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    February Forum Agenda coming soon!
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    January 20, 2021

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    CPDA Exam Deadline Approaching
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    January 20, 2021

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    Our Online Training is Evolving
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    January 20, 2021

    The Professional Development Committee (PDC) has been working with external training providers to advance training options for our petroleum data management community. We are also working with Basecorp to make all PPDM courses available through our new online training platform. Online training is the best way to keep your skills current and relevant in today’s ever-changing environment. We are looking for partners to support us as we move our Online Training to a more sophisticated and useful online learning tool. If your organization is interested in supporting data professionals and their career growth, please contact training@ppdm.org

    For those interested in accessing the current online training, you can get it at a 50% discount now using the promotional code: 50OnlineSale2021.

    Other initiatives of the PDC include advancement of the competency framework, developing critical surveys to keep you informed about our professional discipline and keeping our community engaged through various outreach projects. If you are interested in joining this dynamic team as a volunteer, we are currently recruiting. Please email volunteer@ppdm.org to learn more.


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    IPDS Team Announcement
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    January 18, 2021

    The PPDM Association would like to thank Ingrid Kristel, Senior Project Manager and lead for the International Petroleum Data Standards (IPDS) area, for over seven years of service to the PPDM Association and its members. On Friday, Ingrid will leave PPDM for new adventures. Through the years, Ingrid has been an important member of the PPDM Association Team as she worked tirelessly with members on programs that make a huge impact on how petroleum data is managed, and how data professionals are certified. Ingrid’s energy, wisdom, and ability to organize and multi-task on many ongoing projects and programs have been invaluable and will be deeply missed. We wish her happiness on her next adventures, and thank her deeply for her time spent with us. We hope you will join us in thanking Ingrid for her contribution to the Association and the data management community.

    For IPDS questions and concerns, please contact projects@ppdm.org. Questions regarding Certification can be sent to certification@ppdm.org for our Registrar and new oncoming program coordinator.


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    Thank You
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    December 17, 2020

    As the holidays approach, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation for every member of the community, whether you purchased a membership, volunteered on a team, attended an event, or even simply subscribed to our newsletter or visited our website.

    Here at the PPDM Association, it has been a year of tremendous experiences. We wanted to take this time to thank our volunteers in all three areas of the PPDM Association, our Community, International Petroleum Data Standards (IPDS) and Professional Development. It is through these amazing and dedicated individuals we continue to grow.

    We would also like to acknowledge our Board of Directors, without whom we could not have navigated this challenging year. Their guidance, support and direction has been invaluable to the Association.

    We wish every one of you happy and healthy holidays. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.


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    Professional Development Catalogue Expanding
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    November 26, 2020

    The PD Catalogue is proving to be a valuable resource for our membership as we round the corner of the end of 2020. With so many working from home, there seems to be more time for, and interest in online learning. Thanks to our PD Catalogue workstream volunteers for growing this valuable resource to accommodate this demand.


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    Call For Abstracts: February Forum
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    November 26, 2020

    February 24-25, 2021, will be our two-day February Data Management Forum, focused on a theme of “Using Data to Optimize Efficiency with the Internet of Things” Organized by the Dallas/Fort Worth Leadership Team, this event will feature virtual tours along with other interactive elements. If you or your organization is interested in putting forward an abstract or would like to sponsor, please check out our event page. We’d also like to thank everyone who attended our virtual events in 2020, we are looking forward to 2021.

    Last reply on December 17, 2020 by Chad Ryan Van Buskirk, P.Eng, SPEC, CPDA

  • The IPDS groups have been busy with its many initiatives and building for the future of the interactive PPDM applications over the last month. If you would like to discuss any of the existing work or have thoughts on where you would like to see more focus in the future, we would appreciate hearing from you – projects@ppdm.org.


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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!.