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.

Click the banner above for Exhibit & Sponsorship Info!


2020 Fluids Conference & Exhibition

April 14-15, 2020

Marriot Marquis - Downtown Houston, TX

Room rate $156/night.  Must be reserved by 3/23/20 unless sold out.

Click here to reserve your room or call 877-622-3056.


Click Here for Conference Registration Information


Abstract submission is closed for Industry Papers

You can find the Industry Papers Template HERE.


Click Here for Student Poster & Presentation Contest Abstract Submissions

Download the 2020 AADE Conference Flyer
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16th Annual AADE National Fin Feather Fur Food Festival - AADE F5 XVI

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019

Click the link above for the list of this year's winners!


Thank you to everyone who supported & attended this great event!  2019 photos coming soon! #aadef52019



Check out last year's photos!  2018 F5 Photos - Group I | Group II

AADE F5 Floor Plan Layout 2019
Cook Team Map
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