GPA Europe April 2021 Newsletter
A message from our Chairperson, Gary Bowerbank.
"Following on from this year’s International Women’s Day, I thought it was worth reflecting on the gender balance in our industry and indeed within the GPA Europe. While there have certainly been improvements our industry, there remains more to do to ensure we all work in a tolerant and supportive workplace where all people are valued and feel free to be themselves. What have you done to improve the balance? As GPA Europe, we strive to become more diverse in terms of gender, age, location (truly European) and sector (more operators). To support this we will continue to provide a platform for Young Professionals via our training events and providing speaking opportunities, ensuring a diverse mix of speakers at conferences and adopting gender neutral terms such as chairperson and by having a 4 out of 7 of our leadership roles held by women (meet the team). If you have any other ideas how we can make further improvements, do let us know at [email protected]"
Join us Online in 2021
GPA Europe Virtual Conference May 2021
"The Future of Gas"
We’re excited to announce the official dates for the GPA Europe Virtual Conference 25 - 26 May 2021. To ensure the well-being and safety of our attendees, we will be delivering an online conference of substance as a global digital event. Not to worry, it will be just as informative, entertaining, and engaging as our physical conferences so register today!
We are offering an Early Bird Discount until 12 April at midnight - register today to avoid disappointment!
Join our technical workshop as we look at the Transition of the Gas Industry from today to 20-25 Years.
To facilitate collaborative work and creative environment the Think Tank Workshop numbers will be capped at 40 and are booked on a first come first served basis.
Networking plays a pivotal role at GPA Europe, offering opportunities to catch up with existing contacts and connect with new business partners from around Europe. This year we welcome a wider pool of delegates than ever before and have included a range of networking opportunities in this new digital age.
Have you thought about sponsoring? Our conference provides a direct marketing channel to commercial and technical leaders from the whole gas processing value chain. Our sponsorship packages include free conference passes.
We have a full programme and will be releasing more details about the sessions over the coming weeks. We will update you via our website, www.gpaeurope.com, and on our social media platforms as our plans take shape. Don't forget to connect with us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook.
Be part of our virtual conference promoting a new energy future and the transition of our industry towards that future.
Virtual Event Series 2021
The digital journey continues 15 April 2021!
Be part of our digital journey continuing on 15 April 2021 with the next Young Professional Session and 22 April 2021 with our next Technical Session. We are delivering high quality presentations directly to you, our members, for free in the comfort of your home or office.
Our next sessions
Young Professional Session on "CCUS"
Technical Session on "Future Energy"
Our previous sessions
Thank you from all of us at GPA Europe to Paul Stockwell from Process Vision and Mike Lewis from Xodus Group for presenting at our last Virtual Technical Session on 25 March. Paul's presentation detailed Process Vision’s development of a new snake robot system to undertake inspections and maintenance tasks while the process is at high pressure. Whilst Mike's presentation highlighted a root cause analysis of the failure of internals within a low temperature separator.
Did you miss the sessions? All our sessions from the Virtual Event Series are available for GPA Europe members to watch for free on our website here.
GPA Europe would like to thank our sponsors:
Registration is now open: gpaeurope.com/event/gpa-europe-virtual-series-2021
We will update you via our website, www.gpaeurope.com, and on our social media platforms as our plans take shape. Don't forget to connect with us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook.
As always, we want to hear from you, our GPA Europe members. If you have topics of interest or would like to be involved in future virtual events, please do get in touch with us at [email protected].
Paper of the Month
This month we are looking back to a paper on FLNG from Lars Odeskaug, Front Energy. Presented at our 2019 Spring Conference:
"Natural gas is the cleanest and most environmentally friendly fossil fuel, and as global demand for natural gas increases, the development of offshore Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) production technology is becoming an important factor in maintaining sustained growth. Although offshore FLNG production concepts have been the focus of research and development for decades, it is only in the last ten years that a few FLNG projects have achieved a Final Investment Decision (FID) and have progressed to detailed design and construction.
Cefront FLNG vessel provides a more stable and economical platform for the offshore gas pre-treatment and liquefaction processes than conventional ship-shaped hulls. It is a further development of the axisymmetric hull and is more fabrication “friendly” and thereby less costly than earlier designs. The Cefront FLNG vessel has a more efficient topsides layout than the axisymmetric units, and at the same time it has significantly less pitch and roll motions than a conventional ship-shaped hull. This eliminates the need for expensive turret and swivel solutions."
Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities
We provide a direct marketing channel to Directors and Process Engineers within the natural Gas Processing Industry.
We have multiple sponsorship opportunities at our events, as well as advertising within In Brief and our Newsletter - contact us for more information.
Our November 2020 Issue of In Brief is out on the streets - Check it out!
If you would like to contribute towards our May 2021, we have an opportunity to get involved. A chance to promote your name through the industry.
In Brief is a great opportunity to gain product recognition to the GPA Europe membership.
Please contact the GPA E Team for more information - [email protected]
Gulf Energy Information
Our media partner Gulf Energy Information has just launched a new technical publication, H2Tech, serving engineers and professionals in the hydrogen sector.
If you would like to register for a free trial subscription to the weekly e-newsletter or the quarterly magazine, just click on the graphic below:
You may know Gulf Energy Information better as the company who publish Hydrocarbon Processing, Gas Processing and LNG, Petroleum Economist and several other industry tomes.
If you would like to sample the product for free, this is still available, just click on the graphic for a free trial subscription:
If you have news you would like to share with our members, please email us at [email protected]