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Keegan Depriest, a current M.S. student of Dr. Potter-McIntyre, had an internship in Denver, CO, during the summer of 2018. Four Point Energy is a private exploration and production company that works in the Anadarko Basin, the Permian Basin, and various tight gas and shale gas plays throughout the US. Keegan’s thesis research focuses the Arikaree Field in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, using petrophysical data to understand and develop a predictive model for why some wells are higher producing than others. He is slated to graduate in Spring, 2019.

Several of our graduates have benefited from industry internships. For example, in Summer 2013 two of our students had summer internships with major oil companies.  Amberly Tobin, our 2013 Outstanding Senior, spent the summer in Houston with ConocoPhillips before returning to SIUC to complete her M.S. degree in organic petrology and geochemistry with Dr. Sue Rimmer.

Maggie McPherson Sanders, who completed both her M.S. and Ph.D. in organic petrology and geochemistry at SIUC with Drs. Rimmer and Anderson, respectively, had internships with BP and Shell. Following graduation, Maggie completed a post-doc at the University of Kentucky before joining the USGS in Reston, VA, where she is working on organic petrology.