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Engineering, Oil and Gas

Fundamentals of Offshore Pipeline Engineering




Introduction:

The majority of current and future offshore oil and gas explorations are conducted in deep waters. Offshore and subsea pipelines are a major asset in most offshore Oil & Gas operators. Ensuring its functionality, durability, and effectiveness is a paramount operation and business requirement.This course identifies all subsea pipeline project phases including the design, fabrication, installation, inspection, maintenance, repair, and integrity management. The course focuses mainly on offshore pipelines.

This course has been designed to cover all life cycle oil and gas offshore pipeline projects. It will give you the international insight of the subsea pipeline industry to enable you to retain your talent to ensure sustainable career growth. This is an essential development for those who need to develop their knowledge and skills related to subsea pipeline design, installation, inspection, and management

Targeted Groups:

  • Piping Engineers
  • Pipeline Engineers
  • Operations Engineers and Professions
  • Maintenance Engineers and Technicians
  • Project Engineers
  • Engineers from all disciplines who are new to the pipeline industry
  • Managers and executives who are new to the offshore pipeline industry

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Maximize the economic value of the company by improving the knowledge of its employees about the design, installation, inspection, and repair of subsea pipelines
  • Learn about offshore pipeline maintenance and integrity management
  • Understand how offshore pipelines are designed
  • Learn about the challenges of offshore pipeline installation
  • Appreciate the different techniques of subsea pipeline inspection and repair
  • Learn about offshore pipeline integrity management
  • Learn how subsea pipelines and systems are connected to floating facilities

Targeted Competencies:

  • Offshore pipeline design
  • Fabrication and installation of subsea pipelines
  • Pipeline inspection and repair
  • Threats to integrity and safety
  • Integrity management and maintenance of offshore pipeline
  • Offshore pipeline installation and inspection challenges
  • Umbilical, risers and flowlines design and installation
  • Facility interface such as FPSO and FLNG

Course Content:
Unit 1: Offshore Pipeline Design:

  • Offshore pipeline route selection
  • Hydrodynamics around Pipes
  • Expansion, Axial Creeping, Upheaval/Lateral Buckling
  • On-bottom Stability
  • Vortex-induced Vibrations (VIV) and Fatigue
  • Corrosion Prevention
  • Flow Assurance
  • Hydrates
  • Wax and Asphaltenes

Unit 2: Offshore Pipeline Installation, Inspection and Integrity Management:

  • Offshore pipeline installation methods
  • Spiral Welded Pipes for Shallow Offshore Applications
  • The effect of installation on offshore pipeline integrity
  • Offshore Pipeline inspection, maintenance and repair
  • Pipeline oil spill cleanup
  • Offshore pipeline risk, corrosion and integrity management

Unit 3: Integrity and Maintenance of Offshore Pipelines:

  • Integrity Management of Flexible Pipes
  • Leak Detection Systems
  • Risk Analysis for Subsea Pipelines
  • Risk-Based Inspection
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Based RBI
  • Consequences of Failure for Modeling for Oil and Gas Spills
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

Unit 4: Umbilical, Risers, Flowlines (Surf)

  • Offshore Umbilical’s, Risers + Flowlines (SURF)
  • Offshore Umbilical Systems
  • Design of Deepwater Risers
  • Design codes
  • VIV and Wave Fatigue of Risers
  • Flexible Risers and Flowlines
  • Hybrid Risers
  • Drilling Risers

Unit 5: Offshore Facility Interface:

  • Introduction to FPSO and FLNG facilities
  • Interface Onboard FPSO or FLNG Facility
  • FPSO and FLNG topside facilities and layout
  • FPSO and FLNG operation, inspection and maintenance
  • Regulations and Codes
  • Environmental influences affecting FPSO – FLNG Operations
  • FPSO and or FLNG Mooring system, Turret and Swivel
  • Oil or Gas Transfer (Offloading) in FPSO and FLNG