Benefits of Membership
SIPES membership provides you with an opportunity to meet and exchange technical and economic information with other self-employed earth scientists. If you need prospects, or if you are looking for participants in your projects, being a SIPES member affords you the opportunity to become part of a nationwide high-quality network of oil and gas professionals.
For members who are consultants, SIPES maintains a computerized Referral System for Consultants designed to match consulting members with individuals or companies requiring the services of a qualified earth scientist. Data in the system are updated annually and includes information about professional specialties and geographic areas of practice. A comprehensive list of consulting members is also published annually. SIPES has developed, in conjunction with the DPA of AAPG, useful professional Model Contracts for Independent Geoscientists. A Model Confidentiality Agreement Form and a Contract for Geoscience Services are now available.
SIPES has compiled a Deal Buyers List which is available exclusively to members and is updated periodically. The report includes information from companies located in SIPES Chapter areas who are buying prospects, production and ideas. SIPES also publishes the SIPES Quarterly, a newsletter containing informative articles, as well as news of members and information about SIPES Chapter activities. A SIPES Membership Directory is available online to members. This very useful resource includes member contact information, member photos and information on each member’s education, professional history, areas of expertise and certification number.
The SIPES Foundation, a charitable and educational organization, was chartered in Texas in November 1981. In addition to awarding annual earth science scholarships and conducting educational seminars, the Foundation maintains an extensive earth science video film library, with films of technical programs that have been presented at past annual meetings and seminars.
SIPES addresses a wide variety of state and federal issues which directly affect the independent earth scientist. Responses to lawmaking and rulemaking are provided to state and national legislative and governmental agencies. As a Cooperating Association with the Independent Petroleum Association of America and as a member of the American Geological Institute’s Governmental Affairs Program, SIPES members benefit from the direct contacts these groups have with legislators and government agencies in Washington, DC concerning issues affecting the oil and gas industry and the earth sciences.