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IADC mission: Promote commitment to safety, preservation of the environment and advances in drilling technology.

IADC’s resources offer diverse benefits to its membership of drilling contractors, producers and associates. Membership is open to any company involved in oil and gas exploration and production, well servicing, oil field manufacturing and other rig site services.

Through conferences, training seminars and a comprehensive network of technical publications, IADC continually fosters education and communications within the upstream petroleum industry.

IADC has a global reach operating wherever its members operate…in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.


Drilling Engineering Association Europe DEA(E)

The Drilling Engineering Association Europe DEA(E) is a research-operations forum which provides a link between the drilling industry and research and development advancements. The DEA(E) is supported by over fifty oil companies throughout Europe, and has developed close links between the oil industry and the service contractors, research agencies, and academic institutions. This puts the DEA(E) into a dynamic position to influence the market requirements for technological developments.
The objectives of the DEA(E) can be summarised as:

  • Identify the requirements of the membership within the drilling industry.
  • Evaluate research project proposals for technological impact on the drilling business.
  • Prioritise the identified projects for fast-track development.
  • Focus the projects on the specific requirements of the industry.
  • Provide the foundation for the formation of Joint Industry Project funding for research.


American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)

The American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) was founded in New Orleans in 1978. The AADE is an all volunteer organization made up of an affiliation of independent chapters licensed by the National Board. AADE offers a forum for the exchange of information, among its members and guests, specifically on drilling related topics.

The mission, vision, and values of the AADE are:

  • To provide a 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.


Completion Engineering Association (CEA)

The Completion Engineering Association (CEA) objectives are to advance the state-of-the-art of well completion technology by providing a forum for:

  • The presentation of proposals for completion-related projects sponsored by Members of the Association for participation by Members and non-Members alike.
  • Exploring the levels of interest of Members in potential completion related problems to aid in developing future industry sponsored projects.
    Advising academic organizations and other industry groups of the needs and interests of Members.
  • This organization is not organized for profit or organized to engage in an activity ordinarily carried on for profit. No part of any net earnings of this organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, its members, trustees, officers or other private persons; provided however, that the Association shall be authorized and empowered to reimburse its members, trustees, officers or other private persons for reasonable expenses incurred by these persons in furtherance of the purpose for which the Association was organized.


The University of Tulsa CESE

The University of Tulsa, established in 1894, is an independent, doctoral-degree institution long recognized for its College of Engineering and Natural Sciences. For 25 years, The University of Tulsa, Continuing Engineering and Science Education has offered a wide range of non-credit technical, non-technical and cross-discipline programs in many disciplines.


Production Engineering Association (PEA)

Production Engineering Association (PEA), with a membership of over 30 upstream oil companies, is incorporated with the objective of improving the state of the art in hydrocarbon production