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Further design of subsea pipelines

About the course

Ideal for pipeline engineers looking to extend their knowledge, this course takes a problem-based approach, imparting decades of our experience of the more complex design issues affecting pipelines. We recommend attending our Design of subsea pipelines course before taking this course, or prior knowledge of the subject.

High pressure (HP), high temperature (HT) and highly corrosive fluids and gases are covered, giving you an informed approach to conflicting methods of mitigating HP and HT problems. With design exercises, practice calculations and analysis of case studies, this course will teach you how to apply the correct codes and assess solutions to pipeline failures.


Learning outcomes

  • Apply the latest design codes
  • Design for collapse and buckle propagation resistance
  • Calculate corrosion rates and determine the associated mechanisms and methods
  • Evaluate different levels of strain and their design requirements
  • Investigate the causes of fatigue and how to calculate acceptability
  • Assess and mitigate pipeline walking
  • Predict hazards and recommend pipeline protection methods

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About the Tutors

Graham Wilson
MEng (Hons) CEng MIMechE

Graham is Jee’s Head of Integrity Management and a chartered mechanical engineer with 14 years’ industry experience. He has particular expertise in integrity management, design, 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 Managing decommissioning projects in the North Sea.

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.


Jee Star Logo Further design of subsea pipelines - course contents

Day 1


  • Configuration and components
  • Design
  • Applications

Hydrostatic collapse

  • Need for buckle arrestors
  • Buckle arrestors
  • Worked example
  • Exercise

Further corrosion

  • Advanced corrosion mechanisms
  • Corrosion control
  • Corrosion rates
  • Case studies

Day 2

Lateral buckling

  • Virtual anchor spacing
  • Design process
  • Out-of-straightness surveys
  • Buckle mitigation

Upheaval buckling

  • Upheaval buckling mechanism
  • Upheaval buckling analysis
  • Worked example

Strain-based design

  • What is strain-based design?
  • Loading
  • Low strain requirements
  • Moderate strain requirements
  • High strain requirements

Day 3


  • Principles of fatigue
  • Fatigue loadings
  • Design for fatigue
  • Worked example
  • Case studies

Expansion, walking and anchoring

  • End expansion
  • Pipeline walking
  • Walking modes
  • Pressure effects
  • Exercise
  • Walking and lateral buckling
  • Anchoring
  • Other prevention and mitigating measures
  • Case study

Day 4

Pipeline protection

  • Hazards
  • Pipeline loads
  • Pipeline load capacity
  • Risk and safety analysis
  • Pipeline coatings
  • Rock dump
  • Trenching for impact protection
  • Protection structures
  • ‘Soft’ protection options

  Thorough, professional and enjoyable  

Chris Govier, Senior Subsea Engineer, Gensis Oil and Gas

  A thorough course covering very relevant topics  

Neal McGowan, Graduate Subsea Engineer, Genesis Oil and Gas

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