BP Announces Winners of the BP Wamsutter Energy Scholarship Program

BP Announces Winners of the BP Wamsutter Energy Scholarship Program
Cole Alexander is a resident of Rock Springs and will be a 2015 graduate of Rock Springs High School. He has been an active volunteer in his community and was captain of the varsity basketball team. Cole intends to major in mechanical engineering at the University of Wyoming.
Riley Otto is a resident of Rawlins and will be a 2015 graduate of Rawlins High School. Riley owns and operates his own lawn care service and served as the student council senior class treasurer. He intends to major in engineering at the University of Wyoming.
Spencer Somervold is a resident of Rawlins and will be a 2015 graduate of Rawlins High School. He has been active with SkillsUSA and has served as chapter president as well as having received several SkillsUSA awards. Spencer intends to major in mechanical engineering at the University of Wyoming.

WAMSUTTER – BP has announced the winners of the BP Wamsutter Energy Scholarship Program. Now in its second year, the program is helping to develop the next generation of energy professionals in Wyoming. 

The three 2015 winners are all from high schools in the Rock Springs and Rawlins area and join the six inaugural winners as recipients of this award.

Each scholarship is valued at up to $10,000 and will be applied toward college tuition for students attending the University of Wyoming or an accredited community college or trade school in Wyoming.

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BP is proud to honor the 2015 recipients,” said Tom Robinson, BP Area Manager at the Wamsutter Operations Center. “We are doubly honoured to be playing a small part in developing the next generation of energy leaders for Wyoming and for the United States.”

The 2015 Wamsutter Energy Scholarship Winners are:

The selection committee was comprised of: BP employees Jim Caldwell and Cindy DeLancey; Representative Jerry Paxton (HD47); Representative John Freeman (HD60) and Niki Ready, Vice President of Ready Oilfield Services, Inc.

About BP US Lower 48 Onshore business:

Through its heritage companies, BP has operated for more than 100 years in the U.S. Onshore Upstream segment. Today, the business operates in multiple gas basins from the onshore Gulf Coast north through the Rocky Mountains, and its portfolio includes an extensive unconventional resource base of ~7.6 billion barrels of oil equivalent, across 5.5 million acres and an interest in ~18,000 wells and ~70,000 royalty owners in the U.S.

BP’s is one of the largest natural gas producers in Wyoming and the largest operator of the Wamsutter field operating about 1,850 wells across 2,500 square mile area. BP has approximately 200 employees to support its Upstream operations in Wyoming and supports about 500 total jobs. With a total resource base of about 2 bn barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of natural gas and liquids the Wamsutter Operations Center serves as the anchor of BP’s commitment in Wyoming.

About BP:

Over the past 10 years, BP has invested more than $90 billion in the U.S. – more than any other energy company. BP is a leading producer of oil and gas and produces enough energy annually to light nearly the entire country for a year. Employing more than 18,000 people in all 50 states, BP supports nearly 200,000 additional jobs through all of its business activities. For more information, go to www.bp.com/us

Further information:

Office: BP US Lower 48 Onshore business

Phone: +1 281 366 1555 or 281 366 4463

Email: lisa.houghton@bp.com or uspress@bp.com