ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Subsea Pipelines and Risers

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About the course

This course aims to provide an overview of the current deepwater oil and gas developments around the world and the technical challenges in terms of subsea pipelines and riser design.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Have an overview of marine risers and subsea pipes for deepwater floating platforms
  • Understanding of the general hydrodynamics issues
  • Knowledge of the numerical methods for analysing risers and underwater pipelines

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Overview Of Marine Risers
  • Marine Riser System
  • Current Design Trends
  • Platform Types
  • Deepwater Challenges
  • Flexible Pipe Structure and Material
  • Typical Configurations

Day 2

  • Top-tensioned Vertical Risers
  • Hybrid Riser
  • Flowlines & Pipelines
  • Tie-in Spools & Jumpers
  • Design Codes
  • Safety Considerations

Day 3

  • Flow Assurance
  • Multiphase Flow
  • Deposition Of Solids
  • Thermal Management
  • Corrosion Material selection
  • Wall Thickness Design
  • Safety classification
  • Limit States Design
  • Burst Criterion
  • External Collapse Criterion
  • Hydrogen Induced Stress Cracking (HISC)

Day 4

  • Local Buckling for Stress/Strain Based Design
  • Load Controlled Condition
  • Displacement Controlled Condition
  • Axial Strain Checks
  • Strain Limits and ECA
  • Hydrogen Induced Stress Cracking
  • Alternative Design Codes
  • Expansion, Tie-in Spools, and Flanges
  • On-bottom stability
  • Pipeline Spanning & VIV Assessment

Day 5

  • Pipeline Installation Methods
  • (S-Lay , J-Lay, Reel Lay , Towing)

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course provides a wide understanding and deeper appreciation for those individual who does pipeline design work or who has to approve pipeline design or interface with pipeline designer. The course will also benefit pipeline engineers responsible for design calculations, project engineers and managers/supervisors, inspectors, analysts and technical specialists in the subsea pipeline and riser arena.

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