Further design of subsea pipelines - Oil and Gas

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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 having prior knowledge of the subject.

High pressure (HP), high temperature (HT) and highly corrosive fluids and gases are covered in this course, giving learners 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 learners how to apply the correct codes and assess solutions to pipeline failures.

At a glance

Available dates

17-20 May 2022


4 days (28 study hours)


Virtual classroom




£2,300 plus VAT

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Learning outcomes

  • Summarise the design approaches for HP, HT and high corrosion
  • Design for collapse and buckle propagation resistance
  • Explain how to calculate corrosion rates and determine the associated mechanisms and methods
  • Describe the evaluation of different levels of strain and their design requirements
  • Investigate the causes of fatigue and how to calculate acceptability
  • Explain how to assess and mitigate pipeline walking
  • Predict potential hazards and recommend pipeline protection method

Course structure

Day by day content

Day one

Pipe soil interaction

  • Soil types and properties
  • Pipeline embedment
  • Axial pipe-soil interaction
  • Lateral resistance
  • Buried pipeline upheaval resistance


Hydrostatic collapse

  • Need for buckle arrestors
  • Buckle arrestors
  • Worked example



  • Corrosion mechanisms
  • Corrosion control
  • Corrosion rates
  • Case studies

Day two

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 three


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


Expansion, walking

and anchoring

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

Day four


  • Configuration and components
  • Design applications


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

What past delegates have said

Thorough, professional and enjoyable

Chris Govier, Senior Subsea Engineer, Genesis Oil and Gas

A thorough course covering very relevant topics

Neal McGowan, Genesis Oil and Gas

Further design of subsea pipelines - Oil and Gas

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