NDPC Member Achievement Awards

Excellence in Community Engagement

Recognizes a company or individual that embodies the spirit of community by working to build better relations between the industry and community and inspire others to do the same.


2017 – Crestwood:  “Culture of Giving”

Crestwood was recognized for the company’s extraordinary commitment to building better relations between the industry and community. Among the company’s major contributions was a pledge to donate $1 million to the Head Start Facility in Mandaree, North Dakota. This donation will go far in helping the community complete this project and provide educational programs for low-income children, as well as comprehensive health, nutrition and parent involvement services. Crestwood has also been a steadfast supporter of several community events that are established traditions within the community. Among them is the Mandaree Pow Wow Celebration, the Ray Youth Rodeo and Fun Nights, and Epping’s Buffalo Trail Days. In addition, the company has started new traditions, including the Crestwood Halloween Party in Epping and the West Segment Thanksgiving Dinner, which is prepared and served by Crestwood Arrow employees to more than 600 people.


Excellence in Safety

Recognizes a company that has gone above and beyond to create a culture of safety in the workplace.


2017 – Enerplus:  “Automated Tank Gauging Project”

Enerplus is being recognized for designing and implementing an automated tank gauging process at six of its wells that eliminated the need for workers to manually gauge and retrieve samples of oil from storage tanks. This pilot project was conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and has generated exceptional results over more than year-long test period. BLM has been very pleased with the accuracy of the results and supportive of our efforts to improve worker safety, as well as more precise measurement. This project could be the first step in eliminating manual tank gauging and sampling industry wide, and Enerplus’ investment in this process could very well prevent potential health risks and even fatalities in the future.


Excellence in Environmental Stewardship

Recognizes a company or individual showing commitment to environmental stewardship through the deployment of technology, efforts or initiatives that contribute to a cleaner environment and/or smaller operational footprint.


2017 – Targa Resources: “Bioremediation of Crude Oil Impact Soils”

Targa Resources was recognized for its work to advance treatment of crude oil impacted soils through microbial enhanced bioremediation. Through its pilot program, Targa has taken great strides to substantiate bioremediation as an applicable and effective means of remediation. Targa’s investment of time, money and resources has shown measurable success and may provide a sustainable alternative to traditional landfill disposal for the oil and gas industry across the state of North Dakota. This alternative would be a more cost-effective approach for the industry and would provide other long-term benefits including a reduction of waste and the preservation of native soils.