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E-731 - Upstream Project Construction Techniques

E-731 - Upstream Project Construction Techniques

5 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • Professionals from the upstream sector that are responsible for managing construction activities on site.


  • Foundation
  • This course provides a thorough understanding of construction techniques and is reinforced by an optional site visit.
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.
Course Content

Construction works & their context

0.25 day

  • Overview of E&P Projects.
  • Importance and criticality of the construction phase.
  • Main areas of concern.

Civil & structural works

0.5 day

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

Electrical works

0.5 day

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


0.5 day

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


0.25 day

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

Cathodic protection & painting

0.5 day

  • Introduction to corrosion.
  • Cathodic protection.
  • Painting and coating.

Cranes & lifting operations on site

0.5 day

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

Site visit

2 days

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