J.D. Hall

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J.D. Hall

Executive Vice President, Operations

Joey Hall is Executive Vice President, Operations, for Pioneer Natural Resources and a member of its Executive Committee. He is responsible for drilling, completions, production operations, and capital projects.

Hall’s career began in 1989, when he joined Pioneer’s predecessor company, MESA, Inc. He held several positions in worldwide facilities, eventually managing onshore, offshore, deep water and international projects across the company.

Hall was then assigned as Operations Manager in Alaska in 2005, where he was responsible for all drilling, production, and construction activities. Under his leadership, Pioneer completed the Oooguruk development in the Beaufort Sea, establishing Pioneer as the first independent oil and gas company to produce on the North Slope of Alaska.

When Pioneer turned its focus to developing its Eagle Ford Shale assets, Hall was tasked with leading upstream and midstream development starting in 2010, as Vice President, Eagle Ford Asset Team, then Senior Vice President, South Texas Operations. Hall’s attention shifted to the Permian Basin when he became Executive Vice President, Southern Wolfcamp Operations in 2014. In 2015, he assumed leadership over all of Pioneer’s Permian Operations.

Hall is a Distinguished Engineer and honorary member of the Mechanical Engineering Academy and Petroleum Engineering Academy at Texas Tech University where he also serves on the Dean’s Council for the College of Engineering. Hall previously served as Board Chair for Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Texas to serve on the State Energy Plan Advisory Committee in 2022.

Hall has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.