provide an ideal environment for those working in the oil and gas industry who
wish to mix and meet with their colleagues. The purpose of these various clubs
is diverse. There are those that promote education and professional development
of individuals employed in or affiliated with petroleum and energy industries. Other clubs, such as The Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs
(ADDC), created the
ADDC Foundation (a non-profit organization) in 1987 to assist the Association,
its members, and others in the petroleum, energy, and allied industries in
developing educational projects and programs related to those industries.