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FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple Hess drilling consultant David Gjovig, right, gives a tour of a drilling rig Wednesday near Tioga to North Dakota University System Chancellor Larry Skogen, from left, Dickinson State University communications director Mark Billings, system communications director Linda Donlin and board vice chairman Terry Hjelmstad.

Geologist: Oil and education linked: Tour gives higher ed a glimpse of careers

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TIOGA — North Dakota’s higher education leaders got a peek into the oil and gas industry Wednesday to better understand how to prepare workers.

Oilfield geologist Kathy Neset of Tioga, who also serves on the state Board of Higher Education, invited board members, university system staff and campus presidents to tour several oilfield locations. Hess Corp. led the group on a tour of a drilling rig, the Tioga Gas Plant and the Tioga Rail Terminal.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

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