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!

Room Reservations:

The SIPES Group Rate at the Four Seasons Resort in Val is $235/night for single or double occupancy. If space is available at the hotel, this rate is available three days before and three days after the SIPES Meeting Dates. Only four rooms remain in the SIPES Group block. Call the SIPES Office before June 2 if you want to make a reservation. Please do not call the hotel. Online booking is also closed at this time.

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

    Area Tours & Field Trips

    There are currently five seats available for the Geological Field trip to the Glenwood Canyon area. Register online today, or onsite beginning at 9:00 am on Monday June 26, 2017.