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PIDX International Appoints Michael Martens to Membership Committee

Published 11 April 2017 | By Implico

Implico managing partner to advise oil and gas companies on standardized data communication. PIDX International, the consortium for global data exchange standardization within the petroleum industry, has appointed Implico managing partner Michael Martens to its Membership Committee. In this role, he will advise oil and gas companies on PIDX communication standards.

Michael Implico

Michael Martens, Managing Partner Implico

PIDX (Petroleum Industry Data Exchange) is a non-profit organization that standardizes the exchange of electronic data between oil and gas companies to simplify commerce throughout the industry. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in the USA, the organization offers a free communications standard for the entire supply chain from well to service station.

"Michael Martens was predestined for a role on the Membership Committee, as the Implico Group has already been working extensively on standardized data communications for many years and has been actively promoting this on the German market," said Peter Allwinton, Chair of the Membership Committee at PIDX International. Software and consulting company Implico developed the IFLEXX (International FiLe Exchange XML) communication standard - the German equivalent of PIDX - in conjunction with leading downstream companies across Germany. IFLEXX and PIDX have been compatible for several years.

Michael Martens joins two further experts from the oil and gas industry in Europe and the USA on the PIDX International Membership Committee. Together, they inform and advise petroleum companies around the globe on standardized data exchange, as well as representing the standard at trade fairs and conferences. "I am very much looking forward to joining the Membership Committee and to the tasks that lie ahead. As the managing partner of a software and service company for the downstream sector, continuing to promote standardized data exchange is a matter very close to my heart," said Michael Martens.