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Petroleum   Engineering   Industry   Advisory   Board

“Sharing   Experience”

The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) is comprised of representatives who are engaged in oil and gas industry and who are Montana Tech alumni or those that have a vested interest in the Petroleum program and Graduates. The board advises the department in curriculum development, student training, community outreach, collaborative opportunities and information transfer. As partners, the IAB and the Petroleum Engineering Department work together continuously to improve the department's relevance and effectiveness.

Petroleum Industry Advisory Board group photo

Front Row (Two Members):
Rhett Halverson (‘04) - HESS, Russell Perkins (‘03) – Conoco

Second Row (Nine Members):
Justin Balkenbush (BS ’95,MS’ 98) – Mountainview Energy LTD, Jeff Pitura (‘89 & Current IAB President) – Tervita Corporation, Chuck Peterson – Devon, Tom Hohn (‘74) – Hohn Engineering, Jim Else (BS ’82, MS ‘95) Ballard Petroleum, Kate Heiken (‘08) Newfield Exploration, Dennis Zander (‘91 & Previous IAB President) - Fidelity E&P, Les Kincaid (‘02) - BP, Bob Whisonant (‘85) Marathon

Third Row (Two Members):
Jon Weishoff (‘89) - Cudd Energy Services, Rocky Seale (‘91) - New Wave

Fourth Row (Two Members):
Andy McCrea (‘82) – Aera Energy, Russ Atkins (‘84 & Current IAB Vice President) – Continental Resources