Fall 2021 SMRI Technical Conference; Galveston, Texas USA; September 19-22, 2021

The Conference Announcement is now available and contains  the conference schedule, hotel registration and travel information. The optional Technical Class subject will be "Development of a Cavern Storage Project, Cavern Basics" and will be repeated as part of the Spring 2022 Rapid City, South Dakota Conference.

FIELD TRIPS - Two field trips are being planned with details to be included in the forthcoming Conference Announcement.

Conference Registration

On-line registration for members can be accessed by logging in. Non-membership registration will open on 6 August and all registration will close on 3 September. Any late registrations after 3 September will be charged a $250 late fee in addition to the conference fee, if space is available. Please contact Dawn ([email protected]) regarding any questions about registration.

Virtual Attendance

Due to the ongoing global health pandemic and travel restrictions, SMRI may broadcast the Galveston meeting as a hybrid format. The current plan would be to live stream the Technical Presentations, followed by on-demand access to the individual presentations. The upload of the on-demand presentations may be delayed a few days to enable processing and uploading of the files. Virtual attendees must register similar to the in-person attendees using a separate link to be posted to the registration page. Registration for the virtual aspect is now open for both members and non-members, and can be accessed by signing in to the platform. Decision on whether there is sufficient attendance to support hybrid component will be made by August 15, so please register early.

Important Dates and Deadlines for Authors

15 August 2021        Final copy of the paper due; e-mail to the Program Chair 

For further technical paper program or author questions, please contact Program Chair 2021 – Dan Noack, Phone +1 713-646-4462, Email [email protected]

Hotel and Travel Information

The Conference will be held at Moody Gardens located at 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Texas, USA. The hotel is an educational tourist destination. The non-profit destination uses nature to educate and excite visitors about conservation and wildlife.  Moody Gardens also has a Ride Film Theater with motion-based pod seating.

Hotel Reservations:
SMRI room rate: $179.00 from June 21-Aug 26
72 hour minimum cancellation policy.   
Click here for website reservations    
By Phone:  888-388-8484.

Moody Gardens is approximately 72 miles from George Bush International Airport (IAH) and 41 miles from William P. Hobby Airport (HOB).   Moody Gardens can be reached from each airport via taxi, bus, shuttle, or rental car.

SMRI thanks our sponsors of the Fall 2021 SMRI Conference.

DIAMOND: Empire Wireline, LLC; and WSP

GOLD: Enventure Global Technology; Lane Power & Energy Solutions, Inc; Lonquist & Co LLC; and Sonic Surveys

SILVER: Cavern Solutions; Geostock Sandia, LLC; GHD Services Inc.;RESPEC; SubTerra Engineering; and Tejas Tubular Oilfield Services

BRONZE: Alpha Geoscience; Salt Cavern Storage LLC; Seal-Tite International; SOCON Sonar Well Services; and Stream-Flo Industries

For information on 2021 sponsorships, please click here.