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  • 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.

  • Goodbye & Thank You
    Posted on
    September 15, 2023

    The strength of the PPDM Association has always been grounded in the contributions of hard-working individuals like Pam Koscinski. In her quiet and unassuming way, Pam has been a stalwart supporter of PPDM as a volunteer and then as staff when, in 2012, Pam joined the PPDM team to provide hands on leadership and support for PPDM communities in local, regional and international events. At the end of August 2023, Pam concludes her service as a member of the PPDM team.

    “Pam’s involvement in PPDM has strengthened us in countless ways. Her wisdom, expertise and unpretentious mentorship have been instrumental in the recognition of PPDM as the global energy data professionals. Although Pam will leave her role on PPDM staff, we are looking forward to continuing our relationship in new ways”, said Trudy Curtis, CEO of the PPDM Association. Al Huber, current Chair of the PPDM Board of Directors added, “Pam has been a passionate advocate for the PPDM Association for longer than I can remember. For the past 11 years, she has been our boots on the ground in the US, and for our American members the local face of the organization. As knowledgeable as she is passionate, the PPDM Association, and global energy data community are simply richer for her engagement. Pam leaves an amazing legacy.”

    Pam’s illustrious career has (so far) spanned over 38 years. In addition to her 11 years as US Representative for PPDM, Pam has served as National Director at IHS Energy (1985 – 2001), Senior Director of Well and Facility Information Management at Chesapeake Energy (2004 – 2012), Principal at Noah Consulting (2012-2013), Director of Information Management at Stonebridge Consulting (2020-2021) and is now Director of Data Operations for WellDatabase.

    Pam has served on the PPDM Board of Directors. As an expert in well data in operator and regulatory practices, Pam supported and participated in many of PPDM’s technical programs such as What is a Well, Global Well Identification Best Practices, the Well Identification US and Global Standards, and Well Status and Classification. Pam has also supported the development or technical review of many PPDM learning programs.

    In sincere appreciation for her efforts on behalf of the PPDM Association, the PPDM Association Board of Directors has granted Pam an Honorary Lifetime Membership. Happily, we will continue to see Pam at PPDM activities in her new role with WellDatabase.

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  • Reference Value Work Group Making Headway!
    Posted on
    August 30, 2023

    The reference value work group developed and published 34 New reference lists and evergreened 8 in various subject areas. Don’t see a reference list you need use the request a reference list option. The group is currently focusing on areas such as Rig, Seismic, Reservoirs and Petrophysics. If you are interested in participating, please email us at

  • PPDM Association Call for Nominations
    Posted on
    August 16, 2023

    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. Click here to read more.

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