Offshore Pipeline Design and Construction - PL-43
Discipline: Pipeline Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Ronald Frend, Chris Spraggon, Stuart Watson
This intensive five-day foundation level course covers the principal aspects of design, construction, and operations of offshore pipeline systems. The course focuses on pipeline mechanical, strength, and stability design, and construction. Special challenges, such as shoreline crossings, foreign pipeline crossings, repair methods, flow assurance, corrosion control and cathodic protection are an integral part of this course. Participants will acquire the essential knowledge and skills to design, construct, and operate pipelines. Design problems and team projects are part of this course.
"Overall I felt the course was very good. No specific suggestions. Liked the personal stories the instructor used to illustrate various aspects of the course." - Policy Coordinator, United States
Engineers, designers and operators who are actively involved in the design, specification, construction, and operation of offshore pipeline systems.
You Will Learn:
- Apply mechanical, strength, and physical principles to pipeline design, material selection, construction, and operation
- Describe the key construction methods
- Define the importance of environmental conditions, construction methods, and pipeline system hydraulics in design, installation, and operations of offshore pipeline systems
- Identify special design and construction challenges of offshore pipeline systems
- Incorporate construction methods into the design of a pipeline system
- Identify the principal interfaces of pipeline facilities, such as platforms, floating production systems, sub-sea wellheads, and SPMs on design, construction, and operations of offshore pipeline systems
- Identify offshore safety and environmental practices and their effect on design, construction, and operations
- Overview of oil and gas transportation systems
- Review pipeline hydraulics, focusing on those aspects that affect design, construction, and operations
- Pipeline systems definition, survey, and route selection
- Safety, environmental, and regulatory considerations, focusing on Codes and Standards related to pipelines
- Pipeline conceptual and mechanical design for strength, stability and constructability
- Pipeline materials and components selection including line pipe, corrosion and cathodic protection, and coatings
- Specialized equipment and materials for integrating with subsea wellhead/manifold systems, side taps, insulation, and pipe-in-pipe
- Special design and construction considerations for risers and umbilicals, foreign pipeline crossings, single point moorings, and shore approaches
- Introduction to flow assurance considerations and pipeline integrity aspects including in-line inspection, leak detection and emergency planning considerations
- Pipeline operations, maintenance and repair considerations and their impact on design and material selection
MR. RON FREND is a registered engineer, and has extensive engineering and management experience in the oil and gas sector. He rose to a senior position in Shell International (Middle East) before opening a worldwide engineering consultancy based in England and a senior position in a global training enterprise. His entire career has been concerned with practical applications of maintenance and engineering from a solid business foundation. Ron is experienced in a variety of maintenance analytical techniques as well as possessing management skills suitable to a large multi-national corporation working in the oil and gas industry. Ron has also undergone specialized training on the following topics: management techniques, non-destructive testing, oil tanker cargo operations, instrumentation and control, resistance and gas welding, vibration analysis, infrared thermography, and ultrasonics. He is a Registered Engineer with an MSc from Huddersfield University in England as well as being a certified Chief Engineer Officer (marine). Ron is currently Technical Director of Facilities Training for PetroSkills with special responsibility for Mechanical Engineering training.
MR. CHRIS SPRAGGON is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with APM Level D qualifications and 15 years of mechanical and project engineering experience. The last 11 years has been spent specifically in the engineering and management of offshore work packages with flexible pipes and associated ancillary components to major clients in the UKCS, Middle East and West Australia. Chris is well versed in all aspects of design, manufacture, quality, installation and integrity of flexible pipelines to API and ISO standards including significant exposure to failure analysis and pipeline integrity, and the ongoing development of flexible pipeline integrity data and inspection technologies. Chris has a BEng with Honors in Mechanical Engineering from Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK.
MR. STUART WATSON is the Facilities Engineering Technical Director for PetroSkills. He has over 18 years of experience in oil and gas processing. His experience has taken him to facilities around the world in regions including Australia, Africa, the Middle East and the US. Mr. Watson graduated with honors in 1995 from Curtin University, Perth, Australia, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating he worked in Perth, Australia supporting Woodside's offshore facilities. In January 2000, Stuart accepted a position with Pearl Development Company of Colorado where he worked over the next eight years at many of the gas production and processing facilities in the western US. His work included expansions for Unocal Alaska, facilities engineering at the El Paso Field Service's 650MMscfd Chaco Plant and various other projects in Colorado and Wyoming. In 2008, he oversaw and commissioned a 92MMscfd amine sweetening and cryogenic NGL train for the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (UAE). Thereafter, he started his own engineering consultancy supporting both mechanical and process disciplines. In 2009 he started instructing part time for John M. Campbell and Co. in mechanical engineering and operator training. Currently, Mr. Watson supports PetroSkills in a full time role to ensure technical and quality assurance in ICE, Pipeline, Mechanical and Offshore engineering.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the
numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A