GPA Europe May 2022 Newsletter
A message from our Chairperson, Gary Bowerbank.
"This month I’d like to reflect a little on returning to the office as well as hybrid working, which I think has become the norm for many of us. I have noticed a certain level of hesitancy about return to office after so long away. Perhaps it is the potential for large gatherings, crowded trains/busses, or perhaps people just really liked the benefits that working from home offers (no commute, more time with family, etc.). In hybrid working I have seen that it is important to properly align days in the office with others (little point sitting in the office on your own), but I think it is also important to create time in your agenda for face-to-face interactions. On some of my first days back in the office I found myself spending 90% of my time in calls, so had no opportunity to interact with colleagues who were in the office with me. It would be great to hear about your own insights in to how best to manage hybrid working, how do you manage hybrid meetings, etc. Email us at [email protected] with your thoughts or join the discussion on LinkedIn."
Technical Conference, London
Thursday 19 May 2022
"Roadmap for the Transition"
We are thrilled to have you all join us for a 1-day conference on Thursday 19 May 2022 at London Hilton Paddington Hotel - bringing the community together once again in London! We have a full programme of sessions on the most relevant issues affecting the Gas Processing Industry.
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Register today and discover our programme. The Technical Conference is £400 / €475 for GPA Europe members and £500/€595 for non-members. We also have a further £200 / €220 discount for our Young Professionals - contact adm[email protected] for more information.
LEADING THE WAY
See who will be taking the stage in the latest speaker list
Networking plays a pivotal role at GPA Europe, offering opportunities to catch up with existing contacts and connect with new business partners.
The Conference will kick start with a morning of keynote speeches. Followed by an afternoon of Conference Sessions. Our Conference will end with a Networking Reception. You can find more information on the conference and its programme here.
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.
Be part of our conference promoting a new energy future and the transition of our industry towards that future.
GPA Europe - Hydrogen Webinar
Thank you from all of us at GPA Europe to Mark Baker, Petrofac; Nitesh Bansal, Haldor Topsoe, Gianluca Mannucci, RINA; and Karin de Borst, Shell Global Solutions for presenting at our webinar last month. The webinar covered the four different aspects of hydrogen economy: blue to green hydrogen processing, transportation and storage.
Did you miss the sessions? All our sessions from the Webinar Series are available for GPA Europe members to watch for free on our website here.
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].
Call for Papers
Be part of our conferences promoting a new energy future and the transition of our industry towards that future. We are 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.
22 September 2022 Virtual Webinar – “Biogas”
November 2022 Annual Conference, Young Professional Training Day & AGM, Paris
Do you have a story to tell? All we need is a 100-200-word abstract. Send your abstract - Title, Author to [email protected]
For more information see our Call for Papers and Submission Guidelines.
GPA Europe Awards
As a reward for our fantastic speakers, we present 2 awards each year at our AGM in November.
The Best Paper Award is selected by our conference attendees and is based on the feedback scores received.
The Aungier Award is for the best paper presented by one of our Young Professionals at our conferences. The winner is decided by our Technical Committee. Alongside the award, the winner will get £1,000.
Could this be you? Our Call for Papers for our Conferences in 2022 is now open! Contact us for more information.
Check out our latest issue of In Brief! This issue reports on the GPA Europe Virtual Conference held in May 2021.
We have our regular 'View from the Top' by our Chairperson Gary Bowerbank, discussing 'Gas processing industry makes the big headlines!'.
The lead article has been contributed by our very own Gary Bowerbank, Adrian Finn, Gauthier Perdu and Myrian Schenk. The article is titled 'European gas in a more import-dependent future' and has also been published in the World Petroleum Congress program.
If you would like to contribute to our November 2022 issue, we have an opportunity to get involved. A chance to promote your name through the industry. Please contact the GPA E Team for more information - [email protected]
Paper of the Month
This month we are looking back to one of our Keynote Speeches from David Simmonds, former GPA Europe Chairman. Presented at our Virtual Conference May 2021.
"The GPA E does not get involved directly with regulations, especially as these vary by country. However, as we move forward with decarbonisation, there are a number of counteracting drivers which make decision taking on Future Energy (renewable energy (wind/solar), nuclear, continued fossil fuel utilisation under controlled conditions, biomass and intermediates such as hydrogen) more complex and challenging. Scientists, economists, business managers and environmentalists often bring their own specialist knowledge to the table without having a wider appreciation of these challenges.
The paper will first briefly look at the existing energy market, then it will explore some of the new technologies which are being developed and review aspects such as customer acceptance, safety, delivery flexibility and resilience. It will conclude with an assessment of some of the factors which are required to be in place actually to deliver our future Energy Transition Plan, such as the availability of trained resources to deploy it and the ability to finance it!
The intention is to provide a broader picture for transition experts to consider before they inform Regulators and Policy Makers. The paper will conclude that there is no silver bullet for the Energy Transition and, if we are to achieve Net Zero, we will likely have to furrow multiple pathways, which will extend well beyond 2050, and we will need to maximise synergies between technologies. Frankly, Regulators and Policy Makers should not be looking at ‘either/or’, but ‘all’! Further, given the global reach of energy demands, many of these considerations must be addressed through international collaboration and standardisation."
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.
Gulf Energy Information
Our media partner Gulf Energy Information has launched a technical publication, H2Tech, serving engineers and professionals in the hydrogen sector.
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