As our professional development team focuses on developing new learning opportunities, we need to hear from you to
get it right. What do you need to learn? What skills do you wish to develop in order to best manage the demands of
the industry today? It is our mission to provide you with data learnings to support you through M&As, increase
efficiencies, and preserve data quality. Be a Part of the Conversation - We are hosting a Town Hall on April 20,
2021, to have a conversation with our community on current and future training needs so that we can match them.
Please visit our website to register to attend the town hall. If you are unable to attend
this Town Hall, please
complete our short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Train4Future
The PPDM Association announces that the Reference Values Lists (RVL) Application Upgrade is now completed and available
on our website. The application will contain more than 160 lists by the end of this week from a variety of sources,
including several developed for the OSDU. This resource will be continually updated with new Reference Value Lists, so
if you have lists you’d like to donate so they can be included, please contact our IPDS team at email@example.com. The
PPDM Data Model Documentation Application Upgrade is also now available and links to the Reference Value Lists. We would
like to thank the volunteers from this team for all their dedication and hard work. Please plan to attend the 27
Data Byte to hear the RVL team discuss development of this critical resource and demonstrate the process using polling
questions. Register now to attend!
Breaking News! We are advancing our PowerBI dashboard to make the 2019 survey results more easily accessible to you
and providing a new view with additional filter capabilities.
The 2021 Compensation Survey will look familiar, but we will dive into questions related to our shifting
industry, and jobs. We will also provide real-time updated results that you can track weekly.
On April 13, 2021, the Houston Leadership Team has organized a three-hour virtual event – the H1 PPDM Remote
Rendezvous - over the lunch hour with a variety of presentations and a panel of our Board of Directors.
Presentations include “Transition in Remote Operations: the Benefit and Challenges of Developing an Integrated
Operations Center” with Chelsea Skidmore, “2020 is the Black Swan” with Siti Zubaidah Abu Bakar, “10 Things I hated
about Subsurface Data Management – Until OSDU” with Jane McConnell, and our Keynote “TBD” by Greg Leville who
retired from ConocoPhillips. Register now to save your spot!
The Open Group, the vendor-neutral technology standards consortium, is hosting its upcoming OSDU™ event virtually on
March 24, 2021, to learn about the release of the new Open Source Data Platform, code named Mercury. The PPDM
Association and our volunteers have been working hard with the Open Group OSDU™ Forum teams towards this release and
we encourage you to register for this launch to learn more. For those who have not yet read about the collaboration
between the two organizations, you can download our Whitepaper now.
Tailored for the energy industry, the event will announce the launch of a new Open Source Data Platform, developed
by The Open Group OSDU™ Forum, which is set to stimulate innovation, industrialize data management, and reduce time
to market for new solutions. The event will bring together vendors and end-user organizations from across the globe
to explore how best to embrace transformational technologies in order to revolutionise their digital strategies,
accelerate innovation and ultimately reduce costs in the energy sector. The Open Group invites interested
individuals to attend highlighted sessions hosted by a range of high-calibre industry experts. There are two 2-hour
events, the first scheduled to start 9am CET, for attendees from Europe/Africa/CIS/ME/APAC, and the second at 8am
CDT for those in North and South America. You can learn more and register here:
Megan Hunter has joined the PPDM Association team in February 2021, in the Professional Development Area. As
Program Coordinator, Megan will be working in the Certification and Training areas. Megan brings her energy and
enthusiasm from previous roles with Peak+Prairie Co. Health Promotion, Alberta Blue Cross, ASEBP and City of
Edmonton. Megan is currently completing a Master of Science in Health Promotion & Sociobehavioural Studies, along
with a Bachelors of Kinesiology, Active Living, Health and Wellbeing from the University of Alberta. Trudy Curtis
says: ”We are thrilled to welcome Megan as we build out new products and programs to support our community of data
professionals in an era of digital transformation.”
The PPDM Association would like to announce that Linda Bragg has joined our team as Project Manager and Technical Lead. Linda will be leading the International Petroleum Data Standards (IPDS) area of the PPDM Association. Linda brings with her a wealth of Oil and Gas experience working with CNRL and AKITA Drilling in various disciplines. Linda is working on her Business Administration and Management, General, Diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Please join us in welcoming Linda to the PPDM Association community. Trudy Curtis says: “Linda’s rich background in the petroleum industry will support the work being done by committed volunteers in the creation of International Petroleum Data Standards and Best Practices. We are very pleased to welcome Linda to the PPDM team”.
It is your last chance to register for the two-half day virtual February Forum, February 24-25, 2021, featuring our first ever virtual mini hackathon, presentations, and some time to network and meet our Exhibitors! Presentations include “Automating Wireline Perforation and Frac Plug Set Depths into Wellsite Reporting System using a time synchronous digital platform and IIOT” by Chad Van Buskirk, “You want me to integrate what?” by Jim Crompton, and “From Sensor to Automated Reporting, Performance Analytics & Payment” by David Shackleton and John Hanson. Register Now at https://ppdm.org/FebForum21
The PPDM Association has been reviewing the upcoming Houston Expo (April 13-14) and with the many travel
restrictions, vaccination delays, etc, and the safety of our community being of the highest importance, the decision
has been made to postpone this event to the fall. We do have new dates with the hotel, October 25 & 26, 2021.
Sponsors, Exhibitors and registrants will be notified about the new date, and are invited to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if they have any questions. We thank you for your patience with us, we truly had hoped to bring the data management
community together in Houston this April but are looking forward to seeing everyone in person this October.
Are you interested in getting involved with the PPDM Association and our global activities? We have volunteer opportunities available in all three areas of the Association including our Professional Development Committee and several Regional Leadership Teams. Learn more in our Volunteer Opportunities handout or contact email@example.com.