GPA Midstream Association

GPA Midstream’s Facilities Design, Operations & Maintenance group is responsible for all technical matters concerning midstream facilities design, operations and maintenance. The committee maintains a continuing study of all phases of midstream facilities design (process, mechanical, civil, structural, electrical, instrumentation) including construction, startup, process safety management design related issues, optimization, and modification. They also serve as a forum for personnel involved in operations and maintenance of midstream facilities to share and improve practices and procedures. This group maintains a list of topics identified to consider addressing, such as preventative maintenance programs, plant turnarounds and vendor alliances. This committee meets 2 times per year, most commonly in April and October. View the Facilities Design, Operations & Maintenance Committee Charter.

  • Committee Leadership

  • Chair: Mahdi Nouri, Jacobs
  • Vice Chair: Brian Booth, Enterprise Products
  • Young Professionals Liaison: Austin Greiger, Williams
  • GPA Midstream Staff Liaison: Martin Erne

Typical Committee Member

A typical committee member includes individuals with appropriate job responsibilities and/or expertise related to this committee's work. This committee accepts volunteers with appropriate experience, and members may also be assigned by a GPA Midstream member company.

Current Committee Members

GPA Midstream and GPSA members on the committee as of 03-26-19 include:

Aeon PEC
Aramco Services Co.
Atlas Copco Gas and Process
AUX Sable Liquid Products Inc.
Barry D. Payne & Associates, Inc.
Black & Veatch Corp.
Bryan Research & Engineering, LLC
Cameron, A Schlumberger Company
Cardinal Midstream, LLC
Caterpillar, Inc.
Chart Industries
Crestwood Midstream Partners LP
CryoWorks, LLC
DCP Midstream, LP
Enable Midstream Partners
EnCana Oil & Gas (USA), Inc
Energy Transfer Co.
EnLink Midstream
Enterprise Products Operating LP
Freese and Nichols, Inc.
Halff TriTex, Inc.
Honeywell UOP
Hunt, Guillot & Associates
Huntsman Corp.
J. H. Foglietta Consulting, LLC
John Zink Company, LLC
Kahuna Ventures
Linde Engineering North America Inc.
M Chemical Company
Midcoast Energy
Monico Monitoring, Inc.
Mustang Gas Products, LLC
Neumann Consulting
Nuevo Midstream Dos, LLC
ONEOK Partners
PetroSkills/John M. Campbell
Phillips 66
Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd.
Pine River Energy Services, LLC
QPS Engineering
Ref-Chem LP
River City Engineering
Ross Engineering, LLC
Shrieve Chemical Products, Inc.
Superior Pipeline Co.
Targa Resources, Inc.
Upstream Development and Engineering, Inc.
Watson Millican & Co.
Worldwide Exchangers, LLC

Benefits of Committee Membership

Members can personally and professionally benefit from the sharing of technological knowledge, assimilating best practices and having the opportunity to participate in the design of gas gathering and processing facilities. Additionally, members benefit from the sharing of operation and maintenance practices and procedures, as well as networking.

Products & Services

The committee maintains a continuing study of all phases of gas processing and gathering facilities design, operations and maintenance (process, mechanical, civil, structural, electrical, instrumentation) including construction, startup, process safety management design related issues, optimization and modification. The section maintains the following documents and publications:

  • GPA Midstream Facilities Design Recommended Practices
  • GPA Midstream Survey of Recent Plant Spacing Recommendations
  • GPA Midstream Facilities Design & Optimization Training Resources List
  • GPA Midstream Check Lists for Energy Conservation in Gas Processing Plants
  • GPA Midstream Plant Project and Design Checklist
  • GPSA Data Book Spreadsheets/Formulas
  • GPA Plant Operations Test Manual
  • O&M Maintenance Practice Guidance
  • Amines System Operations Guidelines

Interaction with other GPA Midstream Committees/Outside Organizations

The committee works with other GPA Midstream technical sections and outside organizations such as the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).