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  • PPDM Association Call for Nominations
    Posted on
    August 4, 2022

    Nominations for Board of Directors:

    Calgary, AB, Canada, August 4, 2022 –In accordance with the 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 2, 2022. In 2018, the PPDM Association Board of Directors 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 2022.


    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.


    In order to submit your candidacy for the PPDM Association Board of Directors, please follow this link: 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.

  • What is a Facility is a faceted taxonomy created by the PPDM Association to deal with the multitude of values describing facilities in the global energy industry. This is an evolving product, responding to changes in corporate data management needs and practices plus external reporting. Regulatory and ESG reporting require data arranged for a facility. A common language and data standard is vital for consistent reporting, analysis, decision-making, and interpretation for operators and external stakeholders.

    A facility is the collection of commonly owned or operated equipment at any life cycle stage that is located within a specific geographic boundary or surface site for the purpose of production, processing, transmission, storage, or distribution of products prior to the point of custody transfer.

    PPDM Association Members can access the new What is a Facility (Phase 1) booklet now on our website.

  • Antonie du Toit will be delivering a great talk on the CPDA Certification at the Perth Data Management Workshop on August 18th. Don’t miss this spicy tongue-in-cheek look at personality types and traits and how they line up with data management careers.

  • What is Seismic
    Posted on
    July 26, 2022

    PPDM is responding to member interest in a potential new work group called "What is Seismic?" If you are interested in discussing how such a project might help data professionals and improve data capability, contact us at

  • Perth Workshop Approaching
    Posted on
    July 26, 2022

    The Agenda for the 2022 Perth Energy Data Workshop is now available, featuring talks on a variety of topics from geoscience data transformation to new energy data. Check out the agenda now and register to save your seat.

  • Board of Directors Update
    Posted on
    July 26, 2022

    Many of our wonderful PPDM volunteers are heading into summer and rounding off some solid work on both data and professional resources. Now we are thinking about what is next for our members. Based on member interest and support, these projects provide opportunities to build on the first release of "What is a Facility," develop "What is Seismic," consider various aspects of orphaned wells and other assets, and examine how financial data and information are managed. Ongoing work on reference lists, data rules and data objects will continue and be supplemented in more learning materials. Member feedback has suggested that stronger development programs for the CPDA certification program be made available, and work will continue to enable this need.

  • Perth Workshop Agenda Coming Soon!
    Posted on
    June 22, 2022

    2022 Perth Data Management Workshop is approaching on August 18, 2022, including a special half day field trip to Pawsey on August 17, 2022. The agenda will be released shortly.Sign up now.

  • The CPDA Governance committee offers CPDA Information Sessions every quarter, and we also offer private corporate sessions. Contact For more information or view a recorded session visit the Professional Development tab on our website.

  • Reference Values New Features
    Posted on
    June 22, 2022

    The reference values work group has recently approved a new feature to the PPDM website. Members may now request via a fillable form to the work group to consider and publish a new reference list. Members may now also request that additional values be considered to an already published list via fillable form. Check it out! We would love some feedback.
    The reference values group is also looking for SME’s to help with Records Management reference lists.

  • PPDM Association Update
    Posted on
    June 22, 2022

    A few weeks ago, in response to what we've heard from you, our community, the PPDM Board of Directors announced the Association's new Strategic Plan. If you have not yet read the Plan, you can download it now. As we bring the power of PPDM into new ventures, we are building on more than 30 years of experience and successful processes, including 'The PPDM Way.'
    PPDM Leadership Teams, committees and workgroups started us on this path several years ago. PPDM events cover many of the topics covered by the Plan, and workgroups in the Data Resources pillar have been developing products that support facilities and midstream activities. The What is a Facility committee endeavors to build materials to support better data capability through the life cycle. Learning opportunities cover topics such as Machine Learning and continue to expand as we support our Data community through this transition.
    If you or your organization would be interested in helping provide the knowledge and expertise in any of our programs, please contact