- Pipeline code and standards
- Preliminary survey
- Flow of fluid in pipelines
This course will begin with a brief introduction of what the participants can expect to learn during the duration of the course. Participants will learn about pipeline code and standards, the preliminary survey, and flow of fluid in pipelines on this day.
- Two phase
- Flow pattern maps
- Flow system
On the second day, participants will learn about multiphase flow. Topics of discussion will include two-phase flow, flow system and pattern, pressure drop, trouble shooting, and the effect of flow pattern on the corrosion rate.
Gathering System and Pipeline Design
- Gathering system
- Pipeline configuration
- Pipeline design
- Location classification
Participants will learn about the gathering system concept and pipeline design on this day. Pipeline design factor, fundamental elements, and codes will also be covered. Wall thickness criteria, contraction criteria, erosional velocity, location classification and use of the standards will be discussed.
Pipeline Construction and Testing
- Pipeline construction
- Hydrostatic test
- Corrosion considerations
The focus of day four will be on pipeline constructions and problems that can affect them. Specifically this day will cover the stages of the pipeline construction, internal and external corrosion considerations. Other topics to be covered include hydrostatic testing procedures, criticalities, and pipeline standards.
Pipeline Operation, Inspection, Maintenance, and Integrity
- Pipeline operation
- Coating monitoring and inspection
- Integrity management
The last day of the course will discuss pipeline operation, inspection, maintenance, and integrity management. Specifics topics that will be covered include coating monitoring and inspection, engineering and design, operations control and monitoring, risk based inspection (API 580 and API 581), projected remaining life and fitness for service assessment (API 579).
Pipeline engineers, operations and maintenance staff, surface facility design and operation engineers, production managers, and maintenance managers.
Awareness of oil and gas production system, flow of fluids, API 5L standard, ASME 31.3, 31.4, and 31.8 standards.