Trisha Curtis

Trisha Curtis is the President and Co-Founder of PetroNerds, LLC.  She co-founded the company in 2015 and began working full time at PetroNerds in January 2016.  She was formerly the Director of Research, Upstream and Midstream, at the Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc. (EPRINC).  Since 2010, she has led extensive research efforts and authored several reports on the North American upstream and midstream markets.  At PetroNerds, Ms. Curtis is currently evaluating U.S. upstream assets on a wells-up basis, assessing the viability of midstream and downstream projects, and studying global markets in order to assess the impact of shale production and lower oil prices on the international oil market.

In November 2016 Ms. Curtis released a report with Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) on US well productivity gains over the course of the downturn.  This follows an extensive report she completed in November 2015 on the state of U.S. shale oil in a low oil price environment.  She spearheaded EPRINC’s projects with Department of Energy for the Quadrennial Energy Review, evaluating future North American crude oil production volumes and midstream transportation options through 2030.  Her work for Department of Defense has focused extensively on China and international economics.

Ms. Curtis is a research associate at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) and a non-resident fellow at the Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc.

Ms. Curtis completed her undergraduate work at Regis University in Denver, Colorado where she double majored in Economics and Politics, minored in Criminology, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She has a Master of Science (MSc) degree from the London School of Economics in International Political Economy and wrote her MSc Dissertation on Chinese National Oil Companies.  As an undergraduate, she also worked as a staff assistant in UK Parliament for John Grogan, Selby Constituency. Raised in northwest Colorado and southwest Wyoming, she grew up around pump jacks and has worked on oil and gas sites in Colorado and Wyoming with her father.


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