Seven Generations Energy and the Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative have announced a partnership regarding the Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum.

The energy company will provide core samples and expertise for the Oil and Gas wing of the museum, which is slated to open late this year.

PCDI Head Paleontologist Dr. Matthew Vavrek says that expertise will be beneficial in telling stories of the history of this region.

“They have met with us a number of times, and they are helping us to develop our exhibits so that we Can explain to people what are the rocks that are underneath your feet.  And what is oil and how do you actually get oil out of those rocks.”

Dr. Vavrek says paleontology has a lot of strong ties to the oil and gas industry, adding all of those resources have come from some form of organic matter in the past.