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SOLD OUT – Hydrogen Pipelines – Designing for the Future

October 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$10.00 – $15.00

Society of Petroleum Engineers Western Australia is pleased to announce the October Facilities Group Technical Event lead by Josh Wickham from GPA Engineering.

About the Presentation

Pipelines and distribution networks have reliably transported oil and gas across Australia for decades. What is their future in a decarbonized energy sector? Can they be built safely or existing systems re-purposed to supply low carbon fuels such as hydrogen?

Josh will highlight the work that is being undertaken in the Australian energy sector determining how new and existing pipelines can be used for transporting gaseous hydrogen. His talk will cover key considerations for design, highlighting some of the technical challenges being assessed, the role of research in this effort, key industry and research projects underway and the development of a Code of Practice for Hydrogen Pipeline Design to provide guidance to the industry.

About the Speakers

Josh Wickham

Josh Wickham is a lead mechanical engineer and the Industry Manager for Pipelines and Compression at GPA Engineering. Josh has specialised in pipeline and facility designs, particularly in the gas transmission sector leading the pipeline design of major gas pipelines, including Jemena’s 622km Northern Gas Pipeline.

Josh is leading GPA’s pipeline team towards a hydrogen future, completing a number of leading-edge renewable hydrogen projects, including pilot facilities now in operation, and numerous studies for hydrogen pipelines, hydrogen blending and injection and renewable technology projects. He is a member of the ME-038 main committee responsible for the AS 2885 standards series, is on the educational advisory committee of the Future Fuels CRC. He has recently kicked off the development of a Hydrogen Pipeline Code of Practice for Australia, as the lead author for this under the FFCRC research project

About the Event

Price:             SPE Member $10
Price:             Non-Member $15
Price:             Bring a friend for free, but it must be in the same registration.
Price:             Add your friend’s name to the field “Attendee Names” on the checkout page.

Date:              Tuesday, 19th of October 2021

Location:      Riff Spacecubed – 45 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA

Time:              4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Registration & Networking
Time:              5:00 pm – 5:05 pm  SPE WA Opening
Time:              5:05 pm – 5:45 pm Presentation
Time:              5:45 pm – 6:00 pm Q&A
Time:              6:00 pm  – 7:00 pm Networking Drinks & Nibbles


October 19, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10.00 – $15.00


Riff Spacecubed – Basement at CORE
45 St Georges Terrace
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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