About PPDM

Driving better business decisions through energy data management standards.

The PPDM Association - the Global Energy Data Professionals, is the global, not-for-profit society within the energy and natural resources industry that provides leadership for the data professionals through the development and dissemination of best practices and standards, education programs, certification programs and professional development opportunities. PPDM represents and supports the needs of energy and natural resource companies, regulators, software vendors, data vendors, consulting companies and data professionals around the globe.

Through the PPDM Association the global community of data practitioners works collectively to develop standards, best practices and other data resources that are leveraged by resilient, qualified data professionals to enable data capability in a changing industry.

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PPDM’s Intention

The PPDM Association will support the entire energy value chain: Petroleum, New Energy, Environment, and Technology.

We will leverage the PPDM Way to expand our circle of influence and develop data standards, enable knowledge sharing, and provide professional development for data professionals and data consumers across the energy industry.

PPDM’s Value

The PPDM Association’s proven methodology provides leading data best practices and standards that, when deployed consistently by data professionals, can accelerate adoption across the energy spectrum.

PPDM’s Impact

PPDM Association standards and professional development programs ensure that baseline data practices are in place to support interoperability.

Better data

Better data, stewarded by qualified data professionals, offers competitive advantages that include increased professional productivity, decreased operating costs, reduced risk, improved social responsibility, and better use of capital.

Competent data professionals

Competent data professionals are more resilient in a changing industry, have greater portability and reduced time to productivity. 
The PPDM Association works with the PPDM Association Council of Chairs, committees, work groups and hundreds of volunteers to develop three primary pillars that support data capability. Nine integrated programs within these pillars leverage PPDM’s robust methodologies to deliver a powerful value proposition.
  1. Data Community members are globally connected in a trusted network of data experts and users.
  2. Data Resources are built collaboratively by members to drive data’s strategic usefulness and interoperability.
  3. Data Professionals build and certify their competency and capability to support industry needs for a resilient and skilled workforce