The Instructional Well-Site Facility is a fully operational closed-loop system that provides “real world” training for your current and future technicians. This site is multi-functional serving as the training facility for your degree technicians as well as new hire safety training. This site also serves as a training site for specialty short courses as well as a meeting space for the industry.
The Wellsite, which includes the Oil & Gas Production Technology associate degree program, is a 100% industry inspired, designed, and implemented program. In short, it would not have happened without the foresight and perseverance of some very dedicated professionals in the Oil & Gas industry.
The significant benefit that BP, Encana, Shell, Williams, and Questar saw as an additional impact that the industry could have on the state is the creation of an endowment based on this project. The 17 industry partners directly donated just over $1.2 million in equipment, labor, and cash to build the facility. In June of this year, the state of Wyoming matched the appraised value of the facility of almost $2.3 million in the form of an endowment fund in the College Foundation.
Combining these together, this group has invested in the long-term educational development of Wyoming to the tune of $3.5 million. Quite an investment in the state to say the least.