American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)

American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)



Engineering Department at Mines who make being a student in the department a true honor. Without your knowledge and dedication, our students would not be recognized as some of the best Petroleum Engineers in the industry today.

Cheers, - Hannah Madden

2014 Pi Epsilon Tau Initiation


The past year has been an exciting and productive one for the American Association for Drilling Engineers (AADE). Our membership has grown to nearly 200 students, and we successfully provided our members with learning opportunities outside the classroom through numerous Lunch-and-Learns, Well Control Certification classes, site visits, and fishing workshops.

The AADE National Fluids Conference in Houston, Texas, last April hosted new technology and information regarding drilling fluids. We were excited to have over 30 of our members in attendance. We are already planning our trip to the National Conference in San Antonio this coming April.

William H. Stevens Wild Well Control hosted a

basic well control class for 24 of our members in March. It was a great opportunity for the students to obtain a professional certification. A special thank you goes out to Mike Vertner for hosting such an important class. We look forward to having Wild Well back again in November.

Weatherford Fishing & Re-Entry has hosted fishing workshops for our members twice in the last year. Students learned about casing exits, fishing tools, and completions during an all- day session at Weatherford’s Longmont facility. Thank you to George Stewart for conducting these great events.

We were pleased to host BHP Billiton’s Annual Campus BBQ again this year. As always, the BBQ had great food and music, as well as the opportunity to mingle with industry professionals.

Students enjoying a beautiful day and great food at the Fin, Feather,

Food Festival (5F)

Each year, the Denver AADE Chapter hosts Fin, Feather, Fur Food Festival (5F) at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. This festival is a great opportunity for AADE student members to give back to the Denver Chapter through volunteering with set up, ticket sales, hospitality, and clean up. We look