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E-782 - Subsea Pipelines

4 days PL/PIPEGB
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • This course is aimed at engineers and technicians involved in the design, construction or operation of Oil & Gas subsea pipelines and risers.
Purpose
  • This course provides an in-depth technical knowledge of Oil & Gas subsea pipelines.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand the fundamental concepts for designing subsea pipelines,
  • comprehend the construction methods and laying techniques, including subsea tie-in and shore approach,
  • manage pipeline integrity, inspection and repairs.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Lectures carry numerous examples from ongoing projects.
  • Trainers are specialized engineers, currently involved in deep-offshore projects.
Observation
This module is part of the course E-780, which may be validated once all modules have been completed.

PIPELINE OPERATION: INTRODUCTION & MAIN CONSTRAINTS 0.5 day
  • Definitions. Architecture of Oil & Gas production facilities.
  • Pipeline concepts.
  • Riser concepts.
  • Fabrication of carbon steel line pipe.
  • Constraints associated to subsea environment.
  • Flow regimes and instabilities.
  • Maintaining the flow in pipelines: management of deposits.
  • Preservation during shutdown, restart.
  • Production monitoring and control from surface.
  • Impact of operational constraints on architecture and design.
DESIGN OF RIGID PIPELINES & RISERS 0.5 day
  • Overview of pipeline design phases.
  • Survey techniques and route selection.
  • Thermal performance design.
  • Mechanical design.
  • Internal & external corrosion.
  • Materials.
  • Stability.
  • Spans.
  • Expansion and buckling.
  • Risers design specificities.
  • Limit state design.
FLEXIBLE PIPELINES DESIGN 0.25 day
  • Specificities of flexible pipeline design.
OFFSHORE PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION 0.5 day
  • Pipe lay methods (S, J, reel, tow).
  • Initiation/abandonment, installation of in-line structures.
  • Pipe lay vessels & equipment.
  • Welding and NDT.
  • Comparison of installation methods.
SHORE APPROACH CONSTRUCTION 0.25 day
  • Shore approach construction and horizontal drilling.
TRENCHING & PROTECTION 0.25 day
  • Requirements for pipeline protection.
  • Soil classification.
  • Overview of protection methods.
SUBSEA TIE-IN METHODS 0.25 day
  • Conventional tie-ins incl. hyperbaric welding.
  • Deepwater tie-ins.
  • Thermal insulation of tie-ins.
PRECOMMISSIONING & PIGGING 0.25 day
  • Introduction to pipeline pigging.
  • Pipeline precommissioning.
  • Operational pigging.
  • Intelligent pigging.
PIPELINE INTEGRITY 0.75 day
  • Pipeline failures.
  • Management of integrity.
  • Inspection and maintenance.
  • Assessment of pipelines with defects. Requalification.
  • Repair.
WORKSHOP 0.5 day
  • Worked example covering the main topics of the training.
2017 course calendar
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Sep 25 - 28 Rueil €2,670 Online