HSE Manager of Reporting and Advocacy
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Jill Cooper is a Corporate HSE Manager of Reporting & Advocacy for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and works on global health, safety, and environmental matters for the company. She received her MBA in International Business at Thunderbird School of Global Management and continued on to receive her JD in Environmental Law at the University of Colorado Law School (1996). She has since then held several positions including the Senior Advisor to the Executive Director on environmental matters, Director of the Sustainability Division and Legal Administrator for the Air Pollution Control Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. She also practiced environmental, natural resource and sustainability law as an Attorney with Faegre & Benson LLP. Ms. Cooper was the Group Lead in the divisional environmental program for Encana Oil & Gas Inc., which included air, water, waste, land, wildlife, and sustainability. She specializes in sustainability, environmental and regulatory legal, management as well as oil and natural gas.
At Anadarko, she has co-chaired the internal Technical Water Committee and internal Seismicity Working Group. Her team is leading efforts to develop a water data system to better track water data and information. She is also currently the Chair of the Energy Water Initiative (EWI), which is comprised of 22 oil and natural gas companies working together on technical water issues around the life-cycle of water management. Ms. Cooper has participated in and presented to numerous organizations and efforts to evaluate opportunities and risk around water management for the oil and natural gas industry, including finding beneficial uses for produced water.