PIDX brings diverse companies together in a consensus atmosphere to share, collaborate and work together to create the standards that drive every member’s business and form the engine of electronic commerce in the energy community. It’s an opportunity to build your network faster and increase the visibility of your business. Showcase your products and services on a global scale, while adopting the standards that will draw customers to your door on a local level.

At PIDX meetings, member companies present case studies and share how PIDX standards have been used in real-life implementations. You will hear how these standards are actually used (from those who are actually using them) and share in the lessons learned by others who can help to mitigate risks for your company.

The PIDX Knowledge Base

PIDX provides a wealth of educational opportunities and practical resources to its members, from toolsets and templates, to white papers, presentations and reports, and our new wiki-based Petroleum Industry Data Dictionary that promotes collaboration among project teams. You will learn what other companies are doing with integrated systems, how they got started, and what their successes have been.

Most importantly, however, you will benefit from the hard-won knowledge of Industry Accepted Standards and Best Practices that your peers have contributed to the PIDX knowledge base.

With PIDX, you will:

  • Reduce implementation time for deploying an eProcurement solution
  • Save time and effort by utilizing fewer resources to process transactions
  • Receive attachments in XML and EDI formats, leveraging internet-based connectivity
  • Gain access to the latest security and encryption technology
  • Ensure transaction integrity through delivery acknowledgement


Our value proposition relies heavily on our practical knowledge and experience.  PIDX is the forum for refining that knowledge because the community is made up of actual practitioners.” 
Tim Morgan, Sullexis

An Open Invitation to Technology Providers

A Global Forum PIDX provides a global forum that facilitates the development of electronic commerce business standards within the petroleum industry. By enabling IT system interoperability we improve the efficiency, effectiveness and value of the information management and continue to reduce costs and time-intensive processes including:

  • Business Messaging
  • Electronic Field Ticketing
  • Electronic Invoicing
  • Electronic Data Exchange
  • Global Business Practices
  • Safety Data Reporting
  • Product and Services Classification

And PIDX is expanding—we are a true global standards setting body. We have made demonstrable progress in Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America and are continuing to expand to new regions. Our Global Business Practices Work Group is now capturing and aggregating country-specific best practices published in Country Profiles. 

A Support System

PIDX gives you the opportunity to pilot PIDX standards with your customers through a “hands-on” mutually supportive experience that will give you knowledge of new technologies, processes and procedures in eCommerce. The shared experiences and lessons learned in conducting pilots have led to many successful customer relationships and implementations of the PIDX standards.

As a member, you’ll also have valuable opportunities to network with peers and potential clients, increasing the visibility of your business. These opportunities include attending the PIDX conferences and unlimited participation in all PIDX work groups and project teams. You will have a voice in setting the standards for the industry.

PIDX members derive valuable benefits from the guidance and advice they receive, the business relationships they develop, and the work they perform toward the shared goal of creating seamless, industry-wide electronic business communication. PIDX membership affords your company important opportunities to learn, influence and network.