Wayne Biberdorf was inducted as the seventh member of the North Dakota Petroleum Council Hall of Fame at the Petroleum Council’s 28th Annual Meeting in September 2009 in Medora, ND.
John Morrison, North Dakota Petroleum Council Hall of Fame member, said, “Wayne has contributed significantly to the functions and activities of the associations representing the oil and gas industry in North Dakota and supported the promotion and development of the industry through hard work on behalf of the membership, commitment to well-being of the industry, and participation in association activities. He is certainly deserving of our association’s highest honor."
Biberdorf received Bachelor of Science degrees in math and physics from Minot State University and an engineering degree from the University of North Dakota. After teaching in the Minot Public School System, he began employment with Hess Corporation in 1980. He has held various positions with Hess, including Operations Manager, District Engineer, Business Unit Manager and Manager of Strategic Projects.
He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has been on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the North Dakota Petroleum Council since 1997, serving as Chairman from 1999-2002. He is also on the Northwest Workforce Advisory Board and the North Dakota Training Advisory Board and was appointed by Governor Hoeven as one of the first members of the Oil and Gas Research Council, serving as its first chairman.
Wayne and his wife Jean reside in Williston.