A Professional Society

The establishment of a society lies at the heart of our professionalisation model. The society would take over the competency maps from CDA and would be the governing body for accredited education and commercial training in Petroleum Data Management. It would also perhaps be the certifying body for competency.
We have conducted an online survey on this topic (the survey is still open – see and we will publish the analysis at the end of August.
We are currently working with one of the strong candidates which wishes to be this professional organisation in order to satisfy ourselves that it is a good home for the competencies we have developed. This work is on-going but it’s something we’re pursuing with some urgency.

01 Aug 2013
New Seismic DataStore Member

Addax Petroleum and Statoil UK Ltd are the latest Members to join the CDA Seismic DataStore and a warm welcome to them.

01 Aug 2013
DataStore Training

CDA carried out two successful training sessions for DataStore users in London and Aberdeen during June for 51 users. The sessions covered both standard and new functionality which have been added to the system as part of a programmed series of enhancements. For further information about training please contact Raye McRitchie ([email protected]).

01 Aug 2013
Society of Data Managers Survey

Today CDA has launched a Survey to establish the level and nature of support of an independent professional society for data managers. This is an integral part of our general programme to gain professional standing for data management and data managers.

We would be most grateful if you could please complete the survey launched today by using the link shown below as soon as you can – it will take no more than 10 minutes of your time.

Thank you very much in advance for your support.

01 May 2013
CDA Competency Portal Pilot

The new CDA Competency Portal Pilot is now live. Please see for more information.

15 Feb 2013
New Seismic DataStore Members

InfraStrata plc, Perenco UK Ltd, Trap Oil Group plc and University of Edinburgh are the latest Members to join the CDA Seismic DataStore, a very warm welcome to them.

17 Oct 2012
New Member: Schlumberger

Schlumberger Oilfield UK plc are the latest Associate Members to join the CDA Well DataStore, a very warm welcome to them.

03 May 2012
Latest CDA Member: Iona Energy

It is with great please we announce the joining of Iona Energy Company (UK) Limited as the latest Full Well and Seismic DataStore participant. A very warm welcome to them.

19 Mar 2012
New Member: Hannon Westwood

A very warm welcolm to Hannon Westwood Holdings Limited who have now joined CDA’s Well DataStore as an Associate Member.

13 Mar 2012