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Dr. Robert Bruant Jr., SPEC

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Rob Bruant has worked in the oil and gas industry for the past 15 years, beginning at BP in Houston, followed by Pioneer Natural Resources in Dallas. During this time, Rob served in a variety of roles including Strategy Manager, Subsurface Manager, Reservoir Engineer, and Petroleum Systems Analyst. Previously, Rob held positions of Instructor and Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, focusing on carbon sequestration and groundwater remediation. Rob received a B.A. in Geosciences from Franklin and Marshall College and a Ph.D. in Hydrology from The University of Arizona. He is currently pursuing a M.B.A. at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Rob serves on the Board of Directors for the Produced Water Society and as Chairperson for the Dallas Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He is also actively engaged with the Aspen Institute and Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, addressing energy governance and water management issues. Rob is licensed as a Professional Geoscientist, Professional Hydrologist, and Certified Petroleum Engineer.