Peter Jordan

Peter W. Jordan, Ph.D., Chef Scientifique

Certified as a Registered Environmental Manager, Peter Jordan has in-depth experience in permitting and evaluation of specialty-injection and storage wells, environmental permitting, remediation and risk assessment.

Peter Jordan


University of California, Los Angeles (USA) 1975
Bachelor of Arts

University of California, Los Angeles (USA) 1983
Doctor of Philosophy in Biology

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (USA) 2003
Master of Business Administration

Previous Positions

CCS Midstream Services, LLC
Houston, Texas, USA
[June 2008 to March 2009]

Project Manager Delivered management decision-making support, project execution plans and procurement packages within an Engineering and Construction department with a total budget of $120 million. Directly managed permitting, construction and / or environmental remediation phases at six oilfield and industrial commercial waste disposal facilities in the Southern US region with E&C budgets totaling $63 million. Interfaced with state regulators to define economic paths forward for permitting and construction of an innovative cavern facility for disposal of oilfield solid waste, and remediation/reconstruction of Brownfield properties procured for future development as disposal facilities.

Subsurface Technology, Inc.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
[1992 to 2008]

Senior Scientist Managed 100+ projects and completed primary technical contents for regulatory permitting of hazardous waste disposal wells, salt caverns, air emissions, surface water discharges and ground-water remediation projects. Successfully completed research, data gathering and computer modeling to assess risks and chemical transport in deep and shallow geological formations.

Developed first technically complete permit application for oilfield waste disposal cavern in Louisiana. Integrated multidisciplinary input, including geology, reservoir-testing and operational constraints in petitioning to demonstrate long-term geological sequestration of hazardous waste. Achieved consensus on difficult stakeholder issues in permitting a Commercial Hazardous Waste Disposal facility in the Midwest. Developed / negotiated programs for sampling and statistical analysis of groundwater monitoring data for major petrochemical, fertilizer and steel facilities. Demonstrated through computer modeling a mechanism for anomalous pressures in a salt dome cap rock formation. This demonstration became the basis for injection permit approval for this site. Drafted and gained acceptance of framework document for applying EPA Quality Assurance Project Plan methodology to hazardous injection well petitioning.  EPA requested use of this framework in subsequent petitioning at other sites.

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
[1985 to 1992]

Assistant Professor Taught Microclimate and Environmental Effects of Pesticides.

Publications & Presentations

Eight refereed publications in professional journals.

Fourteen presentations at professional society meetings, three invited seminars.


Jordan, P.W. and W.J. Bernard, September, 1996. Sensitivity Analysis of the Effect of Dispersivity on Modeled Plume Size for a Typical UIC No-Migration Demonstration.  GWPC Proceedings.

Jordan, P.W., 1997. Interacting Effects of Regional Interstitial Velocity and Dispersivity on a Typical UIC-No Migration Demonstration. GWPC Proceedings.

“Methods and Resources for Locating Abandoned Wells in Area of Review Studies and Corrective Action” Ground Water Protection Council 2003 UIC Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 21-23, 2003.

“Physical Behavior of Oil Field (Class II) Waste in a Sealed Disposal Cavern – Insights from a Study of Cored Drilling Mud Recovered from a Re-entered Well Located on the Texas Gulf Coast” Solution Mining Research Institute Spring 2008 Technical Conference, 28-29 April 2008, Porto, Portugal.

Professional Societies & Certifications

Registered Environmental Manager (REM #5548; received 1993)
Completed Project Management Institute (PMI®) Intro PM Course
HAZWOPER 40-hour safety training, Eight-hour Supervisor course and USDOT Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors
Solution Mining Research Institute