The Petroleum Commission in collaboration with Oil for Development (OfD) and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has opened the third African Petroleum Data Management (APDM) workshop at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra. The three-day event will discuss technical issues regarding Petroleum Data Management from the 19th to 21st of June 2018 in Accra.
This year’s workshop themed ‘Embracing a Paradigm Shift in Data Management: An African Synergy Story’ will hold discussions centered on seven Data Management challenges facing the Petroleum sector in Africa including; Compliance Standards, Data Reporting Standards and Procedures, Capacity building in Data Management, Pricing of Licensed Data and improving cooperation between OfD member countries among others.
The workshop is providing participants with ample knowledge about Petroleum Data Development, Resource Management in an African setting and the Petroleum Data Management activities, challenges and achievements in the various Oil for Development partner countries.
As part of the activities planned for the APDM Workshop, there will be a group visit to the Commission’s National Data Centre and Core Storage Facility on Wednesday 20, June 2018. This is in a bid to showcase the Storage and Management of the Petroleum Cores and Samples generated from Ghana’s Oil and Gas activities.
It is anticipated to attract about 60 participants from key government agencies including Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda, Somalia, Sudan and Norway.
The APDM Workshop was established in 2016 to provide a platform for participating countries with a strong focus on developing a good system for managing petroleum data. The maiden edition was hosted in 2016 in Uganda and the second was held in Stavanger in 2017.
By Adu Koranteng