Petroleum Information and Data Management


This course introduces the principles of Information Management applied to the Petroleum Industry. Using class lectures and practical activities, participants will gain the opportunity to realize the business value of data management and its impact through the Oilfield Life cycle.

The course covers foundation concepts such as standard data types, data life cycle, quality, security, and provides an understanding of information management in different contexts such as the corporate, project and operational environments, their organization and associated data management processes.

Participants will also gain the opportunity to learn about data governance principles and its application in the Exploration and Production business.


This course covers the following topics:

General principles and concepts of Information Management
The value of data to enterprise and its impacts on business
Data types used in the Oil & Gas Industry and their relevance to business life cycles
An overview of data repository types
An overview of effective Information Management processes and their elements
The role of governance and its impact on good Information Management practice within the Petroleum Industry
Roles and responsibilities within the Information Management structure that achieve business strategies and objectives
The importance of standards, policies, and procedures
Specific legal obligations that affect Petroleum exploration and production activities.

Targeted Audience

Professionals that participate in Petroleum Data Management related functions, those with domain experience, technical data management from other industries (aerospace, defense, medical, finance), and corporate executives with budgeting responsibilities in E&P data handling


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

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Course Fees

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How to Apply:

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When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline


  • Business Value
  • Data
  • Information
  • Knowledge
  • Wisdom


  • Oilfield Life Cycle
  • Data Types and Categories
  • Structured and Unstructured
  • Data Life Cycle
  • Quality
  • Security


  • Project Vs. Corporate Vs. Operational
  • Context and Organization
  • Process


  • Organization and Definitions
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Standards
  • Methodologies
  • Ownership
  • Risks and Mitigation
  • Decisions
  • Legal Obligations


  • Architecture
  • Development
  • Infrastructure
  • Service Management