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Alan Walker
Alan Walker has been the Operations Manager at the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI) University of Utah since March 2021. At EGI his responsibilities are daily EGI operations and overseeing the fusion of three research groups in geothermal science, hydrocarbon geoscience, and carbon sequestration management. Alan previously worked at EGI from 2007 to 2015, as Director of Technology Outreach for USTAR (Utah Science Technology and Research) with responsibilities to develop and commercialize energy innovations and was a guest lecturer in formation evaluation and hydrocarbon project economics at the University of Utah (UU). Alan also led the UU Petroleum Geology and Engineering Field Study for the graduate Petroleum Engineering program.

Prior to his current assignment at EGI, Alan was the Supervising Engineer at the California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) from November 2015 to February 2021. At the California DOGGR he had oversight of Underground Gas Storage, Well Stimulation, Well Construction, Geologic Information Systems, and Environmental Compliance (CEQA) programs. Alan had also been the technical lead for the Division in controlling the SS25 blowout and overseeing the Aliso Canyon Storage Facility safety review.

Alan’s career in oil and gas spans forty years including exploration and production engineering of sour gas and gas condensate for Amoco in the Wyoming-Utah Overthrust; regulatory affairs at state and federal levels; and gas supply management operations in storage, transportation, and distribution throughout the Rocky Mountain region for Questar, prior to EGI and DOGGR.

Prior to working in the energy industry, Alan served ten years in the US Army Airborne Artillery and retired from the Army Reserve as a Special Forces colonel with over thirty years of service. He served three combat tours in Afghanistan, the Philippines, and Iraq.

Alan has a B.S. in Applied Science and Engineering (weapons systems) from West Point, an MBA in production management from Rensselaer, and an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Utah. He and his wife Victoria have two children Angela (deceased) and Alec and two grandsons.