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.
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
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....
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....
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....
1978 ADDC President
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....
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
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
Continuing Education for Science & Engineering
We have been providing high-quality non-credit professional development programs for over 30 years.
BASIC PETROLEUM GEOLOGY FOR THE NON-GEOLOGIST
• Instructed by Dr. Norman J. Hyne
• April 15-17, 2014 - Houston, Texas - Marriott West Chase Hotel
ADVANCED CONCEPTS OF OIL & GAS INDUSTRY CONTRACTS
• Instructed by Timothy Dowd
• April 22-23, 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK - Skirvin Hilton Hotel
PETROLEUM ENGINEERING FOR NON-ENGINEERS
• 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