Young Distinguished Engineer 2019
Andrew is originally from Levelland, TX, where he was raised and graduated high school. In 2009, he graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. While at Texas Tech, he was a member of Mortar Board and served on the leadership committees for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Pi Epsilon Tau, and Tau Beta Pi. He also won the SPE undergraduate student paper contest at Texas Tech in 2009 and represented the University at the Gulf Coast Region contest where he placed third.
After graduating from Texas Tech, Andrew went to work for ExxonMobil Development Company in Houston where he worked for nine years. He began as a drilling engineer on a variety of onshore and offshore development assets. He later worked as a senior engineer for the Worldwide Ventures drill team planning and executing deepwater exploration wells around the world. Andrew was an integral part of the exploration teams who made numerous world-class discoveries in Guyana and Romania which shifted the focus of the company. He later worked as an engineer within the Business Planning group and served as an Upstream Integration Advisor for global logistics. With ExxonMobil, he served in numerous engineering, operations and business planning roles across the globe including: Alaska, Angola, Canada, Guyana, Romania, Russia and Turkey. Andrew also served on the Texas Tech Recruiting Team to encourage young engineering students to work for ExxonMobil.
In 2015 while working full-time, Andrew graduated from Rice University with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the top of his class with focus on Energy & Finance. During his time at Rice, he served on the Jones Student Association board as the Alumni Liaison, student mentor and member of Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. He was awarded the Rice Owl Award for outstanding academic performance and nominated for the Jones Citizenship award.
Andrew joined Apache in 2017 as a Senior Reservoir Engineer in the Exploration Evaluation group. There, he focused on characterizing key Permian projects for portfolio evaluation. He and his family moved to Midland in 2018 where he continues to work focusing on technical project characterization and probabilistic modeling to manage uncertainties within the region's strategic plan.
Andrew continues to serve Texas Tech and the community. He has been involved with Texas Tech's Young Engineering Alumni organization (Young Guns) since the organization's founding in 2012. In 2014, he took on a leadership role serving as the Petroleum Engineering representative on the Executive Committee and went on to serve as Young Guns Chairman in 2016 and 2017. Andrew is also deeply involved with the United Way of Greater Houston where he has given over 1,000 hours of his time to community service. He has led numerous volunteer service events and fundraising golf tournaments for the organization.
Andrew is a member of Texas Tech Engineering Key Society and Society of Petroleum Engineers as well as a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. He has also established the Dorow Family Endowed Scholarship in Engineering to help others further their education.
Andrew and his wife, Tatum, have two children Gunner (3) and Lilly Drew (1) and reside in Midland, TX. He enjoys traveling, golf, music, volunteering and spending time with his family.