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Gas Processing Groups Trace Roots to TransCanada Pipeline
APEGGA has more than 34,000 professional members who work in almost every
imaginable segment of Alberta industry. These men and women share the
commitment to excellence that APEGGA strives to maintain in the professions,
and the pride of being a part of society's vital socio-economic systems.
One element of this, explains CGPSA 2001 President Chris Kellerman, P.Eng., P.E., is the social network these organizations provide. "Networking is a big part of what we do for members," says Mr. Kellerman. "We want information to be shared, and for everyone in the industry to be able to understand what issues there are. We are taking a value-added approach, developing resources such as our website, and bringing people out to meet at social functions."
The CGPSA and CGPA hold a variety of yearly events, including the annual CGPSA Golf Classic in September, the CPGA/ Petroleum Joint Venture Association Annual Joint Conference, and the President's Ball in November. Both are committed to maintaining a strong presence at international conferences, such as the annual Gas Processors Association convention in the United States. Details on events are kept posted on the CGPSA website at www.cgpsa.com.
CPGA Past President Ray Caufield, P.Eng., says that adding value includes
recognizing the diversity of company interests in the gas processing industry,
and speaking to that diversity with comprehensive regulations and technical
The association also conducts four to six technical sessions per year,
covering current issues and topics from equipment developments, to regulatory
changes, to market strategies. Keeping technical expertise fresh, accessible
and available for all members is key for both associations.
Both organizations have co-joined northern chapters as well as the main association contacts in Calgary. Anyone interested in finding out more about specific events, goals or membership guidelines for the CGPA and the CGPSA are encouraged to check out their websites.
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