YPF News

Upcoming Events

NT YPF Meet and greet – 23 February 2018

WA YPF Technical evening: anti-surge valve live demonstration – Wednesday 28 February

Vic YPF Lawn Bowls Networking Event – Friday 16 March 2018

2018 Events

Qld YPF 2018 Launch and Networking Event – Friday 9 February

2017 Events

Qld YPF Christmas Networking Event – Friday 15 December
Thank you to CNC Project Management and Denso for supporting the event.

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. Read more.

WA YPF Christmas Drinks – 24 November 2017
Thank you to Brooks Hire, Enscope and Momentum Engineering for supporting the event.

NT YPF AS/NZ 2885.1 Technical Presentation – 9 November 2017
Thank you to APA Group for supporting the event.

QLD YPF Speaker night – 2 November 2017
Australia’s energy crisis was the hot topic for Qld YPF’s speaker night held at the Stock Exchange Hotel in Brisbane. APGA’s  CEO, Steve Davies, kept his audience engaged by giving his view on the recent pressure on the gas industry in the midst of Australia’s current energy crisis and what that means for the pipeline industry. Read more.

WA YPF 9th Annual Barefoot Bowls Tournament – 27 October 2017
Thank you to Enscope, Fyfe, Momentum Engineering and Rosen for supporting the event.

YPF Networking Event @ the 2017 APGA Convention – 14 October 2017
The YPF kicked off the APGA Convention with over 40 pipeliners both young and old attending the networking event at the Mo’dish Village Lane Bar at the Pullman Cairns International. Catching up with old friends and making new connections, it was a great start to the Convention prior to the Welcome Dinner.
Big thank you to Pipe Tek for supporting the event.

Vic YPF Annual Speaker night – 5 October 2017
Thank you to Denso for supporting the event.

NT YPF Evening Barefoot Lawn Bowls – 16 September 2017
Thank you to GPA Engineering and Pructon for supporting the event.

Vic YPF Site tour – Dandenong LNG Facility – 16 August 2017
Members of the Vic YPF enjoyed a tour of APA Group’s LNG facility at Dandenong.
Thank you to APA Group and Peter Norman Personnel for supporting the event.

WA YPF and WA Chapter Joint Quiz Night – 20 July
Over 100 attendees enjoyed the joint APGA and YPF WA Chapter Quiz Night on 20 July, held at Maylands Peninsula Golf Course.
14 teams competed for the illustrious first place trophy and more importantly the bragging rights. Quizmaster Alex Aitken from KD1 kindly donated his expertise of running the show and did a fantastic job keeping everyone in line! Read more.

NSW/ACT YPF Networking with the Experts: ME-038 Committee – 19 July 2017
25 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 AS2885 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. Read more.

NT YPF Networking Drinks – 13 July 2017
Thank you to GPA Engineering for supporting the event.

QLD YPF Strike Bowling – 7 July 2017
On Friday 7 July the Queensland YPF gathered in force to compete in their annual mid-year event, strike bowling. In classic fashion each attendee was welcomed to the event with a beverage of their choice, and the opportunity to select their persona for the evening.  Read more.

NSW/ACT YPF and ACA YCG Brewery Tour Event – 29 June 2017
The NSW/ACT Young 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.

Qld Networking Event – Geotagging Adventure Race through Fortitude Valley – 19 May
Rain did not deter Queensland’s YPF annual geotagging event on Friday 19 May and although the race was cancelled, the last minute trivia night was a huge success, with a lot of laughs and good contributions from all involved. There were also some newer members who attended the night, which is always great to see. Thank you to Mipela GeoSolutions for supporting the event.

WA Pizza and Pint Night Networking Evening – 3 May
WA YPF had a fantastic night of networking at their Pizza and Pint event on Wednesday 3 May. A total of 29 attendees representing 14 companies gathered together at the Rubix Café Bar to enjoy a relaxed evening of pizza and drinks and to take the opportunity to speak with operators, contractors, designers and suppliers in a social atmosphere. Thanks to Atteris and SPIE Plexal for supporting the event. Read more.

Qld YPF – Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre – Background, Achievements and Preparing for the Future – 5 April 2017
Twenty-five young pipeliners joined the Queensland YPF and Energy Pipelines CRC CEO David Norman to turn the YPF paradigm on its head on 5 April.

David listened intently as young pipeliners outlined their thoughts on where the future challenges for the Australian pipeline industry could be addressed through cooperative research.

The second Queensland YPF networking and educational event for 2017 allowed David to detail his experiences in the industry as well as the multitude of highly valuable projects being undertaken by the Energy Pipelines CRC. He also explained the mammoth task ahead of the Energy Pipelines CRC team to facilitate a new CRC bid aimed at addressing future challenges for the Australian pipeline industry- but success is not a certainty in the highly competitive environment of CRC funding. Read more.

SA YPF  – Adelaide Suburbs Microbrewery Tour – 25 March 2017
SA YPF 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.

Qld YPF: 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.

Vic YPF 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.

NSW/ACTYPF 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.

Vic YPF 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.

Qld YPF 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.

WA YPF 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.

Qld YPF 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.

WA YPF 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.

Qld YPF 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.

NSW/ACT YPF 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.

NT YPF Networking Drinks – 13 July 2016
Thank you to APA Group for supporting the event.

Vic YPF Meet the Board – 23 June 2016

Members of the Victorian chapter of the Young Pipeliners Forum made the most of the experience when a number of APGA’s Board members attended informal drinks before the Melbourne Dinner in June. Read more.

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.

NSW YPF 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.

Qld YPF – 29 April 2016, Geotagging Adventure Race
The geotagging adventure race through Fortitude Valley was held on Friday 29 April 2016. YPFers used geotagging devices to follow clues to a final destination where drinks and canapes were served. Sponsored by Mipela GeoSolutions.

Vic YPF 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.

WA YPF Pizza and Pint Night – 4 April 2016
The Young Pipeliners Forum in WA held a pizza and pint night at Rubix bar. Read more.

Qld YPF – 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.

NZ YPF – Networking Drinks, 3 March 2016

SA YPF – 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.

Qld YPF – 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

Meet the APGA Board – 9 December 2015
Eric Hayman of Jemena organised an informal mentoring session “meet-the-APGA-board” event on 9th December 2015, after the Board’s Sydney meeting and before the APGA Sydney Christmas function. It was a great success with 30 participants having an opportunity to ask questions to the leaders of our industry in a comfortable environment. The event also allowed the new YPF supporters to network amongst each other over a cool beverage gratefully provided by the APA. In 2016 the aim is to host at least two new events with a focus on providing a social yet educational experience.

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 July 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

Qld Mid-year Strike Bowling – 13 July 2014
Another great turn-out for the annual Qld YPF Strike Bowling networking event held on Friday 13thJune. Superstitious for some, it was an evening where everyone’s favourite personas were back with the addition of the flavour of the month with some World Cup superstars. There was some fierce competition, but in the end, Gabrielle “The Hulk” Cooper came out on top with an impressive score to take the honours. Read more.

 YPF Panel Session – 13 March 2014
On the 13th of March the South Australian YPF group assembled at the Adelaide Hilton for a ‘question and answer’ panel forum, taking advantage of the many industry experts in Adelaide for the AS2885.1 committee meeting. Read more.

Last updated on 20 Feb 2018 by cjogilvie