GPA Midstream’s cooperative research program has received worldwide recognition because of its successes and benefits to the global midstream industry. For more than 50 years, this program has successfully leveraged research and helped provide the basic data needed to increase the efficiency and environmental performance of gas processing facilities. Data from the program have been used in all facets of gas processing and treating design and operation, with an estimated value worth more than 10 times its $14 million investment.

For GPA Midstream members, the cooperative approach has proved to be especially practical, economical and efficient because it eliminates duplication of individual company research. In addition, history has shown that GPA Midstream research projects have stimulated additional research by other organizations and companies, so that total benefits accruing to the industry go substantially beyond the results obtained from just the association’s efforts.

How Projects Are Determined

The selection of projects presented and administered by GPA Midstream is done by members of GPA Midstream’s two technical section sub-groups that oversee the process and the projects. These committee members know the challenges faced by this industry on a day-to-day basis, and understand the data necessary to resolve key issues.

In addition to the individual knowledge that each committee member brings, the collective synergy of the groups results ensures that GPA Midstream member companies receive the maximum benefit in return for their funding contributions.

Research Funding

All GPA Midstream members contribute to the research program through their annual dues, and a number of other companies also support the program on a voluntary basis. GPA Midstream welcomes your company's contribution to this industry research program. Your company's participation in the program is critical to keeping GPA Midstream on the leading edge of technological advancement in the industry. A benefit of supporting the program is receiving free electronic copies of GPA Midstream Research Reports. To make a contribution, please contact GPA Midstream Vice President of Technical Services Martin Erne.