NSW/ACT Committee

Committee Members

Eric Hayman, Jemena (Chair)
Nikhil Maharaj, Jemena
Alex Yang, APA Group

If you would like to be part of the NSW/ACT YPF and receive information on upcoming events, please contact the NSW/ACT YPF State Chair Eric Hayman


2018 events

NSW YPF Site Tour: APA and Jemena Wilton Meter Stations – Friday 13 July 2018

Attendees were taken on a guided tour through the APA & Jemena facilities, and learnt about the gas process and the function of particular equipment. Following the site tour there was networking at Strawberry Hills Hotel.
Thank you to APA Group for supporting the event.

NSW/ACT YPF Geotagging adventure race and networking event – Friday 13 AprilIMG_9670
YPF NSW/ACT held a Geotagging adventure race through the iconic streets of Sydney on 13 April. Checkpoints included statues, buried gas valve markers and gas company offices with the winners receiving a prize!
This was a fun and interesting way for young professionals to get an introduction into Mipela GeoSolutions geotagging products. The race was followed by drinks and pizza at The Rawson Hotel. Thank you to Mipela GeoSolutions for supporting the event.

Planned events

  • Q3 – Event 3 – Educational presentation – Either on the changes to AS2885.3 or Northern Gas Pipeline
  • Q4 – Event 4 – EOY/Xmas event

2017 events

NSW/ACT YPF Speaker and Meet-the-Board event – Wednesday 29 November
In late November 2017, the NSW/ACT YPF held a Speaker and Meet-the-Board session at APA Group’s Sydney office with approximately 20 young pipeliners in attendance. The event was kicked off with a presentation from APA Group General Manager Development and Support, Matt Felvus, who explained how APA Group manage project development from concept to handover, touching on the key deliverables, tools and processes used to ensure project success and financial benefit to the business.

NSW_ACT meet the board 29 Nov 700pxThe second presentation by Oil Search Opportunity Development Manager, Ian Black,  explored project complexity, risks, negotiation skills and lessons learned related to his experiences on upstream projects in Papua New Guinea.

Following the speakers, a networking session was held with members of the APGA Board. This was a great opportunity for the YPF to introduce themselves to industry leaders over a drink and some finger food.

The YPF would like to thank Matt, Ian and the APGA Board for taking the time to share their experiences with the gas industry’s next generation and APA Group for hosting the event.

YPF NSW/ACT Networking with the Experts: ME-038 Committee  – 19 July 2017
Reviewing AS 2885 Part 1 and Part 6
Twenty-five young pipeliners had the opportunity to meet and network with the ME-038 Committee at the event in July following the first day of the AS 2885 Revisions Seminar in Sydney.

Susan Jacques, chair of the ME-038 committee, provided an overview of the function of the Committee and how young people in the pipelines and gas industry could get involved.nsw meet the me038 committee 700px

Peter Tuft, lead on the Part 1 and 6 committees, also provided some history on his involvement since his early days as a pipeline engineer and provided some well received advice on the avenues available for those wishing to join the committee.

After the initial speeches had concluded, everyone had time to enjoy some drinks and nibbles while asking some tough questions of all the speakers from the seminar.

YPF NSW/ACT would like to say thank you to Corrosion Control Engineering, Denso and Jemena for supporting the event and especially to all the speakers who took the time out to network with the YPF.

APGA NSW/ACT YPF and ACA YCG Brewery Tour Event – 29 June 2017

The NSW/ACT YounIMG_8261 700pxg Pipeliners Forum, together with the Young Corrosion Group, held their first event of 2017 on June 29 with approximately 20 members enjoying a night of networking at the Wayward Brewery in Sydney’s inner west. The night included a comprehensive tour of the venue’s brewing facilities, engaging networking activities, a pizza dinner and delicious beers.

Thanks to Denso and Corrosion Control Engineering for supporting the event.

2016 Events

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.

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. Participants

nsw-caltex-tour-11-aug-2016-1-700pxdiscovered how the facility can receive, store, filter and test fuel products, acting as the key hub before distributing the product through its established network within Sydney and Newcastle via its multi-product pipeline. Primary end users are service stations, commercial customers (such as mining) and Sydney Airport.  Following the presentation attendees were taken on a bus tour around the facility which showed the sheer scale of the site and capacity of the storage tanks. The focus on safety and the environment along with the unique infrastructure such as the floating berth, which is one of only three floating berths in the world, left the young pipeliners very impressed. After departing Caltex, the attendees enjoyed networking and sharing their experiences over lunch at Brighton Le-Sands.
A special thanks goes out to Caltex for providing an informative tour and to our sponsors Lucas Engineering & Construction and Spiecapag Australia.

Lunch and Learn – 13 May 2016

NSW YPF Lunch and learn May 2016NSW 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. This presentation has been made available to anyone interested; please contact Eric Hayman if you would like a copy.

Preceding Craig’s presentation was the lunch, a networking opportunity for fellow YPF members. The veteran NSW YPF who met at last year’s Board mentoring event renewed their acquaintance and were joined by some new faces which is a good sign for the future of the NSW YPF. The delicious canapés and drinks were provided by Jemena.

Last updated on 18 Sep 2018 by cjogilvie

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