The Young Pipeliners Forum has started a LinkedIn Group to encourage discussion and interaction between YPF members nationwide. The LinkedIn group is being managed by a subcommittee, Ian Spence, Susan Jaques, Andriy Dubyk and Katy Whiting.
Click here to visit and join the group.
The APIA Victorian Young Pipeliners Forum (YPF) is partnering with the Victorian Young Energy Professionals (YEP) to implement the Ready for Work Mentoring Program in Victoria in 2013. This exciting initiative aims to provide guidance to university students who are moving towards entering the workforce in a professional capacity. Similar to current mentoring events held by the Victorian YPF, where YPFs are encouraged to interact with senior and experienced professionals within the pipeline industry, the Ready for Work Mentoring Program will see YPFs, YEPs and industry participants provide guidance to students as they head towards completing their chosen university course and pursue a career within the energy and pipeline industry. The program matches professionals working in the energy sector with university students who are in their last two years of study in a relevant discipline such as economics, engineering, environmental management, science etc. Read more.
Are you looking to get more involved, meet like minded people and increase your exposure in the pipeline industry? SA YPF is currently looking for more committee members to join the excitement! We currently have no representative from any owner/operating companies, constructors or vendors on the committee. If you’re interested, eager and willing, please contact Josh at Josh.firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday the 3rd of May, Enerflex invited the Qld YPF group to South Bank in Brisbane to enjoy a networking evening and a presentation on the types of compression currently being applied by the CSG industry in Queensland. This passionate presentation not only outlined the processes that the Qld CSG companies are utilising, buy also why this option is being selected, the benefits of utilisation, and why what we are doing in Qld is unique in the world. Read more.
The SA YPF 2013 calendar has kicked off on February the 1st with a crackerjack lawns bowls competition, thanks to the sponsorship of Maloney Field Services and SEA Gas.
This year the event was a bit different, with YPFers asked to ‘Bring an Oldie’ to help guide the youngsters through the intricacies of the game…and pass down those interesting tid bits of knowledge to the next generation…the importance of surface roughness, wind factors, route selection, correct weight and mass balances…thrown in with the occasional pipeline story of years gone past. Pat O’Dea of SEA Gas took the lead with taking the group through the regulatory framework of the comp, and after a BBQ buffet and a few beverages to lubricate the joints, the event was underway. Read more.
The 2012 SA YPF Wine Tour was held on Sunday, 18 November. Thank you to this year’s industry sponsors, Pentair and GPA Engineering. The destination for the 2012 YPF wine tour was the Barossa valley region approximately 50 minutes north of Adelaide. The Barossa is notorious worldwide for its wines, in particular Shiraz.
The event began at 9am with everyone meeting at the South Australian wine centre for the bus trip to the Barossa. It was nice to see a few new faces involved this year and due to a Sunday event, some couples with young children were also able to attend. Read more.
On Friday, 26 October, a group from the NSW YPF and the Young Corrosion Group (YCG – Australian Corrosion Association) headed to Wollongong for a site tour of two manufacturing facilities.
The first tour was at the BlueScope Steel plant. The young professionals were exposed to the entire process for the manufacture of steel from the raw materials to rolling the steel into coils. Read more.
The WA YPF’s most popular social event took place again on 26 September this year. On this day, the Young (at heart) Pipeliners Forum defies perceptions and heads off to the green for an afternoon of Lawn Bowls, Beverages and BBQ. It’s the occasion where Engineers are made to mingle with the likes of Project Managers, Lawyers and Enviros, where multi-nationals and utilities go head to head with boutique consultancies on a level playing field. So far so good: The event is always fully subscribed by entrants and fully sponsored from the bar tab to the trophy table (this year by Rosen Inspection, Nacap and CNC Project Management).
This year, an Indian Ocean weather system joined the game, pitching a curved mixture of wind and near horizontal rain frontally at the usually picturesque venue overlooking the Swan River. Against expectation, the Young (= ever-optimistic?) Pipeliners committee had not Risk-Assessed this scenario. They had in place neither procedural nor physical measures and failed to take mitigating action even when, several days beforehand, the weather forecast quantitatively predicted the impending onslaught on their prime networking event. Read more.
Almost ninety people attended the WA Chapter and YPF annual quiz night on the 14th August at the East Perth Bowls Club, all with one common goal- to take home the new perpetual trophy and the bragging rights that go along with it. Perspiration was visible as drinks were drained and heads were scratched as each team tried to think up a suitable name before the quiz got underway. Read more.
The scene was set in the Hilton Hotel on the 28th June for Board Members of APIA to impart their years of industry experience to some bright young minds from the WA YPF. This was the first ever speed mentoring event held with the board which also happened to be the first speed mentoring experience ever for several board members. Read more.