Ms. Colleen Mukavitz
Colleen is an oil and gas executive whose experience spans the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream businesses. Colleen has previously served as the Vice-President, Oil Sands Subsurface and Development for ConocoPhillips Canada. At ConocoPhillips she directed all subsurface and future field development activities for the Oil Sands Business Unit with about 15 billion barrels of undeveloped resource, the largest in ConocoPhillips portfolio.
Earlier in her career at ConocoPhillips, Colleen gained extensive experience in strategic planning, finance and budgeting, energy policy, mergers and acquisitions, international project development and commercial negotiations. She previously served as the Manager of Upstream Strategy and Planning for ConocoPhillips, and responsible for a $96 billion, 1,800 MBOPD Upstream organization with activities in 18 countries. Prior to that, she led ConocoPhillips commercial efforts to develop the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline. Previous roles also included her serving as the Manager of Strategic Planning and Economic Evaluation for the UK (based in London), Africa and Middle East, and corporate roles in treasury and strategic planning. She started her career as an engineer in Texas and Louisiana.
Most recently, Colleen led BHP’s efforts to enter the Mexico market. Through this role, served as a member of the founding group of AMEXHI (Asociación mexicana de empresas de hidrocarburos), providing input to the Government of Mexico on policy issues related to the opening of the upstream oil and gas sector to private investment.
Colleen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and a Masters of Business Administration from Rice University Jones School of Management (with an emphasis on finance).
Colleen is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. She also is active in her local community and serves on the board of the Gutierrez Energy Management Institute at the University of Houston. She is an active advocate on behalf of public education in Houston.