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Subsea Pipelines

Exploring Subsea Pipelines: From Design to Integrity

Immerse yourself in our comprehensive Subsea Pipelines course. Explore a range of critical topics, from the nuances of pipeline design, including diameter sizing and wall thickness calculations for various stresses, to the intricacies of external coatings for corrosion protection and thermal management. Delve into practical aspects such as construction surveys, route preparation, welding techniques, and non-destructive testing (NDT). The course further covers essential installation methods like S-lay, J-lay, and reel-lay, alongside construction support activities and operational controls. Concluding with insights into pipeline integrity and inspection, this programme is crucial for professionals looking to excel in the dynamic field of subsea pipeline engineering

Interactive Learning

Interactive Learning
Engage in hands-on activities and interactive exercises, helping you uncover the entire pipeline lifecycle, from design to integrity management. 

Industry insights
Industry insights
Gain industry insights into the design and installation process.

Networking Opportunities

Networking opportunities

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

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

Subsea Pipeline Fundamentals: Laying the Foundation for Industry Newcomers

This programme is particularly advantageous for newcomers to the industry, offering essential foundational knowledge and a comprehensive perspective on subsea pipeline development. Covering everything from design and installation to operation and integrity management, it provides the crucial skills and insights necessary to effectively navigate and contribute to this dynamic field, laying a robust foundation for your professional journey in subsea engineering.

Module Highlights

Day 1 - Introduction to Pipeline Systems

Embark on a personalized exploration of pipeline systems. Dive into field layouts, pipeline and cable uses, subsea equipment, and survey techniques. Uncover the intricacies of rigid and flexible pipe materials, focusing on strength, corrosion resistance, and the importance of clad and lined pipelines. This tailored experience lays the foundation for a comprehensive understanding of subsea pipelines.

Day 2 – Mastering Pipeline Design and Construction Essentials

Delve into crucial aspects of pipeline design, covering pressure considerations, design approaches, diameter sizing, and wall thickness for various scenarios. Explore topics like global buckling, external coatings, corrosion protection methods, cathodic protection, on-bottom stability, and thermal insulation. Address common construction tasks, including surveys, route preparation, welding, and non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques for a comprehensive understanding of subsea pipeline engineering.

Day 3 – Pipeline Installation: A Comprehensive Exploration of Methods, Operations, and Safety Systems

Explore installation methods, from S-lay and J-lay to Reel-lay and innovative approaches like bundles and towed installations. Delve into flexibles, umbilicals, and construction support. Navigate through landfalls, trenching, burial, and pre-commissioning, progressing to tie-ins, spools, and risers. Examine rigid steel and flexible riser installations in pipeline operations, emphasizing flow assurance, operational controls, additives, pigging, and robust safety systems—your personalized journey into comprehensive subsea installation and operational strategies.

Day 4 – Integrity & Inspection

Explore failure frequencies, incident analysis, and the significance of Pipeline Integrity Management Systems (PIMS). Learn about risk-based inspection plans, external and internal inspections, anomaly assessments, and techniques for repairs and modifications. Delve into regulations, accompanied by insightful case studies—personalising your journey to master the critical aspects of subsea pipeline integrity and compliance.


Who should attend?

Introduction of pipeline systems

  • Example field layouts
  • Pipeline and cable uses
  • Subsea equipment
  • Platforms and floating production systems
  • Riser configurations

Route selection

  • Survey types
  • Survey techniques
  • Routing of pipelines

Pipe manufacture

  • Rigid steel pipe
  • Flexible pipe


  • Selection for strength
  • Selection for corrosion resistance
  • Clad and lined pipelines

Pipeline design

  • Pressure
  • Design approaches
  • Diameter sizing
  • Wall thickness for bursting
  • Wall thickness for hydrostatic collapse
  • Wall thickness for local buckling
  • Global buckling

External coatings

  • External corrosion and protection
  • Cathodic protection
  • On-bottom stability
  • Thermal insulation and management

Common work

  • Construction survey
  • Route preparation
  • Welding
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT)

Installation methods

  • S-lay
  • J-lay
  • Reel-lay
  • Bundles and towed installations
  • Flexibles and umbilicals

Construction support

  • Landfalls
  • Trenching and burial
  • Pre-commissioning

Tie-ins, spools and risers

  • Tie-ins and spools
  • Rigid steel riser installation
  • Flexible riser installation

Pipeline operations

  • Flow assurance
  • Operational controls
  • Additives
  • Pigging
  • Safety systems

Introduction to pipeline integrity

  • Failures: frequency and incidents
  • PIMS

Pipeline inspection

  • Risk-based inspection plan
  • External survey
  • Internal inspection
  • Anomaly assessment

Repairs and modifications

  • Repairs
  • Hot taps, tees and wyes
  • Remedial works


  • Regulations
  • Case studies

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key considerations for pipeline design
  • Compare appropriate manufacturing methods and material selection
  • Apply knowledge of installation processes and construction support to projects
  • Explain the principles of pipeline integrity, including flow assurance and inspection
  • Identify the importance of repairs and decommissioning
  • Explain regional differences
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Meet Your Expert Tutors

Graham Wilson

Graham Wilson

MEng (Hons), CEng, MIMechE

Graham, serving as Jee's Head of Integrity Management, has over 20 years of industry experience. His credentials are further enhanced by his role as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Fellow, showcasing his profound expertise and commitment to the engineering field. Graham's specialisations in integrity management, design, fishing interaction studies, and verification have positioned him at the forefront of the industry. Additionally, his significant contribution as the Convenor of ISO WG 17 illustrates his pivotal role in shaping international standards, further testament to his global influence and technical acumen. 

In his capacity as Head of Late Life, Graham brings a strategic and comprehensive approach to managing the challenges of aging infrastructure and decommissioning processes. This role complements his extensive teaching responsibilities, where he leads courses in integrity management, corrosion defect assessment, and decommissioning programme development and execution. His ability to integrate real-world scenarios with theoretical knowledge offers a dynamic and immersive learning experience. Graham's teaching not only covers the essential principles but also delves into the complexities of managing the lifecycle of engineering projects.  

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. 

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.

Martin East

Martin East

CEng, MIMechE, NRA

Martin, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer since 1988, is a cornerstone of Jee's technical expertise, particularly in the realm of finite element analysis (FEA). His profound mastery of the Abaqus non-linear FEA software sets him apart as a leader in his field. Joining Jee in 1996, Martin has been instrumental in steering consultancy projects and advanced analysis, showcasing his deep understanding and practical application of engineering principles. 

Martin's role extends beyond his technical contributions. As one of Jee's most knowledgeable and experienced tutors, he has been at the forefront of delivering many of Jee's training courses. His teaching style is characterised by clarity, depth, and a strong connection to real-world engineering challenges. Martin excels in breaking down complex analytical concepts into understandable segments, making them accessible and engaging for students of all levels. His commitment to education is evident in the way he nurtures and inspires future engineering talent, making him a valuable asset not only to Jee but to the entire engineering community. 

Start Dates

Location Start Date End Date Number of Days Timings
Virtual (via MS Teams)
8th April 2024 
11th April 2024 
09:00 to 16:30 (with regular breaks)
Virtual (via MS Teams)
11th June 2024 
14th June 2024

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

Virtual (via MS Teams)
16th September 2024
19th September 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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