WWM SG: A 360 Degree View of Water Management in Oil & Gas

Speaker: Michael Dunkel
Speaker Michael Dunkel
Michael Dunkel is the Director of Sustainable Development for Pioneer Natural Resources.  He is responsible for corporate water, air, proposed regulations and other initiatives that promote long term sustainability or have strategic importance to the company.  He has spoken at numerous conferences and occasions regarding the importance of water and ...

Michael Dunkel is the Director of Sustainable Development for Pioneer Natural Resources.  He is responsible for corporate water, air, proposed regulations and other initiatives that promote long term sustainability or have strategic importance to the company.  He has spoken at numerous conferences and occasions regarding the importance of water and sustainability to the oil and gas industry, including testifying before the State of Texas’ Energy and Natural Resources committees and presenting to the EPA as part of their study on hydraulic fracturing.


Mr. Dunkel has held positions with Pioneer Natural Resources in engineering management, project management and business development over the last 17 years.  His experience with Pioneer includes projects and developments in Tunisia, South Africa, Gabon and Argentina, before joining the Sustainable Development Group in 2011.


Prior to Pioneer, Mr. Dunkel was employed at Marathon Oil in a variety of engineering and business development roles for 15 years.  His international experience includes postings on four continents.


Mr. Dunkel earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. 

Full Description

Pioneer Natural Resources follows a resource-focused strategy and is at the forefront of a long term focus on water planning. This talk aims to give a 360 degree view of water use and management in the oil and gas industry. Topics covered will include: water challenges, water recycling technology, need for disposal options, drilling of brackish water wells, fresh water pond construction versus blending pond considerations, changes in water transfer and future plans for water sourcing in the Permian. Pioneer’s DL Hutt Recycling Project in the Permian Basin will be used as an example to explain many of these topics.

Organizer Reshmy Mohanan (rmohanan@brt-chem.com)

WWM looks forward to you joining us at our August event. Please indicate any special dietary needs while registering.

When?

Wed, Aug. 20, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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Where?

Petroleum Club of Houston
800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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