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Integrity Management of Flexibles and Risers

A Deep Dive into Flexible Pipelines & Risers

Dive into the intricate world of flexibles and risers with our course, designed to empower you in the field of subsea integrity management. Engage in a comprehensive exploration of leak detection, inspection planning, risk-based inspection techniques, and industry failure statistics, including case studies. Gain proficiency in external inspection approaches, annulus testing, and the specifics of flexible riser inspections. Delve deeper into internal inspection technologies, addressing their benefits, limitations, and applicability. The course culminates in detailed flexible analysis, offshore repairs, and late-life integrity management, providing a rich blend of theoretical knowledge and practical insights, essential for professionals in the subsea industry

Interactive Learning

Interactive Learning
Engage in hands-on activities and interactive exercises, helping you discover riser configurations most commonly utilised in the oil & gas industry

Industry insights
Industry insights
Gain industry insights into threats particular to flexible pipelines and risers

Networking Opportunities

Networking opportunities

Network with like-minded individuals and industry experts working within pipelines and risers

Enjoy exclusive access to Jeenius platform, a valuable learning resource.

Enhancing Your Skills in Managing Your Own Assets

Embark on a transformative learning experience with our course, designed to equip you with the skills necessary for managing the condition of your assets throughout their lifecycle. This knowledge is invaluable, enabling you to proactively maintain and enhance the integrity and performance of your assets. By understanding and applying these principles, you elevate not only the longevity of your assets but also contribute significantly to operational efficiency and safety.

Module Highlights

Day 1 - Pipeline Integrity: Systems, Risk-Based Inspection, and Case Studies

Addresses offshore pipeline integrity, emphasizing management systems with a focus on processes, documentation, and standards. Delve into risk-based inspection, covering the RBI process, criticality assessment, inspection methods, and frequency, illustrated by a case study on a steel catenary riser. Examine a case study involving pipeline installation failure, encompassing failure investigation, repair, and lessons learned

Day 2 – Ensuring Resilient Pipeline Performance: Design, Installation, and Operational Integrity

Covers integrity considerations in the design and installation phases, addressing steel pipeline and riser design, installation processes, and pre-commissioning activities. Additionally, it features a case study on installation and operational failure, exploring field development, flowline and riser design, installation challenges, failure detection, causes, consequences, repair options, and lessons learned. The module concludes with insights into integrity during operation, covering flow assurance, operational remediation, and inspection methods.

Day 3 – Operational Failures, Flexible Integrity, and Lessons Learned

Highlights a case study on pipe-in-pipe failure during operation, exploring pipeline design, failure analysis, repair options, considerations for a new pipeline, and lessons learned. It further examines a case study on pipeline operational failure, providing insights into the problem's background, buoyant span assessment, remedial works, and lessons learned. The module concludes with a focus on flexible integrity management, covering codes, standards, materials, inspection methods, and addressing incidents related to design, installation, deterioration, and damage.

Day 4 – Pulsations, Umbilical Integrity, and Lessons from Failures

Section features a case study on flow-induced pulsations, exploring the theory, dependencies, potential problems, corrective actions, and lessons learned. The module then addresses the integrity management of umbilicals, covering design, manufacture, installation, and operation. Additionally, it includes a case study on umbilical failure at the Hudson Field, investigating blockages in inhibitor and methanol hoses, and drawing valuable lessons from the incident.


Who should attend?

Integrity management systems

  • Integrity management process
  • Document management and reporting
  • Emergency response
  • Incident investigation and learning
  • Integrity management standards

Risk based inspection

  • RBI process
  • Inspection criticality
  • Inspection methods and frequency
  • Steel catenary riser case study

Riser types

  • Introduction to risers
  • Types of dynamic risers available for drilling, production, export, and completion & workover
  • Principle issues associated with each riser type

Rigid Riser Design

  • Design approaches
  • Riser sizing design
  • Dynamic loading
  • Analysis methods
  • Fatigue loading

Design of Flexibles

  • Materials selection
  • Design ancillary equipment
  • Waves and currents
  • Soil-riser interaction

Integrity during installation

  • FPSOs
  • Riser interfaces and components
  • Installation of Flexibles

Case study 1: Installation and operational failure

  • Field development
  • Riser design
  • Riser installation
  • Failure detection
  • Failure causes and consequences
  • Repair options
  • Lessons learned

Case study 2: Flow induced pulsations

  • Introduction
  • FLIP - theory and dependencies
  • Potential problems
  • Corrective actions
  • Lessons learned

Integrity during operation

  • Factors influencing operations and integrity management of rigid steel pipelines and risers. 
  • Vortex-induced vibrations
  • Fracture and fatigue within risers

Flexible integrity management

  • Inspection methods: vessel motion monitoring and assessment
  • Faults and risks arising through life
  • Global bending and dynamic analysis
  • Examples and case studies

Integrity management of umbilicals

  • Integrity management in design, manufacture, installation, and operation
  • Integrity threats & mitigation strategies
  • Coping with failure

Case study 3: Umbilical failure

  • Introduction to Hudson Field
  • Blockage in inhibitor hoses
  • Blockage in methanol hose
  • Lessons learned

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the key features of an integrity management system
  • Apply root cause analysis (RCA) to case studies
  • Recommend practices to reduce the risk of pipeline failure
  • Apply lessons learned to your pipeline and riser projects
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Meet Your Expert Tutors

Phil Goby

Phil Goby

BEng (Hons), CEng, MIMechE

Phil's career as a Senior Pipeline Engineer and Team Leader is marked by over 20 years of managing and optimising Pipeline Operations and Integrity across numerous North Sea Assets. His deep technical expertise and comprehensive understanding of industry standards have been pivotal in ensuring operations align with regulatory expectations. 

In the classroom, Phil applies his extensive practical knowledge to provide students with a real-world perspective on pipeline engineering challenges. He adeptly bridges the gap between theoretical concepts and their practical applications, ensuring that delegates gain a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. Phil's teaching not only imparts knowledge but also inspires confidence and responsibility in his students, preparing them for early and effective industry engagement. 

Dem Demetriou

Dem Demetriou

BEng (Hons), MSc, DIC, CEng, FIMarEst, MBA FCMI

With a rich professional journey spanning over two decades, Dem has established himself as a specialist in project management, facilities engineering, and strategic general management. His expertise encompasses Front-End Engineering Design (FEED), detailed and conceptual design, procurement, topsides, and construction. This extensive experience makes him a treasure trove of knowledge and practical insights, particularly in the dynamic field of subsea engineering. 

In his teaching role, Dem brings this wealth of experience to the classroom. His courses are a blend of theoretical knowledge backed by real-world application, offering students a comprehensive understanding of the complexities involved in subsea engineering projects. 

Start Dates

Location Start Date End Date Number of Days Timings
Virtual (Live Instruction)
16th September 2024 
19th September 2024
09:00 to 16:30 (with regular breaks)
Aberdeen, North East Scotland (Face-to-Face)
22nd October 2024 
25th October 2024
09:00 to 16:30 (with regular breaks)

Your Pricing Path: Course or Course Bundle

Standard Access

Individual Course Access


  • Live Classes: Dive into live, interactive sessions focusing on real-time learning and discussions with peers and industry experts.

  • Access to Jeenius Platform: Unlock a realm of additional resources, peer forums, and expert interactions extending your learning beyond the classroom.

  • Industry Expert Interaction: Network and learn from seasoned industry professionals throughout the course, discussing real-world challenges and solutions.

Premium Access

Integrity Management Bundle

Unlimited lifetime access to all of our Integrity programmes.


For just £9,995, you'll unlock lifetime access to our full spectrum of integrity courses, a collection with a value exceeding £30,000.

This offer isn't just about diverse subjects like Integrity Management, Lessons Learned, Flexibles and Riser, and more; it's a gateway to limitless learning.

Enjoy the freedom to access all materials and attend live classes whenever you wish, from anywhere, at any time. Elevate your expertise on your terms and at your convenience, ensuring a dynamic and flexible educational journey


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