The American Association of Drilling Engineers is a non-profit, volunteer organization founded in New Orleans in 1978 and is made up of an affiliation of independent chapters licensed and governed by a National Board.
The purposes of this Association are to advance the science of geology, especially as it relates to petroleum, natural gas, other subsurface fluids, and mineral resources; to promote the technology of exploring for, finding, and producing these materials in an economically and environmentally sound manner; to foster the spirit of scientific research throughout its membership; to disseminate information relating to the geology and the associated technology of petroleum, natural gas, other subsurface fluids, and mineral resources; to inspire and maintain a high standard of professional conduct on the part of its members; to provide the public with means to recognize adequately trained and professionally responsible geologists; and to advance the professional well-being of its members.
The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council is a national not-for-profit organization established in 1994 by producers, state organizations, and the United States Department of Energy. While emphasizing the needs of independent oil and gas producers, PTTC’s activities also benefit consultants, service and supply companies, and other industry participants. To ensure timeliness and relevance of technical workshops and other activities, PTTC’s regional programs are developed under the guidance of local Producer Advisory Groups. Through these volunteers and the National Board of Directors, who are primarily domestic oil and natural gas operators, hundreds of producers and other industry participants nationwide contribute their time and expertise to the technology transfer program.
The mission of the Society of Petroleum Engineers is to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.
Among many other things, this directory provides detailed profiles of U.S. and Canadian schools offering undergraduate and graduate engineering programs, as well as engineering technology programs, with the intent of preparing prospective students for their future education in engineering. The descriptions of institutions represented in this directory allow students to compare schools using a range of characteristics from location and degrees offered to student appointments and research expenditures. Information is furnished by institutions that responded to ASEE's annual survey.