Offshore Pipeline and Subsea Integrity Management

Master building ‘integrity’ into assets during the design, construction and operation phase

Attend this three-day course for Oil and Gas professionals to:

  • Identify key components for a robust ‘Integrity Management Cycle’ to ensure the robustness of new and existing subsea infrastructure
  • Investigate operational threats and material failures to pre-empt and prevent downtimes, damages and losses
  • Develop inspection maintenance and repair programmes to monitor the condition and performance of  existing offshore pipelines
  • Conduct tailor-made integrity and survey assessments to respond to challenges and risk of normal wear and tear and irregular influences
  • Understand international and national codes and standards as well as their impacts to fully comply with all regulatory requirements
  • Implement Integrity Management principles as policies, strategies and management processes to implement a pro-active maintenance culture


What is the programme about?

The favourable production and exploration outlook in the established deepwater provinces and the start of field developments in new frontier areas has led to a strong business growth. Consequently, the capital expenditure on subsea hardware is expected to reach a total $117 billion between now and the year 2018. With more pipelines to be built, a reliable and pro-active integrity management system for offshore pipelines and subsea systems is therefore vital to fully exploit the new opportunities. 

This course will demonstrate how to build ‘integrity’ into assets during the design, construction and operation phase. Participants of this programme will learn how to safeguard operating subsea pipelines against various time-dependent and independent threats such as corrosion, impact incidents which may lead to pipeline functional failures using risk based approaches for inspection planning and examining the overall IMR programmes.


Subsea oil and gas professionals who require a thorough overview of current and emerging best practices of design principles and engineering guidelines related to pipeline projects: 

  • Project Managers

  • Pipeline Engineers

  • Construction & installation Engineers / Managers

  • Materials and Corrosion Engineers

  • Integrity Engineers

  • Facilities Engineers

  • Operations Engineers and Managers

Also relevant to team members with or in a project team that is working within this area to offer relevant and educated support



Course Introductions

  • ‘Coming Together’
  • Delegates Introduction

Historical –Industry Insights

  • Scene Setting – Pipelines - historical and milestone achievements
  • Global pipelines – trends and market outlook

Industry Challenges and Regulations

  • Governance of Integrity Management Through Regulatory Requirements, Codes and Standards
  • Governance of Integrity Management Through Organisation’s IM Policy and Strategies and Management Processes

Interactive session of the day: Integrity Management Codes and Standards
Delegates will review the governance of integrity management through an organisation’s IM policy and strategies and management processes to understand the impact on their daily routines.

Materials, Corrosion -System Threats and Failures

  • Materials and Corrosion Perspectives for the Subsea Environment
  • Subsea Pipelines – System Threats and Failures



The ‘Integrity Management Cycle’’ – Key Components

  • Subsea Systems – System Threats and Failures
  • The ‘Integrity Management Cycle’’ – Key Components

Interactive session of the day:  Materials and Corrosion
delegates will take over different perspectives for the subsea environment to identify and understand system threats and failures for subsea pipelines and subsea systems.

Risk Management

  • The Importance of Threats Identification
  • Managing the Risk – ‘The Risk Based Approach’

Inspection Maintenance and Repair Programmes

  • Implementation of Pipelines and Subsea Inspection Maintenance and Repairs Programme and Monitoring (continued)
  • Implementation of Pipelines and Subsea Inspection Maintenance and Repairs Programme and Monitoring

Risk Survey and Assessment

  • Integrity and Survey Assessments
  • Overview of Procedures    


‘Duty to Care’ – Looking After Your Assets

  • Why do we need to inspect maintain and repair anyway?
  • The notion of declaring ‘asset integrity’ and what it really means

Systems Failure

  • What can go wrong and how do we fix it when we find it?
  • The impact of Health Safety and Environment and other Regulatory implications

Interactive session of the day: Managing the Risk
Delegates will investigate the implementation of pipelines and subsea inspection maintenance and repairs programme. Monitoring and surveying the integrity of assets will increase the value and reliability of the pipelines for life and beyond.

Ageing Assets and Decommissioning

  • The notion of ageing assets – what the industry is doing about, regulatory examinations – The KP Programme, life extension requirements.
  • Pipeline decommissioning and abandonment, historic difficulties with abandonment – overview.
  • Decommissioning options, regulations/standards governing D&A. Governing bodies, regulatory process and planning for pipeline decommissioning

Course Summary

  • Q&A
  • Closure
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Testimonials for our Courses

“Very positive Organisation.” 

Delivered by

Professor David Newman has in excess of 30 years national and international oil & gas project

William J Atteridge has over forty (40) years of international experience in technical & plan

Dates & Locations

This course is only available as a custom course tailored for your business, contact us to discuss your requirements.