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We safely deliver actionable data via drones

 

A Forbes Top 25 Veteran Founded startup, Trumbull collects, analyzes, and visualizes critical data for the energy sector, primarily supporting oil and gas and environmental efforts. Houston-based, we safely integrate and fly drones in challenging and austere environments to inspect, map and monitor critical infrastructure upstream, midstream, and downstream, both on and offshore. Our data analytics range from supporting oil and gas in Texas and California to environmental monitoring in the Arctic or Pacific. We also support strategy, applied research, and technology development and data management.

Entrepreneur named Trumbull one of 100 Brilliant Companies. We leverage our researchcommercial, and defense experience in high-risk, high-value operations to deliver end-to-end solutions. Each teammate is an engineer, UAV operator, and pilot, and we apply a conservative, risk-based approach.  In 2017, we launched Trumbull Australia in Brisbane and we have a presence in Calgary and Colorado Springs at the US Air Force Academy. We are grateful to serve amazing clients stateside and abroad. Trumbull values:

SAFETY & PRIVACY

DELIVERING RESULTS WITH OPERATIONAL INTEGRITY

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY & REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

COST SAVINGS & AVOIDANCE

 

Chevron Awards Trumbull 5-Year UAS Training Agreement

Trumbull has worked with Chevron since 2014 and recently signed a 5-year UAS training agreement. Previously, Trumbull has supported response exercises, inspections, mapping, and LiDAR across the US. 

To read more about previous efforts, this video highlights UAS efforts in the San Joaquin Valley and this Chevron article highlights response efforts using drones. Trumbull is grateful to serve amazing clients and we are proud to help instruct Chevron how to fly in the field, not just a field. 


What We do

Safely deliver critical data to the energy sector

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Who We are

Employ veterans and energy professionals

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DOT UAS IPP.  Trumbull is partnered with Alaska for the Department of Transportation UAS Integrated Pilot Program. With partners, we will advance emergency response, sense and avoid, and beyond line of sight operations (BVLOS) using fixed-wing UAS.

Over the next 2-years, our focus is to conduct (BVLOS) on long, linear inspections of pipelines. More specifically, we will fly along an 800-mile corridor, a 600-mile corridor, and in the Cook Inlet. We aim to apply lessons learned from Alaska to the Lower 48. 

 Houston-based, we supported  Hurricane Harvey response  and  post-storm assessments.  We flew an eBee+ to capture this imagery. Trumbull flew for the State of Texas and for clients in refineries, chemical plants, pipeline inspections, and other emergency response efforts from Baytown to Beaumont.  Our team performed ~45 flare inspections, 30 cooling tower drift zones, 6+ miles of elevated piping, dozens of tanks, pipelines, and we continue to conduct assessments. We are humbled to be a small part of Houston's story of resilience and restoration.

Houston-based, we supported Hurricane Harvey response and post-storm assessments. We flew an eBee+ to capture this imagery. Trumbull flew for the State of Texas and for clients in refineries, chemical plants, pipeline inspections, and other emergency response efforts from Baytown to Beaumont.

Our team performed ~45 flare inspections, 30 cooling tower drift zones, 6+ miles of elevated piping, dozens of tanks, pipelines, and we continue to conduct assessments. We are humbled to be a small part of Houston's story of resilience and restoration.

In September 2017, Trumbull supported the inaugural G7 I7 in Italy with the White House to discuss AI, big data, and the future of work. Invited by the U.S. Government, Dyan advised the I7, the G7’s strategic advisory board on innovation.

Pictured (L>R).  (1) Ted Ullyot (Andreessen Horowitz), Ross Gillfillan (White House OSTP), Dyan Gibbens (Trumbull), and Jeff Carter (West Loop Ventures). (2) U.S. and Italian G7 I7 delegations. 

White House American Leadership in Emerging Technology roundtable on 5G/IoT, venture capital and UAS/drones. CEOs from GE, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Honeywell...Trumbull discussed innovation and jobs. NASA, FAA and UAS companies supported. Trumbull was asked to provide the overview of the morning UAS session. Photo credit: NYT & Ivanka Trump.

 President Trump, Vice President Pence, Ivanka Trump, Dina Powell and Administrator McMahon host a White House Women in Business roundtable.

President Trump, Vice President Pence, Ivanka Trump, Dina Powell and Administrator McMahon host a White House Women in Business roundtable.

 Moderated by AUVSI, and coordinated by OSTP, Trumbull spoke alongside Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, FAA Mid-Atlantic test site, and Google[X] at the first ever White House Drone Workshop and Future of Aviation in 2016 under President Obama.

Moderated by AUVSI, and coordinated by OSTP, Trumbull spoke alongside Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, FAA Mid-Atlantic test site, and Google[X] at the first ever White House Drone Workshop and Future of Aviation in 2016 under President Obama.

In 2015, Trumbull supported Chevron San Joaquin Valley (California) UAS oil and gas efforts (multi-site, multi-kilometer 2D/3D/thermal mapping projects) to identify inefficiencies.

LiDAR.  From refineries and critical infrastructure to environmental and response initiatives, Trumbull is scaling our LiDAR efforts. 

Internal Inspections. Our Chief pilot was one of the original trained Elios operators and is one of the most experienced industrial operators in the world. Trumbull has conducted technical, internal inspections of tanks, cokers, etc. for supermajors domestically and internationally. We have been asked to perform more internal international inspections and share best practices. 

SERVICE FIRST

Service First a free STEM initiative to support military children. By promoting K-12 STEM education to children of Active Duty service members and veterans, we aim to offset any potential educational imbalances resulting from frequent geographical relocations and to create a sustainable pipeline to meet the technological demands of a 21st century economy.

The Service First initiative was co-created by Trumbull and the Kino-Eye Center, with BP as a founding partner, and the ongoing support of Microsoft.  We are working through initial partnerships and collaborating with Veteran Service Organizations. The pilot iteration of Service First rollout scheduled for Houston was delayed due to Harvey flooding. Initial events are in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas. 

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Trumbull Case Study - Chevron Oil Spill Response Exercise

In October 2016, Trumbull flew Chevron's initial commercial night flight as part of an integrated oil spill response exercise in the San Francisco Bay. Led by Chevron, we worked closely with the USCGNOAAOSPRMSRC, and several Shoreline Cleanup & Assessment Technique (SCAT) teammates (Ed Owens & Jeff Williams). During the weeklong exercise, we flew alongside AeroVironment from an Army Corps of Engineers vessel as well as shore-based operations with technical support from Insitu and Persistent Systems.

Chevron's feature provides more information on the entire project, stakeholders, and outcomes. Trumbull flew Chevron's initial commercial nighttime operations under our FAA waiver. In oil spill response, UAVs complement existing SCAT procedures, expand SCAT teams capabilities, and provide access to difficult or unsafe areas. We have increased the data dissemination and analysis process from daytime operations to 24/7 actionable, digital intelligence. Trumbull is advancing response efforts, both stateside and abroad.

 Read more on the  Chevron  feature  deploying drones for emergency response .

Read more on the Chevron feature deploying drones for emergency response.


Drone Camp - Rice University, BP, Microsoft and Trumbull

In 2015, Trumbull created the Rice Drone Camp with the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL) and BP.  Each year, Drone Camp served as a free weeklong camp dedicated towards underrepresented youth. The first year, BP sponsored Drone Camp and 3DR supported. Then, BP, Microsoft and Trumbull sponsored the second year and Parrot supported. Together, we were able to provide scholarships to attendees each year. In addition, Microsoft has served as an integral partner each year.  

For more on Drone Camp and STEM outreach


 

Recent Awards

  Houston Exponential (HX)  interviewed Dyan as a Houston-based entrepreneur to discuss innovation and digitization in the oil and gas industry.

Houston Exponential (HX) interviewed Dyan as a Houston-based entrepreneur to discuss innovation and digitization in the oil and gas industry.


WHAT IS TRUMBULL?

Trumbull is not as much a what as it is a who. Though bearing no family relationship, the namesake is an often overlooked revolutionary war hero, John Trumbull. With vision in only one eye, John Trumbull leveraged skills possessed and, after days of crawling through the grass around Boston, sketched detailed maps of the British works to be provided to General George Washington. The quality and detail of his works gained him the attention of General Washington where he was subsequently appointed aide-de-camp. Trumbull is most famous for his paintings, particularly Declaration of Independence which is found on the back of the $2 bill and in the Capitol rotunda.