What Is SIPES?

The Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES) is the only national organization designed exclusively for the independent or consulting professional earth scientist. Members include geologists, engineers, geophysicists, geochemists, and other earth scientists.


SIPES has a network of 12 active local chapters located in 5 states. Monthly luncheon meetings are held where ideas are exchanged and timely speakers are heard. Many special seminars, evening programs and other events are held during the year. For additional information, please contact the SIPES Dallas, Texas office.






Lafayette & New Orleans


Oklahoma City


Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Midland & San Antonio

SIPES Constitution and Code of Ethics

SIPES Mission Statement ... 

  To be the pre-eminent organization for furthering the professional and business interests of independent practitioners of the earth sciences. In achieving this vision, emphasis will be placed on (1) professional competence, (2) professional business ethics, and (3) presenting a favorable, credible and effective image of the Society.

Adopted by the SIPES Board of Directors
September 21, 1996

SIPES Membership Offers You:

*  Professional Development
*  Networking
*  Technical Information
*  Career Growth

*  Educational Resources
*  Publications
*  Leadership Opportunities
*  Recognition

SIPES is an organization which represents action, experience and integrity. It is an enthusiastic group of professionals who are good friends, and is a real advantage for an independent earth scientist.


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