The North Dakota Oil Can! program is dedicated to developing partnerships by opening the lines of communication and improving the understanding between the petroleum industry of North Dakota and key stakeholder groups such as property owners, policy makers, community leaders, media reporters and the general public. We work to do this through several events throughout the year.
Held each spring, this event expands participating 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 had 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.
For information on the 2015 seminar, click here.
Held twice each summer in a community that is being impacted by development, the Bakken Rocks CookFest offers residents the opportunity to get out and learn more about the ins and outs of the oil and gas industry, attend an educational session where they can listen to and visit with the experts of the industry, and best of all, eat some of the best BBQ available in western North Dakota and vote on their favorite team. An alcohol-free event, CookFest offers fun and entertainment for the whole family!
The 2015 events will be July 14 and 16 - stay tuned for announcements on locations!
From snowmelt to snowfall, North Dakota Petroleum Council members and employees team up with members of the community to help keep our communities and roadways clean with huge community-wide events, Adopt-a-Highway programs, or just by stopping to pick up trash as needed.
To pitch in in or around your community, watch for an event near you!