You’ve been involved with the conference for the past three years. What do you like most about the planning process?
This year the Committee has reached out to our members and asked them directly for topics they want to hear and learn about. This Conference is for our members, so tailoring it to their interests, especially in these changing times, assures that the topics will be of interest, timely, and on point.
Looking at the sessions we have lined up, which one are you most looking forward to and why?
As it’s a great lineup, it’s hard to limit it to one, so I’ll pick two.
The first is “The Times Are A Changin’ – Political Trends And Colorado’s Energy Future.” Development of Colorado’s extensive oil and gas reserves just got more complicated and the path forward is unclear at this time. Mineral owners and lessees have rights that must be honored and balanced with the new political realities. By the date of the Energy Summit, at least two rulemakings will be completed and others may be in progress. We’ll all need information to navigate this new landscape.
The second is “Responsiveness To Climate And Environment Through Technology And Investment.” At EcoVapor we’re using technology to partner with operators across the US to turn off flares and make well sites better neighbors. This is building on the great work Colorado operators have done over the last twenty years.
What are you reading these days?
Three books. Bill Barrett’s autobiography for one. Bill is a smart, humble man who built two companies staffed by people known to many COGA members, and has had a great impact on the oil and gas industry in the Rockies. A biography of John Adams, one of our country’s founding fathers. And the Tipping Point, something that parallels the growth of EcoVapor.
For attendee’s coming to the conference from out of town, what are your favorite restaurants?
As for places to eat, carnivores should head to The Fort in Morrison. And my favorite Mexican food is Adelita’s on South Broadway. Great food and a fun place to eat!
About Peter Mueller
Mr. Peter Mueller co-founded EcoVapor Recovery Systems, LLC in 2010 and has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is a proven leader in management, engineering and commercial positions, onshore and offshore value generation, acquisitions and divestments, problem solving, litigation and negotiations and improvement in all aspects of the natural gas value chain, including production, gathering and processing. He served as Commissioner and Chairman of the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, from 2001 to 2008. He holds a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.