About this Training Course 

Subsea pipelines are the arteries of the offshore industry, and around the world more than 18,000km are in service. Part of almost every project, they often form a large component of project cost. This course will provide a complete and up-to-date overview of the area of Subsea Pipeline Engineering, taking delegates through the pre-design phase, design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance.

It will give a complete picture of the work of design engineers and pipeline construction companies, using actual case studies from around the world to highlight the topics discussed. While the course requires no previous experience, this is not a superficial overview. The lecturers bring to the course a long experience of industry projects, in many parts of the world and under varied conditions. The technology is far from being static, and the trainers will discuss new developments and ideas for the future.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the key areas of Subsea Pipeline Engineering
  • Understand the overall pipeline design process and design principles for concept development, design, construction and installation
  • Define pipeline system, materials of construction, corrosion prevention methods and corrosion management program
  • Gain experience from specialist in pipeline design, material and corrosion

This course will benefit engineers from oil & gas companies, pipeline construction companies, pipe and service suppliers and regulatory authorities, who are newly qualified, have recently moved into pipeline engineering or hold broad responsibilities that include pipelines.

This training course will feature 2 expert trainers in their respective fields and discipline.

Your first expert course leader has been engaged with pipelines since 2000. He has about 20 years of experience in the engineering and research of subsea pipelines. He read Ph.D at Cambridge University, and conducted research on pipeline stability of unstable and liquefied seabed. While doing his Ph.D at Cambridge University, he was taught by Professor Andrew Palmer who had previously delivered the Subsea Pipeline Engineering course for PetroEdge. Your expert course leader’s design experiences included developing and designing production and transportation pipeline system in shallow water and deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico, Asia and West Africa to various international standards. He has published more than over 18 research papers on pipelines. He is now a principal consultant at a global offshore engineering consulting company in Singapore. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Institution of Marine, Science and Technology, UK.

Your second expert trainer’s 15 years of professional practices entail performing specialist corrosion studies and material analysis with the aim of long-term asset integrity for the oil and gas, power and chemical industries. He received his PhD degree in Corrosion Science and Engineering from the Corrosion and Protection Centre, University of Manchester (formerly UMIST), UK. He is currently a lead corrosion engineer at a consultancy where his responsibilities include corrosion risk assessment, failure analysis and materials selection as well as providing proactive corrosion mitigation solutions and addressing corrosion-related issues. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the Centre of Corrosion Research UTP. He is a BEM professional engineer, immediate past chair of NACE Corrosion Society Founding Malaysia Section and Institute of Materials Malaysia (IMM) Corrosion Committee.

Day 1

  • Overview of Subsea Pipeline System Configuration
  • Route Selection
  • Material Selection
  • Pipeline Material for Sour Service
  • Increasing Corrosion Resistance
  • Pipeline Structural Analysis

Day 2

  • Internal Corrosion and Its Prevention
  • Design for Stability
  • Span Assessment and Correction
  • Design Exercise – Material Selection

Day 3

  • Design for Expansion
  • Design for Upheaval, Lateral Buckling and Walking
  • Flexible Pipe
  • External Corrosion and Its Prevention
  • Design Exercise – Pipeline Design

Day 4

  • Subsea Pipeline Construction
  • Pipeline Corrosion Management Program
  • Case Studies of Failures, Intervention and Repair
  • Design Exercise – Pipeline Design