Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs

Association of

Desk and Derrick


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Celebrating 63 years of service to our members and industry!

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Greater Knowledge — Greater Service


The Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs (ADDC) is a non-profit, international organization whose purpose is to promote the education and professional development of individuals employed in or affiliated with the petroleum, energy, and allied industries and to educate the general public about these industries.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance and foster a positive image to the global community by promoting the contribution of the petroleum, energy, and allied industries through education by using all resources available.

Shoveling Sand — A Testimonial

Valero Energy Corporation

Encouraging participation in Desk and Derrick is the most effective thing a good manager can do to build morale and to increase productivity.  There is nothing that I know of that can return more to the business and to the employee....  Read more...

John V. White
John V. White
Vice President Aviation
Valero Energy Corporation

Musings from a Sixty-Year Desk And Derrick Member

EDUCATION, the art of learning, was a deciding factor — it was apparent that I could be more proficient, having an opportunity to learn more about the varied facets of my work.  Therefore, joining Desk and Derrick was a no-brainer, and I had the complete support and encouragement of my employer....  Read more...

Paula R. Mace
Paula R. Mace
PRM Enterprises, Ltd.
1962 ADDC President

A Message from ADDC 1978 President

Looking back, the knowledge I learned — from fusing plastic pipe to North Slope and Norway’s Ekofisk was an educational experience you can’t buy.  An added bonus was the personal development and friendships that were made....  Read more...

Dixie Lee
Dixie Lee
1978 ADDC President

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Meet Your Board

If you know Barbara, you know she is a dynamic and energetic person with drive and determination that will aid the Association in the goal of embracing the future....  Read more...

Barbara Ann Pappas
2014 ADDC Secretary
Wichita Falls Club
Cobra Oil & Gas Corporation

NAPE East 2014 Booth, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Maggi Franks, 2014 ADDC Treasurer
Charlene Tenney, 2013 Region I Director
April Lang, 2014 Region I Director

Regions II, IV, V & VI
Regional Meetings start
April 24, 2014!

See Regional Meetings under

Upcoming Energy Events

Petroleum Institute for Continuing Education
Petroleum Institute for Continuing Education
     •   View the complete list of courses and online seminars
     •   Updates about new courses and events

     Well Completions Seminar and Work Session
         •   REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 16, 2014
         •   May 20 & 21, 2014
         •   Houston, TX
         •   Seating is LIMITED and is subject to early closure

The University of Tulsa
Continuing Education for Science & Engineering
We have been providing high-quality non-credit professional development programs for over 30 years.

     •   Instructed by Timothy Dowd
     •   April 22-23, 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK - Skirvin Hilton Hotel
     •   Instructed by John Farina
     •   April 29 - May 1, 2014 - Houston, Texas - Marriott West Chase Hotel

     COPAS 2005 Accounting Procedure Model Form Seminar
         •   April 22, 2014
         •   Wichita Falls, TX

Convention 2013 Photo Gallery


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