Flow Assurance for Pipeline Systems - PL-61

Discipline: Pipeline Engineering
Level: Intermediate
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Dr. Andrea Mangiavacchi


  • About the course
  • Designed For
  • You will learn
  • Course Content
This course will provide an understanding of flow phenomena that can help the participant avoid problems such as hydrate formation, pressure (surge) waves, or high viscosity liquid flow failure. This intensive, five-day intermediate level course addresses several critical problems in achieving pipeline flow assurance. The focus of this course is on potential challenges to pipeline operations including: surge, corrosion, hydrate formation, wax deposition, multiphase fluids, and slugging. The causes for these problems, design solutions, and operational responses will be an integral part of the course.
Technical professionals engaged in pipeline flow assurance offshore and onshore including: project managers, pipeline engineers, facilities engineers, design engineers, and engineering contractors.
How To:
  • Identify and apply fluid characteristics and behavior in the design and operations of pipeline systems
  • Assess the physical behavior of the key flow assurance and integrity challenges: corrosion, hydrate formation, transient behavior and wax deposition
  • Evaluate mechanical integrity of the pipeline
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of pigging operations and leak detection systems
  • Define the roles and uses of Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA) in flow assurance
  • Introduction to oil and gas fluid transport properties
  • Fluid property data and phase determination
  • Fluid flow analysis - single and multiphase
  • Slug formation and prediction
  • Surge analysis
  • Corrosion - internal and external
  • Hydrate formation and prevention
  • Wax formation and deposition, including prevention and remediation
  • Asphaltene prediction, scale precipitation and sand production
  • Pigging operations
  • Leak detection methods and SCADA
  • Startup/shutdown issues