YPF takes to the water in Darwin


While the rest of the country might have been shivering away on a cold winter’s day, the Northern Territory Young Pipeliners Forum enjoyed an afternoon on a fishing charter offshore sunny Darwin.

In July, the NT YPF took to the water to enjoy the NT YPF Fishing Charter event, thanks to sponsors Winnellie Valve and Process, Tremco Pipeline Equipment and Fyfe.

On a chilly NT winter dry season day at 3O° Celsius and blue skies as far as the eye could see, the young pipeliners were treated to flat water, plenty of drinks and the occasional fish to have a great day fishing the harbours of Darwin.

Those in attendance consisted only of pipeline and gas personnel from the vibrant Darwin community, with the inclusion of a special Queensland pipeliner, Brett Trembath, who word was gave up seats at the State of Origin game to make the day’s proceedings.

The NT YPF would like to give a special thanks to Arafura Bluewater Charters and Captain Dan who kept all pipeliners in attendance safe on the water.

The YPF would also like to thank the APGA, and the Sponsors Winnellie Valve and Process, Tremco Pipeline Equipment, and Fyfe for putting on events like these to bring together the lively gas and pipeline community in the NT.

The day’s proceedings were not without the occasional fish.

Want to get involved?

The YPF provides a forum for all young people involved in the pipeline and gas industry working in APGA member companies to get together at events to exchange ideas, network, share information, discuss issues in the pipeline industry with each other and learn about other industry disciplines.

The YPF has committees across Australia and in New Zealand. These committees organise events in their areas several times a year. Events are likely to include educational visits to member companies’ facilities, fun-focused networking events (such as bare-foot bowls, quiz nights, geo-tagging) and mentoring events where more experienced pipeliners can share their experiences.

Any employee of an APGA member company can join under the age of 35. Although the YPF focuses on pipeliners aged up to 35, you don’t have to leave the forum. Both long-serving ‘young’ members who have turned 35 and the more experienced pipeliners can be involved in YPF activities.

For more information visit the Young Pipeliners Forum website. 

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