Wyoming Governor Matt Mead announced Thursday that ExxonMobil has donated $2.5 million to the University of Wyoming. These funds will support science and technology education programs at the university, including research into technologies that improve the production of oil and gas.
Governor Mead explains the significance of this donation.
But he says this is not the first time ExxonMobil has teamed up with UW.
The donation will provide laboratory equipment for the university’s Improved Recovery Program, which is part of the newly created Center for Advanced Oil and Gas Technologies. The center is part of the School of Energy Resources and focuses on oil and gas extraction from unconventional reservoirs.