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.

14th Annual AADE National F5

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017

Humble Civic Arena




2017 F5 Winners
2017 F5 Winners.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [113.4 KB]


2018 National Fluids Conference & Exhibition

April 10-11, 2018

Hilton Houston North, Houston, Texas

Click here for conference information


NOTE: The deadline to submit Industry Paper abstracts to the AADE 2018 Fluids Conference has been extended to Oct. 23.

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