Pipeline Risk Assessment

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Pipeline Risk Assessment

Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

Scheduled Dates

04 - 08 Dec 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
15 - 19 Jul 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
02 - 06 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

The Oil & Gas offshore industry plays a demanding and critical role in steering and driving the global economy. Pipelines are a major asset in most Oil & Gas operators’ projects and ensuring its’ functionality and effectiveness is a paramount operation and business requirement.

Risk Management Techniques are fundamental decision support tools. Good knowledge about pipeline risk assessment and competencies of the project team members throughout the project operation phase are keys to the successful execution and implantation of these projects. Risk Management is increasingly being mandated by regulations. A Risk Assessment seems to be the highlight of every approval process and centerpiece of every pipeline litigation.

This PetroKnowledge Pipeline Risk Assessment training course will highlight:

  • Fundamentals of pipeline design affecting pipeline risks
  • Risk assessment tools and methodologies
  • Operation aspects affecting pipeline risks
  • Pipeline integrity management
  • Pipeline risk based inspection
  • Pipeline risk assessment case studies
  • Different pipeline inspection and testing techniques

What are the Goals?

This training course will help participants understand pipeline risk assessment techniques and different factors that affect the risk on pipelines.

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

  • Understand how pipeline design factors can affect risk
  • Comprehend how operation factors can affect risk on pipelines
  • Ability to choose from different risk assessment methodologies
  • Understand Risk Based Inspection (RBI) of onshore and offshore pipelines
  • Learn about pipeline integrity management
  • Appreciate the different techniques of pipeline inspection and testing
  • Learn about various case studies of pipeline risk assessment

Who is this Training Course for?

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

  • Project Engineers
  • Engineers working in Oil & Gas integrity department
  • Operation and Maintenance Engineers and Technicians
  • Pipeline Engineers who want to expand their knowledge in the pipeline industry
  • Engineers from all disciplines who are new to the pipeline industry
  • Managers and Executives who are new to the pipeline industry

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge Pipeline Risk Assessment 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 sessions for this course 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 and lessons learnt from the work domain. This adds greater relevancy to the content.

Organisational Impact

This Pipeline Risk Assessment training course will effectively impact the organization by increasing the service life of its pipeline projects. The training course will help the organization to reduce the maintenance and operations cost and minimize the Safety, Environmental and business risks.

The training course will further consolidate the following:

  • Main requirements for pipeline design that affect risks
  • Main operation aspects that affect pipeline risks
  • Risk assessment tool and how they can be applied to pipelines
  • Risk based inspection and how it can be applied to onshore and offshore pipelines
  • Protection, inspection and testing of pipelines

Personal Impact

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

The Pipeline Risk Assessment training course is very comprehensive and will address the inspection methodologies and risk-based inspection for pipelines so that participants of any engineering discipline will have a rounded knowledge about oil and gas pipeline risk.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Fundamentals of Pipeline Design Affecting Risk Assessment

  • Codes and Standards
  • Class Location
  • Pipeline Design
  • Buoyancy Control
  • Flow Assurance

Day Two: Pipeline Risk Assessment

  • Risk Assessment Tools (Fault Tree Analysis, Fishbone Diagram, FMEA, Bow Tie)
  • Risk: Theory and Application
  • Risk Assessment Process
  • Third Party Damage Index
  • Corrosion Index
  • Design Index

Day Three: Operation Aspects Affecting Pipeline Risks

  • Incorrect Operation Index
  • Leak Impact Factor
  • Service Interruption Risks
  • Distribution Systems
  • Offshore Pipeline Systems
  • Absolute Risk Estimates
  • Risk Management

Day Four: Risk Based Inspection (RBI) and Pipeline Risk Assessment Case Studies

  • Risk Based Inspection (RBI) Methodologies (Qualitative and Quantitative)
  • RBI Codes
  • Risk Assessment and Project Risk Management
  • Offshore Pipeline RBI
  • Pipeline Risk Assessment Case Studies

Day Five: Pipeline Inspection and Testing Techniques to Reduce Pipeline Risks

  • External Coatings 
  • Thermoplastic Liners for Oilfield Pipelines
  • Cathodic Protection
  • Inspection And Monitoring
  • Direct Assessment
  • Intelligent Pigging
  • Eddy Current Testing in Pipeline Inspection
  • Non-Destructive Tests (NDT) and Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) Techniques and Technologies
  • Ultrasonic Monitoring of Pipeline Wall Thickness


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge 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 reg@petroknowledge.com

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?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to info@petroknowledge.com.

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