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Wiess Energy Team Building

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Enhance your department’s teamwork abilities while experiencing an overview of the geology, geography and politics of the oil and gas industry. These unique energy-industry-specific teambuilding activities will take team members through the Wiess Energy Hall to expand their general knowledge of the oil and gas industry.

Each group will contribute their unique knowledge in various different ways during the activity and discussion process. Workplace communication and decision-making skills will be practiced as each team contributes to make the best decisions as a group.

Energy ABCs Team Building

As competitive as you make it! Teams will hunt down 26 items in the Wiess Energy Hall, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet. Everyone is guaranteed to learn something new, intentionally and unintentionally. After a tour of the Wiess Energy Hall, groups will be assigned different focus areas within the exhibition hall to compete in the Energy ABC challenge. The four focus areas may be selected based on the interest of the group and number of participants.

A – Geology of Hydrocarbons and the Drill Floor
B – Geophysics of Hydrocarbons, Drilling and Development
C – Production, Reservoirs, Fracking and Future Energy Challenges
D – Downstream and Renewable Energy Sources

Number of Participants

Ideal: 16+ participants (4 teams with at least 4 per team)
Smallest: 6 (3 teams with 2 per team)
Maximum: 60 (12 teams with 5 per team)

Schedule

9:00 am/1:00 p.m. – Welcome & Project Introduction
9:15 am/1:15 p.m. – Wiess Energy Hall tour
10:15 am/2:15 p.m. – Team Investigations
11:30 pm/3:30 p.m. – Team Recommendation Presentations, Debrief by Facilitator, Discussion
12:00 pm/4:00 p.m. – Free to visit other permanent exhibition halls on your own

Pricing & Payment

$1,250 for the first 10 participants and $100 for each additional person

Pricing listed is for groups scheduled weekdays during regular museum hours.  All programs include time in the Wiess Energy Hall, private classroom, general admission to Museum’s permanent exhibit halls, free parking in the Museum’s attached garage.

 

Energy Resource Allocation Team Building

What energy resources could an unexplored parcel of land hold? Teams will explore the possibilities of different energy resources using the Wiess Energy Hall, then make a recommendation on how to best utilize the land. Will it be traditional oil and gas, coal, or coal bed methane? Maybe even tight gas or oil sands? How about wind and solar power possibilities? To make it even more interesting, each team will also be given a secondary objective.

Number of Participants

Ideal: 10+ participants (5 teams with at least 2 per team)
Minimum: 6 (3 teams with 2 per team)
Maximum: 30 (5 teams with 6 per team)

Schedule

9:00 am/1:00 p.m. – Welcome & Project Introduction
9:15 am/1:15 p.m. – Wiess Energy Hall tour
10:15 am/2:15 p.m. – Team Investigations
11:30 pm/3:30 p.m. – Team Recommendation Presentations, Debrief by Facilitator, Discussion
12:00 pm/4:00 p.m. – Free to visit other permanent exhibition halls on your own
5:00 p.m. – Museum Closes

Pricing & Payment

$1,250 for the first 10 participants and $100 for each additional person

Pricing listed is for groups scheduled weekdays during regular museum hours.  All programs include time in the Wiess Energy Hall, private classroom, general admission to Museum’s permanent exhibit halls, free parking in the Museum’s attached garage.

 

Energy Value Chain Team Building

Upstream, oil markets, midstream and downstream. Power, gas, coal and renewables. After time in the Wiess Energy Hall focused on the Energy Value Chain, a potential future scenario will be presented. Small teams will be tasked to assess challenges and advantages for different factions, as well as how these will affect others in the chain. Then the entire group will review and discuss, link by link.

Number of Participants

Ideal: 10+ participants (5 teams with at least 2 per team)
Smallest: 6 (3 teams with 2 per team)
Maximum: 30 (6 teams with 5 per team)

Schedule

9:00 am/1:00 p.m. – Welcome & Project Introduction
9:15 am/1:15 p.m. – Wiess Energy Hall tour
10:15 am/2:15 p.m. – Team Investigations
11:30 pm/3:30 p.m. – Team Recommendation Presentations, Debrief by Facilitator, Discussion
12:00 pm/4:00 p.m. – Free to visit other permanent exhibition halls on your own
5:00 p.m. – Museum Closes

Pricing & Payment

$1,250 for the first 10 participants and $100 for each additional person

Pricing listed is for groups scheduled weekdays during regular museum hours.  All programs include time in the Wiess Energy Hall, private classroom, general admission to Museum’s permanent exhibit halls, free parking in the Museum’s attached garage.

 

Additional Teambuilding

Sleuths and Secrets

Are you good at solving mysteries? Can you untangle a web of clues, evidence, history and mystery? If you’re looking for an out-of-the-ordinary mystery-solving adventure then Sleuths & Secrets is for you!

Learn More about this program here!

Mission to The Moon and/or Mars

Want to take your team on the ride of a lifetime?  Schedule a mission to the Moon or a mission to the Moon and Mars in our Expedition Center!

Lean More about this program here!

Half Day Courses may be scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. and can be paired with a separate half day course to make a full day of programming!

 

Available Options (additional fees required):

  • Upgrade to Moran Conference Room
  • Special exhibition, Cockrell Butterfly Center and/or theatre shows.
  • After-hours event

 

You can find a full list of Wiess Programming here.

Book your course now!

 
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