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Front End Loading in Oil & Gas Projects

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Front End Loading in Oil & Gas Projects

Onshore, Offshore and Subsea Industries

Scheduled Dates

29 Apr - 03 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
16 - 20 Sep 2024 London - UK $5,950
18 - 22 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

The Oil and Gas industry plays a crucial role in the global economy. Oil and gas fields are either explored onshore or in shallow water or deep water depths. With the depletion of many onshore and offshore shallow-water reserves, the exploration and production of oil and gas in deep waters started to increase significantly.

Participants on this PetroKnowledge training course will gain a good understanding of the font end engineering design, concept selection, basic engineering, functional, project management and cost aspects of onshore, offshore and subsea oil and gas production and export facilities.

The training course will present how oil and gas projects are managed. The participants will experience how to manage the risks of oil and gas assets.

This Front-End Loading in Oil and Gas Projects training course also provides an insight into the roles of the diverse technical, commercial and business disciplines that contribute to the scope of field development planning and execution.

This training course will highlight:

  • Life cycle of oil and gas projects
  • Selection and development options of onshore, offshore and subsea projects
  • Management of oil and gas projects
  • Engineering design interfaces
  • Risk management

What are the Goals?

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

  • Learn about the life cycle of oil and gas projects
  • Understand how to select between different field development options
  • Determine the main elements of project management stages
  • Identify different risks encountered in the oil and gas projects
  • Appreciate the challenges encountered during the FEL phase

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Engineers from all disciplines who are new to the oil and gas industry
  • Managers and executives
  • Project engineers
  • Planners and cost control engineers
  • Operation and maintenance engineers and technicians
  • Engineers who are new to the offshore and subsea industries
  • Engineers who have experience in oil and gas industry but want to enhance their understanding of different of FEL. 

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This Petroknowledge training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding and comprehension of the information including:

  • Course manual
  • PowerPoint presentations,
  • Videos
  • Competency assurance tests including pre-assessment and post-assessment tests
  • Workshops and group discussions

The sessions will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion of applications as well as hands-on exposure to techniques using examples from the offshore work place environment.

Organisational Impact

This training course will effectively impact the organisation by increasing the efficiency of their oil and gas field development options and strategies. The training course will further consolidate the following:

  • Onshore, offshore and subsea projects development
  • Oil and gas projects are management
  • Various projects risks including risk assessment and mitigation management

Personal Impact

Upon successful completion of the training course participants will be able to:

  • Effectively manage the challenges and risks during the FEL phase for onshore, offshore and subsea projects
  • Address front-end loading in oil and gas projects
  • Have a good understanding of the oil and gas field development options


Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to Front-End Loading (FEL) in the Onshore, Offshore and Subsea Industries

  • Oil and Gas Field development and Life Cycle   
  • Introduction to Shallow water Offshore Engineering 
  • Introduction to Deepwater Subsea Engineering          
  • Introduction to FPSO
  • Selection and Field Development options (Offshore structures, FPSO, subsea systems)    
  • Major documents and deliverables in the pre-FEED and Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) stages (Example for onshore and offshore projects)   
  • Project team organisation and project interfaces
  • Workshops and Group exercise  

Day Two: The FEL Stages

  • Shallow water and deep water development options (dry tree versus wet tree)
  • Planning for the field development (main items such as site survey and geotechnical investigation for onshore and offshore projects, etc)
  • Project schedule (overall life cycle project schedule and schedule of FEL phase)
  • Life Cycle Costing in Oil & Gas  
  • Cost estimation (role of thumb of high level cost estimation, benchmarking of project cost estimation for shallow water, subsea and onshore projects)
  • Next stages (main deliverables of detailed engineering) –
  • Case studies, Workshops and Group exercises   

Day Three: Project Management and Risk Management

  • Oil and gas project management process and stages (Initiation, Planning, Controlling & Monitoring, Close-out   
  • Planning & Progress Measurement (Document register, S curves, Measuring progress, etc) 
  • Management of Change (MOC)
  • Risk in Asset Management  
  • Risk assessment process (risk register, risk matrix, risk mitigation, etc)
  • Risk management and Risk based inspection   
  • Risk assessment tools and methodologies
  • Workshops and Group exercises

Day Four: Challenges and Threats

  • Route Selection                       
  • Flow Assurance             
  • Material Selection and quality management          
  • Threats to Onshore pipelines     
  • Threats to Offshore pipelines and subsea facilities 

Day Five: FEED Stage Design Considerations for Offshore Facilities

  • Offshore Topside Facilities Layout     
  • FPSO layout
  • Design and Operation Considerations
  • Class, Regulations, Operation, Inspection, Maintenance Requirements
  • Metocean data, mooring lines, anchors


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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