About Chris Wright
Chris Wright serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Liberty Oilfield Services. Additionally, Chris founded and serves as Executive Chairman of Liberty Resources, a Bakken-focused E&P company and Liberty Midstream Solutions. He has had a lifelong passion for energy and its role in human life. He has spoken on energy to the UK House of Lords, the States Attorneys General, Federal and State Judges, debated the merits of the shale revolution on TV and given over 100 talks.
Chris completed an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at MIT and graduate work in
Electrical Engineering at both UC Berkeley and MIT. Chris founded Pinnacle Technologies and from 1992 - 2006 years served as CEO. Pinnacle created the hydraulic fracture mapping industry. Pinnacle's innovations in fracturing practices helped launch commercial shale gas production in the late 1990’s.
Chris was Chairman of Stroud Energy, an early shale gas producer, prior to its sale to Range Resources in 2006. Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors for Liberty Resources, Urban Solutions Group, US Ceramics and the Federal Reserve Bank, Denver Branch.
Chris has consulted and taught courses on all six inhabited continents and authored / co-authored over 60 technical papers and articles. He has received numerous industry awards and several U.S. patents. Chris also worked on fusion energy, solar energy, and geothermal energy. Chris grew up in Colorado and is a passionate skier, cyclist, climber, and outdoor enthusiast. He serves on the board of numerous nonprofits including PERC, ACE Colorado, ACE Montana, PRI, and the YCCF.
2021 Panelist Profile | Q&A with Chris
Have you attended The Energy Summit before? As a guest or panelist?
Yes, as both panelist and guest
What brings you back? – AND/OR - What are you looking forward to at this year’s Energy Summit (aside from your session)?
My never ending desire for a thoughtful, sober dialogue around energy.
What is your personal favorite story about, or characteristic of the Colorado oil and natural gas community and those who work in it?
Colorado Oil and gas folks love this industry and love Colorado, in-spite of being constantly maligned.
Any great books or binge-worthy shows to recommend?
Steve Koonin’s “Unsettled” is superb.
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