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Ft. Worth SIPES Chapter meeting 11:30 am
Ft. Worth SIPES Chapter meeting @ Fort Worth Petroleum Club
Mar 1 @ 11:30 am
Guest Speaker : Donald P. Muth , Sr Where isall of this Gas going to come from…Nat Gas Price Breakout in Mid 2023
Midland Chapter Meeting 11:15 am
Midland Chapter Meeting @ Midland Country Club - Upstairs
Mar 15 @ 11:15 am
“Using Novel Technologies and AI to Understand Wells Downhole Conditions.” By: Sebastian Mannai CEO & Founder of Acoustic Wells, Inc
Houston Chapter Meeting 11:00 am
Houston Chapter Meeting @ Petroleum Club of Houston
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am
“Saudi Arabia and the balancing of geopolitical and energy relations with the United States and Russia” By: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
New Orleans Chapter Meeting 11:30 am
New Orleans Chapter Meeting @ Bistro Orleans Restaurant
Mar 16 @ 11:30 am
“The Gulf of Mexico Basin – A Discussion on its Origins and Future Exploration Targets“ By: Toby Roesler #3567 Geologist – LLOG Adjunct Instructor – UNO
San Antonio Chapter Meeting 11:30 am
San Antonio Chapter Meeting @ San Antonio Petroleum Club
Mar 16 @ 11:30 am
 “Origins and Habitat of Super-Giant Fields” By: Richard S. Bishop, Ph.D., #3092 International Oil and Gas Consultant, Houston.
Dallas Chapter Meeting 11:30 am
Dallas Chapter Meeting @ Preston Wood Country Club
Mar 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
“West Texas (Permian) unconventional resources: Fifteen years of exploration, discovery, development, and production, what we have learned, and where we are headed” By: Bill Fairhurst President/co-Founder of Riverford Exploration, LLC and Ph.D. candidate, Spears School[...]
Denver Chapter Meeting 11:30 pm
Denver Chapter Meeting @ Wynkoop Brewery
Mar 30 @ 11:30 pm
Denver Chapter Meeting @ Wynkoop Brewery
Mar 30 @ 11:30 pm



Scott Larson

Fort Worth Chapter Meeting @ Fort Worth Petroleum Club
Apr 5 @ 11:30 am

“The application of Machine Learning Technology to Understand the Subsurface of the Permian and Delaware Basins”

By: Deborah K. Sacrey #1271

Wichita Chapter Meeting @ Zoom
Apr 11 @ 12:30 pm

The Future of Geothermal Energy in Texas

By: Matt Welch

Executive Vice President, Texas Geothermal Energy Alliance (TxGEA)

Please join us on Tuesday April 11th, 2023 for a virtual meeting beginning at 12:30 p.m.

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New Orleans Chapter Membership Drive Crawfish Boil @ The Harbor Bar and Grill
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Our next meeting is our 7th Annual Membership Drive Crawfish Boil at the Harbor on
Thursday, April 20
.  We are keeping with the third Thursday theme for all of our future meetings.  Please remember this is a membership drive.  If you know someone who may be interested in joining our local society, please bring them to the crawfish boil for free.  We will have a surprise gift for all members who bring a potential guest.Remember, SIPES has four levels to join; Full, Limited, Junior and Affiliate.

  1. Full is for those who have a science or engineering degree with 12 years work experience and are independent.
  2. Limited are those who meet the qualifications of a Full Membership except they are not independent (employed).
  3. Junior is for those who meet the qualifications of a Full Membership except they do not have 12 years of experience.
  4. Affiliate (Not A Members of National SIPES) For those associated with earth science but do not have a degree in science or engineering.
Fort Worth Chapter May Meeting @ Fort Worth Petroleum Club
May 3 @ 11:30 am

“Help Wanted Preparing Tomorrow’s Oil Gas Workforce to Lead”

Heather Anderson

May 3 , 2023,
11:30 a.m. at the Fort Worth Petroleum Club.
$35 for all members and guests paying at the door.
At this time, we can only accept cash and checks. Thanks!
Please RSVP no later than NOON, Tuesday, May 2nd, to: Michael O’Donnell at

Heather Anderson is a licensed professional geologist ( and energy industry independent consultant Heather received a BS and MS in Geology from Texas Tech University ( and has an MBA from Southern Methodist University Heather spent the first 10 years of her career at ExxonMobil, working primarily GOM, Gulf Coast, South Texas, and Fort Worth Basin assets She also held global commercial roles including Reserves Advisor and Planning Advisor Since 2019 Heather has worked as a consultant, first, at Cawley, Gillespie Associates before starting her own consulting practice Heather works with oil and gas, green energy, minerals, and higher education clients, supporting geologic analysis, business development, strategic planning, and project management Heather also provides career management workshops to higher education clients and career coaching to students and early career professionals.

Heather currently serves as the Women’s Network Representative for the American Association of Petroleum
Geologists ( Southwest Section and is an AAPG Foundation Trustee Associate Heather is also the President
of the TTU College of Arts Sciences Alumni Advisory Board and is involved in several mentoring and student
support efforts at Texas Tech

Dallas Chapter & SPE Happy Hour & Networking Opportunity @ Yard House
May 11 @ 5:30 pm

Joint SIPES-Dallas Chapter & SPE Happy Hour & Networking Opportunity

Thursday, May 11, 2023, from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.,

at Yard House (5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas  75254).

The event is sponsored by RedOaks Energy Advisors.


Please RSVP to Carole Popa, SIPES-Dallas Chapter Secretary, by email:


Dallas Chapter Meeting @ Prestonwood Country Club
May 16 @ 11:15 am

Where Is our Economy Heading: Are Fossil Fuels the Problem, or are they the Patsy?

With so much at play in today’s markets, many analysts are asking, “Are the macros driving our prices, or are our prices driving the macros?” How many times have we heard politicians tell the world that the energy industry is “price gouging” the public? They equate high profits with greed and corruption. They talk about fairness, a doctrine that does not exist in the constitution. We will focus our discussion on setting the record straight. We’ll discuss what is driving inflation higher and also look to see if we are heading for another recession. This and more.

Speaker: Timothy S. Snyder, Applied Economist

A degreed Economist, Tim has served as an advisor, analyst, project developer, and media subject matter expert for over 40 years. He has worked with government agencies and non-profit and for-profit corporations around the world. Tim’s focus is the application of macroeconomics to various pricing models across multiple industries in order to assist clients in achieving maximum profitability and efficiency. His current work concentrates on oil and gas, banking, mortgages, and debt and other relevant financial markets. Additionally, Tim has extensive experience in agriculture, health care, manufacturing, and logistics. Tim’s professional career has spanned a wide range of positions, from a securities and commodities registered representative with Dean Witter Reynolds, to developing ethanol biorefineries, to commodity group work, to commercial and real-estate banking and risk management. Tim is a recognized public speaker and currently co-hosts a daily radio program on Agriculture and Oil and Gas, and he contributes to several radio and television broadcasts across the country. He recently began a podcast series titled “Gasonomics” and writes a daily and weekly energy commentary with a specific focus on macroeconomics for the equities and commodity markets. Tim is also a recurring economics contributor to SiriusXM Radio on one of their live Nationwide broadcasts focusing on the trucking industry. Tim’s responsibilities at ExecHQ include providing economic advice to fellow ExecHQ Principals, ExecHQ Strategic Partner Firms, and clients across multiple industries. Tim is a widower and currently lives in the Dallas, Texas, area to be near his two sons and their families.

Please RSVP by 12:00 Noon on Thursday, May 11, 20232
to Carole Popa, SIPES-Dallas Chapter Secretary,
at or by phone 972-985-7830
Guests are welcome. Their lunch expense is $40 (payable by check or cash at the door).
Dallas Chapter invites potential new members by paying for their meal.

Midland Chapter Meeting @ Midland Country Club - Upstairs
May 17 @ 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
Wichita Virtual Meeting @ Virtual Meeting - Zoom
May 17 @ 12:30 pm

Presenter: Salman Safari    

Founder and President, Recion Technologies, Inc.

Petro-lithium brines: Their importance to North American battery supply chain

Please join us on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 for a virtual meeting beginning at 12:30 p.m.

In this presentation, I will briefly talk about the presence of lithium in North American brines followed by an overview of recent technological advancements to make lithium production from such brines economically viable. I will conclude my presentation with the progress that we have made at Recion Technologies and our plans for upcoming months.  

The past decade has experienced an unprecedented surge in demand for lithium products driven by their growing use in battery powered electric vehicles and portable electronics. Most lithium products are sourced from South America (Chile and Argentina) because of lithium concentration and dry climate, or they are refined in China due to low energy cost and less stringent environmental protection policies. With growing political tension between Western economies and China, political instability in South America and concerns about the adequacy of lithium supplies, lithium production from unconventional resources such as low-grade petrobrines, found in North America, has become an economically attractive venture.

The presence of sub-100 ppm Li in Western Canadian oilfield brines has been known for more than three decades; however, the complexity of oilfield brine chemistry and relatively low concentrations of Li have hampered its commercial production. Accelerating global clean energy transition has motivated the provincial and federal governments of Canada to establish a roadmap for the production of critical minerals such as lithium as reflected in their recent announcements including Renewing Alberta’s Mineral Future, The Canadian Critical Minerals Strategy, and Canada-U.S. Joint Action Plan on Critical Minerals. This generational opportunity has prompted technology companies like Recion Technologies to pivot their strategy towards tuning their Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) process for lithium production from unconventional brines in North America to unlock >$50B worth of lithium product. Compared to the conventional salars in South America, North American petrolithium and geothermal brines are considered low grade; however, efficient lithium extraction processes combined with a high forecasted price of lithium carbonate /hydroxide have made such assets highly attractive.

Founded upon several years of experience in researching lithium extraction technologies, Recion Technologies was incorporated in late 2019 with the mission to commercialize a process to extract, concentrate, purify, and produce lithium from such brines to enable nascent lithium mining industry in Canada to domestically generate high-value lithium products. A successful commercialization of this process will contribute to the diversification of the Canadian mining sector and aid in positioning Western Canada as one of strongholds of Li production in North America. 

Salman has a PhD in chemical engineering and more than 10 years of experience in water treatment and clean technologies. In the past several years, he has been working on advanced methods for lithium extraction from unconventional resources and he has developed the core aspects of Recion’s technology. Salman is a professional member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Topic: Petro-lithium brines: Their importance to North American battery supply chain

Time: May 17, 2023 12:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Houston Chapter Meeting @ Petroleum Club of Houston
May 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Discovery of Bright Falcon Field

By: Mark McCuen – Consulting Geophysicist



Bright Falcon Field was an early discovery (1985) in the Expanded Yegua Trend of central Jackson County, TX.  Initially drilled using 2D seismic, the acquisition of a 3D survey was instrumental in the development of the field.  More importantly, the use of engineering data required “outside the box” thinking about AVO and predicted the eventual total produced reserves.

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