Petroleum Technology students attend 2014 Alliance Expo

Darin Allred | Apr 28, 2014

Students in the North Central Texas College Petroleum Technology program recently attended the 2014 Alliance EXPO in Wichita Falls.

In all, 30 students from the NCTC Bowie campus attended the show. At the NCTC booth, students displayed a model they made of a working pumping unit and downhole valve. The Kilgore Oilfield Museum has requested that the students build them a model to use in their education presentation.

One NCTC student, Elizabeth Ferguson, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Benzol Group. Benzol is a safety compliance company with a focus on the petroleum industry.

Several NCTC students have received job offers recently, according to Petroleum Technology Coordinator Steve Burnett. One student even turned down a consulting job with a salary offer of $900 to $2,500 per day as a drilling consultant because he wanted to stay and finish the program.

"That speaks volumes about what we are trying to do and successfully accomplishing it," Burnett said.

Hunt Oil was on campus this past week interviewing 10 students.

For more information on the NCTC Petroleum Technology program, contact Steve Burnett at 940-872-4002 or by email at