Joint Technical Meeting

2013 International Research Joint Technical Meeting

The Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) hosted the 19th Biennial Joint Technical Meeting on Pipeline Research on April 28 – May 3, 2013. This world-class forum reflects one of the most significant collaborations in pipeline research formed by the tripartite partnership of APIA,  the European Pipeline Research Group (EPRG), and the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) who together have members operating on five continents. The Joint Technical Meeting (JTM) is a unique opportunity to collaboratively demonstrate pipeline research excellence and to address the challenges confronting the pipeline industry at a global level.

The meeting took place at the Sheraton on the Park Hotel in Sydney, Australia.

APIA offered six scholarships for young people to attend the JTM in Sydney. From a highly qualified field, the six successful candidates were:

  • Elizabeth Voss – APA Group
  • Hassan Cheema – APA Group
  • Tane Bowels – GPA Engineering
  • Mark Rathbone – Jemena
  • James Wu – Jemena
  • Awais Ashraf – MCJV

2013 YPF JTM Report - Elizabeth Voss – APA Group, Hassan Cheema – APA Group, Tane Bowels – GPA Engineering, Mark Rathbone – Jemena, James Wu – Jemena, Awais Ashraf – MCJV

2011 International Research Joint Technical Meeting

In 2011 and in conjunction with the Pipeline Research Council International, PRCI, and the European Pipeline Research Group, EPRG, the APIA Research and Standards Committee (RSC) will be participating in the 2011 18th Biennial Joint Technical Meeting on Pipeline Research in San Francisco, USA, from 16 to 20 May 2011. This world‐class forum is held every two years and reflects one of the most significant collaborations in pipeline research formed by the tripartite partnership of PRCI, APIA, and EPRG who together have members operating on five continents. The Joint Technical Meeting (JTM) is a unique opportunity to collaboratively demonstrate pipeline research excellence and to address the challenges confronting the pipeline industry at a global level. The JTM was last held in May 2009 in Milan, Italy and this year’s event will be hosted by the PRCI. Throughout the course of the JTM, there will be 30 high-level presentations delivered by international experts from within the fields of Advanced Design; Girth Weld Properties, Performance and Assessment; Corrosion Protection, Assessment and Management; and Pipeline Integrity. There will also be two workshop sessions featuring four parallel sessions covering each of the four nominated fields.

As in 2009, APIA has joined with the Australian Gas Industry Trust (AGIT) to offer four scholarships for young people to attend the JTM and participate in an extended visit to pipeline and gas industry related entities and companies in the USA and Canada. The objectives of the AGIT are to contribute to the advancement of young people in the gas industry through support for study, education and research across all sectors of the gas industry. From a highly qualified field, the four successful candidates were:

  • Clayton Warner – Fyfe Pty Ltd
  • Josh Wickham – GPA Engineering
  • Thomas Schambron – BlueScope Steel
  • Douglas Woods – OSD Pipelines

The four scholarship winners will be joined by two researchers from the Energy Pipelines Co-operative Research Centre (EPCRC).

  • 2011 JTM Study Tour Report - Thomas Schambron – BlueScope Steel, Clayton Warner – Fyfe Earth Partners, Josh Wickham – GPA Engineering, Douglas Woods – OSD Pipelines

 

2009 International Research Joint Technical Meeting

The JTM partnership organisations are APIA’s Research and Standards Committee, the Pipeline Research Council International based in the USA and the European Pipeline Research Council. The 2009 JTM was hosted by EPRG and held in Milan, Italy, from 11 – 15 May 2009. Click here to read more about the 2009 JTM.

In 2009, APIA joined with the Australian Gas Industry Trust to offer three scholarships for young people to attend the Milan JTM. The objectives of the AGIT are to contribute to the advancement of young people in the gas industry through support for study, education and research across all sectors of the gas industry. APIA Lead Member, Orrcon Pipelines, also offered to fund two extra scholarships - which meant that five young members were given the opportunity to attend a major international research conference as well as an extended visit to pipeline and gas industry related entities and companies in Europe. There were more than 30 applications and most were from highly qualified, capable young people. It was very difficult to narrow the number down to only five. The five successful applicants were:

David West – WorleyParsons

Lara Kayess – Oil Search

Ben Cooper – A J Lucas

Craig Clarke – APA Group

Cameron Dinnis – Orrcon

For more information on the 2009 JTM please contact Steve Dobbie on 02 6273 0577.

2007 International Research Joint Technical Meeting

In April 2007, APIA welcomed the 2007 international Joint Technical Meeting of pipeline researchers from the APIA Research and Standards Committee (APIA RSC), the European Pipeline Research Group (EPRG) and the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) from the US, to Canberra for their first ever conference held in the Southern Hempisphere.

The 2007 JTM brought around 120 of the world’s pre-eminent researchers and engineers into all aspects of the design, construction, operation and integrity of high pressure petroleum transmission pipelines together for the first ever conference, held in the Southern Hemisphere.

For more information about the JTM contact Steve Dobbie at the secretariat.

Last updated on 21 Aug 2013 by Katy Whiting