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.

AADE National F5

November 12, 2015

Humble Civic Arena


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2016 National Fluids Conference & Exhibition

April 12-13, 2016

Hilton Houston North, Houston, Texas

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2016 Fluids Conference Call For Papers
Abstracts due by October 2, 2015.
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