A Professional Society for E&P Data Management: Report on an Online Survey

As part of efforts to professionalise PDM, CDA undertook to survey the data management community in order to:

– assess opinion regarding a professional society for petroleum data managers

– understand the current demographics of the data management community

The online survey was launched on 1st May 2013, and responses as at 4th June 2013 were collated, analysed and presented as a report.

There were 407 participants,  located worldwide, with 50% from the UK. One of the key findings is that participants were very much in support of the formation of a professional society for data managers, and were of the belief that this will lift the discipline from its presently undervalued position within the industry. There was also keen interest in a variety of Society-run activities; individuals newer to data management desired support and development opportunities, while those with more experience expressed a preference for opportunities to formulate and endorse their skills and experience.

The report is available below. We would appreciate your observations and feedback, and invite you to submit them to [email protected]

Society Survey Report (PDF)

28 Sep 2015