Young Pipeliners Association of Canada
WorleyParsons/Young Pipeliners Association of Canada
Education: Pipeline Engineering Degree, Ufa State Petroleum Technological University; Master’s degree in Engineering Management, University of Technology, Sydney
Alina Gabdrakhmanova is the co-founder of the Young Pipeliners Association of Canada, an outreach group aimed at drawing young recruits to the industry and educating others about the business. She developed her knowledge of the industry the honest way, after a summer internship spent building a pipeline on the Russian island of Sakhalin. The experience would lead to another summer internship the following year, this time with Schlumberger’s fracking department in Siberia. But ultimately it was the pipeline business that won her over, and she began working on Shell’s Sakhalin-2 project during her next stint in the field. Later, she moved to Australia to earn a Master’s degree in Engineering Management and eventually landed a job with WorleyParsons, this time in Moscow. Gabdrakhmanova was a subcontracted engineer for the subsea section of the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project, part of the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG export facility.