The DPA currently has four video presentations available to assist our members with their Professional Development Hour (PHD) on ethics. These online courses can be used to satisfy either a geoscience license or Board certification. There is a 15-question you may complete for a Certificate of Completion that may be used to get credited for having participated. These videos are offered at no cost to DPA Members.

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In conjunction with the Division of Professional Affairs of AAPG SIPES has developed useful professional model contracts for independent geoscientists. A model Confidentialityand Non-Competition Agreement Form is available. A four-page Contract for Geoscience Services is also available without charge.

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The following information specifies the status of states with ongoing or the potential for legislative activity related to geologic registration/licensing activity current to mid-May, 2009. Included in this report are updates related to existing legislation subject to sunset provisions as well as legislation related to the modification of existing legislation regarding geologic licensure, registration and similar issues.

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Download a PDF copy today of this handbook or to have one mailed. Please indicate in your request if you’d prefer a CD or a printed book. Note: We are unable to ship paper copies outside of North America.

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Not so long ago, it was common for older geologists and geophysicists to sit together with younger employees for morning coffee or, on occasion, an afternoon beer. During those times, we would often hear tales of how this or that prospect got drilled or what happened to so-and-so while he (back then it was almost always a he) was sitting a rig.

For most companies, this getting together of old and new does not seem to happen much anymore, which is truly a shame. Those stories not only helped to build a level of camaraderie not seen much in the industry today, they also helped us to learn — to gain experience from those who had been there and done that.

So for those of you who miss those shared experiences or for those who have never had the opportunity to hear some of the old-timers’ stories from the oil patch — here is your opportunity. Sit back, pour yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of beer, and enjoy!

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