The Petroleum Technology Transfer
Council (PTTC) is a
national not-for-profit organization that is tax-exempt under Section
501(c)(3) of the IRS code. PTTC is not a membership organization, although
there are volunteer members of the Board of Directors, its committees, and
the Producer Advisory Groups. This Guide for Professional and Ethical
Conduct applies to all members of those groups, as well as the national and
regional PTTC staff and contractors. These dedicated professionals
recognize their responsibility to PTTC and those it serves in carrying out
the organization’s mission:
"PTTC benefits the nation
by helping U.S. independent
oil and gas producers make timely, informed technology decisions.”
PTTC, embodied by its
representatives and staff, recognizes its responsibility to pursue its
mission while maintaining the high standards of professional and ethical
conduct summarized below.
PTTC will be guided in all of its affairs by high standards of business
ethics and professional conduct, striving to maintain honesty,
integrity, fairness, impartiality, and trust. PTTC will strive to avoid
making false, misleading, or unwarranted statements or representations.
Service, Quality, Professionalism:
Every PTTC action and activity will be performed in a manner that
fosters the organization’s mission. PTTC will professionally deliver
products and services of the highest possible quality.
When those being served by PTTC require secrecy, PTTC will treat as
confidential any knowledge of proprietary data or information as
directed by those providing such data or information.
For those it serves, PTTC will provide unbiased referrals to the best
solution providers for their problems. PTTC will deny any use of its
structure or program for individual or organizational self-interest.
Any potential conflict of interest that might influence (or appear to
influence) the judgment, fairness, and quality of PTTC’s performance in
any way will be disclosed immediately.
PTTC will honor the copyrights and other intellectual property rights of
speakers, authors, and other sources of published information. PTTC will
appropriately recognize the work done by others, avoid plagiarism, and
avoid accepting credit due to others.
PTTC will make every effort to ensure that its structure and
programs are carried out without bias due to race, religion, gender,
age, national origin, or handicap.
PTTC will hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public
in all of its programs and activities, and act in accordance with all
Note: Statement adopted by the PTTC Board of Directors on December 6, 1998