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WMMI Speakers' Bureau Lecture

WMMI Speakers’ Bureau Lecture

Presented by Jim Crompton

History of Oil & Natural Gas Development in Colorado

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 2019

(Doors open at 6:30pm)

225 North Gate Blvd., C/S, CO 80921

In WMMI Museum Library

Only $5/person, FREE to museum members.

RSVP to 719.488.0880 or



When you think of Colorado you usually think of the mountains, mining and maybe even agriculture. But if I asked you to think of a state associated with oil & gas you would probably come up with Texas, Oklahoma and maybe Louisiana. So it may come as a surprise to you to learn that Colorado ranks #5 in the US for crude oil and natural gas production with a history that dates back to 1881. This talk will cover the history of the major oil and gas fields in our state, a little of the development of technology used in the industry and some of the current opportunities and challenges that exist.



Jim is an adjunct teaching faculty member of the Petroleum Engineering department at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO and the director of Reflections Data Consulting. Jim is a Colorado Springs native and a Flying Horse resident, where he and his family moved back home when he retired from Chevron Oil Company in 2013, after 37 years with that international integrated oil company. He is a geophysicist by academic training (degrees from Colorado School of Mines), and an instructor, author and consultant on data and analytics applications in the oil and gas industry.

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Earlier Event: October 27
Miners Pumpkin Patch
Later Event: November 19
Annual General Meeting 2019