About Us

We serve the industry and our members through advocacy, learning, and fostering business and networking opportunities.



Training and Learning Opportunities

Community Outreach

Our Story

The NDPC has been the primary voice of the oil and gas industry in North Dakota since 1952.

The North Dakota Petroleum Council’s (NDPC) purpose is to provide governmental relations support to the more than 550 companies it represents who are involved in all aspects of the oil and gas industry including oil and gas production, refining, pipeline, mineral leasing, consulting, legal work, and oil field service activities in North Dakota, South Dakota, and the Rocky Mountain region. The NDPC is also supported by members of the American Petroleum Institute (API) who have interests in North Dakota and South Dakota.

The NDPC has been the primary voice of the oil and gas industry in North Dakota since 1952. The association has a long history of legislative and regulatory success in North Dakota, which has led to a favorable business climate for the oil and gas industry in the Williston Basin. Through the years, NDPC has evolved from a division of the American Petroleum Institute with support from the Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Association (RMOGA) and eventually the North Dakota Oil and Gas Association (NDOGA), to the present structure as a standalone association.

Our Mission

The North Dakota Petroleum Council’s mission is to promote and enhance the discovery, development, production, transportation, refining, conservation, and marketing of oil and gas in North Dakota, South Dakota, and the Rocky Mountain region; to promote opportunities for open discussion, lawful interchange of information, and education concerning the petroleum industry; to monitor and influence legislative and regulatory activities on the state and national level; and to accumulate and disseminate information concerning the petroleum industry to foster the best interests of the public and industry.


of Top ND Producers are Members

Percent of ND Production by NDPC Members

What we do

Advocacy, Networking, Information, Training, and Outreach


The NDPC is promotes and enhances the discovery, development, production, transportation and processing of oil and gas in North Dakota by facilitating open discussions among members, influencing regulatory policies, and engaging key stakeholders.

Networking & Events

The NDPC hosts several events throughout the year that allow networking with peers and industry leaders to grow your customer base, learn about the latest advancement in the industry, exhibit or advertise your products and services, and volunteer for or engage in the community.

Training and programs

In addition to several speaker series and events that give members insight into the latest industry trends, the NDPC offers several programs and training opportunities for its members, including the One Basin – One Way! Standardized Orientation Program and New and Emerging Leaders Training.

Featured Events

Summer Social

Kick off the Summer by networking with NDPC Member Companies!

Our Staff

Brady Pelton
Vice President & General Counsel
Kristen Hamman
Director, Regulatory and Public Affairs
Kay Roth
Office Manager
Tessa Sandstrom
Executive Director, North Dakota Petroleum Foundation
Ellie Jahner
Marketing & Events Specialist
Becky Ness
Office Assistant
Renae Walker
Events Coordinator
Micaela Rud
Executive Assistant

Our Board

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Todd Slawson
Slawson Exploration Company
Petro-Hunt, LLC
Daryl Andersen
Hams Well Service Inc.
Mark Anderson
WBI Energy, Inc.
Mike Armstrong
The Armstrong Corporation
Inland Oil & Gas
Kevin Black
Creedence Energy Services
Kate Blair
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Danita Bye
The Triple T
Matthew Dahan
Denbury, Inc.
Josh DeMorrett
Duane Fadness
Liberty Resources LLC
Kevin Gant
XTO Energy
Cobra Oil & Gas
Grayson Mill Energy
Shane Henry
Jason Homiston
ND Energy Services
Blu Hulsey
Continental Resources
Ryan Kackley
Zavanna, LLC
EOG Resources
Kent Kirkhammer
NewKota Services & Rentals
Ryan Kopseng
Missouri River Royalty
Michael Kukuk
Chord Energy
Ryan Leininger
New Wave Energy Services
Brent Lohnes
Hess Corporation
Bob Mau
Eagle Operating, Inc.
Preston Page
Dakota Energy Advisors, LLC
Charles “Chip” Rimer
Whiting Petroleum Corporation
Craig Smith
Crowley Fleck PLLP
Martin Stuart
Marathon Oil Company
Daubs Thompson
Crestwood Midstream Partners LP
Tad True
True Companies
Macey Wallace
William Westler
Devon Energy
Trent Wetmore
Enbridge Pipelines (ND) LLC
Christy Williamson

2022 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.