Best Practice of Offshore Pipelines Engineering
INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL Understand the design codes, technical specifications, and project challenges of subsea pipeline constructions
This four day Summer School programme will introduce the key concepts, design codes, engineering guidelines and project principles for the development and construction of offshore pipelines:
- Innovative conceptual, feasibility and planning concepts
- Economic profitability and operational reliability of pipelines
- Technical evaluations and development assessments for pipeline routes
- Inspection, repair and maintenance costs
- Design and development principles for successful project execution
- Investment estimates and construction schedules
- Risks in challenging environments and tailor-made HSE concepts
- Pipelines decommissioning and abandonment practices
What is the programme about?
The offshore oil and gas industry has been primarily concerned with the falling oil price which has affected investment decisions. Consequently, operators are now cautious about future and potential development plans. The more important it is to ensure the economic profitability of offshore pipelines by conducting technical evaluations and development assessments. This will not only increase the cost-efficiency of the project but also reduce inspection, repair and maintenance expenditures for your pipelines.
This highly interactive summer school has been specifically developed to fulfil the ongoing industry need for skilled, well-trained teams. You will leave the course fully equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge needed to reduce design and material induced faults and losses and ultimately maximise the lifetime value of the asset. The practical insights provided will enable you to consistently build high performing and reliable pipelines.
Subsea Oil and Gas professionals who require a thorough overview of current and emerging best practices of design principles and engineering guidelines related to pipeline projects:
- Subsea Design and Construction Engineers
- Project Managers, Developers and Planners
- E&P Supervisors and Managers
- Materials and Corrosion Engineers
- Integrity engineers
- Construction & installation engineers / managers
- Operations engineers and managers
- Facility managers
- Offshore Pipeline Engineers
DAY 1: PIPELINES - INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
- Course Introduction
- ‘Coming Together’ – Delegates Introduction
- Scene Setting – Pipelines - historical and milestone achievements
Participants will review and analyse the development of pipeline construction and installation
- Global pipelines – trends and market outlook
- Regulatory requirements, Codes and Standards
Interactive workshop: Regulations
Participants will discuss the development of national and international codes and standards to evaluate the impact of the regulatory framework on their projects
Resources & Engineering
- Bringing the elements together – People and Engineering as part of the overall project development activities
- Project / design phases – Concept, FEED, Detailed Design, Planning & Scheduling
DAY 2: PIPELINES - BASICS
- What is design? – what you need to know for pipeline design
- Development of an "engineered system"
- Flow assurance, Thermal design, insulation, insulation systems
- Deliverables – drawings, documentation
- Materials and Corrosion – what to understand, what to use and how to prevent structural degradation
Participants will explore the material-related specifics and external factors influencing the structural integrity of pipelines
- Putting it altogether - linepipe and related components
- Manufacturing, fabrication and packaging
DAY 3: PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION AND MANAGEMENT
Pipeline Construction – Tools of the Trade
- Using vessels to lay pipelines – types, market outlook
- Logistics – supply boats/materials; helicopters/personnel
- What’s important? - Health, Safety And Environment – working requirements and safeguards
- Pipelines authorisation – routing evaluation, notifications, procedures, examples of authorisation submissions for North Sea pipelines
- Data Gathering - survey techniques, soils types and properties
- Underwater conditions – seabed surveys, seabed construction and remedial works, seabed sweeping, rock removal, pipeline protection and mattresses installation, pipeline crossings, ROVs, diver intervention.
- How to lay pipes – the basic approaches to Lay configurations - S-lay, J-Lay, Reel-lay, Pipeline Bundles
Participants will review and discuss approaches and configurations for pipeline constructions
- Other things to be aware of and what can go wrong - tensioning systems, bending, buckling, pipe ovality, barge stability
- What’s next? – tie-ins, diver/diverless connections, hyperbaric welding, connectors, pipe trenching, rock dumping, burial and post trenching
- Abandonment and recovery – A&R overview
- Post survey data analysis
- What about the other end of the pipe ? – Risers, Landfalls, shore approaches
- Pipeline pre-commissioning and commissioning – tasks and activities – hydrostatic testing
- Management systems – law, quality assurance, health, safety, and environment, commercial risk management
DAY 4: MAINTAINING PIPELINES AND BEYOND
- Why do we need to inspect maintain and repair anyway?
- The notion of declaring ‘asset integrity’ and what it really means
- What to look for?
- What can go wrong and how do we fix it when we find it?
- The impact of Health Safety and Environment and other Regulatory implications
- Inspection Planning, Risk Based Inspection, Optimised Planning
- Inspection Methodologies – internal and external
- Understanding the results and what do we do with the results?
Participants will analyse and review inspection methodologies to develop customised maintenance plans and schedules
- The notion of ageing assets – what the industry is doing about, regulatory examinations – The KP Programme, life extension requirements.
- Pipeline decommissioning and abandonment , historic difficulties with abandonment – overview
- Decommissioning options, Pipeline regulations/standards governing D&A, Governing bodies, Regulatory process and planning for pipeline decommissioning, Other regulations required
“Very complete overview – excellent and very experienced facilitators!”
Dates & Locations
This course is only available as a custom course tailored for your business, contact us to discuss your requirements.