Jessica Cavens
Director, Commercial Midstream Services
Encana Corp.

“I am passionate about manufacturing because of the continuous challenge to innovate new solutions. As an industry, our ability to enact significant advancements have placed U.S. onshore oil production as one of the most competitive locations in the world to drill.”

Jessica serves as Director, Commercial Midstream Services at Encana Corp, a leading North American energy producer. Her involvement on Encana’s strategy team contributed to a new five-year strategic plan, which is bolstering powerful impacts on business performance. Prior to her current role, Jessica successfully managed two large North American oil and gas assets, the Jonah Field and the Denver Julesburg (DJ) Basin, which collectively comprised 75,000 acres, were staffed by 150 people and attracted an annual capital investment of approximately $800 million.

When managing the DJ Basin asset, opponents of the oil and gas industry launched an unsuccessful bid for a referendum asking Colorado voters to ban hydraulic fracturing. Under Jessica’s leadership, her team worked with the town’s Board of Trustees to develop a unique Memorandum of Understanding based on a set of operational practices, which now serves as a model of cooperation between municipalities and oil and gas operators throughout the area.  

Jessica’s career at Encana is a testament to agility in action. She has held leadership positions in key areas across the business managing operational assets, leading the engineering/completions team for the company’s Western Operating Area, directing strategic planning for U.S. assets and overseeing commercial midstream services. 

As former Vice Chair of the Encana Women’s Network, Jessica empowered women to reach their full potential while taking the time to personally mentor Encana team members. Jessica is also an excellent representative of the oil and gas industry, having served on the U.S. Department of Energy Unconventional Resource Advisory Committee and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission’s Public Outreach Committee.

Jessica is president of the Parent Teacher Organization at her daughter’s elementary school in Denver and also coaches YMCA youth basketball, a passion that stems from her childhood. At age seven, she was the first girl to play in the city of Albuquerque’s youth league and now enjoys giving back to the sport she loves. She is also passionate about supporting the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a cause that’s close to her heart.    

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