Over $300,000 in Scholarships

Originating in the late 1970's, local societies that served members in the oil and gas industry would get together at the Coalition Blowout, to network and have a great time. Sometime in the 1980s, the event stopped being held.

The Coalition Blowout was resurrected in 2008 with a bigger and better purpose. The volunteers from the local societies now band together to throw a party to honor and celebrate the people that make the oil and gas industry great.

Member Organizations


San Antonio Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute

Website | Scholarship


Central Texas Chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers

Website | Scholarship


San Antonio Chapter of the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies

Website | Scholarship

D and D

Desk and Derrick Club of San Antonio

Website | Scholarship


South Texas Geological Society



San Antonio Geophysical Society



San Antonio Chapter of the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists

Website | Scholarship


Balcones Section of Society of Petroleum Engineers

Website | Scholarship


San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen


The Event

January 28, 2017 at the Alzafar Shrine for the 10th Annual Coalition Blowout!

Join us for an event-filled evening featuring live music from the Cactus Country, an incredible pork tenderloin dinner sponsored by SPN Well Services, and lots of laughs, new and old friends all while raising money for scholarships!


  • 6:00 PM - Cocktail Hour
  • 7:00 PM - Pork Tenderloin Dinner sponsored by SPN Well Services


The Alzafar Shrine located at 901 North Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78232.
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Our Sponsors

Along with our organizing members, the annual Coalition Blowout would not be possible without our Sponsors. Each of the organizations below have gone above and beyond to help ensure our event is a success.

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Contact Us

Have a question or comment? We'd love to hear from you. You can fill out the form to the right or use the contact information below to get in touch with us.

For general information or questions please contact Ken Helm at 210-829-2234.