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  • New Date for the Houston Convention 2024
    Posted on
    February 7, 2024
    The Houston Convention has moved to June 11 – 12, 2024. The location remains the same. Please visit our event page for more information.

    Registration is opening soon!

  • Press Release
    Posted on
    January 24, 2024
    The PPDM Association (PPDM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Brennan Hart as the organization’s new Chief Communications Officer.

    PPDM acknowledges that the future of the energy sector depends not only on technological progress, but also on nurturing a culture where data and creativity intersect to achieve heightened environmental and social standards. The strategic selection of Mr. Hart, a globally recognized leader in the technology and energy industries, underscores PPDM's unwavering commitment to excellence in data management and consequential innovation within the energy sector.

    Read more here

  • A Holiday Message
    Posted on
    December 14, 2023
    As we approach the festive season, I’d like to take a moment to express my heartfelt appreciation for all your hard work and dedication throughout the year. In the world of data professionals, data users and data owners, you are the unsung heroes who ensure that the valuable information we rely on is organized, trusted, secure, and accessible.

    Similar to Santa's dedicated elves who labor behind the scenes to bring holiday magic to life, you tirelessly oversee the management and upkeep of the data that fuels the energy industry. Your steadfast dedication to crafting data strategies and executing data programs plays a vital role, extending its impact not only within the energy sector but also reaching far beyond.

    And speaking of indulgence, remember to treat yourselves this holiday season. Just as you carefully curate data, allow yourself to savor some dark chocolate – a delightful indulgence that pairs perfectly with the festive spirit. Dark chocolate, like your work, is both complex and rewarding.

    As we gather with our loved ones during this special time of year, let's reflect on the importance of what we do and the positive impact it has on businesses and society. May your holidays be filled with joy, warmth, and well-deserved relaxation, accompanied by the sweet pleasure of dark chocolate.

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! Here's to a new year filled with exciting opportunities, successful projects, and continued growth in the world of data management.

    Warm wishes,
    Trudy Curtis CEO,
    PPDM Association

  • Reference Lists
    Posted on
    December 14, 2023
    The reference list work group is developing new reference lists in specific subject areas such as Production, Rig, Well Licensing, Reservoir, Geo Chem, Seismic and much more. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at

  • Year behind. Year ahead.
    Posted on
    December 14, 2023
    As the end of the year draws near, we applaud our professional development volunteers who have successfully promoted the CPDA (5 new CPDAs and many applications currently being processed), launched the third biennial Job Market Survey (published dashboard results), and closed Season 2 of our Three Data Wise Guys podcast. All of this wouldn’t happen without our volunteers.

    As we look to the year ahead, we are reimagining the future for our committees and how best to support our data professionals. If you are a data professional with your fingers on the pulse of the community and you are seeking a rewarding way to give back, join us as a volunteer.

    Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a thriving 2024.
    PD Committees

  • All Aboard the PPDM Data Train! POSTPONED
    Posted on
    October 23, 2023
    Houston DataTrain will be postponed until the new year, to accommodate our member community!

    Delve into data management essentials within the data energy sector. PPDM’s public 3-day training course series provides opportunities for members and member companies to come together with the intention to learn, experience and connect with fellow PPDM members across industry.

    PPDM community members are invited to be part of the journey ahead! We aspire to create a welcoming, empowering, celebrated environment where learning is fun and igniting passion within the association is our goal!

    Sharing knowledge is essential for succession planning, and the education of the future data specialists are more important now than ever! Leaving a legacy and the dissemination of data knowledge is our intentional focus.

    We hope our members will get aboard the PPDM DataTrain and follow us across the globe where PPDM regional leaders will be able to welcome global & local PPDM members, host networking opportunities, and celebrate the coming together of data specialists within a corporate community!

    Gain deep insights into foundational competencies and explore the dynamic realm of Data Science. Meet knowledge keepers who will deeply impact the projection of your career.

    Mark your calendars now! Calling strategic partners, sponsorships, scholarships, volunteers & knowledge keepers.

    Contact us for more information. We can’t wait to welcome you abroad and aboard!

  • Notice to PPDM™ Members - 2023 AGM
    Posted on
    October 17, 2023
    In preparation for the Annual General Meeting, all qualified voting members have received the necessary instructions to participate and vote for board candidates. If you think you should have received a notice, please notify Trudy Curtis ( immediately.


  • What is Seismic? Project Approved
    Posted on
    October 17, 2023
    This project is now approved and PPDM will be forming a committee to prepare this Standard. This Standard will follow the same development process as other PPDM standards, such as: “What is a Well”, “What is a Completion” and “What is a Facility.” If you are interested in participating in this committee, please email us at

  • Data Management Integration
    Posted on
    October 17, 2023
    Data Management Integration into Petrotechnical Data Science is the current focus of the Professional Development Committee competency advancement. Our group is working hard to identify competencies from Awareness to Expert. If you have knowledge and expertise in this area, we invite you to join our group. Email to learn more.

  • Board of Directors Nominations - Update
    Posted on
    September 15, 2023
    EXTENDED DEADLINE! – New Date is SEPTEMBER 21, 2023
    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 Thursday, September 21, 2023. The Nominations Committee supports 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 2023. To submit your candidacy for the PPDM Association Board of Directors, please follow this link.