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Design of subsea pipelines

About the course

This is a vital course to help engineers understand contractors’ output, design houses to apply calculations to projects and regulatory bodies to follow up-to-date industry codes. With discussions around industry developments and the latest technologies, this course explains the principles of subsea pipeline design.

Providing guidance on routing, diameter sizing and materials selection, this course enhances awareness of the numerous factors which must be considered when designing a pipeline.

Explaining how to assess design calculations to industry codes, as well as pragmatic approaches to analysis techniques, the tutor will work through a number of exercises with you, to promote application of knowledge learnt.

Learning outcomes

  • Appreciate the issues affecting design and why pipelines are made the way they are
  • Choose the appropriate route, diameter and materials selection processes
  • Determine the most relevant corrosion protection methods
  • Perform calculations based on industry codes
  • Evaluate the respective benefits of industry developments and new technologies

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course bar chart Level Advanced
timer icon Duration 4 Days
clock Study Hours 28
world icon Location
Aberdeen, Houston, Online
Also available in house

Upcoming dates

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17 October 2017 - 20 October 2017
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20 February 2018 - 23 February 2018
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About the Tutors

Dem Demetriou

Dem is a specialist in project management, facilities engineering, materials engineering and general management and strategy. He has over 20 years’ experience and expertise, in FEED, detailed and conceptual design, procurement, topsides and construction.

Dem teaches the Design of subsea pipelines and Advanced design including HP/HT and deepwater pipelines courses.

About the Tutors

Alan Knowles

Alan has over 30 years’ experience in industry and has particular expertise in the installation and design of onshore and offshore pipelines, flowlines and landfalls and is an expert in finite element analysis.

He teaches the Design, Construction and Installation calculations for subsea pipelines, Landfalls and marine terminals, Engineering of flexibles, Advanced design including HP/HT and the Risers, umbilicals and flexibles courses.


About the Tutors

Graham Wilson
MEng (Hons) CEng MIMechE

Graham is Jee’s Head of Late Life and a chartered mechanical engineer with 10 years’ industry experience. He has particular expertise in design, integrity management, fishing interaction studies and verification.

Graham teaches Design of subsea pipelines, Advanced design including HP/HT and deepwater pipelines, Free spans and on-bottom stability and Planning, executing and managing decommissioning projects in the North Sea.

About the Tutors

John French
MEng, CEng, MIMechE

John has been working in the oil and gas industry since 2002 and is responsible for overseeing all design projects, from pre-FEED studies through to detailed design engineering. John’s current focus is on developing low-cost solutions to reduce installation and development costs for marginal fields.

Jee Star Logo Design of subsea pipelines - course contents

Day 1


  • Rules for routing
  • Exercise
  • Route survey
  • Alignment sheets


  • Sizing for flow
  • Fluid properties
  • Flow fundamentals
  • Single phase flow

Thermal design and insulation

  • Need for thermal design
  • Fundamentals of heat transfer
  • Pipeline heat transfer
  • Insulation design considerations
  • Insulation systems
  • Application of insulation
  • Operational problems in deep water
  • Exercise

Day 2

Materials specification

  • Material selection
  • Review of material properties
  • Specification of line pipe


  • Introduction
  • Types of corrosion
  • Control measures

Day 3


  • Design principles
  • Bursting
  • Collapse
  • Buckling and combined stresses
  • Strain-based design
  • Exercise

End expansion and spoolpieces

  • End force and expansion factors
  • End expansion
  • Temperature profile
  • Exercise
  • Spoolpieces

Day 4


  • Review of fundamentals
  • Oceanography
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Resistance
  • Stability analysis
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Exercise

Bottom roughness

  • Bottom roughness analysis
  • Spans
  • Intervention

  A thorough course covering very relevant topics  

Neal McGowan (adv design) Graduate Subsea Engineer, Genesis Oil and Gas

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