GPA Midstream Association



GPA Midstream’s Technical Section A – Facilities Design & Optimization, is responsible for all technical matters concerning midstream facilities design. 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. This committee meets 2 times per year, most commonly in April and October.



  • Committee Leadership

  • Chair:Chip Burkett, Pine River Energy Services
  • Vice Chair: Mahdi Nouri, CH2M
  • Young Professionals Liaison: Christopher Peters, Tesoro Logistics
  • GPA Midstream Staff Liaison: Martin Erne
  • Committee Documents

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Typical Committee Member


A typical committee member for Technical Section A – Facilities Design & Optimization includes individuals with appropriate job responsibilities and/or expertise involving them in the design of midstream facilities. This committee accepts volunteers with appropriate experience, and members may also be assigned by a GPA Midstream member company.



Benefits of Committee Membership


Section A 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.



Products & Services


Section A maintains a continuing study of all phases of gas processing and gathering facilities design (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:



Interaction with other GPA Midstream Committees/Outside Organizations


Section A 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).