Aaron Lazarus

Pioneer Natural Resources Company

Chief Scientist

Dr. Lazarus joined Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) in October 2014 and is the Chief Scientist in Environmental & Sustainable Development, with a focus on reducing the emissions and footprint associated with large scale unconventional oil and gas operations. His primary interests are ESG, innovation, and R&D strategy. Prior to PXD, Dr. Lazarus worked as a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the Strategic Technology Office, where he focused on multifunctional structures and advanced energy systems. Dr. Lazarus received his Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute, and his Master of Science in Engineering and Doctorate in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Sessions With Aaron Lazarus

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 10:00am - 10:30am (CST) / 09/mar/2022 04:00 pm - 09/mar/2022 04:30 pm

    Practical Lessons Learned in Measuring & Reducing Methane in O&G

    Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Great advances have been made in recent years in the techniques for measuring and reducing methane in oil & gas, using a range of sensors and estimation techniques. But it is still relatively early days and opportunities remain to optimize the process and to make more accurate and quantitative measurements, estimates and reports. What role does regulation play in supporting progress in this area? What are the practical learnings from these projects, for example in terms of the winning technologies? How important is it to deploy technologies which characterize venting and fugitives? What are the best practices and approaches to help the industry to continue to meet its methane reduction goals going forward?