Steven Barrow - International Reservoir Simulation Research Institute

Steven Barrow

Contact Information


  • Brigham Young University, April 2015
    • Chemical Engineering, GPA: 3.43 / 4.00

Research Interests

  • Currently Updating


  1. Currently Updating


  • Operations Manager: The Brent Event Foundation – Sugar Land, TX, May 2013 – Present
    • Project lead for non-profit organization expanding its fundraising event from Texas into Utah.
    • Managed a remote team of individuals to launch successful advertising campaigns
  • Improvement Engineer Co-op: The Dow Chemical Company – Freeport, TX, August 2013 – December 2013
    • Managed a project to keep product within spec, saving the company $25,000 annually
    • Managed project to improve asset utilization and reduce downtime by 50%
  • Projects Engineering Intern: BP America – Houston, TX, May 2013 – August 2013
    • Compared water injection treatment system options and recommended a LoSal® EOR system which may increase reservoir oil recovery by up to 10-15% while reduce the risk of scaling and souring, cost savings up to $2-5 billion over the life of the field
    • Performed case study on produced water treatment systems on assets in the Gulf of Mexico and made recommendation to adjust systems to reduce the likelihood of environmental noncompliance
  • Process Engineer Co-op: The Dow Chemical Company – Deer Park, TX, January 2013 - April 2013
    • Identified and removed underutilized assets saving company $5,000 annually
    • Initiated inhibitor reduction case study saving the company upwards to $150,000 annually
  • Founder and President: Society of Petroleum Engineers BYU Student Chapter – Provo UT, August 2012 – December 2012
    • Founded organization focused on developing careers in the petroleum industry for 50+ students
    • Chaired council meetings to identify methods to achieve the society initiatives
    • Hosted distinguished lecturers to facilitate networking between industry leaders and students
  • System Programmer Intern: Global Geophysical – Houston, TX, June 2012 – August 2012
    • Saved 624 man hours annually by creating software to monitor company performance
    • Created software to detect problems in supercomputers, reducing resolution time by 25%
  • Legal Intern, Carrizo Oil & Gas – Houston, TX, July 2011 – August 2011
  • Full-time Volunteer Missionary: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Arcadia, CA, February 2008 – March 2010
    • Implemented teaching model among 150 volunteers that led to an 8% increase in productivity
    • Managed over 150 volunteers, leading 9 consecutive months in all mission initiatives

Interests and Awards

  • Fluent in reading/writing/speaking Spanish
  • Eagle Scout
  • Enjoy fishing, scouting, other outdoor activities, sports (soccer, lacrosse, basketball), and music
  • Experience coding in VBA, HTML, Python, Bash (Linux Script), Javascript
  • Recipient of George H. Hansen Fellowship Scholarship (Geology)
  • Dr. L. Douglas & Marion Smoot Scholarship (Chemical Engineering)