General Layout


Who should attend?

  • This course provides knowledge on how to elaborate a general layout and take into account the various constraints.
Public :
  • Engineers and technicians involved in Oil & Gas projects.

Level :Knowledge

Prerequisite :
  • Provide evidence of a professional experience of at least 1 month, related to the concerned field.

Course Content

  • PRELIMINARY LAYOUT - Duration : 1 Day

      • Regulatory aspects: safety distances, noise, environment, works. International standards.
      • Use of blocs diagrams, process flow diagrams and piping and instrumentation diagrams.
      • General layout: process units, storage facilities. Utilities. Technical and administrative buildings. Site access and escape ways. Tank farm layout.
  • KEY POINTS FOR LAYOUT - Duration : 1 Day

      • Review of constraints generated by the various disciplines. Associated layout criteria.
      • Health, Safety and Environmental constraints. Use of the results of Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA). Design inherently safer. Safety distances. Area classification. Ergonomics. Noise concerns.
      • Operation and maintainability: lifting and storage area, access to equipment.
      • Planning and scheduling: data availability at each project stage, management of holds and change requests.
  • REVIEWS & OPTIMIZATION - Duration : 1 Day

      • Design reviews using HAZID methodology.
      • Final layout including validated actions from reviews or equipment supplier data. Use of 3D models.
      • Inter-unit connection optimization. Storage area and paved areas optimization.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Develop an implementation plan taking into account constraints: regulations, disciplines, suppliers, key project milestones,
  • Specify the optimization elements of an implementation,
  • List elements of a design review.

Ways & Means

  • Develop a general arrangement on an easy case.
  • Review a layout using HAZID methodology.

Learning assessment

  • Quiz.


Coordinator :IFP Training trainer(s), permanent or contracted, having a good expertise and/or experience in Engineering, trained to adult teaching methods, and whose competencies are kept up-to-date.

To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding. Please contact our disabled persons referent to check the accessibility of this training program :