Integrity management of flexibles and risers - Oil and Gas

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About the course

This course is suitable for learners involved in the integrity management of flexible pipelines and risers (both rigid and flexible). It builds a comprehensive understanding of the threats particular to these components and how they can be mitigated. From development of the integrity management system to assessment of the scheduled inspection, testing and monitoring results, the course provides learners with the skills needed to understand and manage the condition of their assets throughout their life.

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4 days (28 study hours)


Virtual classroom




£2,300 plus VAT

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Learning outcomes

  • Explain the need for and components of an integrity management system
  • Recognise the riser configurations commonly utilised in the oil and gas industry, and describe their unique features
  • Identify the differences between rigid and flexible risers make up and their associated integrity threats
  • Recognise the inspection, monitoring and testing options available to mitigate these threats
  • Apply best practice to develop risk-based inspection approaches
  • Evaluate the impact of inspection findings on fitness-for-service of the flexibles and risers throughout life

Course structure

Day by day content

Day one

Integrity management system

  • Need for integrity management system
  • Components
  • Audit and update requirements
  • Implementation
  • Integrity management standards and guidance

Riser types, uses and configurations

  • Host selection and impact on riser selection
  • Production risers and configurations
  • Export risers and configurations

Flexible pipe integrity threats

  • Flexible pipe construction
  • Riser system design and ancillary components
  • Identification of flexible degradation mechanisms
  • Definition of integrity threats
  • Case studies

Day two

Rigid riser integrity threats

  • Common degradation mechanisms for rigid pipe
  • Fixed riser threats
  • Top-tensioned riser threats
  • Steel catenary riser threats
  • Hybrid riser threats
  • Case studies


Operational integrity management

  • Flow assurance
  • Monitoring and testing requirements and approaches for flexibles and rigid risers
  • Leak detection
  • Inspection approaches
  • Inspection planning and risk-based inspection
  • Industry available failure statistics
  • Case studies

Day three

External inspection

  • Inspection and reporting criteria
  • Global external inspection techniques
  • Additional inspection requirements for flexible risers
  • Annulus testing
  • Inspection of pig traps and ancillary components
  • Targeted external inspection and direct assessment


Internal inspection

  • Available technologies
  • Benefits and limitations
  • Special considerations for flexibles and risers
  • Tool selection process

Rigid riser fitness-for-service

  • Applicable codes and standards
  • Corrosion defect assessment
  • Fatigue assessment
  • Global analysis

Day four

Detailed flexible analysis

  • Assessment of degradation
  • Flooded annulus conditions
  • Static and extreme analysis
  • Fatigue analysis

Offshore repairs

  • Defect repair options and applicability
  • Spool repairs
  • Mechanical connectors
  • Case studies

Late life integrity management and intervention

  • Late life integrity management considerations
  • Inspection and monitoring requirements
  • Operability and obsolescence issues
  • Typical late life interventions
  • Case studies

What past delegates have said about our courses

Excellent course and well presented. Trainer was very knowledgeable in many key areas

Tobechukwu Eze, Inspection Team Leader, Total Upstream

Great course very enlightening

Obioma Iwuchukwu, Senior Pipeline Engineer, Shell Petroleum Development

Integrity management of flexibles and risers - Oil and Gas

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