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Offshore Pipeline Design and Installation

Cranfield University
School of Engineering
Contact Provider
5 Days
Short Course
Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

This short course will provide you with a detailed knowledge of all aspects of design and installation of offshore pipelines.

Course Objectives

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.

Course Topics

  • 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.

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