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Member Code of Conduct

Last updated November 2018

All members of the Society shall abide by this code of conduct and maintain professional integrity at all times. Members acknowledge that breach of this code may result in their society membership being suspended or terminated with written notice from the Board.

Disclosure of Competence and Experience

Society members will fully and honestly disclose information about their competence, qualifications and experience when offering and delivering in petroleum data management

Statements about Colleagues

Society members will be honest, truthful, ethical and fair in presenting information and in making public statements reflecting on colleagues’ professional matters and their professional role, whether verbal or through printed or electronic media.

Respect and Inclusivity

Society members will engage in professional relationships with respect for others and without bias or prejudice based on race, religion, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, socioeconomic status, political affiliation or disability. Members will seek, where possible, to promote diversity and inclusivity in professional undertakings.


Society members will not disclose without consent, or take improper advantage of, anything of a proprietary or confidential nature concerning the business affairs or technical processes of any present or former client or employer.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Society members will disclose to affected parties any known or potential conflicts of interest or other circumstances which might influence, or appear to influence, judgment or impair the fairness or quality of their performance.

Professional Development

Society members are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers, for promoting others to advance their learning and competence, and will not falsely obtain competency credentials through misrepresentation of experience or misconduct.

Responsibility and Accountability

Society members will accept responsibility for their actions; seek and acknowledge criticism of their work; offer honest and constructive criticism of the work of others; properly credit the contributions of others; and will not accept credit for work that is not their own work.


Society members shall formally advise their employers or clients and subordinates when perceiving a consequence of their professional duties to adversely affect present or future public health and safety or result in unlawful or unethical conduct, and if warranted, will consider further disclosure to appropriate parties.


Society members will not offer or accept bribes or facilitate payments, either directly or indirectly, not only in compliance with anti-bribery laws but also in maintenance of high professional and ethical standards.

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