016. LWM is a leading water midstream company with significant full cycle water infrastructure in the Permian Basin.  LWM was purchased in 2018 by Post Oak Energy Capital and Genesis Park who provided a $200 million equity commitment to […]

Keith Gardner

Keith Gardner is President of KJG Strategies, a government affairs, lobbying, and consulting firm located in New Mexico. KJG Strategies advises a variety clients on business development, strategic positioning and alignment with executive, legislative, and regulatory agencies. He has worked extensively on water as well as oil and gas issues throughout his public service and continues this […]

Chad Lavender

Chad started his water treatment career working for Halliburton in Baghdad, Iraq and surrounding areas. Over the course of four years in country he was able to develop skills in osmosis technology, media filtration ad water distribution. From there he served as a water treatment subject matter expert for Flour Daniels in Northern Afghanistan. For […]

Caleb Bloyd

Caleb Bloyd is a Senior Facilities Engineer at Chesapeake Energy, an independent energy company engaged in exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.  His work focuses on produced water management, including developing opportunities to increase piped water and increasing water recycling/reuse in multiple basins across the company.  Previously, Caleb held the position of […]

Max Harris

Max Harris joined EIV Capital in 2015 and currently serves as a director. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, structuring, executing and monitoring the firm’s investments. Prior to EIV Capital, Max worked as a private equity associate at Riverstone Holdings, where he focused on capital investments in the upstream, midstream and power generation sectors. His […]

Jason Jennaro

Jason Jennaro is Executive Vice President – Water Infrastructure Chief Executive Officer at Select Energy Services. Previously he was CEO of Breakwater Energy Partners (“Breakwater”), which was recently acquired by Select. Breakwater was one of the leading providers of integrated water management and recycling solutions in the oilfield. In 2020, Breakwater permitted and developed the […]

Isaac Griesbaum

Isaac Griesbaum is General Counsel at Deep Blue. Previously he was a partner at Winston & Strawn in Houston, representing clients in the produced water, upstream and midstream oil and gas, and oilfield services industries in connection with mergers and acquisitions, asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, corporate and partnership governance matters, and commercial matters. […]

Dean Fanguy

Dean Fanguy is the Director of Business Development for TETRA Technologies Inc. His primary focus is expanding the application of TETRA’s fluid management technologies and solutions. Prior to joining TETRA, he was the Director of Sales and Marketing for Tervita US, a diversified environmental services provider. He served in various, global business development, sales, marketing […]

Mike Klayman

Mike Klayman is a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of Scotiabank and has responsibility for the firm’s U.S. Midstream practice.  He has been an energy banker for 18 years and previously worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.  Mike has been particularly active in the water sector, having successfully executed […]

Jason Schumacher

Jason Schumacher is a partner at the law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP. His practice focuses on advising energy and oil and gas clients in: • Mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures • Joint development projects • Operational affairs • Project development • Financing arrangements Jason has closed transactions totaling billions of dollars and […]

Sean Puryear

Sean Puryear serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Permian Oilfield Partners and oversees the company’s corporate strategy and operations. Prior to joining the company, Sean led the water team at Mewbourne Oil Company where he was responsible for the development and management of the companies produced water infrastructure. Sean also served as senior engineer […]

James Ellis

Mr. Ellis joined Pilot Water Solutions in March 2020. Mr. Ellis has over 17 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Pilot Water Solutions, Mr. Ellis served as Vice President of Finance & Controller with H2O Midstream, a premier water midstream company operating in the Permian basis. While at H2O, Mr. […]

Zach Neal

Mr. Neal serves as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Pilot Water Solutions and has dedicated his career to midstream and water infrastructure development and financing. Prior to Pilot Water, Mr. Neal served as Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Expedition Water Solutions (“Expedition”). Under Mr. Neal’s leadership, Expedition grew from a […]

Jared Perry

Mr. Jared Perry joined Goodnight Midstream in August of 2017 and serves as Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Perry has been key to Goodnight’s exponential growth and success in the Permian Basin, Bakken, and Eagle Ford. His prior experience includes positions in the public and private sector focused on international and domestic steel manufacturing, […]

Casey Lowary

Casey Lowary is a Managing Director at Texas Capital Bank. He joined the firm in May 2022, is based out of DFW, and has focused on midstream for most of his finance career, including at UBS Investment Bank, Fortis Bank, and ABN AMRO prior to joining Texas Capital Bank.

Patrick Patton

Pat has over 10 years with experience in engineering, water management, geoscience, and operations and environmental disciplines. His previous work involved analyzing investment value, risk and upside with an emphasis on M&A evaluations, SWD permitting, strategic planning, business intelligence and seismic risk analysis. Prior to joining B3, Pat was the business analyst and geologist at […]

Matthew Sanderson

Matthew J. Sanderson has served as TETRA’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer since September 2022. From December 2016 until September 2022, he served as Senior Vice President responsible for the Company’s Water and Flowback Services division and its global Completion Fluids and Products division. Prior to joining TETRA, Mr. Sanderson spent over 19 […]

Matt Ganser

Matt Ganser is Senior Vice President of Sales and Government Affairs for Lilac Solutions, a direct lithium extraction technology provider. He started his career drilling wells in the Green River Basin, later started a clean tech company, and prior to Lilac launched rockets into low earth orbit. Matt has a degree in mechanical engineering from […]

Taylor Spalla

Taylor Spalla is a partner in the Oil and Gas practice group. His primary focus lies in oil and gas transactional matters, although he also frequently lends his expertise to public policy matters and commercial litigation cases. Mr. Spalla achieved academic excellence, graduating magna cum laude with a J.D. from Texas Tech School of Law. Additionally, he holds […]

Paul McCrum

Vice President Commercial Development at CarboNet. Originally from Ireland and now a US citizen. 10 years in the Oil & Gas / Water Industry with prior successes at Bosque Systems, Evoqua Water Technologies & Tetra Technologies Inc. Winning commercial hearts & minds via high value solutions and daily efficiencies that deliver maximum cost impact.

Joe de Almeida

Joe de Almeida Director Water Strategy & Technology has been with Occidental Petroleum 41 years – 30 years with the OxyChem Division, 5 years in Oil Field Power Planning, and 6 years in Water Strategy & Technology.  Current experience and responsibilities are focused on cost effective produced water technologies, recycle, water stewardship, and related industry […]

Kathryn Hillis

Kathryn Hillis is the Program Coordinator and supports all activity related to the EO100 Certification program at Equitable Origin. She has an MA in International Affairs from UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) with a focus on environmental governance. She previously worked for three years in the oil & gas industry […]

Samuel Peca

Samuel Peca is a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP in the Dallas office. Samuel has extensive experience representing private equity firms, private and public companies, management teams, and other strategic clients in energy- and infrastructure-related transactions, as well as other industries. He leverages that experience to deliver value throughout each phase of the transaction. […]

Robert Huizenga

Robert Huizenga is Water Resource Manager at Coterra. Robert has over 30 years work in the oil and gas industry both on the service side and operator. For the past 7 years it was working in the water space working on reuse of produced water, sourcing of water for stimulation operation and disposal.

Ted Cross

Ted Cross is Vice President of Product Management at Novi Labs, an Austin-based oil and gas data analytics business. At Novi, Ted drives company strategy, sets the software development roadmap, and works with engineering and data science teams to build compelling analytics tools. Prior to joining Novi, Ted worked as a geologist for ConocoPhillips in […]

Hayden McEntire

Hayden McEntire is currently Vice President, Integrated Operations & Planning at WaterBridge. Prior to joining WaterBridge in 2019, he worked in progressively higher roles at Pioneer Natural Resources for more than four years culminating as an engineer in their reservoir and completions groups. Hayden holds a degree in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University.

Ben Warden

Ben is currently Director Of Supply at Deep Blue Midstream. Previously, he was water management supervisor at Diamondback Energy, where he worked for over 7 years. Prior to that he was on the water team at ConocoPhillips and also worked at Select Energy Services. Ben earned his bachelors and masters degrees from Texas State University-San […]

Robert Ballantyne

Robert Ballantyne served the United States as a United States Marine. He is an electrical engineer with his follow-on education concentrating on Molecular and Atomic spectroscopy. His body of science research work focuses on environmental monitoring, mitigation, and remediation systems design. With an emphasis on waste stream reduction. His current role as Director of Research […]

Brad Blakeman

Brad Blakeman is Director Of Business Development at Energy Water Solutions.

Gigi Rodrigue

Experienced Category Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. Skilled in Petroleum, Gas, Onshore Operations L48 & International, Contract Management, and Project Management. Strong operations professional with a BS focused in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University.

Bill Lantz

With over 30 years of experience in Oil and Gas Microbial Biotechnology, Bill Lantz is the Founder and CEO of JGL Solutions. Based in DFW, JGL Solutions is a full-service biotechnology company serving the oil and gas, water treatment, and environmental cleanup industries. Bill’s journey into entrepreneurship was forged through two decades in the oilfield, […]

Clair Primm

As a First Vice President of Alliant Insurance Services, Clair has over a decade of experience in risk management for energy, construction, transportation and private equity companies. She works closely with her clients to understand their exposures and risk appetite in order to create unique insurance and risk management solutions. After earning a degree in […]

Patrick Knapp

Patrick Knapp is an energy partner in the Dallas office of Jackson Walker LLP.  His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financings, complex commercial transactions, and litigation strategies for midstream, downstream, oilfield services, and commodity financial services companies.  His experience extends to virtually all forms of petroleum commodity marketing and logistics, including pipelines, terminals, gathering […]

Chris Davis

Chris is leading the development and growth of Milestone Carbon, LLC, a subsidiary of Milestone Environmental Services, LLC (Milestone). Milestone Carbon offers turnkey solutions for the permanent geological sequestration of CO2 for significant industrial emitters. Chris oversees project development, execution, and expansion. Prior to joining Milestone, Chris worked in various commercial and technical leadership roles […]

Todd Reynolds

Todd Reynolds is the President of Earthtone Mitigation Solutions (EMS), a Partnership between GeoATX, LLC and Earthtone Monitoring Systems, LLC. Reynolds career spans 38 years with extensive experience analyzing geologic data, seismic data and regulatory data in multiple producing basins. His experience includes; seismic interpretation, seismic survey design and acquisition, and seismic attribute analysis. Reynolds […]

Rusty Smith

A native of West Texas, Rusty Smith brings a unique blend of experience in both the private and public sectors to the direction of the Consortium. Rusty comes to Texas Tech from the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance where he previously served as a project manager, focusing on recruiting new businesses and fostering innovation in the […]

Wayne Christian

Wayne Christian was elected as our 50th Texas Railroad Commissioner in November 2016. Throughout his first term, Christian developed a strong record of fighting against frivolous regulations and standing strong for free markets and American Energy Independence! Since taking office, Commissioner Christian has been appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact […]

Jordan Kirk

Jordan Kirk is Global Product Line Manager at Baker Hughes where works with HPump and Water Systems products.

Jim Summers

Over his 30-year career in the energy industry, Jim has held senior leadership positions at integrated oil and gas majors Conoco and BP, as well as privately held start-ups. Prior to forming H2O Midstream in 2016, Jim spent 18 months as a Partner with Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a global sustainability consulting firm, leading their […]

John Ayers

John Ayers has been President and CEO of TruClear Water Solutions since January 2018.

Mark Kidder

Mr. Kidder holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with Minors in Chemistry and Biology and has spent decades in the Oil and Gas, Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Water Treatment, and Water Infrastructure markets.  Before joining ALL, Mark was the Global Business Manager over Schlumberger’s Water Treatment and Management Division, responsible for all aspects of […]

Jason Jose

Jason Jose is Chief Revenue Officer at ENGAGE where he is leading strategy for sales, marketing, professional services, pre-sales solution engineering and customer success. Previously, he was VP sales at Four Winds Interactive and has a degree in business communications from the University of Colorado.

Brian Bohm

Mr. Bohm currently serves as Apache Corporation’s Environmental Sustainability Manager. He is a Texas Registered Professional Geoscientist and Certified Sustainability Specialist.  Brian has been with Apache Corporation since 2017 working on a variety of sustainability focused projects focused on the Permian Basin.  Since early 2020 Brian has expanded to working on environmental and sustainability projects […]

Michael LaMotte

Michael joined the firm in February of 2010 as a founding partner of the Equities business, where he served as Head of Energy & Environmental Research and as a member of the Research Oversight Committee. Michael has nearly 30 years of equity capital markets experience, and has been responsible for research coverage of oil and […]

Josh Adler

Josh Adler is the Chief Executive of Sourcenergy (formerly Sourcewater), the technology leader in upstream energy and water intelligence, which he founded in 2014. He is a graduate of Yale and MIT, where he was a Sloan Fellow for Innovation and Global Leadership in Energy Ventures. He holds 11 U.S. patents relating to aerial image […]

Gabriel Collins

Gabriel Collins is the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. His research portfolio is global and currently focuses on legal, environmental and economic issues relating to water — including the food-water-energy […]

Mark Patton

Mark Patton is President of Hydrozonix. Mark has over 25 years’ experience in the development, design, implementation and operation of treatment technologies both nationally and internationally. Mark’s oil and gas experience includes treatment systems for waters, wastewaters, drilling muds, tank bottoms and process residuals. Mark holds 5 produced water patents with three additional patents pending. […]

Rick McCurdy

Rick currently serves as Vice President of Innovation and Sustainability for Select Water Solutions, a large US-based service provider active in the water sourcing, treatment, reuse and chemical application spaces. In this role, Rick is focused on finding ways to continue to help the oil and gas industry minimize fresh water use and to evaluate […]

Michael Skarke

Mr. Skarke has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Select Energy Services, Inc. since April 2021. He previously served in a variety of roles as Executive Vice President including management of Select’s Water Solutions Business unit. He began his career with Select as a member of the Finance team in 2009, working […]

Gary Baxter

Gary is an experienced oil and gas professional with operational experience in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs in both the Appalachian and Permian Basin. Currently, Gary is serving as Area Field Superintendent at Birch Resources with responsibility over day-to-day Production Operations. Previously to this role, he served as a Senior Operations Engineer supporting Birch’s development […]

Dr. Robert Bruant

Rob Bruant has a rich career in a variety of roles for BP and Pioneer Natural Resources including Strategy Manager, Subsurface Manager, Reservoir Engineer, and Petroleum Systems Analyst. Prior to B3 Insight, he also held positions of Instructor and Research Associate at Princeton University. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Produced Water […]

Laura Capper

Laura Capper is President of consulting firms EnergyMakers Advisory Group, and CAP Resources, specializing in emerging market issues, opportunities and technology in upstream and midstream water and environmental management. Laura is also President of Cloudburst International, a novel, high throughput, low-cost Desalination Technology company suitable for difficult to process oilfield waste. Laura’s expertise includes water […]

Daniel Cruise

Daniel Cruise has 15+ years of energy finance experience working in both buyside and sellside equity analyst roles. He founded Coras Research, a leading independent oilfield service data firm, prior to co-founding Lium Research. Daniel has also held research analyst positions at Jefferies, Evercore-ISI, and Wells Fargo Securities. He attended Texas A&M University, graduating with degrees […]

Ethan Edwards

Ethan Edwards is a senior analyst focused on supporting Bluefield’s Industrial Water and Water M&A corporate subscriptions. Prior to joining Bluefield, he completed a Fulbright Research Grant focused on global water affordability at the National University of Singapore’s Institute of Water Policy. Ethan has previously worked as an Associate Consultant at Raftelis, served on the […]

Ben Wallace

As an experienced executive and Pennsylvania native, Ben has a wealth of management experience with closely held corporations in the environmental resources sector. Since 2009, Ben has been entrusted with managing the corporate operations of Penneco Oil Company Inc. and affiliates.  Ben has extensive experience negotiating oil and gas transactions and a solid understanding of […]

Gene Veno

Gene G. Veno is a distinguished authority in governmental affairs, public advocacy, and education. Presently, he serves as the Director of Governmental Affairs and Public Advocacy at Susquehanna River Basin Commission. Educated at West Scranton High School, Gene earned a BS in Business Education from Elizabethtown College and a Master’s in Public Administration from Marywood […]

Scott Mitchell

Scott Mitchell is the co-founder and CEO of Deep Blue Midstream. Deep Blue was formed in 2020 to pursue acquisition and consolidation opportunities in water midstream and infrastructure. Prior to Deep Blue, he co-founded Waterfield in 2018 and served as CEO of that business, which built and commercialized a greenfield gathering and disposal system in the core of […]

Amielle Lake

Amielle Lake is a serial entrepreneur and published author. She founded her first company at the age of 26 and sold it 9 years later. In 2019, she co-founded CarboNet Water treatment and heads up the commercialization of its game-changing water treatment technology. Being customer-centric is core to Amielle’s professional DNA. She is often heard […]

Ivan Morales

Mr. Morales is the Director of Product Management for Carbonet Nanotechnologies based in Calgary, AB, Canada. He holds over 25 years of experience across a variety of different industries including Oil Refinery, Upstream Oil Extraction, and Power Generation. Ivan has worked in four different countries and is knowledgeable of the water business market and oil […]

Jonna Smoot

Currently, in addition to leading the Marketing Department of a well-respected Midland Community Bank, Jonna spearheads the Premiere Public Relations firm of the Permian Basin, Max(i) Media, a boutique marketing and strategy company that is so discreet it even eschews having a web presence. As of this writing, Jonna Smoot is a Midland County Candidate […]

Jason Modglin

Jason Modglin serves as the President of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. The Alliance is an industry trade association representing over 2,600 individuals and member companies committed to advancing independent operators and the standards of the Texas oil and gas industry. Prior to joining the Alliance, Jason served as Director of Public Affairs for […]

Joseph Alexander, PhD PE

Joseph Alexander, PhD PE is Founder/President of Circle Verde Water. Using techniques and approaches gained from years of experience in the aerospace, medical, defense and agricultural industries, he developed a solution converts produced water into freshwater economically.

Thomas Jacob

Thomas Jacob is a Senior Vice President and heads up Rystad Energy’s global oilfield services data and research teams covering the drilling, completions and production services markets.

Dawson Lindauere

Dawson has over 10 years of experience working for an upstream E&P company in various roles including 7 years as a water planner in the Marcellus Shale. He also spent 2 years in a corporate role leading the push for circular economy projects as wells as 2 years focusing on S&E management systems. He is […]

Justin Mayorga

Justin Mayorga is the Vice President for Rystad Energy’s Supply Chain Research where he covers North American US Onshore Services Research and leads the North American Pressure Pumping division. He holds nearly 10 years of industry experience specializing in well completions, data science, market analysis, and business analytics. He holds a Bachelors in Petroleum Engineering […]

Ken Nelson

Ken Nelson brings a uniquely broad perspective to the REC market. He has traded the North American energy markets since 1989 in biofuels, propane, natural gas and power and has been active in RECs as a supplier, aggregator and compliance buyer. Ken has experience in a number of compliance and voluntary environmental credit markets, including […]

David Skodack

Senior Vice President of Water for CarboNet NanoTechnologies; a graduate in Civil Engineering from the University of Idaho, has developed a diverse 45+ year technical career.  He has domestic and international experience with private client, multinational corporations, and federal. and state government agencies solving difficult water related technical challenges.  Career highlights include, drilling and workover […]

David Skodack

Senior Vice President of Water for CarboNet NanoTechnologies; developed a diverse 45+ year technical career.  He has domestic and international experience with private client, multinational corporations, and U.S. government agencies solving difficult technical problems.  Career highlights include, oilfield produced water treatment and recycling facility development; oxidation inactivation of Anthrax infestations of public and private buildings; […]

Matthias Bloennigen

Matthias Bloennigen is a Managing Director in Consulting at Pickering Energy Partners (PEP), specializing in delivering strategic advisory services to a diverse range of clients, including corporate entities, financial sponsors, and government organizations. With a proven track record of orchestrating highly effective strategies, transaction due diligence processes, and performance improvement engagements throughout the energy value […]

Omar Visairo

Omar graduated with a BSEE from UTPA in 2006. He worked as a fracturing, cementing, and engineering supervisor for 7.5 years. Since joining Chevron in 2013, he has worked as a production engineer, Water Ops Engineer, Water Ops Supervisor, and now DR/TR Sr. Production Engineer.

Randy Woods

Randy Woods serves as the President of Integra Funding Solutions, a division of T Bank, NA.  Integra is engaged in Factoring and Commercial Finance originations. Randy founded Integra in 2011 and spent 10-years building the platform and technology as an independent finance company.  Randy joined T Bank in July of 2021, when the Bank acquired […]

Christopher Dewar

Cris Dewar is a partner in the Global Finance practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Dallas office. He represents banks, alternative/direct lenders and corporate and private equity-backed borrowers in loan transactions in a variety of sectors with a particular focus on the energy industry. Mr. Dewar has deep experience advising on […]

Brandon Durrett

Brandon Durrett is a board-certified oil and gas attorney focused on acquisitions and dispositions, commercial industry agreements, and complex disputes over upstream and midstream oil and gas assets.

Chris Micsak

Chris Micsak is a Director at Pickering Energy Partners. Prior to joining PEP, he was a director at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Asset Management. Micsak was a Vice President at Haddington Ventures, a midstream infrastructure focused private equity fund prior to TPH Asset Management. Before that, Micsak was a senior analyst at Bentek Energy, […]

Josh Bruening

Josh Bruening is a Senior Staff Completions engineer for Devon Energy Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for all water-related infrastructure in Devon’s New Mexico Delaware Basin operating area with a special emphasis on water recycling and saltwater disposal.  The portfolio under his management includes 60 in-ground water impoundments, 9 produced water treatment facilities […]

Wade Cosgrove

Wade is a Principle for CORE Management, a water treatment and management company based out of Weatherford, Texas. Prior to that, he worked in various project management and supply chain roles with Upstream and Midstream oil and gas companies. He has fourteen years of professional experience and enjoys business economics, as well as collaborating with […]

John R. Durand

John Durand is President and Chief Sustainability Officer of XRI Holdings, LLC, the water midstream portfolio company of Morgan Stanley Energy Partners. In his role, John oversees XRI’s commercial, ESG and governmental relations functions. XRI operates over 300 miles of permanent, large-diameter pipelines, with an aggregated system capacity to run approximately one million barrels per […]

Dr. Chris Harich

Dr. Harich oversees XRI’s operations and business development functions and manages multidisciplinary teams of researchers, engineers, pipeline contractors, drilling rig operators and well completions specialists. He is also responsible for the overall planning, development and implementation of XRI’s integrated water resources management plan.

Walter Dale

Walter Dale is the Director of Oil and Gas at CHEMTREAT, a leader in providing unique chemistry and application expertise for Midstream Water applications.   Walter has a BS in Chemistry from Stephen F Austin and has over 20 years of leadership in water treatment, Midstream Water and Oil and Gas.   Prior to ChemTreat, Walter served […]

Chad Smith

Chad Smith is a corporate partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Chad’s practice focuses on domestic energy transactions, with an emphasis on acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures in the upstream and midstream sectors. Chad represents clients in connection with a broad range of purchase and sale transactions, including both upstream and […]

Assaad Sakr

Assaad Sakr, P.Eng. is  Senior Applications Engineer, CORE Linepipe Inc. He is a professional engineer with more than twenty-five years of work experience in piping and pipelines engineering, metallic and non-metallic products, and standards development. Piping engineering including piping applications, design, selection, specification, qualification, quality control and installation for a wide range of industries worldwide. Extensive […]

Rajendra Ghimire, MBA, PhD

Raj has over 10 years’ experience in treating and managing produced water in a sustainable and cost-effective way. He has managed cutting edge technologies as well as business development effort in the United States, Canada, Middle East, Russia, South America & Asia. Raj received his doctoral degree in Physical Organic Chemistry from the University of […]

Jay Keener

Jay Keener is an entrepreneur and business innovator in the oilfield and industrial water space, with a primary focus on commercializing and optimizing effective, economical water management solutions for produced water.  Jay is co-founder and CEO at Altillion, Inc. – a firm focused on lithium extraction and concentration technology.

Jessica Barton

Jessica Barton joined Marathon Oil’s Global Supply Chain in May 2018 as water category manager for all resource plays across the US. Jessica negotiates all agreements related to the full life-cycle of oilfield water, from supply to disposal and everything in between, and has recently been more focused on promoting the reuse of produced water […]

Rick Fletcher

Rick began his career in 1981 as a staff accountant for a family owned drilling company in Abilene, Texas.  Over the five plus years Rick worked for Dixon Drilling Company, a subsidiary of HLH Petroleum, he became intimately familiar with both upstream and midstream oil and gas sectors.  After attending law school, Rick furthered his […]

Chris Dopp

Chris Dopp is a Managing Director in the Middle Market M&A Group at BMO Capital Markets.  He is responsible for originating and executing M&A transactions primarily in the Energy and Industrials sectors.  With over 20 years of experience, Chris has advised management teams, Boards of Directors, private equity firms and family ownership groups on nearly […]

Curt Campbell, PE

Mr. Campbell has over 17 years of experience as a civil engineering consultant with a primary focus on industrial land development and water resources.  Mr. Campbell holds Masters Degrees in both Environmental Engineering and Architecture from the University of Florida and Texas Tech University respectively. Mr. Campbell is a current Board Member of the Cow […]

Bentsen Falb

Bentsen Falb is a Managing Director in the Dallas investment banking office of Raymond James & Associates, Inc. which he joined in 2011. He has worked on a variety of M&A and capital markets transactions across the energy industry with a focus on salt water disposal. Since 2018, Bentsen has advised on nine salt water […]

Damian Rockett

Damian Rockett is a highly-motivated engineering professional with over 15 years of Project Management and Operations experience in the oil & gas industry. Damian graduated from Louisiana State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Damian currently is the Director of Operations at MBA Energy & Industrial and is responsible for leading […]

Caitlyn Jackson

Caitlyn Jackson joined Lagoon in April of 2019.  Prior to Lagoon, Mrs. Jackson operated a consulting company, Rose Energy Advisors LLC, offering reservoir engineering and business development services to upstream operators and financial institutions.  Prior to Rose, Mrs. Jackson served 8 years with Devon Energy Corporation, where she held a variety of technical and commercial […]

Glenn Klimchuk

Glenn Klimchuk is Chief Commercial Officer of RECON LDS, a physics-based advanced analytics pipeline system leak detection and optimization software as a service. He has over 30 years of oil and gas experience concentrating on the operations and digital intersection.  Previous to RECON LDS, Glenn was a partner at Accenture and Booz& Co and Arthur […]

Matthew Spicer

Mr. Spicer serves as Chief Operating Officer – Operations, Business Development and Special Projects and has primary responsibility for the day-to-day management and operations of San Mateo Midstream. Mr. Spicer served as San Mateo Midstream’s Senior Vice President and General Manager until September 2019 when he was promoted to his current position. Mr. Spicer also […]

Jenna Velardi

Jenna Velardi is VP of Sales at ENGAGE. She has been with the company since 2018.

Eric Johnson

Eric is corporate and securities partner in the Houston office of Winston & Strawn LLP.  For over 20 years he has focused his practice on OFS and midstream mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, including SPACs, and public company governance matters, including ESG and energy transition issues.  He currently represents a broad range of energy […]

Brian Adams

Brian has 16 years’ experience as an energy development professional. He joined Fairfield Geotechnologies in 2016. In his current role as Business Development Manager, Brian focuses on leading market development, technical sales, collaborative product development and implementing solutions to realize and enhance the value of modern 3D seismic data across various basins in the U.S. […]

Evan Tikka

Evan joined Wood Mackenzie in 2017 as an upstream research analyst in the Houston, TX office. Evan currently works as a managing consultant in the energy and infrastructure practice where he focuses on transaction due diligence and corporate strategy. Evan has a deep understanding of upstream, midstream, and oilfield services and has led the development […]

Chad Frizzell

Chad Frizzell has 20+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Chad has spent most of his time with Midstream and Upstream companies. He has held operations supervisor roles and safety consultant positions. Chad’s experience with multiple companies helps him with innovative products and solutions. He spent 5 years with Phillips66 midstream before […]

James Wicklund

Mr. Wicklund is a Managing Director and Senior Banker in the Energy Group at Stephens Inc.  This follows a career in geophysics, engineering and operations in the global oil and gas industry, four years managing a broad energy investment portfolio and decades of following the industry as a senior research analyst. He has lived and […]

William Harvey

Will Harvey is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Solaris, where he leads mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and capital formation activities. He brings over 11 years of energy and investing experience to the company. Prior to joining Solaris, Will worked at Knighthead Capital, a multi-strategy hedge fund where he researched and invested in public […]

Nikos Salmatanis

Nikolaos (Nikos) Salmatanis is a Leak Detection Engineer with Chevron Technical Center serving as a subject matter expert in pipeline and facility leak detection and the application of Loss of Containment technologies across the Enterprise.  Nikos holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston and is an active member of AIChE, ASME, […]

Justin Love

Justin Love is the CEO for Blackbuck Resources, a midstream water infrastructure firm, previously CEO of Xedia Process Solutions, a water treatment technologies firm, and president and founder of Love Energy Advisors (LEA), a global advisory and origination energy and water group. Through his creative and innovative brand creations, this burgeoning serial entrepreneur, technologist, engineer […]

Tom Tomastik

Mr. Tomastik is Chief Geologist and Regulatory Specialist for ALL Consulting since 2014 and previously was lead geologist for 25 years at the Ohio Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management, and an oil and gas consultant for six years. Tom is a certified petroleum geologist with over 41 years of diverse expertise and experience […]

Ryan Sears

Ryan Sears focuses his practice on mergers & acquisitions and asset deals. He serves clients as outside general counsel, advising on day-to-day transactions—including oil and gas leases, joint operating agreements, entity structuring, vendor contracts, title and environmental issues, and corporate governance matters. Ryan has served as Chair of the Energy Law Section of the Dallas […]

Ben Magouyrk

I started my career in the oilfield as a MWD Technician for MS Energy Services in 2010 and after spending 3 years on drilling rigs, I went and finished my bachelors degree in Speech Communication.  In 2014 I moved to Midland, Tx where I worked for Baker Hughes selling Directional Services for their Permian operations.  […]

Brent Halldorson

Brent Halldorson recently founded RedOx Systems after spending 25 years in active produced water management.  RedOx provides consulting expertise to help customers manage their produced water as efficiently as possible. Brent helped found Fountain Quail Water Management, which pioneered commercial recycling in US unconventional oil and gas development, beginning in the Barnett Shale in 2004. […]

Steve Everley

Steve Everley is a Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Energy & Natural Resources practice. He has more than a decade of experience working within the energy industry, shaping public policy and helping clients navigate the risks and opportunities of the energy transition. Mr. Everley focuses on high-profile issues such as carbon capture and sequestration (“CCS”), induced […]

Matt Hagerty

Matt Hagerty is a Senior Energy Strategist for BTU Analytics, a FactSet Company. Upon joining BTU Analytics, Matt focused on the economics of oil and natural gas production, gaining a key understanding of breakevens, undrilled acreage, and E&P capital allocation. Since then, Matt has forecasted production, drilling & completion activity, supply/demand balances, and oil & […]

Jeff Braune

Jeff Braune is the LEEDS Product Manager, responsible for bridging the development of the technology with the commercialization. In this role, he is drawing on his Business Development, Product Development, Strategic Supply Chain, and Project Execution experience to lead the transition from an R&D program to a full commercial offering. Prior to this role, Jeff […]

Peter Cook

In addition to co-managing Oilfield Water Connection, Pete Cook is currently the President at PetroleumConnection.com. Pete is known in the O&G industry for organizing the largest completions supply chain business conferences in the United States – something he has been doing for almost a decade.

Joseph Triepke

In addition to co-managing Oilfield Water Connection, Joseph Triepke is founder and principal research analyst at InfillThinking.com and a partner at Lium Research. At Infill Thinking and Lium, Joseph leads research teams producing in-depth oilfield market analysis and reporting. His research reaches thousands of oilfield executives and investors weekly. Before creating Infill Thinking, Oilfield Water […]

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