Subsea Pipelines - Oil and Gas

Virtual classroom

Available dates:
01-04 November 2022


Foundation course


About the course

Essential for subsea engineers or those new to the industry, this course provides an overview of the lifecycle of a subsea pipeline. Learners are guided through from design to installation and operation to decommissioning.

Helping learners understand the different components, associated processes and risks, this course includes modules on pipeline design considerations, pipe manufacturing methods and materials selection. With scenario-based exercises on installation methods and analysis of survey results, this course will help learners develop their capabilities in the effective management of subsea pipelines.

At a glance

Available dates

01-04 November 2022


4 days (28 study hours)


Virtual classroom




£2,300 plus VAT

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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

Course structure

Day by day content

Day one

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

Day two

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)

Day three

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 installations

Pipeline operations

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

Day four

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

What past delegates have said

This is an excellent course for young engineers and experienced ones!

Robustiano Eyegue, Subsea Engineer, ExxonMobil

Very good course and it gave a clear understanding of the Subsea pipelines life cycle

Chike Ehjoh, Inspection Engineer, Total E&P

Jee delivers the promised topics. The course covered a lot of important topics and I feel more prepared to do my daily tasks at work. It gave me cohesion and the possibility to see the big picture

Liv Oftedal,  IKM

Greatly structured and thorough overview of offshore pipeline design, installation and maintenance

Tjerk Bermon, Discipline Engineer, Tebodin

Jee training course in subsea pipelines has exceeded our expectations. The tutor, the provided material and the whole co-operation have been flawless and truly met our goal to provide a unified knowledge base in subsea pipelines for a big and very diversified audience

Illias Bekiros, Corinth Pipeworks

Perfect introductory course for anyone looking to learn about subsea pipelines. The tutor kept it interesting and you can tell he is very experienced and passionate about the material taught. Better than can be found at most universities

Lukasz Ramowski

Subsea pipelines - Oil and Gas

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