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Surface Facilities

Fundamentals of Onshore and Offshore Pipeline Systems

Introduction

This intensive, ten-day foundation level course covers the design, construction, and operation of pipeline systems. The focus is on pipeline routing, hydraulics, mechanical design, and construction for both onshore and offshore pipelines. The result of this course is cost-effective, safe and environmentally sound design, construction, inspection, operation, and maintenance of pipelines. Design problems and group projects are an integral part of this course.


Objectives

By the end of this course participants will learn:

  • How to apply mechanical and physical principles to all phases of pipeline design, construction, and operation
  • To identify similarities and differences of onshore and offshore pipeline systems
  • To incorporate construction methods, commissioning, pressure test, and start-up into the design of a pipeline system
  • About applying safety and environmental regulations for a sound design
  • Common sense methods and technical requirements to define pipeline routes and facilities locations
  • The importance of fluid properties and process to pipeline systems design and construction

Target Audience

Technical professionals who are new to the pipeline business or need a broad understanding of the pipeline business including pipeline project managers, pipeline engineers, facilities engineers, pipeline design and construction engineers, engineering and construction contractors


Surface Facilities Outline

The course covers the following topics:

  • Pipeline systems definition and applications
  • Codes and standards related to pipelines
  • Pipeline hydraulics: single-phase gas and liquids, multiphase fluids and heavy waxy crudes
  • Major design considerations for strength, stability, and installation
  • Pipeline survey and mapping
  • Pipeline route engineering
  • Pipeline materials and components
  • Corrosion and cathodic protection of pipelines
  • Special design aspects, covering such issues as risers, slug catchers, pigging facilities, etc
  • Basic design considerations for pipeline facilities
  • Pipeline construction for cross country and offshore systems focusing on welding
  • Pressure testing, pre-commissioning, and commissioning
  • Pipeline integrity aspects including in-line inspection
  • Leak detection and emergency planning considerations
  • Repairs and modifications considerations
  • Safety, environmental, and regulatory requirements

  
  

Ref Location From To Cost
SF01 Kuwait 12-1-2020 16-1-2020
PT01 Kuwait 9-2-2020 14-2-2020