Brandon Tripp Resume


Dedicated, well-rounded, and enthusiastic petroleum engineering student seeking full-time employment; diverse petroleum engineer with seven industry internship experiences. Exhibit strong interpersonal skills and teamwork working with engineers, geologists, and landmen. Conventional and unconventional reservoir experience in multiple geologic basins – Permain, San Joaquin, Appalachian, and GOA – with E&P focus and a robust understanding of petroleum systems. Performed core analysis providing me with enhanced understanding of reservoir rock and geomechanical properties. Throughout my academic career, I have continuously worked to gain experience and to fund my education; my journey has been rewarding and has provided me with a strong desire to excel and succeed.

San Antonio

Texas Oil and Gas Institute: Houston, TX Petrophysics Intern May 2016 - August 2016
• Led a multidisciplinary petroleum engineering intern team focused on production enhancement in the Midland Basin
• Created a workflow defining petrophysical parameters for Wolfcamp/Spraberry unconventional reservoirs
• Performed log analysis on University Land leases within the Midland Basin
• Performed decline curve analysis on wells located in the Midland Basin to predict 30 year EURs

Aera Energy: Bakersfield, CA Production Engineer Intern May 2015 - August 2015
• Obtained field experience with coiled tubing units, drilling rigs, workover rigs, and field operations
• Tested feasibility of utilizing produced water as a base fluid for brine and cement operations during well abandonments in the San Joaquin Basin
• Recommended design alternatives for the prevention and mitigation of vertical gas migration for well abandonments
• Recognized by Aera with Gold Standard performance review (highest ranking)

Aera Energy: Bakersfield, CA Facilities Engineer Intern May 2014 - August 2014
• Analyzed subsurface data to determine an effective subsurface profile for pipe support design
• Designed the structural components of above ground pipe support structures used to support 6” to 30” pipelines
• Performed pipe stress analysis for pipeline systems
• Implemented processes resulting in annual savings of approximately $750,000
• Recognized by Aera with Gold Standard performance review (highest ranking)

Chevron: Moon Township, PA Facilities/Completions Engineer Intern June 2013 - August 2013
• Ensured sufficient water for completions of Marcellus wells
• Analyzed historical cost data to create detailed cost estimates for the stabilization and reclamation plans for surface water impoundments
• Developed improvements and managed the stabilization and reclamation process for surface water impoundments
• Identified alternatives to secure water for hydraulic fracturing operations
• Recognized with outstanding feedback in summer performance review

Awards and Certifications

SPE Star Fellowship (2015, 2014)
John and Kelli Weinzierl Endowed Presidential Fellowship (2015)
Aera Energy Scholarship (2014)
S. P. Yates Memorial Endowment (2014)
Tau Beta Pi Fellowship (2014)
ExxonMobil Corporate Scholarship (2013)




University of Alabama at Birmingham
Graduation Date: May 2014
Undergraduate: Civil Engineering
GPA: 3.95
Thesis: Geomechanical focus analyzing rock and material properties

University of Texas at Austin
Graduation Date: December 2016
Graduate: Petroleum Engineering
GPA: 3.58
Thesis: Modeling of standard deviation and permeability in the GOA using core data

Contact Information