SIPES 55th Annual Meeting
& 2018 Convention

June 11-14, 2018 - Santa Fe, New Mexico

SIPES Convention Hotel Information

The SIPES 2018 Convention Headquarters Hotel will be the beautiful La Fonda Hotel on the Plaza within walking distance to all features of the city.

Room Reservations:

The SIPES Group Rate is $199 per night plus applicable taxes for single or double occupancy. The group rate will be honored three days pre- and post-convention dates (6/9-6/15/18) based upon availability.

This rate will be in effect until Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 12:00 noon (Mountain Standard Time). Individual reservations should be made by calling La Fonda’s Reservations Department at 800-523-5002 and choosing option 1. Call between the hours of: Monday-Friday, 7 am-8 pm; Saturday, 8 am-5 pm; or Sunday, 9 am-5 pm.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm. Check-out time is 12:00 noon.

Click here for hotel information and registration.

The group code is 912830.

2018 Technical Presentations

The technical program is currently in the planning and scheduling stages. Please check periodically for updates.

SIPES FOUNDATION 2018 SEMINAR — Monday, June 11 — 2:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Members: $65 ($90 after 5/10/18) — Non-Members: $75 ($100 after 5/10/18) — Spouses/Guests: $35 ($60 after 5/10/18)

  • Eric Blinman, Ph.D. — "A Thousand Years of New Mexico History: Foundations of the Rich Multicultural Landscape"
  • Hilario Romero, Ph.D. — "Three Thousand Years of History, Settlement and Culture in the Greater Santa Fe Area"
  • Joy Poole — "History of the Santa Fe Trail"
  • RESOURCES OF NEW MEXICO — Tuesday, June 12

  • 8:20-8:30 a.m. — Opening Remarks
  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. — Virginia McLemore — "Mining Issues in New Mexico 2018"
  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. — Bruce Black — "Oil Occurrences in the Rio Grande Rift"
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. — Ted Wilton — "Sandstone-Hosted Uranium Deposits of the Cebolleta Uranium Project, Cibola County, New Mexico, USA"
  • 10:00-10:15 a.m. — Break
  • OIL IN NEW MEXICO — Tuesday, June 12

  • 10:15-10:45 a.m. — Ron Broadhead — "Petroleum Geology of New Mexico: An Overview and Recent Developments"
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m. — Eddie David, #2269 — "A Lifetime of Riding the WTI Price Roller Coaster"
  • 11:15-11:45 a.m. — James Manatt — "Bypassed Oil Behind Pipe: Pioneering a Third New Mexico Basin into Production, The Trials and Tribulations"
  • ALL-CONVENTION LUNCHEON & ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING — Tuesday, June 12

  • 12:00-1:15 p.m. — Patrick A. Nye — "Building on Successes and Failures — The Life
    of an Independent"
  • EXPLORATION TOOLS FOR THE INDEPENDENT — Tuesday, June 12

  • 1:30-2:00 p.m. — Jerry Stokes, #2866 — "Electronic Geology"
  • 2:00-2:30 p.m. — James Allen, #1330 — "Shell's $560 Million Mistake, Arco & Sohio's $1.25 Billion Mistake, and Exxon's Much, Much Bigger Mistake, or Thank God for Independents!"
  • 2:30-3:00 p.m. — Kenneth Hooper — "Prospect-Focused Seismic Survey in Trend Development Strategies"
  • 3:00-3:30 p.m. — Break
  • 3:30-4:00 p.m. — Wayne Hoskins — "From Prospect Map to Data Volume"
  • 4:00-4:30 p.m. — John Everett — "Remote Sensing — Getting More Exploration for Less Money"
  • 4:30-5:00 p.m. — Dietmar (Deet) Schumacher — "Surface Geochemical Exploration for Oil and Gas: New Life for an Old but Underutilized Technology"
  • FIELD HISTORIES — Wednesday, June 13

  • 8:25-8:30 a.m. — Opening Remarks
  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. — Richard Boyce, #3245 — "Not all Wolfcamp Wells Have to be Horizontal: — A Throwback to the Way Things Used to Be"
  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. — Robert Wiener — "Shallow Ellenburger and Pennsylvanian Section Re-Exploration Using Innovative Technology and Basic Geology"
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. — Lee Petersen, #2838 — "Prospecting with the Rear-View Mirror"
  • 10:00-10:15 a.m. — Break
  • 10:00-12:00 Noon — SIPES Discovery Room Open
  • 10:15-10:45 a.m. — Pat Gratton, #412 — "Adaptive Geoscientist Plus the Key to Survival/Success in Good Times and Bad"
  • 10:45-11:45 a.m. — Kirt Kempter — Field Trip Preview — "Geology of the Jemez Mountains"
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. — David Abbott — Ethics Course — "Aspects of Geoscience-related Ethics Codes"
  • Convention Registration

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    Area Tours & Field Trips

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