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Jennifer Bradfute

Jennifer Bradfute is passionate about advancing onshore energy development, particularly in New Mexico. She has experience working with both trade associations and regulators working on policies related to oil & gas development, hydrogen, midstream operations, injection wells, carbon capture, and produced water recycling & reuse. She has chaired trade association committees and subcommittees for the American Exploration & Production Council, American Petroleum Institute, and the New Mexico Oil & Gas Association. Most recently, Jennifer worked as a member of ExxonMobil’s Unconventional Issues & Advocacy team, focusing her advocacy efforts on the Permian Basin. Prior to joining ExxonMobil, Jennifer worked as an in-house attorney and lobbyist for Marathon Oil Company serving as a general counsel for the company’s New Mexico and North Dakota operations. In 2019, Jennifer spearheaded industry efforts to draft, negotiate, and successfully pass the New Mexico Produced Water Act—landmark legislation that secured bipartisan support and triggered substantial infrastructure investment in the state. In 2022, Jennifer represented the oil and gas industry on New Mexico’s Water Policy and Infrastructure Task Force, a group convened to review the state’s 50-year water plan and to develop water conservation legislation. Her ability to forge alliances, broker negotiations, and translate legal acumen into impactful change has been instrumental in enacting meaningful regulatory and legislative reforms. Most recently, Jennifer was appointed by the New Mexico Governor to serve as a delegate at the Asia Pacific Hydrogen Summit, representing the Oil & Gas Industry.


Prior to working at Marathon Oil Company and ExxonMobil, Jennifer worked for over seven years as an attorney at Modrall Sperling Roehl Harris & Sisk, P.A. Her advocacy extended to representing companies before key regulatory entities such as the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division, New Mexico Environment Department, the New Mexico State Land Office, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Office of Natural Resources Revenue.