Date Venue Fee
12 Aug - 16 Aug 2024 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
11 Nov - 15 Nov 2024 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
04 Aug - 08 Aug 2025 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
10 Nov - 14 Nov 2025 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
About the Course

Many current and future offshore oil & gas explorations are constructed in shallow and deep waters. Offshore pipelines are crucial conduits for transporting oil & gas from offshore fields to onshore facilities. Offshore and subsea pipelines constitute a significant asset in most offshore oil & gas operators. Their robust design, installation techniques, maintenance and integrity management ensure safe and uninterrupted operations in challenging marine environments.

Offshore pipelines offer several advantages over alternative transportation methods. They provide a cost-effective and efficient means of moving large volumes of oil and gas over long distances. Moreover, they have a relatively low environmental impact compared to other methods.

This 5-day interactive Fundamentals of Offshore Pipeline Engineering training course highlights all offshore pipeline project phases, including the design, fabrication, installation, inspection, maintenance, operation and integrity management. This programme covers an overview of subsea engineering and Subsea Interfaces, Subsea Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines (SURF). Also, it extends to cover the interface of offshore pipelines and subsea systems with the topside facility. It will benefit the delegates to understand the challenges in the design, construction, inspection and integrity management of subsea pipelines and gain a wealth of knowledge in offshore pipelines and related subsea and topside facilities.

Core Objectives

The delegates will achieve the following objectives:

  • Learn how to design offshore pipelines
  • Understand the pipeline inspection and repair techniques
  • Identify the threats to integrity and safety
  • Know the integrity management and maintenance of offshore pipeline
  • Understand the integrity of risers and umbilical
  • Understand the topside facility interface such as FPSO and FLNG
Training Approach

This training course will combine presentations with instructor-guided interactive discussions between delegates about their interests. Practical exercises, video material and case studies aiming at stimulating these discussions and providing maximum benefit to the participants will support the formal presentation sessions. Above all, extensive use of case examples and case studies of issues has been personally involved.

The Attendees

This training course will benefit all professionals directly or indirectly involved in designing, constructing and operating offshore pipelines. It helps understand the onshore pipeline project life cycle.

Likewise, it will be valuable to the professionals but not limited to the following:

  • Pipeline Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Engineering Discipline Leads
  • Offshore Engineers
  • Operation Staff
  • Project Managers
  • Engineers from various disciplines who are new to the Offshore Pipeline Industry
Daily Discussion

DAY ONE: DESIGN OF OFFSHORE PIPELINES

  • Offshore Pipeline Route Selection
  • Offshore Pipeline Design
  • On-bottom Stability
  • Pipeline Free Span
  • Vortex-induced Vibrations (VIV)
  • Flow Assurance
  • Hydrates
  • Wax and Asphaltenes

DAY TWO: INSTALLATION OF OFFSHORE PIPELINES

  • Subsea Survey
  • Subsea Soil Investigation
  • Installation and Vessels
  • Concrete Coating
  • Installation of Offshore Pipelines

DAY THREE: INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT AND INSPECTION OF OFFSHORE PIPELINES\

  • Risk Assessment Tools
  • Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)
  • Offshore Pipeline RBI
  • Offshore Pipeline Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Pipeline Oil Spill Cleanup
  • Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
  • Structural Failures in Offshore Structures and Pipelines

DAY FOUR: SUBSEA INTERFACES SUBSEA UMBILICALS, RISERS AND FLOWLINES (SURF)

  • Introduction to Subsea Systems
  • Field Developing Planning
  • Subsea Field Development
  • Umbilical Design and Technology
  • Drilling Risers
  • Production Risers

DAY FIVE: INTERFACE WITH TOPSIDE FACILITY

  • Introduction to FPSO Facilities
  • FPSO Topside Facilities and Layout
  • FPSO Operation, Inspection, and Maintenance
  • Regulations, Codes, and Standards
  • Environmental Influences Affecting FPSO Operations
  • FPSO Mooring System: Turret and Swivel