Mr. Durand is responsible for leading XRI’s business development and commercial planning functions as well as the company’s overall corporate development strategy. Prior to joining XRI, Mr. Durand was a founding partner of WaterBridge Resources, LLC where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to WaterBridge, he served on the management team of Pioneer Water Management LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Pioneer Natural Resources), where he oversaw the company’s commercial, logistical and supply sourcing functions.
Mr. Durand has more than 30 years of upstream and midstream experience in the oil, gas and water sectors and has negotiated landmark public/private partnership agreements in the water space with three Texas municipalities (Odessa, Midland and Fort Stockton).
Mr. Durand is a director of XRI Holdings, LLC and currently serves on the board of directors of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, serving as Chairman of the Water Committee. He also sits on the board of directors of the Produced Water Society where he serves on its Technical Committee. In addition, Mr. Durand is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Shale Play Water Management magazine.
Mr. Durand holds a Master of Business Administration in Corporate Finance from the University of Dallas and a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Louisiana.