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  • Perth Workshop Agenda Coming Soon!
    Posted on
    June 22, 2022

    2022 Perth Data Management Workshop is approaching on August 18, 2022, including a special half day field trip to Pawsey on August 17, 2022. The agenda will be released shortly.Sign up now.

  • The CPDA Governance committee offers CPDA Information Sessions every quarter, and we also offer private corporate sessions. Contact For more information or view a recorded session visit the Professional Development tab on our website.

  • Reference Values New Features
    Posted on
    June 22, 2022

    The reference values work group has recently approved a new feature to the PPDM website. Members may now request via a fillable form to the work group to consider and publish a new reference list. Members may now also request that additional values be considered to an already published list via fillable form. Check it out! We would love some feedback.
    The reference values group is also looking for SME’s to help with Records Management reference lists.

  • PPDM Association Update
    Posted on
    June 22, 2022

    A few weeks ago, in response to what we've heard from you, our community, the PPDM Board of Directors announced the Association's new Strategic Plan. If you have not yet read the Plan, you can download it now. As we bring the power of PPDM into new ventures, we are building on more than 30 years of experience and successful processes, including 'The PPDM Way.'
    PPDM Leadership Teams, committees and workgroups started us on this path several years ago. PPDM events cover many of the topics covered by the Plan, and workgroups in the Data Resources pillar have been developing products that support facilities and midstream activities. The What is a Facility committee endeavors to build materials to support better data capability through the life cycle. Learning opportunities cover topics such as Machine Learning and continue to expand as we support our Data community through this transition.
    If you or your organization would be interested in helping provide the knowledge and expertise in any of our programs, please contact

  • "Digitalization, Digitization, Datafication, Digital Engineering, Data Engineering, Digital just goes on and on and on, and it's constraining the effective deployment of sound data management principals in our companies. It's sorta like having a big bowl into which all these digital ideas and things digital have been toss to create a sort of chopped salad." ~ Matt Becker, Three Data Wise Guys.
    Join our Three Data Wise Guys + One for the sixth episode of their podcast on "Digitalization is not digitization, nor any of the plethora of terms we hear bandied about!". Listen now or check out our previous podcasts to get caught up -

    • The Data Objects Committee is developing data object designs for the faceted taxonomies described in What is a Well and What is a Completion. Key components of the data object structure are: Conceptual Clarity, Attributes, Rules, Relationships, Identity and Versioning & Learning.
    • The What is a Facility work group is working towards a technical standard for Industry like What is a Well. The key components include: Life Cycle, Equipment, Business Associates, Business Intentions. Location, Purpose, Products. Also included will be high level category around GHG and carbon emissions reporting.

  • CPDA Information Session
    Posted on
    May 26, 2022

    Join the Certification Committee virtually on May 31 at 11:30am Mountain Time for an information session on the Certified Petroleum Data Analyst (CPDA) credential. Learn about this exam and why you need your CPDA now.

  • Visit our PPDM website (Professional Development – Resources) to access the Job Market Survey PowerBI and downloadable reports. This comprehensive view of compensation, benefits, future trends, and information related to data professionals who have been casualties to the unpredictable times are sure to intrigue you.

  • "I think we've broken Excel" ~Jim Crompton, Three Data Wise Guys.
    Join our Three Data Wise Guys + One for the fifth episode of their podcast on the Role of Data Management: The Way Forward. Listen now or check out our previous podcasts to get caught up -

  • Join the Oklahoma City Leadership Team for the 2022 Oklahoma City Petroleum Data Workshop on June 16, 2022, at the Chesapeake Maple Room. The theme this year is “The Era of Consolidation” and features talks like:

    • El Toro, Millennium Force, Kingda Ka, and Energy Consolidation - Adam Hutchinson (Stonebridge Consulting)
    • Fast-Tracking the Development and Deployment of Workflows and Data Lakes to Quickly Develop New Energy and ESG Operations - Susan Nash (AAPG)
    • Enablers for Consolidation - John Pomeroy (The FerVID Group)
    • Enterprise Data Management in the Era of Consolidation - Seth Tribbey (S&P Global)
    and our "Era of Consolidation" Panel Discussion. Visit our website to register now before the early bird deadline on May 25, 2022.