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.
The Agenda for the February Forum is now available! This two half-day event is taking place February 24 and 25th on the theme “Using Data to Optimize Efficiency with the Internet of Things” and includes presentations, time with our virtual exhibitors and even a mini-hackathon to participate in. Learn more on our website and download your agenda today – www.ppdm.org/FebForum21.
The Agenda for the February Forum will be released soon, keep an eye on our website!
Was one of your New Years Resolution to enhance your resume? Have you considered earning your CPDA in 2021? The deadline to submit your application for the March 3, 2021, Exam is coming up on January 20, so be sure your application is in now!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
email@example.com to learn more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding Certification can be sent to
email@example.com for our Registrar and new oncoming program coordinator.