AADE donates $76,500 to UL's Petroleum Engineering Department


LAFAYETTE, Louisiana -- The National Chapter of American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) and the Lafayette Chapter recently joined forces to donate more than $76,500 to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL) to go toward its Petroleum Engineering Department Equipment Fund.

The Petroleum Engineering Department Equipment Fund at UL is used to support the Mud Lab, which offers petroleum engineering students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience beyond classroom instruction.

The AADE Lafayette Chapter donated $38,934 to purchase equipment such as laboratory mixers, hot plates, hand-held balances, a Garrett gas train, a permeability plugging tester, interval timers, centrifuges and other required supplies. The National AADE Chapter agreed to provide matching funds to further expand AADE’s support. The AADE National Chapter donated $37,638 to purchase gas porosimeters.

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