ConocoPhillips donates $25,000 to Energy Institute

Oct. 28, 2008

On Oct. 27, ConocoPhillips presented a check for $25,000 to the Tulane Energy Institute. The gift, one of the first in the company's new Faculty Sponsorship Program, will support professor of practice Joe LeBlanc, who teaches the Freeman School's energy trading courses.

ConocoPhillips targeted the Tulane Energy Institute for the gift as part of its effort to build strategic relationships with schools whose programs meet the recruiting needs of its commodity trading business.

LeBlanc, former treasurer with the independent oil and gas exploration and production company Energy Partners Ltd., has taught Energy Fundamentals and Trading at the Freeman School since 2007, and he has been instrumental in enhancing the course with industry-leading simulation, trading and financial software from Advantage Futures, FEA, Oracle, Reuters and Trading Technologies.


Last Updated 11/19/08