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  • Three Data Wise Guys Podcast Now Available
    Posted on
    January 19, 2022

    The PPDM Association Education Advisory Committee (PEAC) is launching a new podcast, Three Data Wise Guys + One. The first episode in this five-part series delivers hard-hitting conversations on Why Data Management Still Matters and has our wise guys sparring over what this means for the organization, what kind of data we’re talking about, and the dreaded silos. During a time when companies are reducing data professional teams and opting for the next shiny new platforms to replace people, data issues continue to plague our business. As George Santayana quoted, “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Join the three data wise guys in this must-hear series to learn more about modern myths, the role of digital technology, and the unfashionable truths. Visit the link to listen to the first podcast, now available


  • Join the Dallas/Fort Worth Leadership Team for our 2022 Dallas/Fort Worth Petroleum Data Workshop, featuring presentations on the theme "Data in Mergers and Acquisitions". Talks include "The Era of Consolidation and What is Means for Data Managers" by Scott Cooper, Pioneer Natural Resources, and more. Learn more and register now on our website.


  • Updates from the IPDS
    Posted on
    November 17, 2021

    The Data Objects Steering committee is focused on designing and implementing data objects within the PPDM Web. Rules committee is in the process of reviewing 400+ rules that are not yet published, we are looking for SME to help with this process. The reference values committee is focussed on reviewing and updating 20+ reference lists from the OSDU platform. SMEs are needed for seismic specific values. Volunteers for the Technical Standard "What is a Facility" are still looking for volunteers to help with this initiative.


  • Last Chance to fill out the Job Market Survey
    Posted on
    November 17, 2021

    The Professional Development Committee is counting on you. Complete the anonymous survey and be counted! Don’t miss your chance to access the final report and interactive results dashboard. Click here for access.


  • Save the date for 2022 Events
    Posted on
    November 17, 2021

    Save the date for these great 2022 upcoming events:

     
    Learn more at www.ppdm.org/events


  • New Board Members
    Posted on
    October 29, 2021

    The Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association would like to welcome six new or returning Directors to the Board of Directors, following the October 28, 2021, Annual General Meeting.

    We would like to welcome back Robert Best (EPAM), Tarun Chandraskehar (Syndigo), Allan Huber (Retired, formerly Shell) and Curley Thomas (Chevron) who were re-elected for another term. We would also like to extend our congratulations to Tony Knight (Geological Survey of Queensland) and Steve Cooper (Quorum) 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 the AGM, and my congratulations to those candidates who were elected by the voting membership. I look forward to working with each of you to continue to advance the strategic direction and sustainability of the Professional Petroleum Data Management 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: Ali Sangster (IHS Markit), Daniel Perna (EPAM), David Hood (geoLOGIC systems), Jamie Cruise (Schlumberger), Kolleen Kidd (Retired) and Sue Carr (Katalyst Data Management). We would especially like to thank Jim Soos (Infosys) for his hard work and dedicated service as he retires from the Board.


  • PPDM Marketplace Launches
    Posted on
    October 29, 2021

    The PPDM Association announces the launch of our new Marketplace, a new feature resource connecting our community of vendors with producers. You can check out our Marketplace under the Resources section, and organizations interested in being highlighted in our Marketplace are encouraged to reach out to communciations@ppdm.org for more information.


  • Gold Compliance Congratulations
    Posted on
    October 21, 2021

    PPDM Gold Compliance in the last few weeks. Check here to learn more about the compliance program and to see details about each compliance measure.


  • Reference Values Update
    Posted on
    October 21, 2021

    The reference values committee is currently focused on 13 Reservoir Preparation object reference lists. In collaboration with the OSDUTM Forum, the group is also reviewing and updating about 20 reference lists from the OSDUTM Platform. Including Seismic value lists. SME's are needed!

    Subject matter experts who can participate and commit to a few hours each week are needed for the creation of the Technical Standard "What is a Facility".


  • The recording of our CPDA Information Session will be available soon! Get answers to your questions about the CPDA Certification now in our video, or email certification@ppdm.org for more information.