Texas Tech University

Joey Hall Featured Speaker at Energy Law Lecture Series

Allen Ramsey

November 2, 2023

Hall, executive vice president of operations for Pioneer Natural Resources, will speak to Texas Tech University School of Law students next week.

WHAT:  Texas Tech University's School of Law hosts Joey Hall as part of its Energy Law Lecture Series.

WHEN:  Noon Monday (Nov. 6) 

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

Joey Hall
Joey Hall

EVENT:  Joey Hall will present “Comparing Shale to Conventional Plays” at the upcoming Texas Tech School of Law Energy Law Lecture Series.

Hall is the executive vice president of operations for Pioneer Natural Resources and a member of its executive committee. He oversees drilling, completions, production operations, capital projects and health and safety. 

Hall's career began in 1989 when he joined Pioneer's predecessor company, MESA, Inc. He held various worldwide positions, eventually managing onshore, offshore, deep water and international projects across the company.

In 2005, Hall was assigned as operations manager in Alaska, responsible for all drilling, production and construction activities. Under his leadership, Pioneer completed the Oooguruk development in the Beaufort Sea, becoming the first independent oil and gas company to produce on the North Slope of Alaska.

When Pioneer shifted its focus to developing its Eagle Ford shale assets, Hall led upstream and midstream development as the vice president of the Eagle Ford asset team, then as senior vice president of South Texas operations. Hall's attention turned to the Permian Basin when he became the executive vice president of Southern Wolfcamp operations in 2014. In 2015, he took over all of Pioneer's Permian operations.

Hall is a distinguished engineer and an honorary member of both the Academy of Mechanical Engineers and the Academy of Petroleum Engineers at Texas Tech, where he also serves on the dean's council for the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering. He is currently the board chair for Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and was appointed by the lieutenant governor of Texas to serve on the State Energy Plan Advisory Committee in 2022.

Hall holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech and is a registered professional engineer in Texas.

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