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    The Houston Convention
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    March 7, 2024
    THE HOUSTON CONVENTION
    June 11th and 12th, 2024
    A global exploration into the currency of sustainability

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    Registration is now open, reserve your spot >

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    Job Market Survey Dashboard Published
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    March 7, 2024
    If you haven’t already found the results dashboard, visit our ppdm.org/professional development pages to review the 2023 Job Market Survey results. This is the third biennial job market survey, and it tells an interesting story. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for written reports and a deeper analysis of our six-year (3 surveys) data.

    Click here to view Job Market Survey results >

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    What is Seismic
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    March 7, 2024
    Volunteer & Help prepare the What is Seismic Standard!

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    Welcome to the Team
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    March 7, 2024

    Robert Brennan Hart

    Chief Communications Officer

    Robert Brennan Hart has joined PPDM as Chief Communications Officer. The strategic selection of Mr. Hart, a globally recognized leader in the technology and energy industries, underscores PPDM's unwavering commitment to excellence in data capability and innovation within the energy sector.

    Jennifer Waller

    Community Development Coordinator

    Jennifer Waller has joined PPDM as Community Development Coordinator. Jennifer supports the PPDM community through global events, publications and social media.

    Tessa Holm

    Registrar and Administrative Assistant

    Tessa Holm has joined PPDM as the CPDATM Registrar. In addition to supporting the growing certification program, Tessa supports other professional development and PPDM activities.


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    New Date for the Houston Convention 2024
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    February 7, 2024
    The Houston Convention has moved to June 11 – 12, 2024. The location remains the same. Please visit our event page for more information.

    Registration is opening soon!

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    Press Release
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    January 24, 2024
    The PPDM Association (PPDM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Brennan Hart as the organization’s new Chief Communications Officer.

    PPDM acknowledges that the future of the energy sector depends not only on technological progress, but also on nurturing a culture where data and creativity intersect to achieve heightened environmental and social standards. The strategic selection of Mr. Hart, a globally recognized leader in the technology and energy industries, underscores PPDM's unwavering commitment to excellence in data management and consequential innovation within the energy sector.

    Read more here

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    A Holiday Message
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    December 14, 2023
    As we approach the festive season, I’d like to take a moment to express my heartfelt appreciation for all your hard work and dedication throughout the year. In the world of data professionals, data users and data owners, you are the unsung heroes who ensure that the valuable information we rely on is organized, trusted, secure, and accessible.

    Similar to Santa's dedicated elves who labor behind the scenes to bring holiday magic to life, you tirelessly oversee the management and upkeep of the data that fuels the energy industry. Your steadfast dedication to crafting data strategies and executing data programs plays a vital role, extending its impact not only within the energy sector but also reaching far beyond.

    And speaking of indulgence, remember to treat yourselves this holiday season. Just as you carefully curate data, allow yourself to savor some dark chocolate – a delightful indulgence that pairs perfectly with the festive spirit. Dark chocolate, like your work, is both complex and rewarding.

    As we gather with our loved ones during this special time of year, let's reflect on the importance of what we do and the positive impact it has on businesses and society. May your holidays be filled with joy, warmth, and well-deserved relaxation, accompanied by the sweet pleasure of dark chocolate.

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! Here's to a new year filled with exciting opportunities, successful projects, and continued growth in the world of data management.

    Warm wishes,
    Trudy Curtis CEO,
    PPDM Association

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    Reference Lists
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    December 14, 2023
    The reference list work group is developing new reference lists in specific subject areas such as Production, Rig, Well Licensing, Reservoir, Geo Chem, Seismic and much more. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at projects@ppdm.org.

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    Year behind. Year ahead.
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    December 14, 2023
    As the end of the year draws near, we applaud our professional development volunteers who have successfully promoted the CPDA (5 new CPDAs and many applications currently being processed), launched the third biennial Job Market Survey (published dashboard results), and closed Season 2 of our Three Data Wise Guys podcast. All of this wouldn’t happen without our volunteers.

    As we look to the year ahead, we are reimagining the future for our committees and how best to support our data professionals. If you are a data professional with your fingers on the pulse of the community and you are seeking a rewarding way to give back, join us as a volunteer.

    Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a thriving 2024.
    PD Committees

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    All Aboard the PPDM Data Train! POSTPONED
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    October 23, 2023
    Houston DataTrain will be postponed until the new year, to accommodate our member community!

    Delve into data management essentials within the data energy sector. PPDM’s public 3-day training course series provides opportunities for members and member companies to come together with the intention to learn, experience and connect with fellow PPDM members across industry.

    PPDM community members are invited to be part of the journey ahead! We aspire to create a welcoming, empowering, celebrated environment where learning is fun and igniting passion within the association is our goal!

    Sharing knowledge is essential for succession planning, and the education of the future data specialists are more important now than ever! Leaving a legacy and the dissemination of data knowledge is our intentional focus.

    We hope our members will get aboard the PPDM DataTrain and follow us across the globe where PPDM regional leaders will be able to welcome global & local PPDM members, host networking opportunities, and celebrate the coming together of data specialists within a corporate community!

    Gain deep insights into foundational competencies and explore the dynamic realm of Data Science. Meet knowledge keepers who will deeply impact the projection of your career.

    Mark your calendars now! Calling strategic partners, sponsorships, scholarships, volunteers & knowledge keepers.

    Contact us for more information. We can’t wait to welcome you abroad and aboard!

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    Notice to PPDM™ Members - 2023 AGM
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    October 17, 2023
    In preparation for the Annual General Meeting, all qualified voting members have received the necessary instructions to participate and vote for board candidates. If you think you should have received a notice, please notify Trudy Curtis (curtist@ppdm.org) immediately.

    REGISTER FOR AGM NOW

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    What is Seismic? Project Approved
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    October 17, 2023
    This project is now approved and PPDM will be forming a committee to prepare this Standard. This Standard will follow the same development process as other PPDM standards, such as: “What is a Well”, “What is a Completion” and “What is a Facility.” If you are interested in participating in this committee, please email us at projects@ppdm.org.

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    Data Management Integration
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    October 17, 2023
    Data Management Integration into Petrotechnical Data Science is the current focus of the Professional Development Committee competency advancement. Our group is working hard to identify competencies from Awareness to Expert. If you have knowledge and expertise in this area, we invite you to join our group. Email volunteer@ppdm.org to learn more.

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    Board of Directors Nominations - Update
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    September 15, 2023
    EXTENDED DEADLINE! – New Date is SEPTEMBER 21, 2023
    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 Thursday, September 21, 2023. The Nominations Committee supports 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 2023. To submit your candidacy for the PPDM Association Board of Directors, please follow this link.

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    Goodbye & Thank You
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    September 15, 2023

    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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    Stand out from the crowd and join the global community of CPDA champions, leading the way in petroleum data management. Sign up Today.


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    Reference Value Work Group Making Headway!
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    August 30, 2023

    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 projects@ppdm.org.


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    PPDM Association Call for Nominations
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    August 16, 2023

    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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    “It isn’t the company with the most data that wins, it’s the company that makes better decisions because of the data they have that gives them an advantage – if we could put that on a bumper sticker and make sure that every senior leader across industry sees that, it’s such a big statement.” Join the Three Data Wise Guys for their Season Finale episode, including Margaret Barron, Chief of Professional Development at the PPDM Association and producer of the Three Data Wise Guys. Check out the podcast now.


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    Nominations Committee Seeking Members
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    July 18, 2023

    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 Data objects committee has been developing objects in various categories. Recently, 12 new data objects were published about Survey Systems. The Committee is calling on volunteers to continue expanding this valuable platform. If you are interested in participating, please email us at projects@ppdm.org.


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    Are you curious about the Certified Petroleum Data Analyst (CPDA™) credentialed exam? Watch the latest CPDA Information Session recorded by Alex Ross (EDMCC Co-Chair) and Antonie du Toit (EDMCC) online.


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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.


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    Perth Workshop Agenda Coming Soon
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    June 23, 2023

    The agenda for the 2023 Perth Energy Data Workshop on August 16 is coming soon. The theme for this year's event is "Energy Data, AI & ML." Join our Australia West Leadership Team but saving your seat now.


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    “Your data represents your asset. If your data’s not right, your asset’s not going to be utilized and maximized as much as you can.” Sue Carr, Katalyst Data Management. Join the Three Data Wise Guys Plus One in Season 2 Episode 4, featuring Sue Carr from Katalyst Data Management. This episode is now available on our website – www.ppdm.org/podcasts.


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    Reference Values Committee needs you!
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    May 24, 2023

    The Reference Values Committee wants to hear from you. Please take a minute to share your thoughts on this program and your wish list to help this team continue to grow.


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    Register now to join the 2023 Oklahoma City Energy Data Workshop on “Data Innovations.” Talks include "The Long-Term Impact of Generative AI on the Oil and Gas Industry" by Scott Klososky (Future Point of View). The agenda is now available, and the regular rate ends on May 30.


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    Job Market Survey Now Open
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    April 24, 2023

    The Professional Development Committee has launched the 2023 biennial survey. This important body of information provides a snapshot of the health of our professional discipline, so it’s important to hear from you. This is an anonymous survey that takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Access the survey at here or scan following QR code!.


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    Houston Expo Nearly Here!
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    April 21, 2023

    The Houston Expo is nearly here. We recently announced our Keynote Speaker, Shaun Azimi from NASA. There’s still time to register to join all our Leadership Team, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for two days of interactive talks, presentations and discussions. Download the Agenda or register now at https://ppdm.org/Hexpo23.


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    The reference values work group has recently published some reference lists that are specific to Seismic. We are actively looking for SME’s to join the work group and continue to create and review Seismic reference lists. Check it out! If you are interested in participating, please contact us.


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    Well Status to OSDU Mapping Available
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    April 5, 2023

    Mapping between the PPDM™ Association’s Well Status and Classification Standard and the OSDU™ Platform Now Available! This helpful booklet lays out how to map the Well Status & Classification V3 reference list standard to the OSDU™ Platform. Thank you to Daniel Perna from EPAM for his help creating this valuable tool. Please visit our Well Status & Classification Page now to get your copy.


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    “Data plays in every company a big role. People say also that companies who are dealing with data and insights will outperform other companies in the future. And I think we know this, we see this already, this is not just a statement. We see this everywhere.” ~ Ellen Nielsen. Join the Three Data Wise Guys Plus One in Season 2 Episode 3, featuring Ellen Nielsen, Chief Data Officer at Chevron. This episode is now available on our website – www.ppdm.org/podcasts.


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    Denver Energy Data Workshop Approaching
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    March 27, 2023

    The Denver Workshop is coming on April 18. This half day workshop features a variety of talks and discussions on topics around our them of “New Energy and the Data Professional.” The agenda is available. Register now to attend in person or virtually.


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    The Data Objects Committee is looking for volunteers to help us with our new data objects. We are asking for member participation to review the existing content. If you are interested in participating in this committee, please contact us.


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    Job Market Survey Feedback Request
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    March 27, 2023

    Our 2023 Job Market Survey is currently underway, and we would like to hear from you – what job market information is important to you? You can view past survey results on our website. Email us with your thoughts for this next survey.


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    Learn about Volunteering with the PPDM Association!
    On April 11, 2023, join the PPDM team as we discuss what it means to be a volunteer with the PPDM Association. Learn about the different opportunities in the three areas, Community, IEDS and Professional Development, and how you can make a difference. Register now >


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    The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) which monitors and regulates the exploration, development, and production, together with the refining, gas conversion, transportation, and storage of petroleum in Uganda, has joined the Data as a National Resource (DANR) hub. The PAU joins the Petroleum Agency of South Africa, SKK Migas, the North Sea Transition Authority, and the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator as early adopters and supporters of the DANR initiative. Read more >


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    “One of our key mantras was ‘What we measure we can improve.’ Interestingly in that area, it was our assets and our businesses that had nailed down that data was the key necessity for their success.” Sushma Bhan. Join the Three Data Wise Guys Plus One in Season 2 Episode 2, featuring Sushma Bhan, Board of Director at Ikon Science, and former CDO with Shell. This episode is now available on our website – www.ppdm.org/podcasts.


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    Targeted at those living in Asia Pacific, this one-hour virtual information session will let you know about the Certified Petroleum Data Analyst program and answer any questions you have. Register Now on our website.


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    Join the Houston Leadership Team at our Houston New Data Ecosystem Expo, May 9-10, 2023, at the Red Oak Ballroom. This year's agenda features two days of talks, sessions and panels on energy data related topics including:

    • "How to Build an Ecosystem for Purpose and For Good" with Joey Sanchez (Ion Houston)
    • "Automating Geo Data Management Workflows and Taking and Enterprise Approach" with Seth Tribbey (S&P Global)
    • "Data Quality in Oil and Gas Exploration - Everyday Challenges" with Boris Makarov (Apache Corporation)
    • "Storytelling: Turn Your Data Into Compelling Insights that Inspire Action" with John Hetherington (We Deliver Your Vision)
    Download the full agenda now. Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities are also currently available. Exhibitor booths are selling out, contact us for your booth now.

     


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    The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA), which administers titles and data management for petroleum and greenhouse gas (GHG) titles in Australian Commonwealth waters, has joined the Data as a National Resource (DANR) hub. DANR, launched in Spring 2022, is powered by the PPDM Association, and aims to be the go-to knowledge hub for regulators, National Oil Companies (NOC), National Data Repositories and technology and service providers. The hub serves to bring these organisations together, to collaborate, share experiences, provide training and access freely available resources. In particular, the hub seeks to support emerging economies in leveraging successes in other areas and seeking inward investment through licensing rounds for oil and gas, renewable energy and carbon capture, utilisation, and sequestration. Read the full release here.


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    We need your Feedback - AFE
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    February 13, 2023

    We have recently been experiencing higher than normal interest about an Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) project and would like to know how we may help the needs of our community. Please fill out this short survey so that we can better understand what parts of the AFE project would be of most interest: Click here.

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    Data Objects Committee Seeking Volunteers
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    January 27, 2023

    The Data Objects Committee is looking for volunteers to help us create new data objects to add to our 7 newly published data object