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.

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 Tickets

$30 in advance | $45 at the gate


Click Here to purchase tickets online

Tickets will be mailed no later than a week before the event.


Individual tickets can be purchased and picked up from these Ticket Locations

Click below to enter a cook team: Sponsor Forms
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Click below for: Cook team instructions
2018 F5 Cooking Team Instructions
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Click below for event schedule & map
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*Note: This is an adult event and focused on those 21 and older.  It is not recommended that minors attend.  Private Oilfield event.  Not open to the general public.

2019 National Technical Conference & Exhibition

April 9-10, 2019

Hilton Denver City Center

1701 California Street

Denver, CO 80202

2019 AADE National Technical Conference Call For Papers
Abstracts Deadline has been extended to October 7, 2018
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