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American Association of Drilling Engineers


The American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) is a non-profit, 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. 

AADE offers a forum for the exchange of information, among its members and guests, specifically on drilling related topics.  AADE chapters generally meet once a month where programs are presented by knowledgeable industry leaders in an informal luncheon or dinner environment.


To provide the forum for the dissemination of practical drilling technology to those employed or interested in the drilling industry.


To be a leading forum for the dissemination and interchange of drilling practices and technology.


To promote professionalism and respect within the drilling industry, the community, and the environment in which it co-exists.

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