This course provides an in-depth technical knowledge of Oil & Gas subsea pipelines.
Engineers and technicians involved in the design, construction or operation of Oil & Gas subsea pipelines and risers.
In order to be able to follow this training, trainees are asked to fulfill at least one of the criteria below:
either a proven experience in the design or the conception of pipelines of at least 1 year,
or to be evolving towards a conception position or subsea pipeline design.
PIPELINE OPERATION: INTRODUCTION & MAIN CONSTRAINTS
Definitions. Architecture of Oil & Gas production facilities.
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
Overview of pipeline design phases.
Survey techniques and route selection.
Thermal performance design.
Internal & external corrosion.
Expansion and buckling.
Risers design specificities.
Limit state design.
FLEXIBLE PIPELINES DESIGN
Specificities of flexible pipeline design.
OFFSHORE PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION
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
Shore approach construction and horizontal drilling.
TRENCHING & PROTECTION
Requirements for pipeline protection.
Overview of protection methods.
SUBSEA TIE-IN METHODS
Conventional tie-ins including hyperbaric welding.
Thermal insulation of tie-ins.
PRECOMMISSIONING & PIGGING
Introduction to pipeline pigging.
Management of integrity.
Inspection and maintenance.
Assessment of pipelines with defects. Requalification.
Worked example covering the main topics of the training.
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.
Ways & Means
Lectures carry numerous examples from ongoing projects.
Trainers are specialized engineers, currently involved in deep-offshore projects.
To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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