2016 Petroleum History Symposium

July 28-31 – Casper, Wyoming


Symposium Headquarters

Symposium headquarters will be the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Casper. A block of rooms has been reserved for the symposium at $85/night.


Field Trip

The Field Trip will include stops along the Black Gold Byway, the giant Salt Creek Field, the notorious Teapot Dome and the museum in Midwest, WY.

Schedule of Events


July 28

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Registration Table; Main Lobby of the Ramkota Hotel

On your own; explore big, wonderful Wyoming!

5:30 pm
Groups convene in hotel lobby for carpooling to reception

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception hosted at TBD

Dinner on your own


July 29

7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Table; Main Lobby of the Ramkota Hotel
• Posters
• Silent Auction (items shown and bids may be placed)

7:30 am – 8:00 am
Welcoming Remarks; Wyoming Theater

8:00 am – 11:45 am
Series of presentations; Wyoming Theater

11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Lunch Buffet; Keynote Address, by TBD

1:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Presentations continue; Wyoming Theater

6:00 pm
Meet in Lobby for carpooling to Fort Caspar, a reconstructed frontier military post

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Private Tour
Catered BBQ
PHI Awards
Silent Auction final bidding


July 30

7:30 am
Gather in lobby of the Ramkota; load onto bus

8:00 am
Bus departs from hotel for field trip following the Black Gold Byway

Key Stops
Teapot Dome
Picnic Lunch at Salt Creek Museum
Salt Creek oil field

5:00 pm
Estimated return from field trip; choice of drop off at Tate Geological Museum at Casper College or at the Ramkota

5:00 pm
Conclusion of the symposium

6:30 pm
Informal dinner gathering



Symposium Headquarters will be at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center
800 N. Poplar Street Casper, WY 82601

The Petroleum History Institute has secured a group rate of $84.99 + tax/night. The group rate is available for reservations made before June 30, 2016.

Contact the hotel directly for reservations and mention the Petroleum History Institute meeting.

Phone 307-266-6000
or email dos@ramkotacasper.com

Other options within 5-10 minutes of the Ramkota:

Ramada Plaza
Quality Inn
Hampton Inn
Hilton Garden Inn


A few flights are available daily into Casper from Denver and Salt Lake City. Denver International Airport is a 4 to 5 hour drive from Casper, along I-25.


Oral and Poster Presentations

Usually each oral paper runs about 30 minutes total, with questions. Depending on the paper, we sometimes extend that time limit. Although we try to focus on the area where the meeting is being held, we do welcome papers on any related topic regardless of its geography.

Please consider submitting an abstract for our meeting. The abstract deadline is April 15th, 2016.

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    The Petroleum History Institute also encourages the authors to prepare and submit their papers for our annual issue of the PHI journal, “Oil-Industry History;” currently publishing Volume 16. This is the only peer-reviewed professional journal devoted exclusively to the history of the international oil and gas industry – upstream, midstream and downstream topics are included. This website also has more information about the journal.

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