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    Calling All Photobugs!
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    November 5, 2020

    We need you! Each month in the Data Examiner we are profiling great photos taken by our community! We want to see your snapshots and profile them in the Data Examiner and our website, www.ppdm.org. We also want people to get on and vote for their favourite photos. Upload your photo now or vote for your favourites at photocontest.ppdm.org.


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    Have you read the Examiner?
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    November 5, 2020

    In July 2020, the PPDM Association launched our new Data Examiner – a newsletter filled with Guest Editorials, updates on the PPDM Association, our Volunteer of the Month, the Photo Contest and more! Many of these articles and stories are available here on the website, and our Data Examiner Page. If you have a Guest Editorial or Article you’d like to share with the global data management community, or any feedback on the Examiner, please send it to our Editorial Team at communications@ppdm.org. If you haven’t seen your copy of your Data Examiner, be sure to check your junk mail and your Communications Preferences under your Account at the top of this screen!.


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    PPDM Association welcomes new Board Members
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    October 28, 2020

    The Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association would like to welcome six new or returning Directors to the Board of Directors, following the October 27, 2020, Annual General Meeting.

    We would like to welcome back David Hood (geoLOGIC systems), Jamie Cruise (Schlumberger) and Ali Sangster (IHS Markit) who were re-elected for another term. We would also like to extend our congratulations to Sue Carr (Katalyst Data Management), Kolleen Kidd (retired), and Daniel Perna (EPAM) on their election to a first term with the Board.

    “I would like to extend my personal thanks to all those who stood for election at yesterday’s AGM, and my congratulations to those candidates who were elected by the voting membership. I’m sure I speak for all of the current Directors when I say that I look forward to working with each of you to continue to advance the sustainability and strategic direction of the PPDM Association.” Allan Huber, Chair of the PPDM Association Board of Directors.

    Our sincere thank you and appreciation goes out to the Directors who will continue in their terms: Allan Huber (Shell-Retired), Robert Best (EPAM Systems), Tarun Chandrasekhar (Riversand), James Soos (Infosys) and Curley Thomas (Chevron). We would especially like to thank Kevin Brunel (Brunel Analytics), Emile Coetzer (Chevron), Paloma Urbano (Conoco Phillips), and Peter MacDougall (retired) for their hard work and dedicated service as they retire from the Board.


  • Join the Denver Leadership team on November 17 for our November Data Management Forum, featuring a half day of talks on the theme ‘Adapting Data Management to a New Cost Focused Reality.” Presentations include “The Role of PPDM in the Digital Transformation” and “The Art of Data Possible.” Register now to save your spot – www.ppdm.org/NovForum20.


  • Over the last month the various Committees and Work Groups that make up the IPDS stream have been busy moving things forward. Here are a few highlights for you.

    • The Reference Values List Work Group has kicked off and is already hard at work establishing an objective process of evaluating Lists and working through an initial set to be readily accessible to you. If you are interested in participating in either the primary work group or have specific subject matter expertise that you would like to assist with, please let us know.
    • Through some of the great events that have occurred over the last month, we have been able to learn more about the Well Status and Classification v3 that was released over the summer as well as the What is a Facility, Feasibility Study that is hot off the press. You can check out both presentations on the Past Events area at PPDM.org
    • In our conversations and with members we have started to capture information on what is important to you and would be most supportive as next best effort by PPDM. Is there a term that you would really like to have disambiguated? Do you need us to go farther on work previously done, like the symbol set for WSC v3? Maybe you feel like it is time to refresh What Is A Well? Your voice is important to us so that we can make sure we are supporting you in the best way possible projects@ppdm.org

     


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    PDC Presentation at the September Forum
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    October 27, 2020

    The Professional Development Committee was very happy to present at the September DM Forum in September. Heidi-Lynne Balasch and Susan Hopkin walked the virtual group through an update on the work of the PDC and enjoyed a great response to the Mentimeter. Thank you to all who attended and provided their feedback.

    We also extend our thanks to our Corporate member companies who reviewed the draft job descriptions and provided feedback throughout the month.


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    Haven’t heard from us in a while?
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    October 23, 2020

    As you know, there’s always a lot of activity going on at the PPDM Association, and we want to make sure that you don’t miss out on great communications including our Data Examiner, event invitations, announcements and more! If you haven’t seen an email from us in a while, please be sure to check your Junk Folder, update your communications preferences in your ‘My Account’ at the top right of your screen to subscribe to communications, and add communications@ppdm.org and events@ppdm.org to your email safe list. If you need any help making sure that you are up to date on what’s going on at the PPDM Association, please contact communications@ppdm.org.


  • The goal of this series is to inspire community collaboration where professionals working in petrotechnical data management or related fields have access to experienced advisors. Join PPDM for the first in this virtual series on October 14, 2020, featuring a deep dive into the PPDM Association programs. Learn more on our event page.


  • The Reference Value Listing of easily discoverable resources is growing. This work group is now underway bringing together the comprehensive listing, whether they are developed by the PPDM Association or another authority. If you are interested in participating in this work at either a full listing criteria review level or as a subject matter expert, please contact projects@ppdm.org.


  • The PDC has been working hard throughout the summer. Here are the highlights: The Job Families group are collaborating with member companies to review six Job Descriptions. A big thank you to those who are contributing. The PD Catalogue team have also been busy recruiting new training providers - visit our website to learn more. Outreach presented a very active session at the Australia DM Workshop and are already planning for their next presentation (PPDM September Forum). The Surveys group are leaning into a second survey for our membership, which you will have access to early in the new year. We can always use new recruits, so if you’re interested in participating, please email volunteer@ppdm.org.