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IFP School, ENSG to offer petroleum data management MSc. PPDM’s CPDA certification.

IFP School has teamed with France’s Ecole Nationale des Sciences Géographiques to offer a one year Masters degree in Petroleum Data Management. The program has backing from Engie, Statoil, Total, CGG, Schlumberger, Teradata and CVA Engineering. The degree sets out to train graduates in the ‘emerging jobs’ of petroleum data management and to equip them with the transverse skills required to ‘act as leaders in major subsurface data management projects. Teaching will be in English and the one year program, which includes a four month internship, costs €16,000 for self-financed students and €28,000 for professional on study leave.

PPDM, the professional petroleum data management association, is inviting applicants for its new Certified petroleum data analyst (sic) exam, the first offering in what will be a series of petroleum-specific data management professional certifications, including geospatial analyst, business analyst and records analyst. PPDM has also published a list of competency indicators and definitions. The next scheduled CPDA exam is March 16, 2016.

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