Chris Wright To Deliver Keynote At Oilfield Water Markets Conference In May 2023

The Chairman & CEO of Liberty Energy, Chris Wright, will kick off the 3rd Oilfield Water Markets Conference on May 17th with a highly anticipated keynote address.

February 12, 2023 – Ft Worth – Hundreds of oilfield water executives plan to gather May 16-18 at the Fort Worth Convention Center to discuss oilfield water management industry trends, market structure, and risks/opportunities at the 3rd Annual Oilfield Water Markets Conference organized by Oilfield Water Connection.

Today, Oilfield Water Connection is proud to announce that the opening keynote speaker at the event will be Chris Wright, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Energy, a top three frac service provider in the Lower 48 by active crew count with a $3bn market cap.

Mr. Wright’s public figure stature is rising as an energy expert and advocate for the many social benefits provided by the U.S. oilfield. He recently attracted national attention when he defended a competitor from a clothier’s virtue signaling campaign (pointing out the hypocrisy of refusing to sell jackets made with O&G to O&G people). More recently, he’s battled LinkedIn over knee-jerk censorship of thoughtful commentary that runs counter to anti-industry ideology.

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal profiled his efforts in this article and LinkedIn restored a video post of his that their censors had aggressively removed. This week, Chris appeared in a 7-minute interview on CNBC that got folks talking.

If you manage water in the Lower 48, the chances are high that some of the water in your purview originated from wells frac’ed by one of Liberty’s 40+ active frac crews. And there’s also a good chance that some of the water you recycle into frac jobs has been pumped by their crews.

“We are pleased that Mr. Wright accepted our invitation to discuss his latest views on energy and the important role that oilfield water market participants play in creating energy security and societal benefits,” said Pete Cook and Joseph Triepke, managing partners at Oilfield Water Connection. “We are also delighted that Mr. Wright plans to participate in the full event after his talk, recognizing the importance and value of water management in the oilfield supply chain. His participation in the event’s plentiful networking opportunities offers attendees an exciting and unique chance to engage with one of our industry’s stars. His talk will be a great way to kick off a productive conference.”

Following Mr. Wright’s keynote address, E&P decision makers, water midstream CEOs, analysts and other oilfield water leaders will share their perspectives on the sector’s most pressing business issues. Through the event’s informal panel discussions, attendees will be able to absorb candid remarks on the latest trends influencing market opportunities in the dynamic oilfield water markets.

Over 50 speakers (the who’s who of the industry) will take the stage following Mr. Wright’s talk. We are adding speakers to the lineup on a daily basis now, and firms sending speakers to the stage include Pioneer Natural Resources, Aris Water Solutions, Marathon Oil Corp., Surge Energy America, B3 Insight, Diamondback Energy, Apache, Rystad Energy, RWI Enhanced Evaporation, Lagoon Water Midstream, Occidental Oil & Gas, WaterBridge, Chevron, and many more.

Registration is open at the early bird rate through the end of February on the event website.

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Attendees at this one-day event will include business people and decision makers from E&P operators, oilfield service, midstream firms, and institutional investment funds. There will be plenty of time allocated to networking opportunities, including a networking lunch sponsored by Lagoon Water Midstream and a Ranch Water Reception sponsored by WaterBridge.

The latest agenda, speaker lineup and sponsor recognition can be seen at, where you can register to attend or sponsor this important gathering of industry leaders.

We also wish to take a moment to recognize and thank the confirmed sponsors who have registered early to be visible at and support the event. There are still some good opportunities for additional sponsors and exhibitors (details are on the event website). Sponsors so far include: B3 Insight (platinum), RWI Enhanced Evaporation, flexSCADA, Hydra-Cell Seal-less Pumps, JGL Solutions, HOSS, EXTRACT, Pilot Water Solutions, CDX Energy Services, Liberty Energy, TruClear Water Solutions, Core Linepipe, ISCO, Jackson Walker, Tetra, Gajeske, XRI, Waterbridge, Lagoon Water Midstream, Permian Oilfield Partners, T Bank, Evans Energy Services, Hydrite, Rystad Energy, and Supporting organizations include: Permian Basin Water Management Council, Oilfield Water Stewardship Council, Oilfield Water Weekly Digest, Infill Thinking, and Petroleum Connection.

About Oilfield Water Connection:

Oilfield Water Connection is the leading event platform devoted entirely to the marketplace, business, and finance aspects of the oilfield water management industry. We deliver a dedicated forum to senior managers, C-level leaders, and investors in E&P, water midstream, and oilfield / water services. The format, topics, and speakers at Oilfield Water Connection conferences are carefully selected to provide valuable information and opportunities for industry business people. For more information, please visit or contact:

Pete Cook | 817.678.8795 |

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