About the course

Designed to enhance technical knowledge of integrity management issues, this advanced course helps engineers understand the more complex issues affecting deepwater risers and flowlines.

Consisting of numerous case studies of pipeline failures, you will review root causes and how lessons learned can be applied to your pipelines. The tutor will share relevant methods for efficiently performing integrity assessments and managing corrosion. You will also learn how to incorporate integrity into all phases of offshore pipeline projects, reducing operating costs and the risk of pipeline failure.

Learning outcomes

  • Perform root cause analysis (RCA) of failures
  • Select efficient methods to perform integrity assessments
  • Manage corrosion defects to improve operating costs
  • Reduce the risk of pipeline failure
  • Apply lessons learned to your pipeline and riser projects

Integrity management systems

Integrity during design and installation

  • Integrity management strategy
  • Plan
  • Execute
  • Assess
  • Improve
  • Document management and reporting
  • Risk based inspection
  • Emergency response
  • Incident investigation and learning
  • Integrity management standards
  • Rigid pipeline designRigid riser designRigid pipeline installationRigid riser installationPre-Commissioning

Case study 1: Pipeline installation failure

Integrity during operation

  • Pipeline installation failure
  • Failure investigation
  • Pipeline repair
  • Lessons learnt
  • Flow assuranceOperation and remediationInspection methods

Flexible integrity management

Case study 5: Flow-induced pulsations

  • Codes and standards
  • Materials and makeup
  • Inspection techniques
  • Monitoring and testing methods
  • Design and installation incidents
  • Operational deterioration and damage
  • FLIP – theory and dependencies
  • Potential problems
  • Corrective actions – discussion
  • Lessons learned

Integrity management of umbilicals

Case study 6: Umbilical failure

  • Integrity management in design
  • Integrity management in manufacture
  • Integrity management in installation
  • Integrity management in operation
  • Introduction to Hudson Field
  • Blockage in inhibitor hoses
  • Blockage in methanol hose
  • Lessons learned

Case study 2: Pipe-in-pipe installation and operational failure

Case study 3: Pipe-in-pipe failure during operation

  • Field development
  • Flowline design
  • Flowline installation
  • Riser design
  • Riser installation
  • Failure detection
  • Failure causes and consequences
  • Repair options
  • Lessons learned
  • Pipeline design
  • Pipeline failure
  • Pipeline repair options
  • New pipeline
  • Lessons learned

Case study 4: Pipeline operational failure

  • Background to the problem
  • Buoyant span assessment
  • Remedial works
  • Lessons learnt