This workshop will examine the elements of a data framework and will provide the attendee with the opportunity to work through and understand how the pieces fit together, how the elements impact the performance of the business and some ideas on implementation. This is suitable for people engaged in or managing the data management service in growing organisations.
The core elements that will be addressed are:

  • Ownership
  • Standards
  • Policy
  • Processes
  • Architecture  

At the end of the workshop the attendees will have learnt how to create a data framework and how this will continue to deliver value for the business.

About Your Workshop Leaders

Ed Evans MD NDB
Ed has over 20 years' IT experience, most of it in Oil and Gas. Starting out with a Geology degree, Ed collected various qualifications in computer systems analysis before moving into project management. He has expertise in project and service implementation and operation from project management to defining and implementing models for technical application support, data and systems.
In the last two years, Ed has worked with BP, BG Group, ConocoPhillips, Encana and Tullow Oil on a number of key global programmes.

Richard Grant, Partner NDB


About NDB
NDB is an oil and gas management consultancy. Our mission is to deliver on the promises made by new technology and thus make every geoscience user more productive. Our core services are:
Subsurface Consulting - Holistic support ranging from an independent review of technology, people and process, to interpretation strategies and defining workflows.
Petrotech Support - Delivering applications and data support onsite or off and reducing the amount of time your staff spend looking for data.
Skills Development - Technology is not the complete solution. We focus on increasing skills and competency in your teams, and create bespoke training to complement your workflows and toolkit.
Project Management - Experienced upstream project managers will handle anything from short term IT project work to large-scale global transformations.

Workshop programme

13:00 Registration & Coffee

13:10 Opening Remarks and Welcome

13:30 Ownership of an E&P Framework

14:10 Standards

14:50 Afternoon Coffee and Networking Break

15:30 Policy Considerations

16:10 Framework Processes

16:50 Architecture

17:30 Q&A

17:40 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.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘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, SMI 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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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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