The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) has represented independent oil and natural gas producers for three-quarters of a century. On June 10, 1929, President Herbert Hoover called a national and state conference to discuss and formulate a practical program for the conservation of America’s natural petroleum resources. At that historic meeting at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, oil operators, royalty owners, and land owners alike formed a new national association, the IPAA.
Founded in 1917, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists is currently the world’s largest professional geological society. The membership of AAPG includes geologists, geophysicists, CEOs, managers, consultants, students and academicians. The purpose of the organization is to foster scientific research, advance the science of geology, promote technology and inspire high professional conduct.
The mission of the Society of Petroleum Engineers is to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.
The objectives of the Houston Geological Society are to stimulate interest and promote advancement in the geosciences; disseminate and facilitate discussion of geological information; enhance professional interaction among geoscientists; and to aid and encourage academic training in the geosciences.
Founded in 1984, the Colorado Oil & Gas Association’s (COGA) purpose is “to foster and promote the beneficial, efficient, responsible and environmentally sound development, production and use of Colorado oil and natural gas.” COGA is a nationally recognized trade association that aggressively promotes the expansion of Rocky Mountain natural gas markets, supply and transportation infrastructure through its growing and diverse membership. With Denver as a central focus of the region’s growing gas industry, our Association is at the forefront of the legal, legislative and regulatory issues facing our member companies.