Onshore Pipeline Engineering Excellence

Applied design and construction principles for a reliable onshore transportation infrastructure

This three-day programme will introduce the key concepts, design codes, engineering guidelines and project principles for the development and construction of onshore pipelines:

  • Understand planning concepts to increase the economic profitability and operational reliability of onshore pipelines
  • Conduct technical evaluations and development assessments for pipeline routes to reduce construction, repair and maintenance costs
  • Implement design and development principles to master project execution challenges and prevent major delays
  • Integrate the specific risks of challenging environments into HSE concepts to avoid damages and losses
  • Review pipelines decommissioning and abandonment practices to successfully comply with environmental and regulatory requirements


What is the programme about?

Onshore pipelines play a crucial role securing today’s energy supply. Consequently, major pipeline projects and proposals for new onshore infrastructure are in progress to increase the transportation volumes across the continent and beyond. Pipeline transportation systems require careful planning and design – from the evaluation of potential routes, the consideration of land access, ownership and the impact on the environment, to the engineering, construction and procurement as well as the operation, maintenance and decommissioning of pipelines.

To ensure that your projects meet all regulatory requirements and to save costs, prevent delays and avoid losses, this programme is a must-attend course that illustrates to delegates the components necessary to design and deliver high-quality projects in time and budget.

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

  • Onshore Pipeline Engineers

  • Pipeline Construction Engineers

  • Pipeline Design Engineer

  • Project Managers and Planners

  • Maintenance Engineers

  • Project and Development Coordinators

  • Pipeline Contractors

  • Pipeline Operators

  • Inspection and Quality Engineers

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


Day 1

Course Introduction

  • Coming together

  • Delegates Introduction

Scene Setting

  • Historical –Industry Insight

  • Technical milestone achievements

Global pipeline trends and market outlook

  • Market drivers and industry developments

  • Political and operational frameworks

  • Technology and innovations

Regulatory requirements, codes and standards in design

  • Project design phases –

  • Concept

  • FEED

  • Detail Design

  • Planning & Scheduling

Pipeline Engineers - role in the overall project development activities

  • Obstructions – natural and man made

  • Input to the pipeline design – the sciences behind the scenes

Day 2

Topographical and geotechnical information and assessment

  • Topographical profiles

  • Cone and Standard

  • Penetration tests

  • Soil description and classification

  • Soil bearing capacity

  • Water sample analysis

  • Electrical conductivity

  • Chemical analysis

Geohazard survey information

  • Earthquake analysis

  • Fault line analysis

  • Terrain analysis

  • Foundation analysis

Development of the engineered ‘pipeline system’

  • Site environmental and safety factors

  • Site installation strategies and staging considerations

  • Maintenance Costs and Product Life Cycle

Applied flow assurance principles

  • Hydraulic assessment

  • Thermal assessment

  • Fluids handling

  • Solids handling

Deliverables – instructions for the installation contractors and procurement

  • Materials and Corrosion

  • Line pipe and system components

  • Manufacturing, fabrication and packaging

Day 3

Permits and land acquisition

  • Landowner permitting

  • Land acquisition

  • Land searches

  • Phased Environmental  Site Assessment (ESA)

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) management

Pipeline construction: applied techniques and principles

  • Construction equipment

  • Workforce requirements

  • Construction schedules

  • Construction sequences

Pre-commissioning – testing and acceptance activities

  • Regulations and compliance

  • Quality and HSE assurance

  • Commercial risk management

Duty of 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

IMR – planning & implementation

  • Inspection Planning, Risk Based Inspection, Optimised Planning

  • Inspection Methodologies – internal and external

  • Understanding the results and what do we do with the results?

End of life – considerations for abandonment

  • Pipeline decommissioning and abandonment

  • Historic difficulties with abandonment

  • Decommissioning options

  • Pipeline regulations/standards governing

  • Regulatory process and planning for pipeline decommissioning



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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.