PODS Technical Committee Reorganized

The PODS Board of Directors approved a reorganization of the Technical Committee during the July board meeting. "This new structure will allow PODS to address the change process and needs of our members more efficiently," states Kenneth Greer, PODS President. Input was provided by the PODS TC Teams and is reflected in the organizational structure and updated TC Operating Guidelines.
Input regarding organizational design was provided by the Technical Committee Teams early in the process.

The Board deliberated the recommended organization structure (below) and directed a revision of the Technical Committee Operating Guidelines prior to approval of the revised TC organization. The Operating Guidelines were last revised in 2009. An ad-hoc committee was appointed to revise the Guidelines; members were Dan Palazzolo (Chair), Jeff Allen (Novaro), Ron Brush (New Century Software), Buddy Nagel (Koch), and Kirk Cameron (New Century Software).

The ad-hoc committee completed the Guidelines in July and will continue working on additional policies and procedures related to the Operating Guidelines. This work will be completed by the fall.


TC Governance Organization






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PODS Project Groups

(formerly Work Groups)

New Construction Phase 2


Nichole Killingsworth, BSD Consulting, Inc.

Jeff Weaver, Williams Company

Mustafa Abusalah, Consolidated Contractors and IPLOCA

Technical Committee Liaison:  Rod Buren


This is one of the largest working groups of the PODS Association and five subgroups have been established. PODS board of directors approved their charter during the February board meeting. Meeting minutes are available. The charter is available here.




Craig Hawkins, BP

Zemfira Huseynli, Genesis Oil and Gas



This Project Group is analyzing how the Esri ALRP core data structure should be incorporated or utilized in a PODS implementation.


Mike Ortiz, Plains All American Pipeline

Jeff Allen, Novara GeoSolutions

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