Alan Harrison, WPX Energy
Alan Harrison is the vice president of WPX Energy’s Piceance Basin, where the company operates approximately 4,000 wells with combined production in excess of 800 million cubic feet per day. WPX Energy, formerly Williams Exploration & Production, is an independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company with operations in several major U.S. basins. The company has received many national, state, local, and industry awards, including a 2011 Water Quality Protection Award in Colorado and Hydrocarbon Producer of the Year from Platts’ Global Energy Awards. WPX is one of the nation’s 10 largest natural gas producers and is recognized for deploying highly efficient “fit-for-purpose rigs” capable of drilling more than 20 wells from a single location in the Piceance Basin.
Mr. Harrison joined the company’s senior management team in 2006, bringing more than 25 years of leadership and technical experience in the oil and gas industry. Throughout his career, he has held various management positions responsible for drilling, producing, gathering, and processing operations in premier resource plays in the Rockies.
Mr. Harrison currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) and previously served as the 2005 COGA president. In 1997 and 1998, he served as president of the North Central Chapter of COGA. Mr. Harrison has a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.