During the summer of 2014, the University of Utah’s new M.S. Petroleum Engineering program held its first comprehensive field study course. 14 students and 3 faculty instructors visited oil and gas field sites and facilities throughout Utah and Wyoming. Given the importance of a culture of safety to the oil and gas industry, the Petroleum Engineering Program was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Utah-based Integrated Energy Companies. Integrated Energy Companies was the field study safety sponsor; providing personal protective equipment and emphasizing the importance of operational safety to the energy industry. Learn more about Integrated Energy Companies at http://www.ie-cos.com/about-iec/ .

Integrated Energy Companies (IEC) began its operations in 2010 with the acquisition of a E&P environmental mitigation site in the Uinta Basin. This acquisition transformed an existing facility into a safe, environmentally responsible and profitable water management facility and land farm. In IEC’s process, produced water and other fluids are processed to remove 99.5% of carried over or other hydrocarbons before they are injected into a permitted deep injection well. They continue to expand their waste management services to include other waste streams, including drill cuttings, drilling mud, reserve pits and other E&P waste. Integrated Energy Companies has a proven track record of making proactive, voluntary modifications to their processes to improve environmental outcomes while ensuring worker safety. This makes them an excellent partner for program safety at the University of Utah.

Integrated Energy Companies remains committed to support Utah’s E&P industry. In January of 2014, they completed the acquisition of three additional companies – Pinnacle Energy for petroleum marketing and logistics, Peak Well Service for workover rigs and well servicing, and Summit Energy for natural gas marketing and logistics. Their wholly Utah owned company has grown from 6 employees in 2010 to more than 100 people with revenues now exceeding $350 million.

IEC’s support to the University of Utah’s M.S. in Petroleum Engineering Program represents another example of their commitment to Utah’s energy industry and the community in which IEC operates. Their generosity has ensured that the University’s students graduate with a unique understanding of the relationship that energy has within modern society.

CH EN 6171 students and instructors in PPE donated by  Integrated Energy Companies
CH EN 6171 students and instructors in PPE donated by
Integrated Energy Companies