Best Practice Pipeline Data Standard

Where global pipeline industry professionals collaborate to standardize and manage data assets

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exchange information between databases, applications, vendor software, other operators

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advancing and improving data standards to the industry worldwide

*All events are scheduled in CST.

PODS Fall Conference Day 2

October 20th, 2020 9 am- 12 pm

Day 2 Agenda


PODS Fall Conference Day 1 

Day 1 recordings and Presentations

 Click here for the full Day 1 recording

PODS 7 Fundamentals Training

PODS is excited to bring you the PODS 7 Fundamentals Training.

Julie Parker of TeachMeGIS is a highly experienced, dynamic professional

— promising to be training you don’t want to miss.


Training Schedule

If you have any trouble with registration
please contact Stephanie Kraus at: to register.


Training on the Fundamentals

PODS Association provided a six-part training series in May 2020 in collaboration with TeachMeGIS. To watch the recordings of our spring training series please click the links below.

Unit 1 Basic training- May 4th, 2020 Click here to view recorded session

Unit 2 Linear Referencing- May 11th, 2020 Click here to view recorded session

Unit 3 PODS Concepts and Terms- May 18th, 2020 9:30-10:30 am CST Click here to view recorded session

Unit 4 PODS Schema- June 1, 2020 9:30-10:30 am CST Click here to view recorded session

Unit 5 Spatial Analysis- June 8th, 2020 9:30-10:30 am CST Click here to view recorded session

Unit 6 PODS Implementation- June 15, 2020 9:30-10:30 am CST Click here to view recorded session


SESSION 1, FORUM May 5th, 2020

1. Regulatory Update and Discussion– Chris McLaren, PHMSA
     PPT presentation and Q & A
2. Panel: National Petroleum Council Report,
moderated by
Russel Treat, host of Pipeliners Podcast
Lisa Madden, ExxonMobil
Doug Sauer, Phillips 66
Todd Patterson, PODS Board Member, Buckeye Partners

SESSION 2, FORUM May 19th, 2020

Register NOW or get the recording at on your own time. The remaining online sessions will be over multiple days, with sessions about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes each. Multi-day agenda found here (*all times are CST. All sessions will be recorded and available to members at a later date.) 

 PODS 7.01 status and progress: 9-9:30 am

An Examination of how PODS data management programs are positioned within Operator Companies- 9:30-10:15 am
This moderated panel will describe how their companies fit GIS/PODS system-of-record into their companies, e.g. IT, Integrity Engineering, GIS enterprise-wide.
        Moderator: Todd Patterson
Panelists: Dale Boyette, DCP Midstream and Katy Rich, Williams

2020 PODS Election

Thank you for participating in the 2020 Election for Board of Directors
PODS election was ratified by the Board at their March 17th meeting.
Elected to the board:
Todd Patterson, Buckeye
Brian McCormick, ExxonMobil
Chad Corcoran, Marathon
Chad Hultman, OneOK
Gypsy Morinelli, Chevron
Natalie Fisher, Enbridge
Rick Roberts, PetroIT
Other changes in the Board:
PODS President Jackie Smith has taken a new position with Rosen Group. The PODS Board voted to move her to the vacant seat previously held by Sam Acheson(Rosen). This position expires in 2021.

2020 Election for Board of Directors

2020 Election for Board of Directors We would like to announce the opening of nominations for the 2020 PODS Association Board of Directors Election. * The PODS Board of Directors consists of 12 elected members from PODS-member companies who govern the Association. The twelve Board members include nine (9) Operators (voting), and not more than [...] Read More

PODS President Jackie Smith and Christopher Moravec, PODS Technical Coordinator, featured on Pipeliners Podcast

Jackie Smith, President of PODS and a GIS IT Architect for Williams and Christopher Moravec, PODS Technical Coordinator and dymaptic CTO, recently appeared on the Pipeliners Podcast for a technical discussion of the Pipeline Open Data Standard (PODS).  In the podcast, they chat with host Russell Treat about the importance of the PODS organization to [...] Read More