For over three decades Porter Bennett has pioneered innovative analytical approaches to understanding the natural gas, crude oil and water markets. As Co-Founder of B3 Insight, a subsidiary of Ponderosa Advisors, LLC, he leads all strategic company initiatives, delivering data-driven water analytics to the energy and environment sectors. Prior to B3, Porter founded BENTEK Energy in 1985, served as CEO, and led the company’s development until 2011 when it was acquired by Platts, a division of McGraw Hill Financial.
Porter holds an M.S. degree in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines, an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a B.A. in History from Lewis & Clark College.
Kelly Bennett has spent his career making obscure natural resource and commodity data usable for high-value decision making. Prior to B3 Insight, he built the global energy desk at BENTEK Energy (Platts) and co-founded Ponderosa Energy, an oil and gas market analytics company acquired by Enverus in 2016. Kelly is a board member of the Western Landowners Alliance, a nonprofit that advances policies and practices that sustain working lands, connected landscapes, and native species and is an active volunteer with Colorado Uplift, one of Denver’s largest and oldest nonprofit programs to engage in long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth. Additionally, he is a member of the Advisory Board for the Internet of Water at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and a key contributor to the Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Water Data.
Kelly holds a B.S. in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College.
David's rich career in energy spans operations, business, and technology development with specific experience within upstream exploration; he has been intensely involved in key topics within the energy transition field. He is an accomplished leader with over 25 years of progressive global experience in accelerated growth strategies, successful business development, strategic alliance management, and pioneering complex technical design development. Prior to joining B3, he held numerous seniors management positions within the oil and gas industry including Senior Vice President and Partner of IHS Markit Ltd. where he led the global upstream business; President of EMGS Western Hemisphere Inc.; Senior Vice President and CTO of TGS Inc.; and Senior Vice President of Halliburton/Landmark.
David began his career as an exploration geologist with ExxonMobil and holds degrees in Geological Sciences from the University of Southern California (M.S.) and the Colorado College (B.A).
Rob Bruant has a rich career in a variety of roles for BP and Pioneer Natural Resources including Strategy Manager, Subsurface Manager, Reservoir Engineer, and Petroleum Systems Analyst. Prior to B3 Insight, he also held positions of Instructor and Research Associate at Princeton University. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Produced Water Society, the Dallas Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and contributes as the Membership Chairperson for SPE’s Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration Technical Section. Rob is a licensed Professional Geoscientist, Professional Hydrologist, and Certified Petroleum Engineer.
Rob holds a Ph.D. in Hydrology from the University of Arizona, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and a B.A. in Geosciences from Franklin and Marshall College.
With over 15 years of experience building databases in the energy sector, Samantha combines primary analysis of water-related data with research into their legal and regulatory administration. Prior to B3 Insight, Samantha was a natural gas and power analyst at BENTEK Energy where she played an integral role in developing a multidimensional data and analysis solution for various energy sectors including commodities prices, international gas markets, and steel.
Samantha holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines.
Based in Houston, TX, Rob Chrisman built an impressive career and broad knowledge base in the oil and gas industry, in both the E&P and service sectors, developing deep technical skills and broad practical field experience. His experience includes engineering for Halliburton, Fidelity Exploration, Whiting Petroleum, and engineering and business development focused on produced water gathering projects for Gravity Oilfield Services.
Rob holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University.
Russ Fontaine is responsible for the B3 product roadmap, agile development, and managing the dev team. He has a broad wealth of experience in development of applications, models, and projects for the oil and gas and mining industries. He is a subject matter expert in injection wells and oilfield water management. Prior to B3, he held a position at IHS Markit where he managed a development team to build a web application for modeling well costs which included water sourcing, storage, transport, and flowback. He managed a SQL Server database and wrote scripts to deliver the cost data to an asset valuation platform, Power BI dashboards, and for insight reports relevant to unconventional production across all the major oil and gas plays in North America. Prior to IHS Markit, he worked for Schlumberger Water Services where he managed disposal well projects for in Wyoming and Colorado. He was responsible for managing the installation of the injection wells, fracturing, acidizing, testing, and reporting for approval by the Environmental Protection Agency. In the early part of his career, he worked as a Hydrogeologist for Geomega and Camp Dresser & McKee where he built basin level numerical models for to help manage impacts for mining and environmental projects.
Russ has a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A & M University and Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Colorado
With over 20 years of experience in water rights, Nancy focuses on land and water research and analysis for issues important to B3 Insight users. Previously, she worked in legal and consulting firms specializing in land and water matters and rights. She is a member of the Women's Leadership Network, an organization focused on investing, inspiring, and supporting lifelong learning sector’s current and future women leaders, advancing their effectiveness and status.
Nancy holds a B.S. in Paralegal Studies and has been a NALA Certified Paralegal since 1995.
Parker is a full stack developer with emphasis in data engineering and ETL. He has experience in several technologies and development styles alongside over a decade of managerial experience and project management. Prior to B3 Insight, Parker was a Software Engineer at Adeptive Software.
Parker holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Regis University.
Logan is responsible for maintaining the company's automated collection system and data warehouse, troubleshooting system issues, and maintaining the data processes behind B3 Insight's UIC Permit Application Monitor Report. Logan has a high degree of technical knowledge and passion to work collaboratively to deliver innovative solutions for our customers. Prior to B3 Insight, Logan was a Software Developer Intern at Maxar Technologies (formerly DigitalGlobe) focusing on automating imagery validation software.
Logan holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Colorado State University with a concentration in Human-Centered Computing.
Lori is the Lead Data Specialist focused on analyzing, editing and producing clean data. She has extensive experience in Social and Human Services including time with Colorado's Jefferson County Human Services as a Program Specialist and Case Manager working with families and children.
Lori holds a B.S. in Applied Science and Human Services with a concentration in Mental Health and Counseling from Metropolitan State University. She is also certified in Computer Information Systems.
As a Senior Software Engineer, Jamie is responsible for full stack software web development. He built B3 Insight’s collection system from the ground up and led the company’s efforts in maintaining the automated collection system and data warehouse. Jamie is continually venturing into uncharted territory with innovative solutions for our customers. Prior to B3, Jamie was a Software Data Engineer at BENTEK Energy and S&P Global.
Jamie holds an A.A.S. in Software Development from Lake Area Technical Institute.
Lindsey manages the company’s office operations and procedures, including accounting and human resources support. She keeps the office running smoothly and supports the team on a variety of projects. Before joining B3 Insight, Lindsey worked in early childhood education.
Lindsey holds a BA in Elementary Education from University of Northern Colorado.
Pat has over 10 years with experience in engineering, water management, geoscience, and operations and environmental disciplines. His previous work involved analyzing investment value, risk and upside with an emphasis on M&A evaluations, SWD permitting, strategic planning, business intelligence and seismic risk analysis. Prior to joining B3, Pat was the business analyst and geologist at Pilot Water Solutions. His experience includes time at Sable Bay Energy and Anadarko Petroleum, working multiple onshore US basins including Appalachia, San Juan, Piceance, Paradox, Uinta, Greater Green River, Powder River, DJ and the Permian.
Pat holds an MS in Environmental and Water Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and a BA in Geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.