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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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 email@example.com.
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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The PPDM Association Nominations Committee is accepting applications for a position on the committee. This committee has the role of vetting and endorsing candidates most qualified for the PPDM Association Board of Directors and is comprised of between three to five members in good standing of the PPDM community with established leadership capabilities. The committee is primarily active in the third quarter, before the Annual General Meeting, at which time it meets internally and with prospective Board of Director candidates to prepare advice to voting members. You can read more about the committee here.
If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Trudy Curtis at Board_Nominations@PPDM.org.
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The Reference Values Site is a growing set of lists that is maintained by a PPDM Association work group. Recently the group has published lists in Seismic and Petrophysics. To contribute a list or participate contact us.