We serve the industry and our members through advocacy, learning, and fostering business and networking opportunities.
Training and Learning Opportunities
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.
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.
Brady PeltonVice President & General Counsel
Ellie JahnerMarketing & Event Specialist
Reva KautzDirector of Communications
Ryan KluteRegulatory Affairs Manager
Becky NessOffice Assistant
Kay RothOffice Manager
Micaela RudExecutive Assistant
Tessa SandstromExecutive Director, North Dakota Petroleum Foundation
LAWRENCE BENDERFredrikson & Byron, P.A.*
Todd SlawsonSlawson Exploration Company*
JEFF HERMANPetro-Hunt, LLC*
Mark AndersonWBI Energy, Inc.
Mike ArmstrongThe Armstrong Corporation
KATE BLACKInland Oil & Gas
Kevin BlackCreedence Energy Services
Josh BlackabySandPro LLC
Shane BryansHams Well Service Inc.
Danita ByeThe Triple T
Matthew DahanDenbury, Inc.
Duane FadnessLiberty Resources LLC
Kevin GantXTO Energy*
KYLE GARDNERCobra Oil & Gas
DEWEY GERDOM, JR.Grayson Mill Energy
Jason HomistonND Energy Services
Blu HulseyContinental Resources*
Ryan KackleyZavanna, LLC
SPENCER KIMBALLEOG Resources
Kent KirkhammerNewKota Services & Rentals
Kate KlossnerMarathon Petroleum Corporation
Ryan KopsengMissouri River Royalty
Michael KukukChord Energy*
Ryan LeiningerNew Wave Energy Services
Brent LohnesHess Corporation*
Bob MauEagle Operating, Inc.
Preston PageDakota Energy Advisors, LLC
Craig SmithCrowley Fleck PLLP*
Martin StuartMarathon Oil Company*
Daubs ThompsonCrestwood Midstream Partners LP*
Tad TrueTrue Companies
William WestlerDevon Energy
Trent WetmoreEnbridge Pipelines (ND) LLC
2022 Premier Partners
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