David L. Johnson
Partner and COO
David is a registered Professional Engineer and is known as a results oriented engineering and project development executive. David has over 35 years of experience in water infrastructure design, construction and funding. In the last 7 years, David has focused on the oil and gas business. He has led efforts to develop water midstream business units and marketed, designed and obtained ROW green field projects worth over $150 million. He has evaluated multiple fresh water pipeline systems, produced water gathering and disposal systems, as well as gas lift pipeline delivery systems, all with evaluations between $20 million and $150 million. He has implemented and monitored the construction phase and developed the operation protocol and operation training on a 370,000 barrel per day pipeline and disposal system. He has recently implemented an automation system and water well drilling program to maintain a 350,000 barrel per day production and a 450,000 barrel per day distribution system in west Texas.
David has many years of state and local legislative experience. David was responsible for the development, permitting and implementation of a solid waste treatment and disposal system. As part of the disposal system David obtained legislation through the state legislature to allow transformational opportunities to water and solid waste disposal and recycling for the oil industry in ND. David also was instrumental in obtaining state legislation to create the Western Area Water Authority, as well as securing funding for the Western Area Water Supply Project which supplies treated drinking water to a 4 county region and the oil industry in North Dakota.
David served as the Governor’s appointee to the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee. He also was the state team leader representing the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District as joint lead agency on the Red River Valley Water Supply project EIS, which is a $700 million water supply project to serve eastern North Dakota.