HGS Continuing Education - Getting Started as a Self Employed Geoscientist - Consultant

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Houston Geological Society
Continuing Education Committee

Getting Started as a Self Employed Geoscientist - Consultant
A One-Day Symposium


Friday, May 20, 2016  8 am – 5 pm

Join us for a day filled with practical experience, wisdom and insight from HGS, GSH, Society of Independent Earth Scientists (SIPES) members, and Industry Professionals who have successfully transitioned into creating their own business.

Current Agenda:

- Setting Up Your Practice as a Consultant
                Robert Pledger, CPG, SIPES, Ashford Oil & Gas
- Accounting and Financial Considerations for your Consultancy
                Neil Blakely, CPA, Accountant, Blakely & Weeks-Thome, PLLC
- Discovering Mineral Owners and Leaseholders - Courthouse work
                C. Frank Robinson, CPL, Landman, Roger A. Soape, Inc.
- Legal Considerations, Contracts and Agreements for the Consultant
                Charles Knobloch, Atty., Arnold, Knobloch & Saunders, L.L.P., former Chair, TxBPG
- Introduction to Seismic Interpretation with OpendTect
                Nanne Hemstra, VP No.Am., dGB Earth Sciences
- Free, Low-Cost, and Open Access Data and Software for Petroleum Exploration and Production
                Susan S. Nash, Ph.D., AAPG Dir. of Education and Professional Development
- How to Find Work as a Consultant
                Deborah Sacrey, CPG, SIPES, Auburn Energy, HGS President

Lecture Hall 117 of Science & Research Bldg. 1
University of Houston
Parking in Stadium Parking $10
- enter from Holman St., NW of Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX 77204

Registration:  $75  HGS, GSH, SPE members by 11:45 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016
                                $100                    non-members by 11:45 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016

Late Registration:  $100  On-Line Registration closes 5 PM Tuesday May 17, 2016

We are accepting Walk-ups at this event.

Parking $10 with credit card across Cullen Blvd in Stadium Parking Garage.

If you have been Self Employed for seven (7) years or more as an independent professional consultant, are a member of SIPES, SPE or Oil and Gas business owner/operator you can participate as a Mentor in this class.  You will be recognized as a Mentor and contact point  for the other attendees while sitting amongst them in the audiance. Please call the office to if you qualify to be listed as a Mentor.

Notebook, Certificate of Attendance, Networking Lunch, Continental Breakfast, Coffee and Break refreshments are included in the Registration price.
Doors open at 7:30 AM.  Presentation begins at 8:30 AM


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dGB Earth Sciences
Internet:  www.dgbes.com/  www.opendtect.org/
dGB Earth Sciences will have the capability of loading the OpendTect core software onto Laptops with adequate capabilities. Visit: http://opendtect.org/lic/doc/system_requirements.html
The link for those who want to download the software at home is:  http://opendtect.org/index.php/products/download


May 20th, 2016 8:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
University of Houston
Lecture Hall of Science & Research Bldg. 1
3422 Cullen Blvd.
Houston, TX 77204
United States
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HGS Member $ 100.00
HGS Non Member $ 100.00
Honorary/Emeritus/Life Member $ 75.00
Student $ 75.00
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