David Wait

Chief Operating Officer

David is a registered professional engineer with over 20 years of energy industry experience developing and managing engineering, construction and operations teams. David joined Saddle Butte in June 2011, bringing the company considerable experience in natural gas, crude oil and water systems. His expertise includes the optimization of gathering systems and compression, treating and pump stations; expansion planning; and associated infrastructure including roads, bridges and electrical transmission and distribution design. Over his career he has commissioned, constructed, managed or overseen 64,000 hp in compression, more than 4,000 miles of pipeline, and multiple natural gas treating, processing and terminal projects.

David’s most recent leadership role, prior to joining Saddle Butte, was at CH2MHILL where he served as Vice President/Upstream Sector Lead for the Continental U.S. Prior to CH2M HILL, David was the Director of Operations for Trigon EPC (now CH2M HILL) in the San Juan Basin, where he managed a consulting staff of approximately 60 engineers, environmental specialists and surveyors; designers; right-of-way and permitting agents; procurement functions and a field construction management team. David brings technical leadership and project experience ranging from transmission lines, gas plants and compressor stations to gathering system optimization, produced water solutions and field infrastructure planning.