This short course will provide you with a detailed knowledge of all aspects of design and installation of offshore pipelines.
On successful completion of this short course you will:
- Understand the basic procedures in offshore pipeline design and installation
- Be able to select appropriate components for an installation
- Have a knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of different pipelaying techniques
- Understand the problems caused by fluids carried within pipelines.
- Overview of components – pipelines, risers, valves, pig launchers/receivers and flow metering equipment
- Introduction to design procedures – physical properties, stress analysis, buckling and collapse, strain-based design
- Fluid flow through pipes – basic hydrodynamics, multiphase flow, hydrate formation/prevention, wax formation/prevention
- Pipelines steels – effect of processing: normalised quenched and tempered, thermo-mechanically treated and accelerated cooled steels. Seamless, HFERW and UOE manufacturing processes, corrosion resistant steels
- Design for installation – S-lay, J-lay, deepwater, calculation of tensions, reeling
- Thermal coatings – requirements, selection and application of coating, field joint coating systems
- Pipelay methods – laybarge configurations, anchor handling/DP, reel barge, pipeline bundles, ‘pipe in pipe’, factors affecting productivity.
*PLEASE NOTE: Dates provided for this course are currently provisional and may change. Definitive course dates will be provided shortly.