Texas Tech University

Steven H. Pruett Featured Speaker at Energy Law Lecture Series

Allen Ramsey

September 27, 2023

Pruett, president and CEO of Elevation Resources LLC, will speak to students at Texas Tech University School of Law next week.

WHATTexas Tech University's School of Law hosts Steven H. Pruett as part of its Energy Law Lecture Series.

WHEN:  Noon Monday (Oct. 2) 

WHERE:  Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech University School of Law, 3311 18th St. The lecture also will be presented virtually via Zoom.

Steven H. Pruett
Steven H. Pruett

EVENT:  Steven H. Pruett will present “Lessons Learned from an Energy Career” at the upcoming Texas Tech School of Law Energy Law Lecture Series.

Pruett is president and CEO of Elevation Resources LLC, a company focusing on exploration and production in the Permian Basin. He co-founded the company in 2013.

Prior to his current role, Pruett served as the senior vice president of corporate development at Concho Resources from 2012 to 2013. He also co-founded and held the position of president and CFO of Legacy Reserves LP, a public master limited partnership from 2006-2012. With more than 37 years of oil and gas operating, financial and management experience, Pruett has spent most of his career in the Permian Basin. 

Before founding Legacy Reserves, Pruett served as a venture partner with Quantum Energy Partners and was president at Petroleum Place and P2 Energy Solutions. He also was a vice president at Enron, managing oil and gas direct investments. In addition, he was president and CEO of First Permian, founded and held the position of president and CEO of First Reserve Oil & Gas Co, and served as a vice president for First Reserve Corporation, originating upstream equity investments. Prior to his roles in management, Pruett worked as an energy investment banker with CS First Boston. He began his career as a petroleum engineer for ARCO Oil & Gas, where he earned his registered professional engineer certificate. Pruett earned his bachelor's in petroleum engineering, with high honors, from the University of Texas at Austin and completed his MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.

Pruett is the chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the past chairman of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association. He advises U.S. Congressman August Pfluger through his Energy Advisory Council. Pruett also is on the advisory board of the College of Business at The University of Texas Permian Basin and a steering committee member of the UT Energy Institute's Permian Basin Methane Emissions Reduction Initiative.

Those attending the live lecture or viewing via Zoom are eligible for one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Contact Blake Groves at blake.groves@ttu.edu for details. 


CONTACT:  Ashley Langdon
Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations and Communications, School of Law, Texas Tech University
(806) 834-7533