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YPF News

Upcoming Events

Qld Networking Event – Geotagging Adventure Race through Fortitude Valley – 19 May 

WA Pizza and Pint Night Networking Evening – 3 May 

2017 Events

YPF Qld – Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre – Background, Achievements and Preparing for the Future – 5 April 2017

YPF SA  – Adelaide Suburbs Microbrewery Tour – 25 March 2017

YPF SA held its annual Microbrewery Tour on 25 March 2017. Sixteen young pipeliners met for a day of networking and taste-testing at four breweries in the Adelaide suburbs. These were Pirate Life, Wheatsheaf Hotel, Big Shed Brewing and Brew Boys.
Thank you to APA Group, GPA Engineering and Pentair for supporting the event.

YPF Qld: Care of Aging Pipelines and Operations in T1& T2 areas – 17 February 2017

YPF Qld hosted an educational evening on the Care of Aging Pipelines on 17 February at the Fox Hotel in Brisbane.
Around 30 attendees enjoyed networking and heard from Qld Engineering Service Manager Francis Carroll and Senior Pipeline Engineer Elizabeth Wheeler from APA Group about their experiences working on aging pipelines and how APA Group conducts care of aging pipelines from a high level perspective.

Thank you to APA Group for supporting the event.

YPF Vic Winery Tour: Red Hill Mornington Peninsula – 21 January 2017

The Victorian YPF group travelled to the Red Hill winery region on the Mornington Peninsula for a day of networking and discussion. The event, sponsored by APA Group, CNC Project Management and Zinfra, and included a visit to a gin distillery, brewery and ended with lunch at a winery in Red Hill.
Read more.

2016 Events

SA YPF APGA Pipeline Engineer Competency Standards – 14 December 2016
SA YPF completed their year with a Pipeline Engineer Competency Standards Presentation & Q&A Session on 14 December. Presented by Liz Brierley, an inaugural registered Oil and Gas Pipeline Engineer and now a member of the Assessment Panel, the event aimed to educate the SA YPF community about the APGA Pipeline Engineer Competency Standards, what they mean to the industry and what they mean to them as an engineer.
Thank you to SEA Gas for sponsoring the event.

YPF NSW/ACT End of Year Function – 9 December 2016
NSW/ACT YPF held an end of year function on 9 December at Goros to celebrate a successful year. Members networked in a comfortable and social environment over some Japanese food and drinks. Thanks to sponsors APA, Jemena and Zinfra for sponsoring the event.

YPF Vic Lawn Bowls – 7 December 2016
The Victorian chapter of the Young Pipeliners gathered for some lawn bowls and sun on 7 December in Richmond. The event was sponsored and supported by Peter Norman Personnel and saw the Pipeliners team up to battle against each other in some competitive lawn bowl action. Attendees included personnel from PNP, APA, Multinet, Zinfra and Great Southern Press and closed out a successful Young Pipeliners year for 2016.

YPF Qld Christmas Networking Event – 2 December 2016
YPF Qld finished off the year with Christmas Drinks on 2 December after the Brisbane Christmas Lunch. Over 60 members attended and enjoyed networking with other pipeliners in the industry over a few drinks. Thanks to CNC Project Management and Denso for sponsoring the event.

YPF WA Christmas Drinks at Raffles Hotel – 25 November 2016
For their final event of the year WA YPF held Christmas Drinks at Raffles after the Perth Christmas Lunch on 25 November. Pipeliners young and old shared stories from 2016 and celebrated the end of the year. Thanks to Brooks Hire; Enscope; Murphy Pipe & Civil for sponsoring the event.

YPF Qld APA Group Integrated Operations Centre Tour –  17 November 2016
About 20 YPF members from Queensland took the opportunity to have a guided tour of APA Group’s Integrated Operations Centre in Springhill, Brisbane, on 16 November.
The IOC, which incorporates a control room, commercial operations and engineering support, was
opened earlier this year. Read more.

YPF WA Lawn Bowls Day, Leederville Bowls Club – 4 November 2016
WA YPF held their highly popular annual lawn bowls event at the Leederville Bowls Club on 4 November. Once again it was a huge success thanks to event sponsors Enscope; Fyfe: Rosen: Valmec.

YPF Qld Networking and Lawn Bowls – 14 October 2016
YPF Qld held a Networking and Lawn Bowls night on 14 October 2016 at the Boo in Newstead. More than 30 YPF members attended the event and enjoyed catching up and playing despite it being a chilly evening. Thank you to Canusa-CPS for sponsoring the event.

2016 APGA Convention YPF Networking Event – Saturday 8 October 2016
YPF WA hosted the pre-dinner convention drinks this year on 8 October at Metro Bar and Bistro. It was a great turnout with a mix of young and old pipeliners with many new faces and the event was a great way to kick off the 2016 Convention.

Young Pipeliners Forum 10th Anniversary, Canberra – 19-20 August 2016
The YPF 10th Anniversary in Canberra was a tremendous success and we’d like to thank our APGA members for their support. The event focussed on leadership and career opportunities in the industry, as well as providing some clear direction for APGA and the next phase of YPF.

YPF NSW/ACT Site Tour – Caltex fuel import terminal  – 11 August 2016
On 11 August the NSW YPF held a guided site tour of the Caltex fuel terminal at Kurnell, NSW. The tour was led by Alex Lovell (Operations Manager) and started with a presentation detailing how the refinery was established, through to its current function as a fuel terminal. Read more.

YPF NT Networking Drinks – 13 July 2016

YPF Vic Meet the Board – 23 June 2016

YPF Qld Speaker Night – 15 June 2016

SA YCG & SA YPF Onshore Petroleum Centre of Excellence Site Tour – 2 June 2016
About 40 South Australian members of the YPF and Young Australian Group recently held a site visit to the Onshore Petroleum Centre of Excellence (OPCE) at TAFE SA’s Tonsley campus. Read more.

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 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 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 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 24 Apr 2017 by cjogilvie