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Fundamentals of Offshore Systems
Design & Construction

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Code Date Venue Fee($)
OM101 16 - 20 Dec 2018 Dubai - UAE 4,750
OM101 23 - 27 Jun 2019 Dubai - UAE 4,950
OM101 15 - 19 Dec 2019 Dubai - UAE 4,950

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This Offshore Systems Design & Construction training course provides a complete and comprehensive overview of the technology for the design and construction of all types of offshore systems. The course guides the participant from the basic design through construction, fabrication, load-out, and commissioning to start-up and handover of the facility. This 5-day training course will highlight all major components required for offshore developments, such as fixed and floating platforms, FPSOs, risers, pipelines, process, and utilities

This PetroKnowledge training course focuses on the key technical challenges and risks associated with the execution of Offshore System design and construction. It will arm the participant with a wealth of knowledge to help them advance their project.

This training course will feature:

  • Fixed structures, floating structures and mobile structures
  • Field architecture and development, well construction
  • Environmental conditions affecting design
  • Construction, fabrication, load out and installation of the facility
  • Interfaces, commissioning and decommissioning of offshore systems

Training Objectives click here

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key considerations and characteristics of each type of offshore fixed and floating structure
  • Understand the effects of the ocean environment on facilities design, construction, and operations.
  • Interpret the impact that space, loads and forces have on the structural design and global performance of offshore structures.
  • Recognize and manage key design and operational interfaces between the major components of offshore facilities systems.

Target Audience click here

Who is this Training Course for?

  • Project Directors, Managers & Engineers
  • Construction Managers
  • Integration Managers
  • Commissioning Managers
  • Technical Staff
  • Engineering Discipline Leads
  • Engineering Specialists
  • Operating Staff

Training Methods click here

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion between both delegates and course director. The training course will provide the participant with an in-depth knowledge through detailed information, real-life case studies, photos and video animation.

Daily Agenda click here

Day One: Field Development Concepts

Competency Description: The objective is to understand the key design drivers, selection requirements and challenges for offshore oil and gas facilities.

Key behaviours

  • Identify the characteristics of offshore oil and gas facilities
  • Understand the importance of the reservoir and the product properties
  • Know the factors that affect riser selection
  • Comprehend well design and construction
  • Understand the drilling operations

Topics to be covered

  • Types of fixed structures, floating structures, mobile structures and ship-shaped structures
  • Selection and sizing of the facility
  • Conversion or new build? Challenges and key drivers
  • Establishing the size of the facility
  • Product properties
  • Major systems in a subsea development
  • SURF
  • Tie-in systems
  • Well design and construction
  • Drilling operations
  • Onshore vs offshore drilling

Day Two: Rules, Regulations and Environmental Considerations

Competency Description: The objective is to understand the variety of international, national (coastal state), flag state and classification society rules and regulations covering their basic integrity and safe operation of offshore oil and gas facilities throughout the world are subjected to. Identify loads and their influence on design, structural integrity, behaviour and performance of the topsides equipment and cost.

Key behaviours

  • Be familiar with the applicable rules and regulations
  • Understand the impact of the ocean environment on the substructure and on the operability of processing equipment
  • Comprehend the loads and design methodology for fixed and floating structures
  • Know the principles of selecting and installing a mooring system

Topics to be covered

  • Class, rules, design codes, industry standards and regulations
  • Key metocean design criteria
  • Corrosion
  • Mooring systems
  • Anchors

Day Three: Design Basis for Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities

Competency Description: The objective is to ensure safety, operability and system/structural integrity throughout the design process.

Key behaviours

  • Know the design principles and design elements
  • Comprehend the principles of modular design and layout of the topsides
  • Reduce cost and save time by recognizing the importance of good interface management
  • Apply risk management in design

Topics to be covered

  • Design basis
  • Global analysis (computer models & FEM analysis, modelling and geometry)
  • Structural design
  • Modular design and standardization
  • Interfaces and interface management
  • Safety in design and operation

Day Four: Process System and other Design Requirements

Competency Description: The objective is to understand the systems and equipment required to process well stream into crude oil and natural gas.

Key behaviours

  • Comprehend the design of the process system equipment and interfaces
  • Be familiar with the power generation options
  • Understand the design requirements for the utility and supporting systems
  • Be familiar with the electrical system design procedures
  • Understand the requirements for piping design

Topics to be covered

  • Separation system
  • Gas handling system
  • Produced water and water injection
  • Pigging
  • Crude desalting
  • Utility systems
  • Process safety
  • Power generation
  • Control and safety systems
  • Piping design
  • Electrical, instrumentation and telecommunication design
  • Insulation and trace heating
  • Accommodation
  • Mechanical handling

Day Five: Construction, Fabrication, Load out & Installation, Commissioning and De-commissioning

Competency Description: Successful offshore completion requires maximization of onshore completion to minimize offshore activities. The objective is to have a thorough understanding of safe delivery of projects on time, within budget and to meet the functional requirements.

Key behaviours

  • Be acquainted with typical project challenges
  • Know the fabrication requirements and load-out procedures
  • Understand hook up and installation
  • Comprehend the requirements and procedures for mechanical completion, pre-commissioning, commissioning, start-up and handover
  • Be acquainted with de-commissioning procedures and requirements

Topics to be covered

  • Construction planning and progress reporting
  • Construction management
  • Construction site scope
  • Basis of fabrication
  • Fabrication materials
  • Vendor workmanship and testing
  • Fabrication tolerances and dimensional control
  • Load-out plan and procedures
  • Installation and hook-up
  • Mechanical completion, commissioning, start-up and handover
  • Decommissioning

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PetroKnowledge Training


Fundamentals of Offshore Systems
Design & Construction


Code Date Venue Fees
OM101 16 - 20 Dec 2018 Dubai - UAE $4,750
OM101 23 - 27 Jun 2019 Dubai - UAE $4,950
OM101 15 - 19 Dec 2019 Dubai - UAE $4,950



Why Choose this Training Course?

This Offshore Systems Design & Construction training course provides a complete and comprehensive overview of the technology for the design and construction of all types of offshore systems. The course guides the participant from the basic design through construction, fabrication, load-out, and commissioning to start-up and handover of the facility. This 5-day training course will highlight all major components required for offshore developments, such as fixed and floating platforms, FPSOs, risers, pipelines, process, and utilities

This PetroKnowledge training course focuses on the key technical challenges and risks associated with the execution of Offshore System design and construction. It will arm the participant with a wealth of knowledge to help them advance their project.

This training course will feature:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion between both delegates and course director. The training course will provide the participant with an in-depth knowledge through detailed information, real-life case studies, photos and video animation.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Field Development Concepts

Competency Description: The objective is to understand the key design drivers, selection requirements and challenges for offshore oil and gas facilities.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Two: Rules, Regulations and Environmental Considerations

Competency Description: The objective is to understand the variety of international, national (coastal state), flag state and classification society rules and regulations covering their basic integrity and safe operation of offshore oil and gas facilities throughout the world are subjected to. Identify loads and their influence on design, structural integrity, behaviour and performance of the topsides equipment and cost.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Three: Design Basis for Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities

Competency Description: The objective is to ensure safety, operability and system/structural integrity throughout the design process.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Four: Process System and other Design Requirements

Competency Description: The objective is to understand the systems and equipment required to process well stream into crude oil and natural gas.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Five: Construction, Fabrication, Load out & Installation, Commissioning and De-commissioning

Competency Description: Successful offshore completion requires maximization of onshore completion to minimize offshore activities. The objective is to have a thorough understanding of safe delivery of projects on time, within budget and to meet the functional requirements.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

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