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Become a Member

Become a Member

Prospective Members: please review the information below, then call (713-658-8096, x17) or send a message to Chip Betz using the contact form found here: https://sipeshouston.org/contact/.

Become a Member




SIPES has three categories of membership: Full, Limited, and Junior Limited. Any membership requires a degree from an accredited college or university in science or engineering in the earth sciences, whether self-employed or employed in industry, government or education as an earth scientist.

Full Membership requires at least twelve years of experience. Limited Membership is for those who are employed, while Junior Limited Membership is for applicants with fewer than 12 years’ experience.

Credit is given for time spent working toward a degree. SIPES has a membership reciprocity agreement with the Division of Professional Affairs (DPA) of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and with the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE).

The Houston Chapter also has a Houston Chapter Affiliate category available for those who do not qualify for the categories above. Chapter Affiliates are not associated with nor members of the SIPES National Organization.

Interested in joining SIPES?

Become a member of SIPES by first determining which membership category you might qualify for:

Full Membership

Full Membership is available for applicants who are self-employed with freedom of choice of clients and business associates.

Limited Membership

A Limited Membership category is available for applicants who are employed.

Junior Limited Membership

Junior Limited Membership is available for applicants with fewer than 12 years of experience in the earth sciences.

Affiliate Member

Houston Chapter Affiliate is for those who do not qualify for membership.

Benefits of SIPES Membership

  • Great Networking Opportunities!
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Annual Conventions (New Orleans 2014; Park City, Utah 2015)
  • SIPES Membership Directory
  • The Deal Buyers List
  • Continuing Education Seminars
  • Independents’ Day Parties
  • Lunch Meetings & Lectures at the Petroleum Club every 3rd Thursday
  • Professional and Ethical Standards

For more information on how to join, please contact Chip Betz, the 2016 Houston Membership Chair by phone at (713) 658-8096 (ext. 17) or by email at cebetz@strandenergy.com.