November 11, 2014

About Us

PetroNerds, LLC is a boutique energy analytics and advising firm based in Denver, CO.  It provides a variety of products and services to help its clients better understand US energy markets, evaluate the performance and assets of US tight oil and gas producers, improve midstream and downstream market knowledge, and provide domestic and global policy context to ongoing events in the both US and abroad.

The PetroNerds staff has a published track record of analyzing both global energy markets and policy, enabling it to make sense of today’s US-centric developments for its clients around the globe and provide the context they need to make decisions. In addition to publishing reports in respected industry publications such as Oil & Gas Journal and World Oil, the staff has led research projects with the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy in support of the 2015 Quadrennial Energy Review (QER).  PetroNerds has also worked closely with upstream and midstream companies to provide market guidance and analysis in support of their operations and investment activities.

About the Founder

Trisha Curtis, President and CEO

Trisha CurtisTrisha Curtis, President and CEO of PetroNerds, LLC.  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.  In November 2015, Ms. Curtis published a study on the state of U.S. shale oil in a low oil price environment with the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) and EPRINC.  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.  

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 lower oil prices on the U.S and other major oil producing nations. Ms. Curtis’ work for Department of Defense has focused extensively on China and international economics.

Ms. Curtis is a research fellow 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.