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E-560 - Subsea Pipelines

E-560 - Subsea Pipelines

4 days
FOPS/PIPEGB
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • This course is aimed at engineers and technicians involved in the design, construction or operation of Oil & Gas subsea pipelines and risers.

Level

  • Proficiency
  • 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.
Course Content

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 including hyperbaric welding.
  • Deep water 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.
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  • Lectures carry numerous examples from ongoing projects.
  • Trainers are specialized engineers, currently involved in deep-offshore projects.