2021 SIPES Convention

SIPES annual meeting


June 7-10, 2021


Fredericksburg, Texas


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Hotel Information

The Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
201 S. Washington Street

The SIPES 2021 Convention will be held at the Fredericksburg Inn & Suites located on Barons Creek, and only a five-minute walk from historic downtown Fredericksburg. 

Amenities include a complimentary breakfast, soft drinks and coffee available 24 hours, fresh cookies made daily, two swimming pools and a hot tub. 

SIPES Group Rate — 
The SIPES Group rate for Sunday through Thursday nights is $129 plus tax per night. Friday and Saturday night stays are $179 plus tax per night. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

Reservations — Individual reservations should be made by calling the Fredericksburg Inn & Suites at 830-997-0202 and mentioning that you are with the SIPES Group. The group rate will not be honored for online reservations.  Reservations must be secured with a credit card at time of booking. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy.

**Please note: This is a two-story hotel and second floor rooms are only accessible by stairs. If necessary, please request a first floor room — available on a first come, first served basis.**

Reservation Deadline Date — This rate will be in effect until 5:00 p.m. Central Time on May 7, 2021. 

Parking — The hotel offers complimentary parking.

Technical Program

Tuesday, June 8

8:00 – 8:40 a.m. 
C. Randy Bissell, # 3547
Headington Energy Partners, LLC, Corpus Christi, TX
“Wellsite Utilization of Diagnostic Fluorescence in Oil-Based-Mud Filtrate RFT Samples”

8:40 – 9:20 a.m.
Sam LeRoy — Earthview Associates, Yury Lyasch — JYL, LLC, both of Houston, TX (co-author Evgeny Rizanov)
“‘Side-View’ and ‘FracSeis Passive’ Seismic Imaging of Fracture Intensity and Hydrocarbon Saturation”

9:20 – 10:00 a.m. 
Patrick A. Nye, #3105
Nye Exploration & Production, Corpus Christi, TX
“What’s a Wind Deal??”

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
— Break

10:15 – 10:55 a.m. 
Dwayne C. Purvis, #3470 
Dwayne Purvis, P.E., Fort Worth, TX
“New Dynamics of the Natural Gas Market”

10:55 – 11:35 a.m.
Barry J. Rava, # 3198
Icarus Oil and Gas, Inc., Houston, TX
“Finding Subtle Structural Prospects in the 21st Century — Is There Still a Need for Them?”

Wednesday, June 9

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Michael P. Smith
Advanced Hydrocarbon Stratigraphy, Tulsa, OK
“AHS Rock Volatiles, Cuttings and Core Well Logs”

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Gary C. Huber, #3134 
Rangeland E&P, LLC, Centennial, CO
“Developing Mineral Prospects for the Independent”

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
— Break

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Sam McNeil
River Capital Partners, Charlotte, NC
“Is My Project Suitable for Private Capital?”

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
John E. Jordan, Jr.
Jordan Consulting, Houston, TX Ethics Course 
“Grey Areas: Interactive Application of Business Ethics in the Geoscience Profession”

General Information

The annual SIPES Convention offers a great opportunity to connect and reconnect with like-minded people. Who are these like-minded people? They are your peers – independent prospect generators, geological, geophysical, and engineering consultants; and some are investors. The convention is centered around two mornings of technical talks, followed by interesting and fun activities focusing on the uniqueness of the area. The technical talks can be used to satisfy Continuing Education requirements, including an ethics talk. The talks provide technological updates and news of innovations and solutions to interpretation, sales, and production problems of the independent community. The technical talks are of a more intimate nature than are those of large conventions. There is ample time for questions and explanations during the technical sessions and during networking events. The convention is usually held in the first half of the year in a tourist-friendly venue. There are optional tours offered for your ‘significant other’!

More Information Coming Soon!

Convention Committee

Barry Rava - Co-Chairman

Jeff Allen - Co-Chairman

Steve Adcock - Member

Bill Bippus - Member

Jeff Lund - Member

Steve Smith - Member

John Yantosca - Member

Convention Sponsorship

Becoming an advertiser or sponsor during the convention is a great way to get the news of your organization out to the larger community. If you have a drilling opportunity that needs investors, 45% of SIPES members have other SIPES members as participants or investors in their projects. 

As a consultant, service provider, or a generator, the SIPES group is active in at least 25 states and 3 countries! This is a way to attract customers, find a gig for your particular expertise, or let others know you are available to help them meet their goals. 

Nearly half the membership is responsible for recommending or approving all types of services related to project development, drilling, completing, and producing wells.

The SIPES membership is responsible for drilling and supervising over 2,000 wells in a year for over 2,000,000 feet of hole. That is a lot of service to recommend and approve! The wells drilled range from less than 2,000 feet to over 20,000 feet measured depth.

By advertising or sponsoring at the convention, your organization is exposed to over 800 movers and shakers in the energy and related industries. It is a great return on your investment!

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