Vice President for Strategic Business Development
Drew Hunger is the Vice President for strategic Business Development for Morrison Well Services (MWS). Prior to joining MWS in 2014, Drew was the Decommissioning Manager for Apache Corporation in the Gulf of Mexico for 5 years. During that time, he became recognized as an industry authority on decommissioning project management, well P&A, and platform removal. With the help of a small office staff, the team plugged over 1000 wells and reefed or removed over 250 platforms with annual budgets as high as $370 million. He also worked in the political arena to help save the Rigs-to Reefs program in the Gulf. Drew had a 22 year career with Amoco and then with BP after the merger, rising to become Decommissioning Manager for BP in the Gulf in 2002. During those 22 years, he built up a strong foundation in NGL plant operations and then offshore production operations, facilities construction, well intervention, and decommissioning. Drew is an outdoorsman and is passionate about protecting our coastal and offshore environment through proper oil and gas industry decommissioning. Drew holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Drew Hunger will speak on “Preparing for the Unexpected” using his experience in decommissioning project management to discuss key elements to have any project team better prepared for surprises. He will show examples of a few of the biggest challenges he has faced to date. And then he will discuss the mindset, personnel and contracting strategy, safety / regulatory approach, and legal / financial learnings that he has used to overcome those challenges and many others.