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.
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.
Antonie du Toit will be delivering a great talk on the CPDA Certification at the Perth Data Management Workshop on August 18th. Don’t miss this spicy tongue-in-cheek look at personality types and traits and how they line up with data management careers.
PPDM is responding to member interest in a potential new work group called "What is Seismic?" If you are interested in discussing how such a project might help data professionals and improve data capability, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Agenda for the 2022 Perth Energy Data Workshop is now available, featuring talks on a variety of topics from geoscience data transformation to new energy data. Check out the agenda now and register to save your seat.
Many of our wonderful PPDM volunteers are heading into summer and rounding off some solid work on both data and professional resources. Now we are thinking about what is next for our members. Based on member interest and support, these projects provide opportunities to build on the first release of "What is a Facility," develop "What is Seismic," consider various aspects of orphaned wells and other assets, and examine how financial data and information are managed. Ongoing work on reference lists, data rules and data objects will continue and be supplemented in more learning materials. Member feedback has suggested that stronger development programs for the CPDA certification program be made available, and work will continue to enable this need.
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 email@example.com. For more information or view a recorded session visit the Professional Development tab on our website.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Digitalization, Digitization, Datafication, Digital Engineering, Data Engineering, Digital Transformation...it 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 - www.ppdm.org/podcasts.
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 - www.ppdm.org/podcasts.
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:
The PPDM Association is doing critical work to meet expanding data needs in an ever-changing energy industry landscape. Our Strategy Document is now available outlining how the PPDM Association is well positioned to lead the entire energy industry in defining data standards, developing data professionals, and accelerating adoption and consistency across the energy value chain. Walking through the Intent, Value and Impact in each area, this document describes our five-year strategic plan that guides the framework underpinning the PPDM Association’s three Pillars. ~ Curley Thomas, Chair, Strategy Committee, PPDM Association Board of Directors.Read it here now.
The Houston Expo is nearly here! Join our speakers, including our keynote presentations by Ellen Neilsen (Chevron) and Arun Narayanan (AngloAmerican). Download the agenda or register now on our website.
Join the Dallas/Fort Worth Leadership Team for our May 3rd Workshop on "Data in Mergers and Acquisitions." The agenda is now available including great talks by Scott Cooper (Pioneer) and Abel Tan and Jonathan Tan (PetroGrid). Learn more.
Join the Professional Development Committee on April 27 at the Houston Expo for a walk-through of the newly published competency framework. One of our dream teams, Pat Meroney, Katalyst (Lead on the project) and Cindy Cummings, Repsol, will share highlights of the publication, how this information will be useful to you and your team, and how to utilize the PDC Competency Mapping Tool. You will have an opportunity to plot your progress using the mapping tool (privately) and engage in a Q&A session. We hope to see you there.
The Data Objects committee is focused on providing a clear understanding of Data Objects. The Data Objects Committee is developing data object designs for the faceted taxonomies described in What is a Well and What is a Completion. Some of the key components of the data object structure are: Conceptual Clarity, Attributes, Rules, Relationships, Identity and Versioning. The team is currently working on the Data Object of Directional Surveys, with many more data objects in the planning phase. If you would like to be a part of the Data Object team, please contact us at email@example.com.
"The silo way grew up, it’s hard to throw it away because it's a very natural and effective way to begin the process of managing data." – Jim Crompton, Three Data Wise Guys Plus One. Listen now to Episode 4 of the popular podcast on 'The Unfashionable Truths' or check out the last three podcasts available on our website.
On behalf of the Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association's Board of Directors, and the Chair of the Board's Strategy Committee, I want to bring you a brief progress update on the strategy work we announced to you in November of 2021. Please visit the full update on our Data Examiner Page.
Join our Three Data Wise Guys Plus One for Podcast #3. In this next episode, the Wise Guys will discuss the role of digital technology. Listen now
, or catch up on previous episodes on our website.
A competency framework details performance metrics for specific roles within an organization. Each performance metric defines a benchmark or standard against which employees are assessed. Any individual metric may apply in multiple specific roles. The result is a comprehensive assessment structure which provides a common understanding of the expected performance standards for all roles within the organization.
The PPDM Association Competency Framework was developed by a group of volunteer Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) serving on the Job Families Workstream of the Professional Development Committee. This group of dedicated volunteers met biweekly over the course of two years to develop the content contained within the framework. In some instances, additional SMEs were consulted for verification. The PPDM Association’s Professional Development Committee is excited to announce that the Competency Framework is now available for PPDM Association Corporate Members to view on our website. Thank you to the PPDM Association Professional Development Committee for their countless hours creating this valuable resource.
The agenda is now available for the 2022 Houston Professional Petroleum Data Expo. This two-day event is filled with presentations on our theme "Embracing Change." We have multiple stages of presentations on a variety of topics including Seismic, Data Governance, Data Quality, LNG, and more. Download the agenda or visit our webpage to reserve your spot now.
There's still time to register for the Denver Symposium on March 2, 2022, on the theme "Navigating Change: How to Survive and Thrive." The agenda is now available and includes a hands-on workshop giving you tools and skills to navigate change. Register Now: www.ppdm.org/DPDS21.
As you heard on December 16, 2021, the PPDM Association Board of Directors has been engaged in a comprehensive strategy review and development of a new five-year plan. This plan will ensure that PPDM Association standards and professional development programs, supported by baseline data practices, are in place to support interoperability. Better data, stewarded by qualified data professionals, offers competitive advantages that include increased professional productivity, decreased operating costs, reduced risk, improved social responsibility, and better use of capital. Outcomes include consistent data definitions, standards and training which support better analytics and better data to make more informed business decisions in energy. Stay tuned for more information about how changes in our industry will impact the PPDM Association!
Many of you will have seen the PPDM Data Objects start to emerge (https://objects.ppdm.org), including our two new Data Objects. These technology neutral definitions will help to inform design decisions for data in any technology. The committee continues to define data objects and anticipates more to be added by mid year, and are currently developing descriptions for the components defined in "What is a Well." If you are interested in helping, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PPDM Association, supported by Dancy Energy, is delighted to announce the launch of the new Data as a National
Resource (DANR) Hub. The hub is designed to support National Data Repositories, Regulators and National Oil Companies
looking for ways to leverage, maintain and improve their data. The new global community includes a virtual hub,
resources and information, virtual and potentially in-person events, professional development, a showcase, and more.
Designed to bring together regulators and government representatives with potential operators and service companies, the
hub will provide 24/7 resources to support data in these organizations, including topics such as the setting up of a
national data store, monetizing data with licensing rounds, and beyond. Early announcements of licensing round
opportunities will be delivered through the hub.
Technical data is increasingly important as we move through from hydrocarbons to more sustainable forms of energy, and
the Hub will encompass and embrace the transition, supporting all users in representing their requirements and solutions
The initiative is powered by the PPDM Association and will be led by a volunteer Leadership Team comprising
representatives from the community to see it grow moving forward. Membership of the PPDM Association is not a
requirement, although PPDM Association members will receive a discount on subscriptions, sponsorship and advertising
opportunities presented by the Hub.
Interested individuals are encouraged to attend our launch event on February 23. For more information and to subscribe,
sponsor or otherwise engage with DANR, please contact: email@example.com or visit www.danrhub.org.
Join our Three Data Wise Guys Plus One for Podcast #2 (Modern Myths). In this next must-hear episode, the wise guys tackle modern myths related to data and data management in the industry. Listen now here.
If you missed Podcast 1 (Why Data Management is Still Important series introduction), it’s not too late and you can find it here.
Students, we need to hear from you! We want to learn how we can support you better. Please fill out our student survey by February 18 for a chance to win a free online class! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Students2022
The Rules Committee is pleased to announce that our Rules Library increased by 250+ new rules in December. The work group continues to accept rules from members and has planned for 1000+ to be added by mid year If you’d like to be part of this Committee or donate your rules, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Professional Data Management Certification Committee (PDMCC) is currently recruiting CPDA-certified new volunteers to join this dynamic committee. If you would like to give back and help grow our CPDA community, earn PDUs, and enjoy the banter of a creative and fun group, this is the committee for you. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The PPDM Association Education Advisory Committee (PEAC) is launching a new podcast, Three Data Wise Guys + One. The first episode in this five-part series delivers hard-hitting conversations on Why Data Management Still Matters and has our wise guys sparring over what this means for the organization, what kind of data we’re talking about, and the dreaded silos. During a time when companies are reducing data professional teams and opting for the next shiny new platforms to replace people, data issues continue to plague our business. As George Santayana quoted, “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Join the three data wise guys in this must-hear series to learn more about modern myths, the role of digital technology, and the unfashionable truths. Visit the link to listen to the first podcast, now available
Join the Dallas/Fort Worth Leadership Team for our 2022 Dallas/Fort Worth Petroleum Data Workshop, featuring presentations on the theme "Data in Mergers and Acquisitions". Talks include "The Era of Consolidation and What is Means for Data Managers" by Scott Cooper, Pioneer Natural Resources, and more. Learn more and register now on our website.
The Data Objects Steering committee is focused on designing and implementing data objects within the PPDM Web. Rules committee is in the process of reviewing 400+ rules that are not yet published, we are looking for SME to help with this process. The reference values committee is focussed on reviewing and updating 20+ reference lists from the OSDU platform. SMEs are needed for seismic specific values. Volunteers for the Technical Standard "What is a Facility" are still looking for volunteers to help with this initiative.
The Professional Development Committee is counting on you. Complete the anonymous survey and be counted! Don’t miss your chance to access the final report and interactive results dashboard. Click here for access.
Save the date for these great 2022 upcoming events:
Learn more at www.ppdm.org/events
The Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association would like to welcome six new or returning Directors to the Board of Directors, following the October 28, 2021, Annual General Meeting.
We would like to welcome back Robert Best (EPAM), Tarun Chandraskehar (Syndigo), Allan Huber (Retired, formerly Shell) and Curley Thomas (Chevron) who were re-elected for another term. We would also like to extend our congratulations to Tony Knight (Geological Survey of Queensland) and Steve Cooper (Quorum) on their election to a first term with the Board.
I would like to extend my personal thanks to all those who stood for election at the AGM, and my congratulations to those candidates who were elected by the voting membership. I look forward to working with each of you to continue to advance the strategic direction and sustainability of the Professional Petroleum Data Management Association.
Allan Huber, Chair of the PPDM Association Board of Directors.
Our sincere thank you and appreciation goes out to the Directors who will continue in their terms: Ali Sangster (IHS Markit), Daniel Perna (EPAM), David Hood (geoLOGIC systems), Jamie Cruise (Schlumberger), Kolleen Kidd (Retired) and Sue Carr (Katalyst Data Management). We would especially like to thank Jim Soos (Infosys) for his hard work and dedicated service as he retires from the Board.
The PPDM Association announces the launch of our new Marketplace, a new feature resource connecting our community of vendors with producers. You can check out our Marketplace under the Resources section, and organizations interested in being highlighted in our Marketplace are encouraged to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PPDM Gold Compliance in the last few weeks. Check here to learn more about the compliance program and to see details about each compliance measure.
The reference values committee is currently focused on 13 Reservoir Preparation object reference lists. In collaboration with the OSDUTM Forum, the group is also reviewing and updating about 20 reference lists from the OSDUTM Platform. Including Seismic value lists. SME's are needed!
Subject matter experts who can participate and commit to a few hours each week are needed for the creation of the Technical Standard "What is a Facility".
The recording of our CPDA Information Session will be available soon! Get answers to your questions about the CPDA Certification now in our video, or email email@example.com for more information.
Big news! Our What is a Well online class has been updated with exciting new interactive features. As requested by our members, the class has been extended to cover the Global Well Identification best practices and more. What is a Well is essential for anyone using or managing well data, whether you are technical or non-technical staff. Check it out now.
The Midland Mini-Workshop is coming! This half day event includes a field trip around the Petroleum Museum, presentations and more. View the agenda and register on our website now.
We recently launched several new teams who are recruiting more volunteers including:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Join the Houston Leadership Team at the 2021 Houston Expo, October 25-26, 2021. The theme this year is "Adapting, Surviving and Thriving with Data" and will still feature 5 stages of presentations and discussions. The agenda is available, save your spot now on our website.
The PPDM Association’s bi-annual Job Market survey is now open. This anonymous survey, covering topics from job roles, experience, benefits, compensation and more, is your opportunity to contribute to our industry. Participants will have access to a dashboard of results to see where they fit in with the rest of industry. This critical body of research is 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 energy data management colleagues.
Please note that due to current conditions, and the health and safety of our community being of utmost importance, the PPDM Association has postponed the 2021 Calgary Symposium to January 18-19, 2022, and the Dallas Fort Worth Luncheon to December 2, 2021. Thank you for your patience with our team during these challenging teams. We look forward to seeing everyone in person soon.
The PPDM Association is recruiting volunteer members within IPDS for the Data Objects Steering committee which will collaborate with the Reference Values Work Group and the Data Rules Committee. Areas of knowledge are needed from many technical and business domains. The main function of the volunteers in the steering committee will be to define data objects leveraging existing PPDM Standards and coordinate data objects publication. For more information, please contact email@example.com or visit our Volunteer Position.
Registration is open for the 2021 Calgary Symposium, September 21-22, 2021. This two-day event features talks on new innovations and the skills of tomorrow, including our keynote presentations “Energy in Transition” by Steve Piepgrass and “’I Don’t Know Why We Are Here?’ and Other Secret or Not-So-Secret Messages Your Teams Send During a Transformation, What They Really Mean and How to Break Through to Your Teams by Cory Bergh (Former Vice President, Technology & Innovation at NAL Resources). Register now at www.ppdm.org/cdms21
The What is a Facility work group is looking for new volunteer members, specifically those who currently or have previously worked in Operating companies, to share their knowledge and expertise to contribute in the writing of this Technical Standard. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Oklahoma City Workshop is coming up September 9 and there is still space for you to join! The theme of this event is "Beyond the Well" and features talks by Mike Stice, John Satterfield, Ian Yingling and more! Check out the agenda and register now.
If you are passionate about community outreach, writing competencies, designing surveys, analyzing data, and growing resources for our professional discipline, this is the committee for you. Please email email@example.com to learn more and get involved.