About Us

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

Advocacy

Networking

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.

Members

of Top ND Producers are Members

Percent of ND Production by NDPC Members

What we do

Advocacy, Networking, Information, Training, and Outreach

Advocacy

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

CHRISTMAS GALA

Join NDPC Members and Board of Directors for hors d'oeuvres and drinks to ring in the holiday season!

Our Staff

RON NESS
President
Brady Pelton
Vice President & General Counsel
Ellie Jahner
Marketing & Event Specialist
Reva Kautz
Director of Communications
Ryan Klute
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Becky Ness
Office Assistant
Kay Roth
Office Manager
Micaela Rud
Executive Assistant
Tessa Sandstrom
Executive Director, North Dakota Petroleum Foundation

Our Board

CHAIRMAN
LAWRENCE BENDER
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.*
VICE-CHAIRMAN
Todd Slawson
Slawson Exploration Company*
SECRETARY/TREASURER
JEFF HERMAN
Petro-Hunt, LLC*
PAST-CHAIR
KATHY NESET
NESET*
Mark Anderson
WBI Energy, Inc.
Mike Armstrong
The Armstrong Corporation
KATE BLACK
Inland Oil & Gas
Kevin Black
Creedence Energy Services
Josh Blackaby
SandPro LLC
Shane Bryans
Hams Well Service Inc.
Danita Bye
The Triple T
Matthew Dahan
Denbury, Inc.
Josh DeMorrett
ConocoPhillips*
Duane Fadness
Liberty Resources LLC
Kevin Gant
XTO Energy*
KYLE GARDNER
Cobra Oil & Gas
DEWEY GERDOM, JR.
Grayson Mill Energy
Shane Henry
Enerplus
Jason Homiston
ND Energy Services
Blu Hulsey
Continental Resources*
Ryan Kackley
Zavanna, LLC
SPENCER KIMBALL
EOG Resources
Kent Kirkhammer
NewKota Services & Rentals
Kate Klossner
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
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
Todd Shields
ONEOK*
Craig Smith
Crowley Fleck PLLP*
Martin Stuart
Marathon Oil Company*
Daubs Thompson
Crestwood Midstream Partners LP*
Tad True
True Companies
Macey Wallace
Ovintiv
William Westler
Devon Energy
Trent Wetmore
Enbridge Pipelines (ND) LLC
*Executive Committee Member

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.