SIPES 54th Annual Meeting
& 2017 Convention

June 26-29, 2017 - Vail, Colorado

SIPES Convention Hotel Information

The SIPES 2017 Convention Headquarters Hotel will be the beautiful five-star Four Seasons Resort in Vail, Colorado. Located at the foot of Vail Mountain, the Four Seasons Resort is a luxury hotel with European flair. Summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing, shopping in Vail Village, or just relaxing in the cool mountain air!

2017 Technical Presentations

Current Technical Session Speaker Information is outlined below and is subject to change:

SIPES FOUNDATION 2017 SEMINAR - Monday PM

  • Bill Nye - "Tales from Seven Continents - Living an Explorer's Dream"
  • GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS - Tuesday AM

  • Bob Hardage - "Shear Wave Processing"
  • Tim Rynott - "Evolution and Economic Implications for Upper Cretaceous Sandstones: A New Example from the Inboard Gulf of Mexico"
  • Brad Bacon - "Employing Multiple Sources of Data to Optimize Field Development"
  • Rob Yorke - "Value of Depth Imaging Onshore - Better than Time. Period"
  • Randy Bissell - "Evolving Models for Eocene Deepwater Channel Complexes and Fan Systems, Scotland District, Barbados"
  • ALL CONVENTION LUNCHEON - Tuesday NOON

  • Peter Stark - IHS -"Petroleum Industry Perspective 2017 - OPEC is Back and So Are US Drillers"
  • BUSINESS APPLICATIONS - Tuesday PM

  • Scott Taylor - "JOA, Contracts, Leases"
  • Bill Fairhurst - "Developing Creative, Critical & Stratigraphic Thinking for Natural and Social Sciences"
  • Jory Pacht, #3054 - "Zero to $50 Million in One Year; How to Start Up a Private Equity Energy Company"
  • Bill Finley, #2167 - "Louisiana Board of Professional Geologists and Ethical Behavior"
  • SIPES Discovery Room - 4:00 to 5:00 pm
  • FIELD DISCOVERY - Wednesday AM

  • Tony Hauglum, #2807 - "Whitsett South Eagle Ford Project"
  • Bill Fairhurst - WolfBone, Discovery, Exploration to Field Development in an Oil Rich Unconventional Resource"
  • Steve Sonnenberg, #2158 - "Niobrara Parts I & II
  • Frank Cornish, #3128 - "Hydrocarbon Traps Associated with Upper Wilcox Canyons and Seismic Response, Mid-Gulf Coast, Texas"
  • Steve Sonnenberg, #2158 - "SIPES Field Trip Overview: Geology of the Vail to Glenwood Springs Area, Northwest Colorado"
  • SIPES ONE-DAY GEOLOGICAL FIELD TRIP - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Registration Book

    The 2017 Convention Registration Book will be available in February 2017.

    Area Tours & Field Trips

    Please see the 2017 Convention Registration Book for information on optional events, tours, and the Thursday field trip.