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About SIPES Houston

SIPES Houston is the pre-eminent organization for furthering the professional and business interests of independent producers, prospectors and investors.

We are Houston’s energy entrepreneurs.


Learn more about the upcoming SIPES Houston events.


Learn more about the current SIPES Houston board of directors.


Membership provides access to networking and collaboration with industry professionals.

Why Join SIPES Houston?

The Houston Chapter of SIPES is the largest local chapter of the SIPES National organization, which is based in Dallas. Part of the richness of SIPES is the networking and communication that propagates between the chapters in these oil communities. 

When you see the SIPES Certificate of Membership, you can always be sure that you are dealing with honest and reputable geoscience professionals.  Please visit our national website for more details.

Our Mission

To be the pre-eminent organization for furthering the professional and business interests of independent oil and gas finders and funders.

In achieving this vision, emphasis is placed on:

  1. Professional Competence
  2. Professional Business Ethics
  3. Presenting a favorable, credible and effective image of the Society

Who We Are

Founded in 1963, SIPES is one of Houston’s premier professional groups in the energy industry.

The Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES) is the only national organization designed exclusively for the independent or consulting professional prospector. Members include geologists, engineers, geophysicists, CEOs, and investors.

Interested in joining us? Learn more about membership and the Houston chapter, or register for upcoming luncheons and events, where speakers discuss petroleum geology, engineering and other oil and gas business topics.