Dallas-based EnLink Midstream LLC has expanded its Carbon Solutions Group with the hiring of Robert “Bob” Purgason as managing director. Purgason is a seasoned energy expert and prior executive of EnLink Midstream’s predecessor, Crosstex Energy.
According to a March 31 company statement, Purgason brings extensive industry experience in growing new business lines and excellent industry relationships, both of which will help EnLink grow its carbon capture, transportation and sequestration (CCS) business. Purgason will lead EnLink’s Carbon Solutions Group, which consists of in-house commercial and engineering talent, including Scott Goldberg, vice president of Carbon Solutions, who will continue to lead the day-to-day execution of the CCS business.
“The emerging CCS business is the most exciting opportunity for EnLink to participate in the energy transition, and it’s critical, after establishing a complete CCS offering, that we have the right resources to make the most of our competitive advantages to scale this business,” chairman and CEO Barry Davis said. “When we think about the size of the opportunity and the work needed to fulfill its potential, we see the need for an executive level leader who can bring strategic vision and deep experience building new businesses. Having worked closely with Bob, I am confident his extensive industry knowledge, deep connections within the market, and business development experience, combined with his innate leadership abilities, will be extremely complimentary to our team.”
Purgason brings more than 40 years of experience in operations, business development and finance in the energy industry, including five years at Crosstex Energy serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Most recently, he was CEO of the predecessor to Altus Midstream. Prior to that, Purgason held senior executive positions at Williams Co. and Access Midstream.
Purgason currently serves on the board of directors of L.B. Foster Co. He has served on the executive committee of Texas Pipeline Association and board of directors at GPA Midstream Association. He holds a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
EnLink Midstream operates a variety of midstream assets, providing natural gas, crude oil, condensate, NGL capabilities and carbon capture, transportation and sequestration. The company’s purposely built, integrated asset platforms are in premier production basins and core demand centers, including the Permian Basin, Oklahoma, North Texas and the Gulf Coast.Tags: Carbon Capture System (CCS), Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS), EnLink Midstream