Our Association

The American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) is a non-profit (IRS 501-6C), volunteer organization founded in New Orleans in 1978 and is made up of an affiliation of independent chapters licensed and governed by a National Board. 


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Our Chapters

Eleven chapters are now active in New Orleans, Lafayette, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Permian Basin (Midland), Mid-Continent (Oklahoma City-Tulsa), Denver, West Coast (Bakersfield), Alaska (Anchorage), Appalachian Basin (Coraopolis, PA) and Central Texas (San Antonio). 

Important Dates

Check out the upcoming conferences and events sponsored by AADE.

16th Annual AADE National Fin Feather Fur Food Festival - AADE F5 XVI

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019

3:30 – 10:30 p.m.

The Humble Civic Arena

Houston, TX

Ticket Information

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2018 F5 Photos - Group I | Group II


2020 Fluids Conference & Exhibition

April 14-15, 2020

Marriot Marquis - Downtown Houston, TX


Click Here for Abstract Submission (for Industry Papers)

Click Here for Student Poster & Presentation Contest Abstract Submissions

2020 Call for Papers
AADE 2020 CFP ad 05JUL19 8-5x11 WEB.pdf
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