About ADDC

ADDC is the energy industry association that brings everyone together to build better careers, companies and communities. Membership is open to those employed in or affiliated with the petroleum, energy, and allied industries as well as individuals interested in increasing their knowledge about these industries, who can benefit from broad-based, cross functional training.

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 Purpose

The Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs (ADDC), an international non-profit organization, is a premier provider of energy education and professional development.  ADDC’s purpose shall be 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 as well as the companies and global communities the members serve.



69th Annual ADDC Convention

Astor Crowne Plaza
New Orleans, LA
September 21 – 26, 2021

70th Annual ADDC Convention

Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel – Station Square
Pittsburgh, PA
2022 – TBA

Regional Meetings

Central Region: 

2021 Liberal, Kansas

Northeast Region: 

May 12-16, 2021
Campbell House
Lexington, KY
Room Rate: $129/night
Host: TriState Club

Southeast Region: 

Houston, TX
Host: North Harris Montgonery Club

West Region: 

April 15th – 18th, 2021
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Farmington, NM
Host: Farmington Club

Latest News

2021 Officer Election Results

We have an ELECTION! The votes have been counted and we are pleased to announce the results… President-Elect: Philana Thompson Treasurer:  Barbara Pappas Secretary: Connie

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ADDC authors the Bit of Fun Energy Activity Book—an activity and coloring book designed to promote education about the oil and gas industry. It is a great educational tool to teach the younger generation how oil and gas affects their lives.


the oil, gas and energy industries. The information included in this book has made writing tasks within energy and its related industries simpler and has, through the years, added consistency to industry reports.

Included with the book is a CD containing Universal Conversion Factors—a 342-page list of measurement conversions—and a chart of the Stratigraphic Nomenclature for Michigan.

2019-05 ADDC Insight (1)-1

ADDC Insight is the official monthly publication of the Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs.

ADDC Insight is a direct link between club members and the Association.

This newsletter-style publication is published twelve times per year, is distributed to each member, and is available online.

Past issues of the ADDC Insight may be found here.

Membership & Sponsorship

Become A Member

To become a member, please contact us with your state or province. You will be directed to the regional director who can further assist in finding the club closest to you.


Membership Brochure


Sponsorship of ADDCs initiatives are welcomed.  At this time we are redeveloping the sponsorship opportunities and benefits.  In the meantime, should you like to sponsor ADDC, please contact us.

Education & Scholarships

ADDC Foundation

The goal of the ADDC Foundation is Energy Education.  The Foundation supports many Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs (ADDC) programs, but our main priority is to support organizations and projects that educate everyone including students at all levels and individuals within and outside of the energy industry.  The Foundation also funds community outreach projects throughout ADDC and the energy industry in order to create awareness of the role and value of energy in our daily lives.  Learn more about the ADDC Foundation in our brochure or contact us at info@addcfoundation.org.


The ADDC Certification Program offers courses to further your knowledge of the industry including Accounting, Completion & Production, Drilling, Geology, Land & Leasing and Petroleum Marketing.

Educational Trust

ADDC established The Desk and Derrick Educational Trust in 1982 for the purpose of awarding scholarship to students pursuing a degree in a major field of study related to the petroleum, energy, or allied industries, with the objective of obtaining full time employment in the industry. All scholarships are made through accredited colleges and universities offering degrees that fall within the scope of the Educational Trust’s purpose, such as geology, chemical engineering, and petroleum engineering.

The Educational Trust qualifies as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Learn more at www.theeducationaltrust.org




Keith Atkins
El Dorado, Arkansas Club

President Elect


Evelyn Green
San Antonio Club



Casi Nichols
Enid Club



Philana Thompson
Farmington Club

Immediate Past President


Terry Ligon
Graham Club



Marilyn Carter
Alberta Foothills Club

Central Region Director


Shelly McCool
Enid Club

Northeast Region Director


Shelly Hildebrant
Bay Area Club

Southeast Region Director


Susan Miller
Westbank Club

West Region Director


Christina Forth
Edmonton Club

Contact Us

Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs
5014 FM 1500
Paris, TX 75460

Phone: (405) 543-3464
Email: ado@addc.org

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