The PPDM Association is the not for profit, global society that enables the development of data professionals, engages them in community, and endorses a collective body of knowledge for data capability across the energy and natural resources industry.

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What is Seismic project launched on July 8, 2024 and now underway!
The What is Seismic project launched on July 8, 2024. There is still time to join this committee. If you are a Seismic SME, we would be delighted if you would volunteer to participate...
Professional Development
Our Professional Development (Job Families) Committee are in the final stages of reviewing and verifying the five levels of data science competency for a data analyst (5-years) experience. Keep an eye on our website...

Currently recruiting for volunteers to join the regional leadership teams
The community portfolio currently has fifty-five volunteers across eight regions, and we're looking to expand! Are you passionate about community building and networking? Join us in shaping the future...
PPDM Association’s Nominations Committee
The PPDM Associations Nominations Committee is accepting applications for a position on the committee. This committee has the role of vetting and endorsing candidates most qualified for the PPDM Association Board...

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Data Community

Data Community members are globally connected in a trusted network of data experts and users.

Data Resources

Data Resources are built collectively by members to drive data’s strategic usefulness and interoperability.

Data Professionals

Data Professionals build and certify their competency and capability to support industry needs for a resilient and skilled workforce.


The PPDM Association supports the entire energy value chain: Petroleum, New Energy, Environment, and Technology. We leverage the trusted PPDM Way to develop data standards, enable knowledge sharing, and provide professional development for data professionals and data consumers across the energy industry.

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