Photo by George Rosales.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has made a $1.25 million commitment to Colorado School of Mines to support the departments of petroleum engineering, geology and geological engineering, and geophysics. A reception to formally announce this gift took place on the Mines campus on Nov. 11, 2014.

‘We recognize the importance of investing in high-quality education for our youth, which is essential for our industry and foundational for a sustainable future,’ said Brad Holly, senior vice president of Anadarko’s Rockies Operations. ‘Anadarko and our Colorado employees, including more than 90 Mines graduates, are honored to be recognized for the ongoing commitment to Colorado School of Mines.’

Anadarko’s investment will fund undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, student travel and fieldwork, faculty development and teaching support, as well as departmental needs and initiatives. With this commitment, the company is also supporting two lecture series at Mines.

‘Mines is proud of our relationships with the petroleum industry, and we are especially grateful for our ongoing partnership with Anadarko,’ said Mines President Bill Scoggins. ‘This new commitment will further the university’s capabilities in areas that are critical to the energy industry, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the company’s continued support.’

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, with 2.79 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BBOE) of proved reserves at year-end 2013.