Twenty-six students from the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) attended the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) monthly hearings.  The students are studying law or are in the Landman Program.  School of Energy Resources Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Academic Program in Professional Land Management Tara Righette and academic professional lecturer in the School of Energy Resources and oil and gas attorney Kris Koski led the field trip to provide students with a real-life opportunity on how the state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry functions.

Students were able to observe examiner hearings to learn the complexities of these meetings and to see the collection of information that is required and reviewed by WOGCC engineers. Likewise, the students listened to various docket items that went before the Commission throughout the day.  

The WOGCC facility is filled with artifacts and photos that depict the rich history of Wyoming's oil and gas industry.  A tour allowed the students to see these relics as well as understand the various roles WOGCC's office staff provides on a day to day basis.  Viewing the number of files for Wyoming wells gave a glance of the vastness of documentation the agency collects and maintains.