Workshop Overview:

E&P companies have been grappling with data management in the digital age for several decades. Some things have improved enormously in that time – enhanced data management technologies, better connectivity, better awareness of the value of managing the data asset – but in many ways the level of maturity of the business has advanced little. An information management strategy or roadmap can help break the cycle of short-term  reactive data management, and establish a path to sustained longer term improvement in IM across the business.

This workshop will give a practical guide to identifying the strengths and weakness of your companies data management environment, and in developing a practical IM roadmap for long term IM improvement.  Through a combination of presentation of Venture experience and peer group discussion, the issues, approaches, tools and keys to success will be explored and shared.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Understanding the issues and their impact
  • Models and tools – Understanding where a company is at present, measuring value and impact, defining a companies IM goal
  • Frameworks  – what should the roadmap cover?
  • Roadmap development – Building and sustaining a robust environment, what to avoid, best practice
  • Business buy-in and engagement

An outline of how attendees will benefit from the class

Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues and challenges in data management today, and the concepts, ideas and practical approaches needed to deal with them.
This will give attendees an insight into the areas that need focus in their companies, in order to plot the course, and make the case, for long term improvement in information management..

Your workshop leader:

Oliver has over ten years experience of data management and IM in the E&P industry, as a career data management practitioner and consultant he has worked in a wide range of data management environments – from the cutting edge to the well established - in the UK andinternationally.
Oliver is an acknowledged expert on the practices, principles and realities of data management, and advises a full range of companies from small independents through to the super majors. Oliver holds a B.SC in Geological Sciences.

About Venture Information Management:

Venture Information Management is a leading independent supplier of information management services to the E&P industry – including subsurface, surface and business support functions.  Founded in 1990 and with over 60 employees we advise on IM direction, implement change projects and deliver ongoing service.

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Introduction and common IM issues and challenges

9:30 Models and tools - concepts

10:00 Frameworks and approaches

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:15 Models and tools

11:30 Developing the roadmap

12:00 Benefits, behaviours and buy in

12:30 Close of Workshop


Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place
London W8 5SR
United Kingdom

Copthorne Tara Hotel

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.




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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

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‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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