The PBWIEC connects industry leaders and researchers, sharing best practices and cutting-edge approaches to some of the oil and gas industry’s most pressing issues. As we are working to build the most successful conference program yet, here’s an outline of our agenda.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Welcome Reception photo

Welcome Reception
The Petroleum Museum
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Conference Sessions
Midland County Horseshoe
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lunch-with-Keynote-Speaker-Charles-Perry photo

Lunch with Keynote Speaker
Senator Charles Perry, Texas Senate District 28

Midland County Horseshoe
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dinner with Keynote Speaker
Commissioner Christi Craddick, Texas Railroad Commission

The Petroleum Club
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dinner-with-Keynote-Speaker photo


Conference Sessions photo

Conference Sessions
Midland County Horseshoe
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lunch with Keynote Speaker
Ben Shepperd, Permian Basin Petroleum Association President

Midland County Horseshoe
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Photo of Ben Shepperd speaking at the 2020 Permian Basin Water In Energy Conference


• Austin Beam, ConocoPhillips Permian Water Integration Manager
• Dr. Steve Beach, The University of Texas Permian Basin College of Business Dean
• Kelly Bennett, B3 Insight Co-Founder & CEO
• Tracee Bentley, Permian Strategic Partnership CEO
• Richard Brantley, University Lands Senior VP Operations
• Amanda Brock, Aris Water President & CEO
• Cody Comiskey, Chevron Earth Sciences Advisor
• Heather DeShon, SMU Department of Earth Sciences Chair
• Debra Dixon, New Mexico Produced Water Research Consortium Fellow
• Kirk Edwards, Latigo Petroleum President & CEO
• Natasha Martin, Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody Law Firm Shareholder
• Steve Melzer, Melzer Consulting Owner
• Joe Niederhofer, Diamondback Energy Senior VP of Midstream Operations
• David Ross, EPA Office of Water former Assistant Administrator
• Dr. James Rosenblum, Colorado School of Mines Water Technology Hub Director
• Matthias Sayer, NGL Energy Partners Senior VP of Legal & Regulatory Affairs
• Todd Staples, Texas Oil & Gas Association President
• Dr. Ray Perryman, Perryman Group President & CEO
• Doug White, NGL Energy Partners Executive Vice President


• Water Plans on State and Private Lands
• Exploring New Opportunities for Handling Produced Water
• Sourcing Entities: Advantages and Challenges
• Reservoir Depressuring and Produced Fluid Handling
• Other Large Volume Injectants: Water and CO2 in Enhanced Oil Recovery
• Impact of ESG on Business and Investment Strategy
• Climate Change, Federal Policy, and the Oil & Gas Industry
• Alterative Uses For Produced Water
• Implications of Operator Liability
• Comparative Land Use and Externalities of Gas, Nuclear, Wind & Solar Power Generation
• Gaining Better Understanding of Earthquakes in the Permian Basin
• Impact of Water Use in Oil & Gas in Texas
• Strategies and Opportunities for Water Reuse
• Continuing Education – Ethics

Continuing education credits available for professional engineers & landmen!