Upstream Project Construction TechniquesPCONS/CONST1GB

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a thorough understanding of construction techniques and is reinforced by an optional site visit.
Audience :
  • Professionals from the upstream sector that are responsible for managing construction activities on site.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • CONSTRUCTION WORKS & THEIR CONTEXT

      • Overview of E&P projects.
      • Importance and criticality of the construction phase.
      • Main areas of concern.
  • CIVIL & STRUCTURAL WORKS

      • Mechanics of materials.
      • Construction methods.
      • Supervision.
  • ELECTRICAL WORKS

      • Potential issues.
      • Installation of power and instrument cables.
  • STRUCTURES

      • Types of offshore platforms.
      • Fabrication yard requirements.
      • Yard construction techniques.
      • Topsides erection sequence studies.
      • Platform load-out and integration techniques.
  • PIPING

      • Characteristics and design of a piping system.
      • Main components.
      • Preservation.
      • Piping connection.
      • Strength tests.
  • CATHODIC PROTECTION & PAINTING

      • Introduction to corrosion.
      • Cathodic protection.
      • Painting and coating.
  • CRANES & LIFTING OPERATIONS ON SITE

      • Definitions and fundamentals about lifting.
      • Main types of cranes.
      • Crane operation.
      • Mobile crane load charts.
      • Responsibilities.
  • SITE VISIT

      • Visit of a construction yard in order to illustrate the techniques presented during the first three days of training. Such a visit is to be organized with the assistance of the company requesting the training in order to select the most suitable local construction contractor.
      • If the training is held in France, the visit will be organized by IFP Training.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • evaluate and manage construction site risks,
  • manage construction projects with efficient skills,
  • monitor and control construction quality.

Ways & Means

  • Exercises for each step of the construction process,
  • Numerous examples taken from Oil & Gas construction activities.