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American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)

Mission. To provide the forum for the dissemination of practical drilling technology to those employed or interested in the drilling industry.

Vision. To be a leading forum for the dissemination and interchange of drilling practices and technology.

Values. To promote professionalism and respect within the drilling industry, the community, and the environment in which it co-exists.


Pi Epsilon Tau Honor Society

Pi Epsilon Tau was founded at the University of Oklahoma in 1947. Paul S. Johnson led a group of petroleum engineers who shared a sincere desire to create for the petroleum industry an organization which fosters loyalty, good fellowship and mutual cooperation. The society's objectives are to create a closer bond between its student members and industry, to broaden the scope of activities of members, and to maintain the high ideals and standards of the engineering profession.

Those who are inducted into Pi Epsilon Tau must meet the minimum G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0, have completed at least 60 credit hours, be pursuing a degree in Petroleum Engineering, and exhibit the outstanding character traits associated with the society.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)


To provide the means for collection, dissemination, and exchange of technical information concerning the development of oil and gas resources, subsurface fluid flow, and production of other materials through well bores for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities through its programs for interested (and qualified) individuals to maintain and upgrade their individual technical competence in the aforementioned areas for the public benefit.


Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)


The Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the science of petrophysics and formation evaluation through well logging and other formation evaluation techniques. SPWLA is also dedicated to the application of these techniques to the exploration of gas, oil and other materials.

Mission: Provide services to petrophysical education, bring awareness to the role the petrophysics have with the oil and gas industry, engineering, and the scientific community.


  • Lafayette SPWLA Professional Chapter Monthly Luncheons: The meetings include representatives from the oil and gas industry whose presentations are focused on the individual’s career and experiences.
  • SPWLA Annual Golf Classic: Yearly Fundraiser.
  • Midnight Bowling: A SPWLA tradition that focuses on member interaction.
  • LAGCOE Annual Clay Shoot Fundraiser
  • SPWLA Golf Classic

2013-2014 Student Society Officers


Engineering and Technology Week Photos


Document last revised Thursday, November 14, 2013 4:23 PM

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