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Celebrating more than 60 years of service to our members and industry, the Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs (ADDC) is a dynamic organization and an industry leader in promoting education of the petroleum, energy, and allied industries.

ADDC is a major contributor of energy education through informative programs, on-site field trips, workshops, seminars, and teaching publications.

Serving nearly 1,200 individuals employed in or affiliated with the petroleum, energy, and allied industries, ADDC is comprised of 48 clubs within 7 regions throughout the United States and Canada.

Membership in a club is granted to individuals actively employed in, affiliated with, or retired from the petroleum, energy, or allied industries as well as individuals interested in increasing their knowledge about these industries; to former Desk and Derrick members; and to individuals enrolled in an accredited course of study with a declared major in the petroleum, energy, or allied industries.

Our Mission

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.

Our Values





ADDC is good for your career

In the fast-moving energy industry, knowledge and collaboration are critical to your success. ADDC offers local, regional and international education and connections, including:

ADDC is good for your company

As demanding as the energy industry can be, few companies continually train their employees with cutting edge information. Even fewer companies can afford to offer broad-based cross functional training. Your membership in ADDC helps your company by making you:

ADDC is good for your community

Without reliable information, it can be difficult for your community to understand the benefits of local energy production. ADDC can serve as a credible source of information to help your community understand: