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2021 CAPA Virtual Technical Forum

  • 04 Dec 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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2021 CAPA Virtual Technical Forum

Energy and Digital Transition: The Road to Zero Emission Through New Energy and Digital Transformation

能源轉型的挑戰: 從新能源及數字技術到零排放之路

DATE: Saturday, Dec 04, 2021

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Meeting ID: 679 371 3167

Dear CAPA members and Friends,

Chinese American Petroleum Association is pleased to announce the 2021 Virtual Technical Forum to be held on Saturday, December. 4th, 2021, from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM for technical presentations by four keynote speakers and followed by a panel forum presentation and discussion from 1:00 PM -- 3:00 PM focusing on career transition and entrepreneurship.

The four keynote speakers are:

Dr Xiaonan Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering at Tsinghua University, China. Dr Xiaonan has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and was recognized as an AIChE-SLS Outstanding Young Principal Investigator, Young Researcher Award for Engineering Sustainable Development, IChemE Global Awards Young Researcher finalist and selected for Royal Society International Exchanges Award, as well several best paper awards at IEEE and Applied Energy conferences and journals.

Dr. Jia-Hao Ko, Floating Foundation Package Manager at Swancor Renewable Energy, Dr Ko’s experience includes 8 years with Exxonmobil and 4 years with SBM Offshore. He was trained as a civil engineer and is an expert in offshore structures. He is currently involved with Taiwan’s large-scale offshore wind farm project.

Mr. Frank Frey, Principal at GHD. Mr. Frey has been designing a broad range of oil & gas facilities for over 30 years. His experience includes design at refining and petrochemical facilities, as well as mid-stream and upstream projects. Mr. Frey is currently supporting GHD’s Future Energy Program by assisting the oil & gas and mid-stream industries with the energy transition. He has developed projects in Hydrogen blending, pipeline change of service, carbon sequestration, and renewable natural gas.

Dr. Warren Kuo, Founder and President of MCT Engineering, Inc. Dr. Kuo has more than 15 years of experience in offshore and onshore structural engineering, Warren started his own engineering company in 2015, one year after the completion of his McCombs MBA degree. He found a niche in the global offshore wind sector and actively participated in Taiwan’s offshore wind development. Dr. Kuo’s company provides offshore wind structural design, analysis, fabrication support, rigging design, and engineering consulting. His company co-hosted technical workshops and seminars with universities, NGO research institutes, and certification

agencies in Taiwan. He was also actively involved in the early Asian government policy making of the offshore wind farm development strategies.

The afternoon sessions will be hosted by Dr. Sean Yang with a theme in Data and Cloud Technology and Entrepreneurship. The panelists include:

Dr. Xinli Jia, Honeywell HGAS, CAPA 2021 President

Ms. Jing Xiang, Principal Data Modeling Analyst at Energy Harbor

Mrs. Yang Mei, Global Salesforce Program Manager at BP

Dr Warren Yuan-Hong Kuo, Founder and President,MCT Engineering Inc.

They will share their personal experience in digital transformation and career transition to help attendees better understand their options. The afternoon discussion will focus on the skills and opportunities in the transition to zero emission goals committed by United Nation members and all major energy companies. The transition not only imposes many challenges but also provides many opportunities for career transition. Skill sets that are in great need due to the transition will be discussed.

Online registration for the symposium is now open at the CAPA website www.capaus.org. Please register as soon as possible. Both the morning technical forum and the afternoon career forum are free to all attendees. However, it is limited to the first 100 attendees due to restrictions in Zoom Meeting.

Thanks to the hard work of our steering committee, we are very excited about the upcoming virtual technical forum and career discussion. Detailed program will be posted at our website. We look forward to welcoming you to this virtual symposium.

Program Book


Dr. Xinli Jia

CAPA 2021 President and Symposium Chair

CAPA 2021 Symposium Committee:

Kuochen Tsai (Co-chair), Mei Yang, Sean Yang, Ching-Wen Chen, Jianxiong Chen, Kim Shih, Qi Zhang, Jiasheng Qin, Yaping Ju, Li Chang, Sizhang Deng, Yang Dong


 2023 Sponsors



Dr. Hong Jin

Dr. Eddy Lee

Dr. Kuochen Tsai


2023 Corporate Member



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