Michael Harris graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in chemical engineering and started his career with FMC’s Inorganic Chemical Division. However, the allure of the petroleum industry was too much, and after completing a master’s degree, started work with ARCO Oil and Gas in Hobbs, New Mexico. Various assignments over the next ten years in Drilling, Production, Reservoir, Facilities, and Pipelines provided unique growth and experience opportunities around the Permian Basin and Rockies, including a secondment to ARCO Pipeline Company as technical lead over the Sheep Mountain CO2 Pipeline.
Michael left ARCO in 1994 to join a growing independent, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Since that time he has served in various engineering and project management positions in diverse geographical regions for both on- and off-shore developments. International assignments have included North Africa, Alaska, Guatemala, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. Michael has provided operations planning, guidance, and project leadership for major developments such as the Hassi Berkine oil fields of the Algerian desert, and the Al Rayyan complex in the Arabian Gulf, offshore Qatar.
Currently, Michael is an Engineering Manager in the Midstream division of Anadarko, based in The Woodlands, Texas with responsibilities for gathering and transmission systems in the southern USA. He is a member of AIChE, SPE, PMI, and GITA. In his leisure time Michael enjoys travel, sporting clays, and sailing.