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Fundamentals of  Offshore Systems Design & Construction

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

Fundamentals of Offshore Systems Design & Construction

Scheduled Dates

15 - 19 Apr 2024 Online $3,950
25 - 29 Nov 2024 Online $3,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

This Offshore Systems Design & Construction online 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 online 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 online 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 online 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

What are the Goals?

By the end of this online 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

Who is this Training Course for?

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

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted Online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of any location of your choice.  

Organisational Impact

For the design and construction of offshore systems, a firm knowledge of the fundamental principles of the various systems is essential. To be capable of handling the numerous project challenges and stay within budget and schedule, it is important to have educated, knowledgeable and well-trained personnel that:

  • Understand the entire project from the well to export of the end product
  • Is aware of the main selection criteria in regard to equipment operating conditions and safety considerations
  • Appreciate the interdisciplinary nature and teamwork required for successful projects
  • Understand the rules, regulations and industry standards
  • Adopt the industry best practices

In sending delegates to this online training course, the organisation will gain the following benefits:

  • Develop a technically strong team
  • Increase efficiency
  • Realise higher performance at lower costs within compliance
  • Control project budget and prevent overruns

Personal Impact

Understanding of the entire project will provide the participants with the tools necessary to find answers and solutions and make appropriate decisions to progress in present and future projects. This Fundamentals of Offshore Systems Design and Construction online training course will provide multidisciplinary understanding of:

  • Key design considerations of the overall facility
  • The impact of rules and regulations on the design of the facility
  • The impact of your role in the project
  • The importance of interdisciplinary nature and teamwork required to achieve successful projects
  • How and why things could go wrong

Daily Agenda

Day One: Field Development Concepts

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 Decommissioning 

  • 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


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

Frequently Asked Questions

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
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

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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