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Pigging and Plugging

Mastering Pigging: A Comprehensive Two-Day Course for Industry Professionals

Embark on a deep exploration of pigging in our expert-led course, enriched with insights from numerous real-world projects. Immerse yourself in interactive discussions, emphasising practical experiences and risk assessments. Day one covers pigging fundamentals, flow assurance, piggability assessments, and pig design. Day two delves into pipeline cleaning, inspection tools, non-standard pigging operations, and pipeline isolation. Engage in lively discussions, examine case studies, and benefit from a robust understanding of pipeline pigging, ensuring a dynamic and comprehensive learning experience.

Interactive Learning

Interactive Learning
Engage in hands-on activities and interactive exercises relating to pig design, flow assurance, and different inspection tools.

Industry insights
Industry insights
Gain industry insights into different pig types and explore non-standard pigging operations.

Networking Opportunities

Networking opportunities

Network with like-minded individuals and industry experts working within pigging

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

Crafted with Industry, for Industry

By engaging with content that is deeply rooted in practical, real-world scenarios, learners gain not only relevant and applicable knowledge but also insights into the latest standards and trends shaping the industry. This approach ensures the course material is not just theoretically sound but also immensely practical and forward-looking. Additionally, the opportunity to connect with professionals and experts in the field during the course enhances networking prospects, offering a valuable platform for career development and deeper industry engagement.

Module Highlights

Day 1 - Navigating Pigging: Deep Dive into Fundamentals and Operational Practices

Immerse yourself in the fundamentals of pipeline pigging. Gain insights into pig varieties, explore pigging programmes, and understand flow assurance intricacies. Evaluate piggability, necessary modifications, and consider health and safety aspects. Explore pig design, validation, and tracking. Learn the principles, challenges, and risk assessments associated with pig launching and receiving, setting the foundation for a comprehensive understanding of pipeline pigging operations.

Day 2 – Cleaning, Inspection, and Isolation Techniques

Delve into the nuances of pipeline maintenance with a focus on cleaning strategies and operational pigging. Acquire insights into various pig types and their functions. Explore the realm of inspection tools, from gauge and calliper pigs to magnetic flux and ultrasonic pigs. Investigate non-standard pigging operations, covering requirements, technologies, and contingencies. Conclude with an in-depth examination of pipeline isolation, addressing high friction pigs, plug types, deployment considerations, and environmental issues.


Who should attend?

Introduction to pigging

  • Overview of pigs
  • Types of pigging programmes

Flow assurance

  • Introduction to flow assurance
  • Flow regime
  • Causes of flow restriction
  • Flow control methods


  • Design of pigs
  • Pig design validation
  • Tracking design

Pig design

  • Design of pigs
  • Pig design validation
  • Tracking design

Launching and receiving

  • Pig trap design
  • Principles of pig launching and receiving
  • Main issues
  • Risk assessment procedures
  • Operational pigging

Pipeline cleaning

  • Pipeline cleaning strategy
  • Operational maintenance pigging
  • Pig types and function

Inspection tools

  • Gauge pig
  • Calliper pig
  • Magnetic flux pig
  • Ultrasonic pig
  • Inertial mapping unit
  • Inspection of flexibles
  • Other inspection technologies
  • Case study

Non-standard pigging operations

  • Requirements for non-standard pigging
  • Non-standard pigging/inspection technologies
  • Stuck/stalled pig contingencies

Pipeline isolation

  • High friction pigs
  • Types of plug
  • Plug design
  • Deployment
  • Setting/unsetting
  • Retrieval
  • Environmental issues



Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the principles of operating pipeline pigs and isolation plugs
  • Compare different types of pigs and plugs and explain when and how they are used
  • Investigate problems that can occur when pigging and suggest resolutions
  • Apply industry lessons learned and best practice to your projects
Crawler tool testing Pigging Image

Start Dates

Location Start Date End Date Number of Days Timings
Virtual (Live Instruction)
29th January 2024
1st February 2024
09:00 to 13:00 (with regular breaks)
Virtual (Live Instruction)
18th June 2024
19th June 2024

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

Virtual (Live Instruction)
8th October 2024
9th October 2024

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

Your Pricing Path: Course or Course Bundle

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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.

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