TREVOR ATKINSON, M.S., Project Information Manager-Geologist

In his role of Project Information Manager, Trevor Atkinson brings his organizational skills, data management expertise, and attention to detail to the DOSECC team.  He received his B.S. in Geology from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2012 and his M.S. degree in Geology and Geochemistry from Utah State University in 2015.  After two degrees in geoscience, Trevor has gained an astute ability to manage and interpret large and varying datasets for geological research and resource exploration.

As a student, he was published with the Idaho Geological Survey and was a research assistant studying geochemistry of geothermal fluids. Related to this research, Trevor performed many laboratory analyses that helped describe a geothermal system in southwestern Idaho. At the Idaho National Laboratory, he researched geothermal systems of the Snake River Plain, Idaho while helping to create conceptual models and participating in thermal fluid sampling campaigns.  Trevor also worked with a major geothermal exploration company researching various geothermal fields in the Great Basin and gaining hands-on drilling experience monitoring geothermal drilling projects in Hawaii and Nevada.  

Aside from experience in the renewable energy sector, Trevor was invited to multiple Exxon Mobil short courses gaining experience in various aspects of oil and gas resource exploration and evaluation.  He participated in Reservoir Geomechanics at Stanford University as well as the AAPG Imperial Barrel Award competition researching geophysical and geological datasets for the North Slope of Alaska.

Trevor is an active member of the Geological Society of America and the Geothermal Resources Council.  He is fluent in Spanish and is a key member helping to develop projects in Central and South America.  Trevor is married to his high school sweetheart and has two wonderful children. In his spare time, he enjoys various activities in the outdoors and traveling.  He appreciates every form of music and plays the guitar and ukulele.

Publications:

Atkinson, T.A., Newell, D.L., Shervais, J.W., Geochemical and thermal evidence of high temperature geothermal activity from the MH-2B slimhole, Western Snake River Plain, Idaho, 2017 in Proceedings, 41nd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Atkinson, T.A., Engleman, B., Thornton, V., Geologic map of Ririe Reservoir Area, Idaho,  Idaho Geological Survey technical report, 2013

Neupane, G., Mattson, E.D., Cannon, C.J., Atkinson, T.A., McLing, T.L., Wood, T.R., Dobson, P.F., Conrad, M.E., Mixing effects on geothermometric calculations of the Newdale geothermal area in the Eastern Snake River Plain, Idaho, 2016, in Proceedings, 41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Neupane, G., Mattson, E.D., Cannon, C.J., Atkinson, T.A., McLing, T.L., Wood, T.R., Dobson,  P.F., Conrad, M.E., Potential hydrothermal resource temperatures in the Eastern Snake River Plain, Idaho, 2016, in Proceedings, 41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California

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