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Implico Managing Partner joins PIDX Membership Committee

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PIDX International has appointed Implico Managing Partner Michael Martens to its Membership Committee.

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

In this role, Mr Martens will advise oil and gas companies on PIDX communication standards.

"Michael Martens was predestined for a role on the Membership Committee, as the Implico Group has already been working extensively on standardised 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.

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 US on the PIDX International Membership Committee. Together, they inform and advise petroleum companies around the globe on standardised data exchange, as well as representing the standard at trade fairs and conferences.

Mr Martens said: "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 standardised data exchange is a matter very close to my heart."

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