Memberships within the association are company memberships (with the exception of a few specially granted individual memberships that must be approved by the executive director). All full time employees of the member company are also eligible to participate in the benefits of membership. Membership benefits include:
- Discounted training material pricing
- Discounted meeting attendance pricing for all National Events (Summer, Winter, Fall Safety, Trucking Conference)
- Eligibility to participate in the Scholarship Program (individual members are not eligible for participation in this program)
- Listing in the AESC National Directory
- Participation at the National level on all committees and chapter activities
- Continually updated on issues impacting the membership, including but not limited to Legislative, Regulatory, Safety, Technical, Insurance, Federal Register Notices, Local Activities, and other issues relative to the members and industry as a whole
- Networking opportunities at all meetings of the association
Some examples of what the association has been involved in over the years have been:
- Diesel fuel refund for specialized machinery (some off road vehicles such as service rigs), refunding of all highway fuel taxes within certain mileage limitations
- Recommended Master Service Agreement for all AESC membership
- Recommended Safe Practices for Well Servicing Operations
- Recommended Safe Practices for Hot Oiler Operations
- Retains a Federal Lobbyist working on behalf of the membership in Washington DC
- Works through various committees on issues specifically related to upstream well servicing
- Publishes Well Servicing Magazine, a free publication to not only membership but a circulation of over 12,000 to the oil and gas industry
- Worked through California on the issue of automatic diesel engine shutdowns that were to be mandated by California on all engines (now not being mandated)
- Insurance program specifically for our membership
SUSTAINING MEMBERS (sustaining members include any firm or corporation whose products or services are provided for the express purpose(s) of completing, maintaining, assessing, enhancing and/or abandoning an oil and gas well):
Class I Sustaining: Service companies that provide various types of rolling stock, self propelled and/or self contained mobile equipment or units that perform wellbore/well site functions. “Dues are assessed on a fixed asset operating unit basis.” Examples include Mobile Service Rigs, Coiled Tubing Units, Wireline/Well Logging Units, Hot Oiler, etc.
Class II Sustaining: Service companies that provide personnel and/or portable equipment (not defined under Class I) used to perform specific well site functions. “Dues are assessed on number of facility locations.” Examples include Well Testers, Welding, Location Contractors, Fishing and Rental Tool Companies, Water/Fluid Hauler.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS (associate members are business entities whose focus, products or services are connected with the energy industry in support of on-site service providers. These companies are categorized as Safety and Engineering Groups, Manufacturers/Suppliers, Insurance, Financial and Legal entities, and Consulting Companies):
Class I Associate: Member include companies servicing or doing business in more than one geographic area.
Class II Associate: Members include companies whose business is confined to a single geographic (chapter) area.
PRODUCER MEMBERS (producer members are business entities whose focus, products or services are connected with the energy industry. These companies are categorized as Exploration and Production companies, Operating Companies, Refiners, Marketers and Royalty Owners):
Class I Producer: (members include companies serving or doing business in more than one geographic (chapter) area.
Class II Producer: (members include companies serving or doing business confined to a single geographic (chapter) area.
Please contact the AESC Executive Director for additional information