Useful Links


ABSA (Alberta Boilers Safety Association)

ABSA (Alberta Boilers Safety Association) is the pressure equipment safety authority for Alberta. ABSA administers Alberta’s pressure equipment safety programs under the Safety Codes Act and has the authority to enforce pressure equipment safety as set out in the legislation.

“The Pressure News” (ABSA Newsletter)

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is the voice of Canada’s upstream oil and natural gas industry, representing over 130 member companies.

The Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA) goal is to provide an appropriate technical, educational, and social forum for those employed in, or associated with, the heavy oil and oil sands industries.

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Oil and Gas Seminars are offered throughout Canada for various topics related to the oil and gas industry.

The Gas Processors Association (GPA) Europe, founded in 1983, is the leading technical organization in Europe actively promoting the exchange of information on gas processing matters among operators, consultants, and suppliers.

The Gas Processors Association (GPA) is an organization of operating and producing companies engaged in the processing of natural gas in the United States. The GPA publishes an electronic newsletter on a monthly basis to highlight current GPA activities. To receive a copy directly from GPA – please email Johnny Dreyer at and he will include you in the distribution.

The Gas Processors Suppliers Association (GPSA) is an organization of companies engaged in meeting the supply and service needs of the natural gas and gas processing industry in the United States.

Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation is a leading global nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation

The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) was established in 1943 by eleven corrosion engineers in the pipeline industry. With more than 60 years of experience in developing corrosion prevention and control standards, NACE International has become the largest organization in the world committed to the study of corrosion.

The Petroleum Joint Venture Association (PJVA) represents and supports individuals and organizations involved in petroleum joint ventures. PJVA provides a multi-disciplinary forum to address current petroleum joint venture issues.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) mission is to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas resources and related technologies for the public benefit and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.

The Young Pipeliners Association of Canada is an organization that began in 2012 to help facilitate the development of young professionals in the industry. YPAC works to educate and engage young Canadians interested in the pipeline industry by promoting the industry, providing educational opportunities for its members, upholding safe and reliable operations in the pipeline industry, and providing networking opportunities between other pipelining peers. We also work to connect junior and intermediate pipeliners with senior members of the industry to help facilitate information sharing and mentoring.

Educational Institutions

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is recognized in Canada and around the world as a leader in combining hands-on learning with leading-edge technology. Within nine months of graduating, 91 percent of the graduating class of 2000 found employment related to their field of study. NAIT offers 195 programs, including certificates, diplomas, applied degrees, and 32 apprenticeship offerings.

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology provides training to 75,000 course and program registrants per year, with 35 programs nationally accredited. Studies show a graduate employment rate of 99 percent with 97 percent of graduates recommending SAIT for career training.

The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada’s premier teaching and research universities, serving more than 30,000 students with some 7,000 faculty and staff. University of Alberta scientists are recognized worldwide for significant achievements and contributions. Most recently, the University of Alberta’s breakthrough research in the treatment of diabetes has become known as the Edmonton Protocol.

The University of Calgary is home to scholars in 17 faculties (offering more than 100 academic programs) and more than 30 research institutes and centers. More than 27,600 students are currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. The U of C has graduated 135,000 alumni over its 43-year history, including the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper.

Join the ranks of your fellow gas professionals with your membership to the Gas Processing Association of Canada.