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Student Chapters

How can you make the most of your time at the University, gain experience, and network? Get involved!

Becoming involved in any of these organizations allows you to get to know fellow students and familiarize yourself with potential careers. Plus, it looks great on your resume to show that you were active outside of the classroom.

Take a look at our petroleum engineering organizations and the organizations open to all engineering students.

American Association of Drilling Engineers

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Randy Andres

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.


For more information, contact our president, Clay Ostrander at or visit our website :

International Association of Drilling Contractors

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Randy Andres

Since 1940, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry. The mission of the IADC Student Chapter is to reinforce the engagement between UL Lafayette students, faculty, and the drilling industry.

To join or for more information, contact our president Clay Ostrander at or visit the IADC website at :

Pi Epsilon Tau Honor Society

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Ahmed Temani

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.

To join, contact our president Coreil Dantin at

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Fathi Boukadi

We are extremely proud that our Student Society of Petroleum Engineers chapter has won Best Chapter in both North America and the world five times in the last six years.

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.

To join, contact our president Coreil Dantin at

Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mehdi Mokthari

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. Our members attend monthly chapter luncheons with representatives from the oil and gas industry; put on an annual golf fundraiser; go midnight bowling; participate in the LAGCOE annual clay shoot fundraiser; and participate in the SPWLA Golf Classic.

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.

To join, contact Vu Nguyen at


Click on this link to find the list of all Society Officers for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.