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Intelligent Pigging & Mechanical Cleaning of Offshore & Onshore Pipelines

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

Intelligent Pigging & Mechanical Cleaning of
Offshore & Onshore Pipelines

Scheduled Dates

19 - 23 Aug 2024 Online $3,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course? 

This Petroknowledge Intelligent Pigging & Mechanical Cleaning of offshore & Onshore Pipelines online training course consolidates the fundamental knowledge and experiences required by pipeline operators to ensure the pipeline network is well maintained throughout the design life and beyond.

The Intelligent Pigging & Mechanical Cleaning of Offshore & Onshore Pipelines online training course bridges the gap between the theoretical and practical understanding of the pipeline safe operation requirements and integrates the operation, inspection, monitoring and maintenance activities within a robust framework that can be easily communicated and implemented.

What are the Goals?

What are the Course Goals? 

Pigging of pipelines whether it is for cleaning purposes or for defect identification/assessment is vital to ensure that the integrity and reliability of pipelines is effectively managed throughout its entire life cycle from design through to decommissioning.

Lessons learnt from previous failures emphasize that routine cleaning of pipelines at a reasonable frequency is vital to ensure the pipeline health and to avoid unlikely events of failure and subsequent hydrocarbon release.

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for? 

The target audience are staff engaged in the design, construction, commissioning and operation of pipelines and associated facilities. This online training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals and will greatly benefit: 

  • Pipelines Maintenance/ Inspection/Repair Engineers
  • Pipelines design and construction Specialists
  • Oil & Gas Operation & Production Engineers
  • Corrosion, Inspection and Integrity Engineers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge 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 your choice location

Organisational Impact

Pipelines are a major asset in any Oil & Gas producer or operator. Billions of dollars are invested in designing, construction and operating pipelines network across the globe. Maintaining the pipeline health throughout its service life depends greatly on the operation and maintenance protocols employed by the experienced operators.

This Intelligent Pigging & Mechanical Cleaning of Offshore & Onshore Pipelines online training course will further consolidate the following major elements, that on the long term will ensure that the pipeline network is safely operated and extends its service life. The course with further;

  • Highlight how intelligent pigging data can be correlated with other operations, monitoring and inspection dates to explain the pipeline behavior and failure code
  • Explain Pipelines Integrity Management codes requirements and how routine pigging can help maintaining the integrity of the pipeline across its design cycle and beyond

Personal Impact

Upon successful completion of the online training course participants will be able to attend and effectively manage any challenges encountered during the Intelligent Pigging and Routine Mechanical Cleaning operation of onshore & offshore pipelines.

It further enhances their capabilities to operate, troubleshoot, maintain and inspect the pipelines network through-out its entire service life to ensure its operability, maintainability and productivity and safe operation.

Daily Agenda

Day One:

  • Origin and Production of Oil & Gas
  • Corrosion & Corrosion control of Offshore & Onshore Pipeline.
  • Factors influence pipeline internal corrosion
  • Understanding the different failure mechanism of Oil, Water & Gas pipelines
  • Introduction to Cleaning Pigging Tools
    • Objectives of routine mechanical cleaning.
    • Factors influencing establishing the cleaning frequency
    • Post cleaning operation samples collection, handling and analysis

Day Two: How Routine Mechanical Cleaning & Intelligent Pigging can Influence the Pipeline Integrity Management System (PIMS)

  • Typical inspection reporting and data assessment
  • Codes, Standards and operating instructions
  • Pipeline Flow Assurance Problems and how routine mechanical cleaning can control the risk
  • Routine pigging and Microbial Corrosion control
  • Design consideration for allow easy and successful pigging operation
  • Risk Identification and Assessment
    • Risk and Risk control measures
    • Developing & Populating Risk Matrix
  • Routine Mechanical Cleaning
    • Cleaning pigs design and ordering specifications.
    • Types of Cleaning pigs
    • Pigging sequence and program development
    • Pig tracking while traveling
    • Pig Launchers & Receivers

Day Three: Intelligent Pigging

  • Preparation of Pipelines for Intelligent pigging operation
  • Intelligent pigging Techniques for Oil, Water & Gas pipelines
  • Design and functionality of different types of Intelligent Pigging Tools.
  • Intelligent Pigging process and preparation requirement
  • Pigging un-piggable Lines
  • Understanding the Intelligent pigging Report submitted by the IP contractor
  • IP operation responsibilities and liabilities
    • Establishing the IP frequency based on risk
    • Validation of IP survey using automated Ultrasonic Sonic Thickness Measurement

Day Four: Intelligent Pigging Techniques for Oil, Water & Gas Pipelines

  • Ultrasonic Technique
  • Magnetic Flux
    • Eddy Current
  • Organization Interface with relevant stakeholders
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Competence Assurance
  • Emergency Preparedness EPRS
  • Pipeline Isolation Technique
  • Risk Based Inspection (RBI)
  • Remnant life Assessment (RLA)
  • Fitness For Service (FFS)
  • Defect Assessment

Day Five: Pipelines Repair Techniques

  • Codes & Standards
    • Requirement of API 1160
  • Intelligent & Routine Pigging Data Management
    • Computers and pipelines Management
    • Routine Mechanical cleaning data handling, validation and assessment
    • Intelligent pigging data handling, validation and assessment
    • How Information Technology application can help Routine & IP programs


  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-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.
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    +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.

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