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SPRING 2014 WYOMING ENERGY TOUR*
Supporting K-12 Energy Literacy Education
Registration OPENS JANUARY 20th
Want to tour a natural gas field from drilling to production, explore an electrical generation facility, and learn about energy resource development in Wyoming? Plan to participate in the Spring 2014 Wyoming Energy Tour.
The tour, based out of Rock Springs, WY is sponsored by the School of Energy Resources and ExxonMobil to support energy resource education in Wyoming. Participants will learn from energy specialists through on-site and in-depth tours, explore the integration of energy resource studies in the classroom, and have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues.
Jim Bridger Power Plant, Rocky Mountain Power
Participants will explore the process of generating electricity in a coal-fired power plant. The Jim Bridger is capable of producing 2,119,000 kilowatts of electricity per hour from four generating units. Two thirds of the 8 to 9 million tons of sub-bituminous coal burned per year are supplied via a 2.4-mile conveyor belt from the Jim Bridger Mine.
Jonah Natural Gas Field, Encana
Amanda Fuqua, a production engineer for Encana, will guide participants through the lifespan of a natural gas well in the Jonah Field. The unique field experience will provide participants an opportunity to explore the drilling, production, and completion of a well.
Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale
Pinedale Field Office specialists will explore mitigation and reclamation of lands disturbed in fragile ecosystem areas.
*Additional sites to be confirmed.