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.

2019 National Technical Conference & Exhibition

April 9-10, 2019

Hilton Denver City Center

1701 California Street

Denver, CO 80202


Sponsorship Opportunities available.  Download sponsor form here for details.


Click here to view the 2019 AADE Conference Ad.

Exhibit Booth Spaces once again available in Exhibit Hall #2!

Exhibit Hall #1 – Denver Ballroom – Sold Out! Floor plan here.
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Exhibit Hall #2 – Penrose Ballroom – Limited Space Available!
Download Floor Plan and Exhibit Forms here to sign up!
2019 AADE NTCE Exhibitor Forms 2.pdf
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Conference Program - Draft
As of February 5, 2019
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15th Annual AADE National Fin Feather Fur Food Festival

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018

3:30 – 10:30 p.m.

The Humble Civic Arena


2018 F5 Photos - Group I | Group II

2018 F5 Winners
2018 F5 Winners.pdf
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