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This 3-day Conference Has Been Designed For Job Functions Including:

  • CEOS
  • COOs
  • VPs of Operations
  • VPs of Facilities
  • VPS of Engineering
  • VPs of EHS&R
  • Regulatory Directors
  • Senior Facilities Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • Automation Specialists
  • Data Scientists
  • Senior Operations Managers
  • Production Superintendents
  • Facility Engineering Directors
  • Environmental Managers
  • Automation Leads


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Jim Wright

Jim WrightCommissioner

The Texas Railroad Commission


A life-long south Texan and a fifth-generation Texas rancher, Jim Wright was elected to the Railroad Commission in November 2020.
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 his hands-on experience to create a group of environmental services companies that service the energy industry.
As a commissioner, Wright is committed to fighting for fair standards to allow compliant companies to grow the economy while cracking down on those who skirt the law. He understands that the Commission must evolve and believes that can be done by bringing stakeholders and the public together to ensure consistent regulation, improved transparency, and stronger ethics standards.

Travis Ethredge

Travis EthredgeDirector, Environment and Sustainability

Apache Corporation

Chris J White

Chris J WhiteDirector, Operational Excellence


Chris has 26 years of experience in the E&P industry with ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips.  Over that time he has held numerous engineering and management roles in facilities, subsurface and operations support.  He has spent time working onshore and offshore, with primary assignments in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, the Gulf of Mexico and Indonesia.  In addition to his primary assignments, Chris has also led or supported advisory teams for Canada, Alaska, Australia and North Sea.  Currently Chris serves as a global advisor and liaison for engineering and operations in ConocoPhillips business units worldwide.  Prior to his current assignment, he spent six years leading infrastructure planning and optimization for ConocoPhillips Eagle Ford development.

Ali Hamshari

Ali HamshariFacilities & Construction Manager

BPX Energy

Lucas Green

Lucas GreenSenior Project Manager

Maverick Natural Resources

Shayne Jeter

Shayne JeterPermian Basin Production Superintendent

Riley Permian

With more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. For the better part of the last decade, Shayne has helped multiple private equity companies manage start up, growth, and profitable exit strategies. Most recently helping Riley Exploration Permian transition from a private equity company to being a publicly traded company. Automation, Facility Construction, Infrastructure Planning, Production and Workovers are among Jeter’s responsibilities at Riley Permian. Shayne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics/ Finance from Eastern New Mexico University. While not working, Shayne enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and playing golf.

Gary Baxter

Gary BaxterArea Field Superintendent

Birch Resources


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, he serves as Area Field Superintendent at Birch Resources with responsibility over day to day Production Operations. Previously to this role, he was a Senior Operations Engineer supporting Birch's development program. Prior to Birch Resources, Gary worked in various engineering and management roles at EQT Corporation from 2007 - 2019. Gary graduated with a Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering degree from West Virginia University and currently is a MBA candidate studying at Texas Tech University with an expected graduation date of December 2021

Syed Ali

Syed AliIIoT & Automation Specialist

Chevron Technology Centre, Asset Performance

David Hobza

David HobzaStaff Electrical Engineer

Continental Resources

David is a 5th generation Oklahoman and received his BSEE from Texas Tech University in 1983. He and his family reside in Edmond, Oklahoma. David has been a Staff Electrical Engineer forContinental Resources in Oklahoma City since 2020. He is responsible for providing electrical engineering support to the company’s Northern Region currently comprised of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. Prior to joining Continental, David spent 6 years with Chesapeake Energy and over 30 years prior to that in private consulting serving a diverse list of clients on various types of projects throughout the United States, including upstream, midstream and downstream.

Nicholas Durham

Nicholas DurhamAdvising Facilities Engineer

Devon Energy

Nic Durham is an Advising Facilities Engineering for Devon Energy and has been with the organization since 2014. He has over 12 years of experience in Oil & Gas including roles in upstream, midstream, and downstream.   He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where she earned a BS in Chemical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Oklahoma. In his free time Nic enjoys reading, golf, family road trips and creating overcomplicate spreadsheets for non-sense reasons like all engineers should.

Matt Warren

Matt WarrenNational Oil and Gas Program Lead


Solomon Adenle

Solomon AdenleInfrastructure Project Manager

BPX Energy


Solomon is the Power Infrastructure Project Manager and Electrical SME for bpx energy (bpx). He currently leads the Power & Electrical Infrastructure Development Program for bpx, where he oversees multiple cross-functional teams of experts and specialists executing all aspects of the power infrastructure development including planning, design, construction & commissioning. As the Electrical SME for bpx, Solomon provides technical support to different business units in the area of electrical safety and technology application. He has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master's degree in Electrical Power Systems from the University of Houston. In his spare time, Solomon enjoys being outdoors, gardening, and outdoor photography

Steven Autry

Steven AutrySenior Facilities Engineer

Magnolia Oil & Gas


Brandon Davis

Brandon DavisAutomation Manager

Red Bluff Resources


Brandon has been on the oil and gas industry for 18 years and held various positions in Accounting, IT, and SCADA/Automation,  At Red Bluff he was responsible for implementing an automation strategy, building a modern SCADA architecture,  and developing tools that will leverage real-time data.  Prior to Red Bluff, Brandon had leadership positions at Devon Energy and Continental Resources.  Brandon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Toby Baker

Toby BakerExecutive Director,

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Toby Baker was appointed executive director of the TCEQ on August 20, 2018.

The executive director, who is hired by the commissioners, is responsible for managing the agency’s day-to-day operations. 

Prior to Baker’s recent move to executive director, he served as commissioner for TCEQ for 6 years. He along with his two fellow full-time commissioners established overall agency direction and policy and made final determinations on contested permitting and enforcement matters. 

Baker also serves as Governor Abbott's appointee to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, represents Texas as the chair on the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Management Team, and serves on the Coastal Land Advisory Board. 

Baker was a policy and budget advisor on energy, natural resources and agriculture issues for the Governor’s Office, where he was also the liaison between the office and members of the Legislature, constituents, the Railroad Commission of Texas, the TCEQ, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Department of Agriculture, and the Texas Animal Health Commission. He is a past natural resource policy advisor to Sen. Craig Estes, and the former diretor and clerk of the Texas Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Coastal Resources. 

Baker received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, and a Master of Public Service and Administration from the Texas A&M George Bush School of Government and Public Service. He is also a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and the Governor’s Executive Development Program at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs.



Jake Balderrama

Jake BalderramaFacilities Superintendent

Formerly With Guidon Energy

Jacob Moehrig

Jacob MoehrigSenior Production Engineer

EP Energy

Gauthier Pierozak

Gauthier PierozakESG Advisor




Gauthier is holding the role of Vice President of Business Development for Cimarron, and has been with the organization since 2016, based in Norman, Oklahoma. He has been in the Oil & Gas industry for 25 years, with a multifaceted experience and roles including field technical support, supply chain, engineering, plant management, and lately business development. However his passion since joining Cimarron has been to advise operators on how to reduce their fugitive emissions by enhancing their environmental control equipment’s performance through innovation and the early adoption of newer technologies. In his spare time G likes to write and publish books about French medieval history and traveling the world with his family.

Steve Hunt

Steve HuntPresident, Project Manager

Big Rock Consulting International

Hans Mueller

Hans MuellerCTO and Co-Founder



Hans has been involved in turning waste into energy for concrete plants and public landfills. He designed, engineered, and constructed two generations of ERS units, which are known as the most sophisticated, systems-based engineering design in the field over the last 8 years with EcoVapor. He is a Colorado School of Mines graduate with a BS in Engineering. He was named the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association.

Chris Miller

Chris MillerVice President Of Business Solutions

Pumpjack Power


Mr. Miller is an experienced executive in oil & natural gas development, infrastructure projects, mining development, power generation, desalination/water treatment, and project finance. He has international experience in over 25 countries. In 2019, he began his current position as the Vice President of Business Solutions for Pumpjack Power, where his role is to work with power generation companies to structure possible offtake agreements or Long-Term Power Purchasing Agreements. That same year, he began the same position with Power Infrastructure Partners, where they specialize in providing full turnkey service of permit-to-power.

Waylan Johnson

Waylan JohnsonCo-founder and President

Pumpjack Power (PJP) and Power Infrastructure Partners (PIP)


Joe Hayden

Joe HaydenGM and VP

CPower Energy Management


Inayat Virani

Inayat ViraniVice President, International


Inayat Virani holds the role of Vice President, International for Cimarron. He has been in the upstream oil and gas business since 1991 and has been with the organization since 2010. He is based in Houston, Texas and holds a BSc. In Chemical engineering from the university of Calgary in Canada. In his 30 years in the oil and gas industry, he has worked in production, facilities and has had a concentration on compression systems. Since 2010, Inayat has been focusing on bringing emissions reduction strategies to operators across the globe.

David Gregory

David GregoryManager Of Technical Services Engineering


David is the Manager of Technical Services Engineering at FlexSteel Pipeline. He holds a Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering degree from Texas A&M University and a Master of Energy Business degree from the University of Tulsa.


Perspectives on the evolving regulatory framework and how operators can monitor their carbon footprint. Plus regulators insights into the implementation and new approaches and technologies

Case Studies From Leading Operators On Their Experience:

  • Implementing and building reliable power infrastructures
  • Implementing strategies & technologies for sustainable flare emissions reduction
  • Calculating the impact of upfront capital investment on longer-term operational expenditure
  • Optimal approaches to retrofitting & optimizing existing assets  to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expenditure
  • Investigating the impact of new modular facility design on fast tracking facility construction
  • Investing new developments in multiphase metering to deliver greater accuracy at the well head
  • Discover how to mitigate gas break out in liquid emulsion though utilizing multiphase flow meters
  • New innovations in technologies for tank venting mitigation
  • Evaluating centralized tank battery designs for their effectiveness in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and expenditure
  • Delivering continuous onsite monitoring to accurately detect, report and mitigate fugitive emissions
  • Overcoming barriers to electrification
  • Power infrastructures for remote facilities: investigating options for supplying electricity to remote areas
  • Generating electrical power to sell back to the grid and industries with needs for additional electrical power
  • Mitigating flare on low and high pressure gas sales
  • Striking the balance between upfront capital investment and automation and longer-term reductions in lease operating expenditure
  • Implementing the right mix of automation applications and technologies to allow the facility to be operated by exception
  • Key insights into how automation implementation is shaping manpower resources and allowing the facility to run lean
  • Utilizing data for facility controls
  • Investing the capabilities of digital technologies to move us beyond  the automated facility to the truly smart facility

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