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  • Annual General Meeting
    Posted on
    September 23, 2022

    The Annual General Meeting of the PPDM Association will be held on Tuesday Oct 25th, 2022, at 3:00PM MDT. The meeting will be conducted entirely as a virtual meeting . Recent changes in Alberta Legislation governing not-for-profit societies allow for the AGM to be conducted virtually, allowing our members across the globe to participate. The AGM is open to all members, and voting members are strongly encouraged to attend. Members can register to attend the AGM through the PPDM website.

    Immediately following the AGM, a Special Meeting of the membership will be held. In April of 2022, the Board of the PPDM Association rolled out a revised strategy at the Houston Expo. Most of you should have seen the document entitled “Transition: Embracing the Future”. If you haven’t seen it, you can find it link. To effectively implement the expanded strategy, and set a foundation for future growth, the Board recognized the need to update the branding, objects of incorporation, and the bylaws of the society. The outcome of this strategy and rebranding work will be presented in three resolutions at a Special Meeting of the Association on Oct 25th, 2022 immediately following the AGM at 4:00 PM MDT. Formal notice of the meeting including the resolutions and supporting material will be published in early October.

    It is imperative that our voting members attend the Special Meeting as a vote of 75% of the membership is required to progress with the implementation of the changes noted above. I would ask you to reserve time in you’re your busy calendars for these important meetings. Please watch for this announcement, and review the materials included. The Board looks forward to your comments and questions, and especially to your participation in this critical event.


  • Orphaned Wells Project
    Posted on
    September 23, 2022

    “Abandoned” is such a strong word. Critics often use the word when describing oil companies’ failure to take responsibility for cleaning up old well, but when oil companies use the same term, they mean precisely the opposite. They have cleaned up a well and left it in good shape. Both agree that there are millions of wells not plugged and that they require billions of capital, but before we can talk about how to resolve the situation, we must agree on terms.

    Truth be told, even among oil producers and regulators there is no complete, formal, or consistent set of terms to cover the range of possibilities. Plugging operations have been undertaken at some level for decades but in evolving ways. The remaining population of millions of unplugged wells imply the scope and variations of situations still facing the industry. We also need some future compatibility since our legacy wellbores will exist (and may adversely affect the public) not just before plugging for also for the centuries as plugged wells fail.

    Building off a momentum of private discussions, PPDM is stepping up to fill this terminology gap. If you would like to participate in the formulation of a consistent and complete set of terms, please reach out to projects@ppdm.org to volunteer. After all, we can’t solve problems without discussions, and we can’t discuss without a shared language.


  • CPDA Information Sessions Available
    Posted on
    September 23, 2022

    We are seeing increased interest in the CPDA certification, with many companies adding this credential as a ‘preferred certification’ to new positions. If you and your colleagues are interested in learning more about the Certified Petroleum Data Analysis examination, join us on September 20th (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM MT)/September 21st (7:00 AM – 8:00 AM AWST) for the next session. The next one will be hosted on December 6th (11:30 AM – 12:30 PM MT/6:30 PM – 7:30 PM BST). To register, visit our Events page on our website.


  • Calgary Symposium Nearly Here!
    Posted on
    September 23, 2022

    The Calgary Energy Data Symposium is only a few days away – there’s still time to join this two-day event on the “Skills and Innovations of Tomorrow." Talks include our keynotes “Energy In Transition” by Steven Piepgrass or Green Impact Partners, and “Storytelling: Turn Your Data Into Compelling Insights That Inspire Action and Boost Your Career” by John Hetherington of We Deliver Your Vision. Register now on our website


  • Calgary Symposium Approaching
    Posted on
    August 23, 2022

    The Calgary Symposium has a new venue this year! We are excited to see you at the Calgary Tower Centre’s Amphitheatre. If you registered before, your registration carried over but if you’ve not registered yet, sign up now as space is limited! The Agenda is available on our website, and day one features talks on new innovations with day two focused on the skills of tomorrow.


  • CPDA Information Session – September
    Posted on
    August 23, 2022

    The CPDA Exam is the only industry-specific certification, developed and governed by industry subject matter experts. Don’t miss this CPDA exam overview where you will review the application process and gain insight into the type of questions you can expect on the CPDA examination. The presentation is given by CPDA certified committee members who can answer your questions. Schedule your CPDA Information Session for September 21st (Asia Pacific) and sign up for the exam! What’s stopping you?


  • The PDC Needs You
    Posted on
    August 23, 2022

    The PDC is advancing the competency framework, which is a critical resource for individuals and companies for identifying professional competencies required for multiple roles in the industry. Our next phase involves writing competencies for emerging roles that will propel our professional discipline by recognizing the complexities of these roles.


  • Three Data Wise Guys 1-6 available
    Posted on
    August 23, 2022

    The PPDM Education Advisory Committee have published six podcasts over this past year. These podcasts explore many important topics related to industry data management that everyone must hear. If you haven’t listened to these three data wise guys, you can find the link at https://ppdm.org/ppdm/PPDM/resources/Podcasts/PPDM/Podcasts.aspx.


  • PPDM Association Call for Nominations
    Posted on
    August 4, 2022

    Nominations for Board of Directors:

    Calgary, AB, Canada, August 4, 2022 –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.

    Nominations must be submitted to the PPDM Association office prior to Friday, September 2, 2022. In 2018, the PPDM Association Board of Directors formed a Nominations Committee to support 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 2022.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS

    An outline of the responsibilities and expectations of PPDM Association Board membership has been prepared for the information of potential candidates. Please review and consider these items if you are contemplating standing for election.

    HOW TO PROCEED

    In order to submit your candidacy for the PPDM Association Board of Directors, please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPDMBOD2022. Nominations must include the full name and contact information of the nominee, along with a 100-200 word biography and a high resolution portrait photograph (in business dress please).We value the dedication and commitment of our members who choose to participate in our nomination and election process as a Board of Directors Candidate. Thank you for your time and consideration; this important role is crucial to the direction and development of the PPDM Association.


  • What is a Facility is a faceted taxonomy created by the PPDM Association to deal with the multitude of values describing facilities in the global energy industry. This is an evolving product, responding to changes in corporate data management needs and practices plus external reporting. Regulatory and ESG reporting require data arranged for a facility. A common language and data standard is vital for consistent reporting, analysis, decision-making, and interpretation for operators and external stakeholders.

    A facility is the collection of commonly owned or operated equipment at any life cycle stage that is located within a specific geographic boundary or surface site for the purpose of production, processing, transmission, storage, or distribution of products prior to the point of custody transfer.

    PPDM Association Members can access the new What is a Facility (Phase 1) booklet now on our website.