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APGA Scholarships

APGA Scholarship programs

APGA is geared towards ensuring members have full access to educational opportunities that align with the principles outlined in the association's Strategic Plan. APGA Scholarships play a pivotal role in advancing the goals of the Engagement and Capability pillars within the association.

By providing financial support to members seeking professional development, attending conferences, and participating in relevant educational programs, these scholarships not only empower individuals but also contribute to a more skilled and engaged membership.

YPF & WPF Scholarships for the Emerging Fuels Symposium


The APGA Board, recognizing the strategic importance of fostering international collaboration and addressing the future of gas infrastructure, has approved the allocation of four scholarships, each valued at $5,000, totaling $20,000. These scholarships will be awarded to Young Pipeline Professionals (YPF), Women in Pipelines (WPF) members and other qualifying members to facilitate their attendance at the Emerging Fuels Symposium in Greece in May 2024.



The tri-partite research agreement, established in the 1990s, underscores the commitment of APGA, PRCI, and EPRG to collaborative research on gas infrastructure. Despite the relatively smaller scale of the Australian industry's research program compared to its European and North American counterparts, Australia's equal participation is facilitated by its specialised research on thin-wall pipelines and a track record of operationalising research into industry standards and processes. The proposed scholarships align with the historical practice of providing support for YPF members attending Joint Technical Meetings, showcasing a commitment to fostering knowledge exchange.

The Emerging Fuels Symposium, a new initiative highly relevant to the global industry, is an opportunity for members to engage in discussions and exchange insights on emerging trends. The current agenda is provided for reference.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be under the age of 35, or be turning 35 in 2024.
  • Applicants must be employed by a APGA member company.
  • Applicants must have a professional record relevant to the seminars focus and display ongoing involvement in that field.
  • Applicants must provide a clear and compelling statement outlining the applicant's reasons for attending the seminar and how it aligns with their professional goals.
  • Application must provide a comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae that outlines the applicant's relevant experiences, achievements, and skills.
  • Applicants must be able and willing to share learnings from the seminar with the broader APGA membership, either through webinar, presentation or seminar presentation. 
  • Any cost over the allotted amount to be funded by the applicant or applicants employer. 


CLICK HERE APPLY For APGA Emerging Fuels Symposium.

Applications Close - 7 March 2024




Emerging Fuels Symposium - Details


Symposium Abridged Agenda

Day 1: Wednesday, 8th of May
0800-1200 Registration - Poster sessions and open discussions
1000-1030 Morning Coffee
1030-1045 Opening
1045-1145 Welcome address from EPRG, PRCI, GERG and  APGA (Fire side chat)
Where are we, latest developments, major drawbacks, setting the scene
1145-1215 Young Pipeliners - TBD
1215-1315 Lunch
1315-1445 Plenary Session 1: Ammonia & Hydrogen Standards
Ammonia transmission pipelines – assessing dispersion characteristics and threat mitigation
Australia's Hydrogen Pipeline System Code of Practice – Final release update & comparison
Session Q&A
1445-1515 Afternoon Coffee Break
1515-1715 Panel discussions 1 & 2
1900-2100 Evening welcome event
Day 2: Thursday, 9th of May
0800-0900 Gathering/Coffee/Registration
0900-1020 Plenary Session 2: Hydrogen Storage
Design Considerations for Hydrogen Pipeline Systems Dedicated to Storage
Converting an Existing Salt Cavern to Inject, Store and Withdraw Hydrogen via a “H2-ready” well.
Latest findings from demonstration project HyStock
1020-1050 Morning Coffee Break
 1050-1230 Plenary Session 3: CCS
Considerations for CCS metering and allocation systems
Examination of CO2 Pipe Burst Tests 
Experimental pressure distribution downstream of a running ductile fracture
The effect of impurities on the decompression of CO2
1230-1250 Q&A
1250-1350 Lunch
1350-1520 Plenary Session 4: Hydrogen Transport
Steps required to make existing Gasunie natural gas pipelines suitable for hydrogen transport
H2 transport through offshore pipelines - SAIPEM R&D
POF perspective on ILI tool readiness for hydrogen pipeline inspection
Session Q&A
1520-1550 Afternoon Coffee Break –
1550-1730 Roundtable Session 1: Full Scale Testing
1900-2300 Individual walk
Day 3: Friday 10th of May
0800-0900 Gathering & Coffee
0900-1000 Keynote and Panel 
Fireside chat / panel on communication/reflecting the keynote
Young pipelines (TBC)
1000-1030 Morning Coffee Break –
1030-1200 Plenary Session 5: Biomethane/RNG
Reservoir Biogeochemical experiments for RNG acceptance in an aquifer natural gas storage.
Biomethane Injection Best Practices
Session Q&A
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1450 Plenary Session 6: Hydrogen Laboratory Testing
Investigation of Oxygen Inhibition Effects on Pipeline Steels
Hydrogen-enhanced FCG and pressure variations
Fracture toughness test methods for material qualification in gaseous hydrogen
Effect of loading mode
1450-1520 Afternoon Coffee
1520-1650 Panel discussion 3: Hydrogen laboratory testing 
1650-1720 Wrap up 



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