PODS Forum 2017, Election Results, PODS Lite
March 2017
        It's an exciting time of year, when PODS Association members and interested individuals have a chance to meet in person at the PODS Forum April 11th, during the Esri Petroleum GIS Conference in Houston. We hope to see you there.  Hear from operators sharing their PODS implementation experiences and PODS leadership sharing progress on PODS Next Generation. This is a chance to talk all things Pipeline Data Standards.  

        It is also the time when we welcome in our new Board of Directors for 2017/2018.  

        Lastly, we will be rolling out PODS Lite!

Read on for more information.

PODS 2017 Operators & Service Providers Forums on April 11th, 9:00am-4:00pm
PODS Association invites Pipeline Operators and Service Providers to attend the Operators Forums on April 11th, the day before the  2017 PUG ESRI Petroleum Conference.

Please take a moment to register below, as pre-registration is growing and we want to have adequate space for everyone!
AGENDA Topics:
(Click here to view/download detailed:  Final Agenda PDF)
  • Business value of PODS: What's working? 
  • PODS Next Generation, a look at the proposed Core Tables and provide feedback and input.
  • Presentations on PODS Lite for APR and PODS Lite for RDBMS and other implementations.
Session 1: Operators Forum:  9:00-11am (only Operators may attend)
Session 2: Service Providers and Operators Forum: 11:00am - 4pm (both Operators and Service Providers may attend)
HOT LUNCH provided for all attendees
Location:  Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, Texas. Lunch will be served.

Welcome the New PODS Board of Directors

Four operators and two Service Providers were elected to the 2017 Board of Directors, and the Board appointed one Operator due to resignation.

Results of the 2017 election to the Board of Directors were presented to the PODS Board at their March meeting for ratification. Elected for two-year terms were:
  • Andy Morris, DCP Midstream
  • Buddy Nagel, Kinder Morgan
  • Jackie Smith, Williams
  • Elizabeth Ziemer, Enbridge
  • Peter Veenstra, TRC
  • Nichole Killingsworth, BSD

Wen Tu (PGE) offered his board member resignation. He has accepted a new position with an engineering firm. The PODS board appointed Chad Corcoran of Tesoro to fill the remaining year of Tu's board seat. The appointment is in accordance with by-laws. Corcoran received the next-highest votes in the election.


"I would like to thank out-going board member Mike Ortiz and Wen Tu for their time dedicated to the board. Both have provided good leadership and input to PODS Association," stated Paul Herrmann, President of PODS Association.


Elections were conducted through balloting sent to the voting-member of record. 

PODS Lite Latest News

PODS Lite is rolling out this month! 

PODS Lite  is a subset of the PODS Next Gen pipeline data  mo del.  PODS Lite  is free of charge to anyone wishing to understand how the POD S Next Gen Data Model is designed to  work. This release of  PODS Lite  is provided in Esri Geodatabase format.  
The complete PODS Next Generation Model and Standards are currently in development and  scheduled for completion in 2018 and will support relational databases including support for native spatial geometry data types. Note the final PODS Next Gen model will only be available to PODS Association members.

PODS Lite will be downloadable from our website in April.

Save the date - Pipeline Week 2017 - October 3-5, 2017


More information to follow.

Kathy Mayo, Executive Director
PODS Association
Thank You, Sponsors!


The PODS Association Sponsorship program invites our members to join us in moving this important Next Generation initiative forward. Sponsorships will:
  • Complete Phase 1 by year-end and initiate multi-phase rollout.
  • Develop prototype
  • Deliver 35% faster than previous PODS projects
For more information,  Click HERE for Sponsorship Info PDF

PODS Board of Directors meets every 2nd Thursday
Next meeting April 10

Officers Meeting 
meets every other Tues
Next meeting April 17

Technical Committee on Governance (TCG)
meets every 4th Thurs. Next meeting April 27
Technical Committee for Data Modeling (TCDM)
meets every 4th Wed.
Meeting April 26

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