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Fundamentals of Offshore Pipeline Engineering

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Fundamentals of Offshore Pipeline Engineering

Scheduled Dates

04 - 08 Mar 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
14 - 18 Oct 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course? 

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 Petroknowledge Fundamentals of Offshore pipeline Engineering training 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 5-Day PetroKnowledge training course has been designed to cover all life cycle oil and gas offshore pipeline projects. This PetroKnowledge training course will give you the international insight of the subsea pipeline industry to enable you to retain your talent in order to ensure sustainable career growth.   This is essential development for those who need to develop their knowledge and skills related to subsea pipeline design, installation, inspection and management

This PetroKnowledge training course will highlight:

  • 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

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

This PetroKnowledge training course will help participants understand different aspects of offshore pipelines, risers and flowlines design, fabrication, installation, integrity, inspection, maintenance and repair.  By the end of this training course, 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

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

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

  • 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

How will this Training Course be Presented?

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 including:

  • Course manual
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Videos
  • Competency assurance tests including pre-assessment and post-assessment tests

The daily courses will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion of applications as well as hands-on exposure to techniques using examples from case studies and real projects. Delegates are strongly encouraged to bring and share their own experiences, lessons learnt from the work domain. This adds greater relevancy to the content.

Organisational Impact

This PetroKnowledge training course will effectively impact the organization by increasing the service life of its offshore pipeline projects, reduce the maintenance and operations cost and minimize the safety, environmental and business risks. The training course will further consolidate the following:

  • Requirements for offshore pipeline design and construction
  • Offshore pipeline integrity management
  • Protection, inspection, repair and maintenance of pipelines
  • Interface facility such as FPSO and FLNG

Personal Impact

Upon successful completion of the training course, participants will be able to comprehend and effectively manage the challenges or obstacles encountered during the development of offshore pipeline projects within their organizations.

This PetroKnowledge training course is very comprehensive and will address all phases of pipeline life cycle so that participants of any engineering discipline will have a rounded knowledge of the oil and gas subsea pipeline industry.

Daily Agenda

Day One: 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

Day Two: 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

Day Three: 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

Day Four: 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

Day Five: 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


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

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How can I register for a training course?

  • 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.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
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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.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

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