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  • Are you planning your schedules and budgets for 2019? Be sure to include PPDM’s major events so that you don’t miss out on valuable opportunities to connect with the data management community. More information is in our 2019 Major Events list.


  • Learn about the PPDM Association and some of our achievements over the last year in our 2017/2018 Annual Report.


  • Are you interested in attending the 2018 Calgary Data Management Symposium, Tradeshow & AGM? This year has a great agenda, field trip option available, and specially discounted rates making it easier to attend! With less than a month until the fun starts, Register now to save your spot. Sponsor and Exhibitor opportunities still available. Learn more and see the agenda at www.ppdm.org/calgarydms18.


  • PPDM has created an infographic to highlight some our successes in our last fiscal.


  • More than fifty members of the Dallas/Fort Worth data management community gathered in the offices of Pioneer Natural Resources on September 12th to hear Tom O’Stasik talk about how to gain insight from documents and data by leveraging Artificial Intelligence. Pioneer’s venue was amazing and OSIsosft, LLC provided an awesome Mexican buffet that everyone enjoyed before hearing Tom’s talk which nicely explained what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is and included three case studies which demonstrated the improvements and savings reaped when AI was implemented and utilized. A drawing was held at the conclusion of the event where Jordan Bevers with Flowserve Corporation won a free one year’s individual membership to PPDM and Kevin Boudreaux with EnerVest won an online class. Our next luncheon in the DFW area will be held on November 13th at The Strickland Group’s offices in Fort Worth with food and beverages provided by Well Drive, featuring Lewis Matthews with CrownQuest Operating as our speaker. Watch for details on our website at www.ppdm.org


  • Please join us on October 25-26, 2018, for a two day Machine Learning Workshop with Lewis Matthews and his team from West Texas Data Science Institute.

    This class will focus on how to apply machine learning techniques to petrophysical and geological problems where students will walk away from the class with actual code and real data to start playing around with work-related problems. If you aren’t familiar with programming this is a great opportunity to learn and if you aren’t familiar with machine learning then you are about to discover it isn’t rocket science (when it works). There are limited spots available for this Workshop - book early to save your place at www.ppdm.org/events


  • Are you interested in attending the 2018 Calgary Data Management Symposium, Tradeshow & AGM? This year has a great agenda, field trip option available, and specially discounted rates making it easier to attend! With prices starting at only $99, register before September 21 to save. Sponsor and Exhibitor opportunities still available. Learn more and see the agenda at www.ppdm.org/calgarydms18.


  • In conformance with PPDM Bylaws and applicable legislation, this message is being sent to all PPDM Voting and Associate members in good standing. If you receive this message, you are registered in our system as a member in one of these two membership classes, as defined in our bylaws.

    NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
    Calgary, AB, Canada, August 24, 2018 – In accordance with the Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association Bylaws, nominations are now open for the PPDM Association Board of Directors. The Board is looking for experienced executive thinkers who will provide strategic leadership and governance for the PPDM Association and act in the best interests of all the members of the PPDM Association by promoting the PPDM Association’s goals.

    Nominations must be submitted to the PPDM Association office prior to Friday, September 14, 2018. For 2018, the PPDM Association Board of Directors has formed a Nominations Committee to support the nomination process. The committee will speak to every nominee and provide an assessment to those who will be voting at the AGM later in 2018.

    The committee will not endorse or reject any eligible nominee.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:
    An outline of the responsibilities and expectations of PPDM Association Board membership has been prepared for the information of potential candidates. Please review and consider these items if you are contemplating standing for election.

    HOW TO PROCEED: In order to submit your candidacy for the PPDM Board of Directors, please follow this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WDSTS9T. Nominations must include the full name and contact information of the nominee, along with a 100-200 word biography and a high resolution portrait photograph (in business dress please).

    We value the dedication and commitment of our members who choose to participate in our nomination and election process as a Board of Directors Candidate. Thank you for your time and consideration; this important role is crucial to the direction and development of the PPDM Association.


  • More than sixty members of the Denver data management community gathered at BP Lower 48’s new offices to hear Tom O’Stasik with Business Imaging Systems (BIS) talk about how to gain insight from documents and data by leveraging Artificial Intelligence. BP’s venue was amazing, a glass building sitting on the banks of the Platte River in the River North Art District. EnergyIQ provided an awesome taco bar along with dessert that everyone enjoyed before hearing Tom’s talk, which nicely explained what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is and included three case studies which demonstrated the improvements and savings reaped when AI was implemented and utilized. A drawing was held at the conclusion of the event where Greg Grotke with Renovos won a one year PPDM membership and Leanna Gallagher with Katalyst Data Management won an online class. Our next event in Denver, our annual Petroleum Data Symposium, will be held on November 7th at Anadarko Petroleum and will include a full day of talks including an analytics panel followed by a happy hour. Watch for details on our website at www.ppdm.org.


  • Join the growing number of CPDAs around the world as they demonstrate their skills and expertise in petroleum data management. The dates for the 2019 Certified Petroleum Data Analyst (CPDATM) Exams are now available on our Certification page.
    Upcoming Exams are:
    - November 14 (October 3 Application Deadline)
    - February 27 (January 26 Application Deadline)
    - May 22 (April 10 Application Deadline)
    - August 28 (July 17 Application Deadline)
    - November 13 (October 2 Application Deadline)

    Visit www.ppdm.org/certification for more information on how to apply.