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3rd Annual Birds & Birdies a Success!

The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation hosted its 3rd Annual Birds & Birdies, raising money for habitat and wildlife projects and education and outreach initiatives. Thirty-six teams participated in the event. The event includes clay shooting, rimfire and archery...

T4 Summit shows northwestern ND students potential career opportunities

KX News was in Watford City to cover the T4 Summit held there April 24-25, 2024.“The T4 summit is for students to experience hands-on activities in several trades through apprenticeship programs. It helps them learn more about on-the-job training, industry-recognized...

Chord Energy donates $50,000 in honor of Arbor Day

Bismarck, N.D. (APR. 26, 2024) – Chord Energy donated $50,000 to the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation (NDPF) in honor of Arbor Day. The donation is the largest single donation ever received by the NDPF and will support the Planting for the Future Program, which is...

Students learn trade skills at T4 summit

BOTTINEAU, N.D. (KXNET) — On Tuesday, more than 600 middle and high school students in North Dakota got a taste of working a trade at Dakota College in Bottineau’s T4 summit — a time to highlight the many opportunities T4 programs have to offer. T4 stands for tools,...

North Dakota Elk Tag Raffle

The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation is selling raffle tickets for a North Dakota Elk tag. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s conservation, habitat and education programs. Through the NDPF’s Planting for the Future Program, we’ve planted more than 350,000 trees...

Giving Hearts Day a Success for Foundation

Bismarck, N.D. – North Dakota Petroleum Foundation (NDPF) raised $25,680.00 in its first year participating in the Giving Hearts Day fundraising event which culminated at midnight on February 8th. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the NDPF surpassed its goal of...

Hess Corporation Kicks Off North Dakota Petroleum Foundation Giving Hearts Day Campaign with $10,000 in Matching Funds

Bismarck, N.D. (JAN. 2, 2024) – The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation (NDPF) is launching its first Giving Hearts Day campaign thanks to a generous donation of $10,000 from Hess Corporation. The donation will serve as a match to help the NDPF double donations that...

North Dakota Petroleum Foundation Announces 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation (NDPF) today announced its 2023 Al Golden Scholars. The NDPF awarded scholarships to 10 outstanding students who are pursuing post-secondary education in geology, engineering, processing plant technology, science,...

2023 Bakken Classic Fishing Derby Raises $16,000 for Habitat

The North Dakota Petroleum Council hosted its 10th Annual Bakken Classic Fishing Derby, raising $16,000 for habitat and wildlife projects. Forty-eight teams participated in the event. The winning team of this year's tournament was Aaron Oakland, Cole Kollman and Scott...

Press Release: Studies underscore oil and gas industry’s significant impact on North Dakota’s economy, communities

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR:  governor.ND.gov   BISMARCK, N.D. (MARCH 7, 2023) – The oil and gas industry in North Dakota remains a powerhouse for the state’s economy, accounting for more than $42.6 billion in gross business volume, nearly 50,000 jobs and...

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Chord Energy donates $50,000 in honor of Arbor Day

Chord Energy donates $50,000 in honor of Arbor Day

Bismarck, N.D. (APR. 26, 2024) – Chord Energy donated $50,000 to the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation (NDPF) in honor of Arbor Day. The donation is the largest single donation ever received by the NDPF and will support the Planting for the Future Program, which is...

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Students learn trade skills at T4 summit

Students learn trade skills at T4 summit

BOTTINEAU, N.D. (KXNET) — On Tuesday, more than 600 middle and high school students in North Dakota got a taste of working a trade at Dakota College in Bottineau’s T4 summit — a time to highlight the many opportunities T4 programs have to offer. T4 stands for tools,...

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Studies, Infographics and Resources

Infographic: 2022 ND Oil and Natural Gas Production

Infographic: 2022 ND Oil and Natural Gas Production

The oil and natural gas found right here in North Dakota is getting us closer to energy independence, allowing the U.S. to lessen dependence on foreign energy sources. North Dakota produces on average more than 1 million barrels of oil per day in 2022, making it the...

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Study: Oil and Natural Gas Tax Revenue Study

Study: Oil and Natural Gas Tax Revenue Study

From fiscal years 2008 to 2020, tax revenues from the oil and gas industry in North Dakota totaled nearly $22 billion, according to a study conducted for the Western Dakota Energy Association and North Dakota Petroleum Council. Those revenues supported $8.2 billion...

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Supporting Partners

The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation's programs and initiatives are made possible by annual support and donations from sponsors and partners.

Oil and Gas Research Program
Hess Corporation
Aux Sable
ConocoPhillips
Pembina

BENEFACTOR

$15,000+

BENEFACTOR

$15,000+

HERO

$10,000 - $14,999

HERO

$10,000 - $14,999

HERO

$10,000 - $14,999

HERO

$10,000 - $14,999
TC Energy
PetroHunt
Baranko Bros

HERO

$10,000 - $14,999

HERO

$10,000 - $14,999

CHAMPION

$5,000 - $9,999

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000
The Harms Group
MAP Mechanical
ONEOK
Panther Pressure Testers
WellPro

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000

2024 PREMIER PARTNERS

Our events and efforts aren't possible without the support of our members. Thanks to all our Premier Partners for their sponsorship! Learn more about becoming a Premier Partner here