The Energy of North Dakota program hosts more than 40 teachers each spring to help expand teachers’ knowledge of the North Dakota oil and gas industry from its prehistoric beginnings to the final product.
The seminar covers various aspects of the industry including history, geology, physics, engineering, production issues, refining and marketing, employment needs, and the impact of oil tax on state tax revenues, policy decisions and the state’s budget surplus. In addition to learning from a number of industry professionals regarding various aspects of the industry, teachers have the opportunity to tour a well site, drilling rig, producing well, rail facility, reclaimed site, the Mandan Tesoro Refinery, and the North Dakota Heritage Center.
The seminar is funded by the Petroleum Council and a grant from the Oil & Gas Research Council.
Registration is open for the 2017 seminar. Download the application to reserve your spot!