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.

Save The Date

AADE 13th Annual F5

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016

Humble Civic Arena


Ticket Price: $30 each in advance / $45 at the gate

Online Presale ends October 31, 2016


NOTE: Tickets are non-refundable. Payment must be received BEFORE tickets are mailed. Tickets will be mailed no later than a week before the event.


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2017 National Technical Conference & Exhibition

April 11-12, 2017

Hilton Houston North, Houston, Texas

2017 Conference Submissions

2017 Call for Papers
Abstract Deadline has been EXTENDED to Friday, OCTOBER 7, 2016. Authors will be notified of acceptance by October 31, 2016.
AADE 2017 CFP.pdf
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