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On-Bottom Stability

Interactive Learning

Interactive Learning
Engage in collaborative group sessions and interactive exercises, reinforcing your understanding of stability assessment methods including the traditional force balance approach 

Industry insights
Industry insights
Gain invaluable industry insights into various instability issues and learn how to resolve these swiftly and effectively

Networking Opportunities

Networking opportunities

Network with like-minded individuals, who share a background in subsea pipeline design and integrity management

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

Mastering Pipeline Stability Challenges through Practical Examples

Embark on a journey with our course where you'll be guided through various worked examples, giving you a practical understanding of pipeline integrity issues related to stability. This insight is invaluable, enabling you to design pipelines that effectively circumvent these challenges. Such knowledge is crucial, not only for ensuring the safety and longevity of pipeline projects but also for enhancing your own expertise and value as a professional in the field. This course empowers you with the foresight and skills necessary to anticipate and address stability concerns in pipeline design.

Module Highlights

Day 1 - Fundamentals of Pipeline Stability

The first day focuses on the fundamentals of pipeline stability, exploring the causes of instability in pipelines. This includes understanding the impacts of wave and current forces, soil resistance, and soil liquefaction on subsea pipelines. Additionally, participants will learn about various stability assessment methods, including the force balance approach, DNVGL-RP-F109 approach, and finite element analysis, which are crucial for analysing pipeline stability under different environmental conditions.

Day 2 – Stabilisation Options

Day two delves into the various stabilisation options available for ensuring pipeline stability. This includes techniques such as trenching, applying weight coatings, using anchors, burial, mattresses, and rock dumping. These methods are essential for maintaining pipeline stability and integrity, especially in challenging subsea environments


Who should attend?

Fundamentals of pipeline stability

  • Causes of instability
  • Wave and current forces
  • Soil resistance
  • Soil liquefaction

Stability assessment

  • Analysis methods
  • Data requirements
  • Force balance approach
  • DNVGL-RP-F109 approach
  • Finite element analysis

Stabilisation options

  • Trenching
  • Weight coatings
  • Anchors
  • Burial
  • Mattresses
  • Rock dump

Case study

  • Background facts
  • Route cause failure analysis
  • Remediation

On-bottom stability in practice

  • Worked examples
  • Force balance approach
  • DNVGL-RP-F109 absolute method
  • DNVGL-RP-F109 generalised method

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the physics behind instability
  • Identify unstable sections of a pipeline and the problems arising from it
  • Assess stability of pipelines according to DNVGL-RP-F109
  • Explain how instability occurs and the methods available for stability analysis
  • Identify the remedial methods available to deal with instability of pipelines
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Alumni Insights

Start Dates

Location Start Date End Date Number of Days Timings
Virtual (Live Instruction)
29th January 2024
1st February 2024
09:00 to 16:30 (with regular breaks)
Virtual (Live Instruction)
4th June 2024
7th June 2024

09:00 to 16:30 (with regular breaks)

Virtual (Live Instruction)
8th October 2024
11th 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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