Produced Water: The Critical Challenge Shaping the Future of the Permian

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A Webinar Hosted by Pickering Energy Partners Strategic Advisory and B3 Insights

Thursday, April 25
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT

In a highly competitive market, operators need to develop a robust water strategy to minimize costs and mitigate risks, especially in the Permian Basin. Join Dan Pickering (CIO, Pickering Energy Partners), Matthias Bloennigen (Managing Director, Pickering Energy Partners), and Kelly Bennett (Co-Founder/CEO, B3 Insight) for a crucial webinar focused on navigating the complexities of water management in this critical area.

With the demand for produced water management set to increase significantly over the next years, amidst uncertain future saltwater disposal capacities, our panel of experts will provide essential insights including:

  • Understanding Permian Basin’s produced water challenges
  • Potential regulatory developments
  • The benefits of developing a strategic produced water management strategy
  • Analytically based insights from work we have done using unique and proprietary data and algorithms

Don’t miss this opportunity to advance your knowledge and strategies to effectively tackle produced water management challenges in the Permian Basin. Register now for valuable insights!


Dan Pickering – Chief Investment Officer, Pickering Energy Partners
Dan Pickering is the Chief Investment Officer at Pickering Energy Partners (PEP). PEP is a financial services firm focused on Investments and Advice in the energy sector – both traditional oil and gas and energy transition. Prior to PEP, he served as the President of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., and Chief Investment Officer of TPH Asset Management. He has spent 30 years as an Energy Portfolio Manager, Researcher, and Analyst, first at Fidelity Investments (where he managed ~$1 billion of energy sector funds), then as Head of Research at Simmons & Company and as the founding partner of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

He currently serves as the Portfolio Manager of PEP’s energy equities strategy, is on the Investment Committee of PEP’s energy co-investment and private equity strategies and serves in various business development and oversight roles across the firm.

Dan is the Board Chair of Merge Electric Fleet Solutions and also serves on the Advisory Boards for the Houston CFA Society, Capital Creek Advisors, Dynamo Energy Hub, Midway Companies, as well as the Posse Foundation, the Board of Trustees for Texas Children’s Hospital and the Texas Children’s Hospital Foundation.

He holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the Missouri School of Science and Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Matthias Bloennigen – Managing Director, Pickering Energy Partners
Matthias Bloennigen is a Managing Director in Consulting at Pickering Energy Partners (PEP), specializing in delivering strategic advisory services to a diverse range of clients, including corporate entities, financial sponsors, and government organizations. With a proven track record of orchestrating highly effective strategies, transaction due diligence processes, and performance improvement engagements throughout the energy value chain, Matthias has consistently demonstrated his ability to drive impactful results.

Before his role at PEP, Matthias held a leadership position within Wood Mackenzie's consulting practice, where he focused on the upstream, midstream, and CCUS sectors, solidifying his reputation as a seasoned expert in the industry. Prior to his tenure at Wood Mackenzie, he served as a manager at Schlumberger Business Consulting and gained valuable experience as an engineer at BP.

Matthias' wealth of experience in consulting, combined with his deep engineering expertise, equips him with a unique skill set to navigate complex challenges in the energy sector. His ability to seamlessly bridge the gap between strategic vision and practical implementation makes him an invaluable advisor to organizations seeking transformational solutions.

Matthias holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich. He is also a certified professional engineer (EUR ING).

Kelly Bennet –  Co-Founder/CEO, B3 Insights
Kelly Bennett has spent his career making obscure natural resource and commodity data usable for high-value decision making. Prior to B3 Insight, he built the global energy desk at BENTEK Energy (Platts) and co-founded Ponderosa Energy, an oil and gas market analytics company acquired by Enverus in 2016. Kelly is a board member of the Western Landowners Alliance, a nonprofit that advances policies and practices that sustain working lands, connected landscapes, and native species and is an active volunteer with Colorado Uplift, one of Denver’s largest and oldest nonprofit programs to engage in long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth. Additionally, he is a member of the Advisory Board for the Internet of Water at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and a key contributor to the Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Water Data.

Kelly holds a B.S. in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College.