YPF News

2016 Events

Young Pipeliners Forum 10th Anniversary, Canberra – save the date – 19-20 August.
 More details coming soon..

APGA Conference Drinks (Early October) – more information coming soon.

YPF Vic Mentoring Event – Planned to be held prior to the Melbourne APGA dinner which is on 23 June 2016.

SA YCG & SA YPF present Onshore Petroleum Centre of Excellence – Site Tour
2 June 2016

YPF Vic Site Visit – Tentatively scheduled for May/June 2016


YPF NSW Lunch and Learn – 13 May 2016

NSW YPF’s first event for 2016 was a lunch and learn all about pigging. Craig Hall from Baker Hughes has decades of experience pigging pipelines all over the world which resulted in a very informative presentation, sharing a number of his extremely interesting stories. Read more.

YPF WA Pizza and Pint night – 4 April 2016

The Young Pipeliners Forum in WA held a pizza and pint night at Rubix bar. Read more.

YPF Vic Annual Speaker Night – 28 April 2016
The Victorian Young Pipeliners Forum met on Thursday night 28 April at one of Melbourne’s hidden laneway bars, “The Highlander”, to listen to three industry presenters – Sally Commins, CNC Project Manager, Valerie Linton, Energy Pipelines CRC and Chris Hammon, Applus RTD speak on three very different but interesting topics. Read more.

YPF Qld – Networking with the Experts – 8 March 2016
Past, Present, Future with special guests from the ME38 Committee

The ME-038 Standards Committee, which is responsible for AS2885: Pipelines – Gas and Liquid Petroleum, held their regular meeting in Brisbane.  This provided an opportunity for the Queensland YPF, with sponsorship by Origin Energy, to arrange for a networking and educational event with some of the most influential names in the pipeline industry. Read more.

YPF SA  – Adelaide Hills Microbrewery Tour – 27 February 2016
On Saturday 27 February 18 South Australian young pipeliners participated in a networking event centred around beer appreciation. The event included visits to four microbreweries in the Adelaide Hills. The event was a change from the annual winery tour and was much appreciated as a delicious alternative to the usual Barossa Shiraz. Read more.

YPF Qld – Networking Event – 26 February 2016
New project lifecycles: from cradle to grave with guest speakers Warwick Tidswell and Kerryanne Mallitt

An educational session presented and sponsored by APA Group, saw 50 young pipeliners shown the inner workings of major gas transmission pipeline projects. Read more.

2015 Events

Youth meets Experience at Qld YPF Christmas Function

There was an impressive turnout at the annual 2015 Qld YPF Christmas Function. Held at the Embassy Hotel in Brisbane following the APGA Christmas function, the event hosted a mix of YPF members and APGA members. Over 60 attendees celebrated the end of a big year in the Pipeline industry.
Thanks to Denso and CNC Project Management for their generous sponsorship of the event.

South Australian YPF’s ‘Bring an Oldie’ Lawn Bowls Day

South Australia YPF’s third annual Bring an Oldie Lawn Bowls event was a great success with a dramatic finish where nothing separated the two winning teams.

Bring an Oldie is a fun night which in some ways levels the field between the young and the more experienced pipeliners, encouraging them to share stories over a few games of lawn bowls and refreshments. Read more.

South Australian YPF and the Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre

On the 30th of August the SA YPF convened at the Coopers Alehouse for a technical presentation by the Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre (EPCRC).

The event ensured that the young pipeliners in South Australia had access to the latest pipeline research being undertaken by the EPCRC as well as insight into a current Stress Corrosion Cracking research project. Read more.

Queensland YPF Strikes it Lucky

The annual Qld YPF Strike Bowling Event was once again a great success for 2015.

Thirty-five young (and a few not-so-young) attendees kicked off the evening by participating in a bowling initiation ceremony that had the health and safety conscious amongt us raising a sweat. Read more

Victorian YPF Speaker Night

On the 22nd of July 2015 the Young Pipeliners Forum held a speaker night at the Highlander Bar in Melbourne’s CBD. The event we attending by over 35 Young Pipeline Professionals and sponsored by CNC Project Management. Read more.

South Australian YPF Joint Technical Event with the Young Corrosion Group

On the 14th of May 2015, South Australian young engineers of the YPF and the YCG (young corrosion group) joined forces and organised a joint technical event at the Coopers Alehouse in Adelaide. The event focused on tape wrap coatings for corrosion protection of buried steel pipelines. Read more.

Queensland Young Pipeliners Forum members kick off 2015

Fifty Queensland Young Pipeliners Forum members attended the first networking function of 2015 at The Fox Hotel on 13 March 2015. It was a great turn out to what is typically one of the quieter events of the year, with new and familiar faces catching up for the first time since the ever-successful End of Year Event in December. Read more.

South Australia 2015 wine tour

The SA YPF kicked off 2015 in style with the annual Barossa wine tour.

The weather was sunny (as usual in Adelaide) and the Barossa beckoned for 12 young engineers and their partners. Read more.

YPF is now on LinkedIn.

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 and Andriy Dubyk.

Click here to visit and join the group.

2014 Events

Victoria YPF winery tour

On Saturday 6 December, the Victorian YPF headed north of the city on their annual winery tour, this time to the Macedon Ranges. Melbourne weather lived up to its reputation providing four seasons in one day, but did not detract from the spectacular scenery and views from the ranges. Twenty YPF participants went to two wineries, Gisbourne Peak and Paramoor, and to the Holgate Brewery in Woodend. Read more.

South Australia YPF Lawn Bowls

The SA YPF finished 2014 in fine form with the “Bring an Oldie” lawn bowl competition. A great night of food, drink, conversation and (occasionally) bowling was made possible by the generous sponsorship of SEA Gas, Epic and Maloney Field Services. Read More

Last updated on 16 May 2016 by kpolglaze