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GPA Europe March 2021 Newsletter

GPA Europe March 2021 Newsletter

All the latest news from GPA Europe in March 2021.

GPA Europe March 2021 Newsletter

GPA Europe March 2021 Newsletter

The Hot-Seat

A message from our Chairperson, Gary Bowerbank.

"I hope you are all keeping safe and well; and that you are managing to find the right work/life balance. As we come out of the current situation it is key for those of us in the Gas Processing Industry to not just slip into our old ways. Which means that we have to take the lessons from extended working from home, such as more virtual engagements, remote site support, etc. But it is also important that we reposition ourselves to not solely focus on the conventional oil and gas sector. While they do of course remain important, our network of experts can add so much more value to many of the other Future Energies. Watch this space for more announcements in this area. #FutureEnergy If you’ve read this far, then please do follow GPA Europe on LinkedIn and let us know what you think; any feedback is helpful to ensure GPA Europe stays relevant for many years to come (connect with us at [email protected])... Gary"

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 May 2021. We are thrilled to have you all join us online for a 2-day conference from 25 – 26 May 2021. To ensure the well-being and safety of our attendees, we will be delivering a 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 mark your calendars today! Registration will be going live at the end of March, so stay tuned on our LinkedIn page for further announcements.

Be part of our virtual conference promoting a new energy future and the transition of our industry towards that future.

Submit your Proposal

We’re looking for stories about the development of technology and best practices affecting Natural Gas processing. As well as a look at Hydrogen, Biogas, Ammonia, Carbon Capture and Storage, and LNG amongst others, to inspire the gas processing community.

Do you have a story to tell? All we need is a 100-200-word abstract. Send your abstract - Title, Author to [email protected] by 19 March 2021.

All speakers will receive a free place at the conference.

We will release further details within the coming weeks or for more GPA Europe Virtual Conference May 2021 details, visit us at

Call for Papers is now open!

Virtual Event Series 2021

The digital journey continues 25 March 2021!

Be part of our digital journey continuing on 25 March 2021 with the 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 session

Technical Session on "Maintenance / Inspection"

Our previous session

Thank you from all of us at GPA Europe to Hiroaki Hasegawa and Patrick Schiffmann for presenting at our last Virtual Technical Session on 19 February. Hiroaki's presentation focused on the jointly developed DDR-type zeolite membrane system for CO2 recovery from associated gas and natural gas. Whilst Patrick's presentation provided details of a membrane which has been developed in close cooperation between Evonik and Linde and shows an excellent separation performance, HHC resistance and plasticization stability.

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:

Sponsor Logos February 2021

If you are interested in Sponsoring an individual session, or the event series, please get in touch with us at [email protected] today for more information.


Registration is now open:

We will update you via our website,, 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 our virtual events, please do get in touch with us at [email protected].

Registration is OPEN: Virtual Series 2021

GPA Europe Online

Keep up to date with news from GPA Europe and connect with us on LinkedIn.

We would like your views on working beyond the current COVID-19 situation. We are running a couple of Polls on LinkedIn which will finish at the end of this week and would value your opinion.

If you have anything additional to add, please do get in touch with us at [email protected].

Be Part of the Discussion

Paper of the Month

This month we are looking back to a paper on Maintenance & Inspection from Paul Stockwell, Process Vision. Presented at our 2019 Autumn Conference:

"A robotic solution for internal inspections & maintenance"

"The use of robotics in the oil and gas industry is becoming a hot topic. This paper reports on the progress and challenges of a project, to develop a robot snake. It comprises of a manoeuvrable optical system, which can monitor the internal operation of processing systems while the plant is operating. The small diameter snake provides a live video feed to provide real time operations troubleshooting and equipment inspection. It is designed for high pressure combustible gas systems and is anticipated that the robot will be able to safely access systems via existing tapping points and become a versatile tool to perform a number of tasks that currently require a plant shutdown. It will have the ability to investigate the internal condition of piping and pressure vessels. Additional tools will enable operators to troubleshoot operations problems such as foaming or fouling. The aim of the project is to: increase availability by reducing the need for inspection shutdowns; improve safety by reducing the need for confined space working; reduce shutdown durations as on-line diagnostics will help shutdown planning and logistics."

Download the Paper

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.

Highlight Your Institution

In Brief

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]

Get Involved


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:

Hydrocarbon Processing

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