• Hart Energy Conferences speaker Josh Adler

    Josh Adler

    Founder & CEO

    Josh Adler is the founding chief executive of Sourcewater, the technology leader in upstream energy and water intelligence. Sourcewater is pioneering energy intelligence with satellite imagery, mobile GPS data and artificial intelligence to show upstream energy activity earlier, more completely and more accurately than any other source. Josh is a graduate of Yale and MIT, where he was a Sloan Fellow for Innovation and Global Leadership in Energy Ventures. He holds 11 U.S. patents relating to image processing and geospatial data analytics. Josh previously served as an economic policy official for President George W. Bush and has founded medical device, internet, real estate and robotics companies.

  • Brian Cain Energy ESG conference director of sustainability civitas resouces

    Brian Cain

    Civitas Resources Inc.
    Chief Sustainability Officer

    Brian Cain is Chief Sustainability Officer for Civitas Resources. Prior to this role, Mr. Cain was Vice President of External Affairs and ESG Policy for Extraction Oil & Gas where he directed government and community relations outreach, served as company spokesperson and implemented the company’s peer-leading ESG policy. Prior to Extraction, Mr. Cain served as Vice President, Energy Practice, for Hill & Knowlton Strategies, where he advised several of the world’s largest energy companies on public policy issues, media and crisis strategy. Mr. Cain had previously served in global spokesperson and political advocacy roles for Anadarko Petroleum and Chevron Phillips. He began his career as a journalist and holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Tulane University.

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    Mohan Chahal

    Williston & Rockies Asset Manager
  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Trisha Curtis

    Trisha Curtis

    PetroNerds LLC
    President & CEO

    Trisha Curtis is the President and Co-Founder of PetroNerds, LLC. She co-founded the company in 2015 and began working full time at PetroNerds in January 2016. She was formerly the Director of Research, Upstream and Midstream, at the Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc. (EPRINC) in Washington, DC. Since 2010, she has led extensive research efforts and major consulting projects, and authored several reports on the North American upstream and midstream markets. 

    At PetroNerds, Ms. Curtis leads research and consulting services. She is a macroeconomist with an expertise in US shale markets. She is globally recognized for her knowledge of US shale and has been asked to speak and present at several forums including OPEC in Vienna, Austria, in Bahrain, and in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Stanford University, Chatham House, Oxford University, Denver University, and Colorado School of Mines. She is also the host of The PetroNerds Podcast. 

    Trisha evaluates US upstream markets on a wells-up basis with critical analysis of individual operators, assets, reservoirs, and plays. She provides clients with in-depth analysis of the US shale industry and the global oil market and synthesizes this into relevant, actionable, and forecastable information integral to her clients and their respective businesses. She is currently working with several clients to navigate a lower oil price environment. She is also working on a forthcoming research report with the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, updating her work and analysis on shale productivity gains. 

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    Chantsalmaa Dalkhaa

    Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota
    Principal Reservoir Engineer
  • Joe DeDominic

    Joe DeDominic

    Anschutz Exploration Corp.
    President & COO

    Joe is currently President and Chief Operating Officer of Anschutz Exploration Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary, Anschutz Oil Company. Over the past 6 years he has led the company, focusing on the Powder River Basin, where Anschutz is currently the largest private leaseholder in the Basin with 500,000 net acres, two active drilling rigs and net production of approximately 10,000 BOEPD. Prior to joining Anschutz, Joe was Vice President and COO of Sanchez Energy, which focused on the Eagle Ford resources of South Texas. Joe started his career with Occidental Petroleum. In his 20 plus years at Oxy he held a wide variety of positions including Exploration Geologist, Chief Geologist Colombia, Exploration Manager Libya as well as Director Business Development for the Western Hemisphere. In his last role at Oxy he was President and General Manager for the Williston Basin. Joe has a BA in Geology from the University of Montana and a MS in Geology from Texas A&M.

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    Chris Doyle

    Civitas Resources Inc.
    President & CEO

    Christopher Doyle (“Chris”) is the President and CEO of Civitas Resources. Prior to joining Civitas in 2022, Mr. Doyle was President and CEO of Primexx Energy and CEO of Rock Ridge Royalty Company, privately held companies with exploration and production assets and minerals throughout the Delaware Basin of West Texas. From 2016 to 2020, he served as President and CEO of Olympus Energy focused in the southwest Pennsylvania portion of the Appalachian Basin. Prior to Olympus, he served as Executive Vice President of Operations at Chesapeake Energy where he was responsible for the company’s Marcellus and Utica developments in the Appalachian Basin and the Powder River Basin assets in Wyoming. In addition, Mr. Doyle was responsible for Chesapeake’s Marketing, Midstream, Supply Chain, and centralized Operations and Technical Support. Prior to Chesapeake, he spent 18 years at Anadarko Petroleum in various leadership roles, most recently as Vice President of Operations for the Southern and Appalachia Region. Mr. Doyle holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from Rice University.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker John Harpole

    John Harpole

    Mercator Energy
    Founder & President

    John Harpole is founder and president of Mercator Energy LLC, a natural gas services, brokerage and energy market analysis company. Mercator assists both producers and end users throughout the United States in selling and sourcing natural gas supplies. Mercator manages more than 2 Bcf per day of natural gas in seven states. Mercator also conducts specific research projects for client groups exploring the impact of industry trends on various regional markets. Mercator’s analysis on “Poverty and Fracking” was featured in a Wall Street Journal editorial and on Fox News. 

    During his career, Harpole has provided strategic advice and counseling to independent oil and gas producers, power producers, major gas and electric utilities, hedge funds and energy traders, retail and wholesale energy marketers, equipment vendors and large energy users typically at the CEO level.  Harpole has travelled to China on two occasions to instruct employees of PetroChina and members of the Central Parties Pricing Committee on the regulatory and marketing history of natural gas in the United States. It marked the first time a foreigner was allowed to teach a course to PetroChina marketing employees.

    Harpole is a Board Member of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, the Leadership Program of the Rockies, University of Colorado’s Global Energy Management Program (GEM), the Global Institute of Church Management Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Italy and the Unreported Story Society.  John currently serves on the Board of Directors of Benedictine College.  

    Harpole has also been named to the Denver Business Journal's Who's Who in Energy for years 2014-2019.


  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Mark Pearson

    Mark Pearson

    Liberty Resources LLC
    President & CEO

    C. Mark Pearson is a co-founder, and the President and CEO of the Company. Dr. Pearson has over 35 years industry experience and has been President/CEO of three independent E&P companies and President/CEO of a NYSE-listed oilfield services company. Mark is a well-known industry expert in the field of well completion and stimulation and has authored or co-authored over 35 technical papers covering field development, drilling, completion and stimulation, and production aspects of oil and gas operations. He has focused his career on technology advancements within the industry and is on the pioneers of multi-stage hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells. In 2005, Mark was named a Distinguished member of the International Society of Petroleum Engineers and in 2012/13 he was a Distinguished Lecturer presenting around the world on the topic of hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells. Mark graduated with Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) and PhD degrees from the Camborne School of Mines, UK and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He also served as a professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department of Colorado School of Mines from 1995-1997. 

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Tom Petrie

    Tom Petrie

    Petrie Partners

    Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Petrie was Vice Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Previously, he was a co-founder of Petrie Parkman & Co. Mr. Petrie was a former Managing Director and Senior Oil Analyst of The First Boston Corporation. During his career, Mr. Petrie has been an active advisor on more than $250 billion of energy related mergers and acquisitions, including many of the largest in the industry. Among his other assignments, Mr. Petrie led the teams that advised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on its natural gas initiative, the State of Alaska on gas pipeline options, and the U.S. Department of Energy on the sale of the Elk Hills oilfield. Mr. Petrie has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. In December 2005, Mr. Petrie received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines. He is also a member of the CFA Institute.

  • NIck Rakic

    Nick Rakic

    Solutions Director

    With a diploma earned in Petroleum Engineering Technology providing his foundations in drilling, completions, reservoir engineering, and geology as well as over a decade of experience helping operators solve downhole challenges with innovative solutions, Nick brings a holistic, life of well approach in developing solutions. Most of his career has been spent working in the unconventional oil plays throughout the continental USA and Canada, providing operators with well construction solutions to prevent sustained casing pressure, as well as reducing non-productive time by utilizing robotic interventions to make operations more efficient. Recently I have helped a large DJ Basin operator improve well integrity to prevent sustained casing pressure through drilling and completions, including frac operations. I am also currently collaborating with operators to optimize re-completion liner systems to ensure zonal isolation of the re-frac liner while maximizing liner flow area.

  • David Stewart

    David Stewart

    Project Canary
    Vice President, Customer Success & Environmental Solutions

    David Stewart is responsible for developing and maintaining strategic relationships with Project Canary's clients to enable customer success and drive ESG performance excellence. Additionally, he partners with our operations team and product development team to provide meaningful feedback for the continuous improvement of Project Canary's products.

    Before joining Project Canary, David worked in the oil and gas exploration and production sector for 16 years, most recently as Vice President of Environmental, Health, Safety and Regulatory (EHS&R) for Crestone Peak Resources.  Prior to that, he served in senior leadership roles at Bonanza Creek Energy and Encana.  His technical background includes an additional 14 years working in air quality and environmental consulting.  David holds a bachelor’s degree from Coe College and a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver.

  • Hart Energy Conferences speaker Paul Ulrich

    Paul Ulrich

    Jonah Energy LLC
    Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs

    Paul is a 25-year veteran of the oil and gas exploration and production industry.  He currently serves as Vice President for Jonah Energy LLC.  Jonah Energy operates the Jonah Field in Wyoming, one of the largest natural gas fields in North America.

    Paul is Chairman of the Wyoming Energy Authority, Past Chairman of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming and Past Chairman of the BLM Wyoming Resource Advisory Council.  He also serves on Wyoming Governor Gordon’s Sage Grouse Implementation Team. 

    Prior to his career in oil and gas, Paul served in the United States Navy in the intelligence community and served on the staff of a Wyoming Governor and Wyoming Congressman.

    Paul is a fourth-generation Wyoming native and he and his family live in Pinedale, Wyoming.