Community & News


  • Are you interested in sharing your insights, knowledge and experience at PPDM’s Calgary Data Management Symposium, Tradeshow & AGM taking place October 21-23, 2019? The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to June 28, 2019. Learn more on the Calgary Symposium website –

  • Have you seen the post from our volunteer Jennifer Jordan, CPDA about why you should connect in with the PPDM Association? You can see it now in our Video Gallery.

  • PPDM's Professional Development Committee (PDC) invites you to participate in our unprecedented petroleum data management job-specific Compensation Survey. This critical body of research is the first of two surveys, designed to capture important global data to help establish and support our professional discipline. Your participation is key to securing our future as recognized professionals, and enable us to provide current information to future generations of petroleum data managers. Contribute to something big and take the Survey. Thank you for participating and we encourage you to pass this Survey along to your petroleum data management colleagues.

  • A crowd of more than 60 data enthusiasts gathered at BP in Denver on April 30th to listen while Marty Davis, E&P Data Manager for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in Houston, presented a compelling talk entitled “Who owns Your Data? The Challenge of Maintaining Entitlement.” Marty explained that in our efforts to build systems to efficiently store, govern, blend and QC the data that we manage so that it is easily accessible to our customers, we often overlook, or at best, minimize the importance of tracking entitlement. His talk covered the challenges of tracking the source of the various types of data that we manage and some of the potential legal consequences if we don’t. EnergyIQ furnished a Mexican buffet which included street tacos, black beans and rice which was amazing and very much appreciated by the attendees. Our next luncheon will be held on August 1, so watch for the invite to this event. Many thanks to geoLOGIC Systems, our Platinum Sponsor, and Stonebridge Consulting, our Gold Sponsor, along with thanks to our event sponsors who were BP and EnergyIQ for the Q2 luncheon.

  • The new Data Modelling Committee has been assembled, launched and is now breaking into streams to tackle the various parts of the Public Petroleum Data Model that need to be updated. If you have any changes that you or your organization have collected to be made to the data model, be sure to send them to before May 31 so that they can be entered into the queue for review.

  • There’s still time to register for the 2019 Oklahoma City Petroleum Data Workshop. The great agenda is now available for this one day workshop taking place May 14, 2019 at Chesapeake Energy. This workshop features presentations on a variety of topics under the theme ‘Business Transformation In The Digital Revolution,’ networking opportunities and more. You can register now at Don’t forget to sign up for the new ‘What Is A Completion’ training the day after, May 15. Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible, including: geoLOGIC systems, INT, Stonebridge Consulting, Blueprint, IHS Markit, Drillinginfo and Reservoir Data.

  • The 2019 Houston Professional Petroleum Data Expo broke records set last year by the Expo with nearly 400 attendees registered. More than 75 speakers on six stages presented on topics ranging from Blockchain and Rules to Wikis and the people behind the processes, there was something for everyone to learn. We’d like to extend a tremendous thank you to our Houston Leadership Team and the many volunteers who made this event possible. Also we’d like to thank the many sponsors and exhibitors for making this event affordable to attend. We look forward to seeing you next year – March 31-April 1, 2020!

  • The 2019 Houston Professional Petroleum Data Expo is nearly upon us – and we have record breaking attendance! This is the last year of Recession Pricing, making it easy for your whole team to come down. With six stages and 70 speakers over two days, there is plenty to learn and enjoy. PPDM is excited to have Stephen Brozovich from Amazon as our Keynote Speaker, among many other great speakers from around the world. The agenda and more information is available on our website! Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible.

  • PPDM’s new United Kingdom Leadership Team held PPDM’s first event in Aberdeen, a Luncheon and Mini-Workshop on February 26, 2019. Attendees at this event enjoyed three presentations followed by group discussion:
    • Dean Pereira De Melo, University of Aberdeen, Building Data Stewardship In Geological Data Management Context: Reporting From The Trenches
    • Fionnuala Cousins, Robert Gordon University, Community Engagement In The Graduate Certificate Petroleum Data Management
    • Chris Frost, DataCo, & Dave Pert, Shell UK, Unstructured Data Categorization Using Data Analytics

    Thank you to our sponsor DataCo for hosting this event. The next UK event will be in the London area in May, discussing regulatory issues.

  • Have you registered yet to attend the 2019 Professional Petroleum Data Expo? This is the last year of Recession Pricing, making it easy for your whole team to come down. With six stages and 70 speakers over two days, there is plenty to learn and enjoy. The agenda and more information is available on our website Early bird rates will be ending on March 12, so register now to save! Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible.