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DESCRIPTION
This course will provide the learner with knowledge of pipeline engineering principles, good practices in pipeline engineering, and awareness of their bases.

TOPICS
• History of pipelines, types and uses of pipelines, and benefits. 
• Pipeline standards.
• Line pipe and coatings.
• Pressure, pipeline fluids, pipeline hydraulics.
• Material strength and ductility.
• Pipeline integrity management.
• Cause of stresses on pipelines, hoop design factor, operating and design pressure.

    Expert: Phil Hopkins

DESCRIPTION
This course will provide the learner with knowledge of ethical principles and responsibilities and an awareness of potential challenges to both.

TOPICS
• The importance of ethics in society, engineering, and business. 
• Values.
• ‘Ethics’ versus ‘morality’.
• Responsibilities of an engineer. 
• What is meant by ‘professional’?

    Expert: Phil Hopkins

DESCRIPTION
This course will provide the learner with an awareness of origins of hydrocarbons, their journey to market, the basis of oil and gas markets, and key players in this market.

TOPICS
• Energy.
• Hydrocarbons: properties, origins, exploration, extraction, and processing.
• Pollution.
• Oil and gas reserves, the price of oil.
• Oil and gas markets and majors, and ‘OPEC’.
• Unconventional energy sources.

    Expert: Phil Hopkins

DESCRIPTION
This course will provide the learner with an awareness of pipeline projects, project management principles, simple project control measures, and budgeting procedures.

TOPICS
• Project Life Cycle
• Project Management
• Project Support
• Project Control

    Expert: Phil Hopkins

DESCRIPTION
This course will provide the learner with an awareness of pipeline inspection and surveillance (techniques, tools, and procedures).

TOPICS
• External inspection methods (coating and cathodic protection, excavation, etc.).
• External surveillance methods (aerial, walking, etc.).
• Internal inspection methods (in-line inspection tools).
• Awareness methods of damage prevention (one-call, markers, etc.).
• Threats to pipeline integrity.

    Expert: Phil HopkinsRoland Palmer-Jones

DESCRIPTION
The legislation, regulations, and standards used at all stages of the onshore pipeline life cycle. Giving the student an understanding of the duties of a pipeline engineer to achieve legislative compliance.

TOPICS
• What are Laws and Regulations, processes, their differences, and importance? 
• Pipeline Laws and Regulation and standards: history, and development.
• Pipeline Standards and Specifications, and linking them to Regulations.
• Minimum requirements in Regulations and Standards.
• Typical contents of Laws and Regulations for pipelines.
• Pipeline standards: purposes, intent.

    Expert: Phil Hopkins

DESCRIPTION
The legislation, regulations, and standards used at all stages of the subsea pipeline life cycle. Giving the student an understanding of the duties of a pipeline engineer to achieve legislative compliance.

TOPICS
• What are Laws and Regulations, processes, their differences, and importance? 
• Pipeline Laws and Regulation and standards: history, and development.
• Pipeline Standards and Specifications, and linking them to Regulations.
• Minimum requirements in Regulations and Standards.
• Typical contents of Laws and Regulations for pipelines.

DESCRIPTION
This course will provide the learner with an understanding of hydraulic principles, and will be aware of different phases, flows, equations of state, head losses, flow assurance, wax and hydrate formation, and the differences between compressible and incompressible fluids in a pipeline.

TOPICS
• States of matter and phases. 
• Fluid mechanics.
• Pipeline economics.
• Pressure and ‘head’.
• Compressibility.
• Resistance to flow.
• Fluid flow.
• Wax and hydrate formation.
• Increasing pressure (pumps and compressors).

    Expert: Phil Hopkins

DESCRIPTION
The concepts and principles or risk management and the identification and analysis of pipeline risks using suitable assessment methods. This course will provide an awareness of pipeline risk management, the factors influencing pipeline risk and why risk assessment is required.

TOPICS
• Risk management and risk assessment codes and standards.
• Pipeline failure hazards (time-dependent and random), for onshore and offshore pipelines.
• Consequences of pipeline failure, for gas and liquid lines (onshore and offshore).
• Risk tolerability and risk acceptance criteria.
• Risk mitigation measures and industry best practice.

    Expert: Mark Wright
DESCRIPTION

The learner will gain an awareness of pipeline design (front end engineering, and detailed design) principles, standards and regulations, and will understand the bases of the key contents of design standards including design for strength and fatigue. This course will cover:

TOPICS
• The history of pipelines, and pipeline standards, laws and regulations
• Planning, and economics of a pipeline
• Stakeholders in a pipeline operation
• Line pipe, bends, components, and installations
• Routeing (with beneficial features and constraints)
• Construction and testing (in a rural environment)
• Operation
• Inspection and surveillance
• Decommissioning
• Pipeline safety, and safety record

    Expert: Phil Hopkins
Pipeline Repair (CS012A)
Self enrollment

DESCRIPTION
This course will provide the learner with an awareness of the generic repair methods for metal loss, dents, cracks and leaks, and forms of structural damage, and they will gain an understanding of how the repair works.

TOPICS
• Methods and techniques for onshore and sub-sea pipeline repairs. 
• Standard pressure reduction requirements prior and during repair.
• Budgeting time and cost factors comparing cut-out with live repairs.
• Permanent versus temporary repairs.

    Expert: Will Sharman

DESCRIPTION
This course will give the learner an awareness of pipeline materials’ properties and selection, and the composition and mechanical properties of carbon steel and corrosion resistant pipeline materials, welds, connectors, flexible pipelines, and non-metallic pipeline materials.

TOPICS
• Types of steels.
• Basic material properties. 
• Available manufacturing and heat treatment processes. 
• Chemical composition and alloying approaches.
• Material characterization using metallography, mechanical testing and non-destructive testing.
• Typical material defects.

    Expert: Peter BoothbySteve ParrySimon Slater

DESCRIPTION
The course will provide the learner with an awareness of differing integrity management methods/techniques, and an understanding of pipeline integrity management and systems, and the threats to pipeline safety and the consequences of pipeline failure.

TOPICS
• Pipeline integrity management system.
• Safety Management Systems (SMS) and the role they play in Pipeline Integrity Management.
• Threats to pipeline integrity (pipeline defects and their causes).
• Inspection, testing, maintenance, and surveillance options (focus on in line inspection, above ground surveys and patrols). 
• Risk assessment (probability of failure, failure consequences).
• Integrity management planning (prescriptive, risk based).
• Pipeline integrity data management, data quality.

    Expert: Steve Cromwell

DESCRIPTION
This course provides the learner with knowledge of pipeline internal corrosion mechanisms, and an awareness of internal pipeline corrosion causes, types, and processes.

TOPICS
• Corrosion principles basics.
• Types of pipeline internal corrosion.
• Pipeline internal environment impact of corrosion.
• Corrosion growth rates.
• Measuring corrosion (e.g., by coupons).
• Effect of water in crude oil, products, and natural gas.

    Expert: Jozef Soltis

DESCRIPTION
This course provides an awareness of internal pipeline corrosion monitoring, prevention and mitigation.

TOPICS
• Corrosion principles and types of internal corrosion.
• General concepts in pipeline internal corrosion monitoring and mitigation.
• History of corrosion in pipelines, and effect on safety.
• Product specifications.
• Inhibitors and biocides to control corrosion.
• Linings to control corrosion.
• Corrosion allowances.
• Material selection (including corrosion-resistant materials such as stainless steels, and special alloys).
• Dehydration.
• Maintenance pigging.

    Expert: Jozef Soltis

DESCRIPTION
This course provides an awareness of external corrosion and related degradation mechanisms on pipelines, effects of environment and awareness of relevant mitigation strategies, pipeline factory applied coatings types, and field-applied coatings types, including the key reasons behind the use of coatings, and an awareness of the requirements for a coating's success over an asset's life cycle.

TOPICS
• History of corrosion in pipelines and the effect on safety.
• Corrosion and related degradation mechanisms (causes, processes, types, effects of environment and prevention).
• Coating types, selection, design, application, and inspection.
• Basics of environmental conditions, surface preparation and application. 
• Basics of coating application and inspection.
• Typical coating failures.
• Environmental cracking.
• Cathodic protection.

    Expert: Ian LaingJozef Soltis

DESCRIPTION
The learner will gain an awareness of pipeline construction methods; its principles, practices, and execution in various terrains.

TOPICS
• History of pipeline construction and the ‘spread’ method
• Construction project planning, management, and overall project costs and timescales
• Laws and Regulations
• Routing and permits
• Line pipe, fittings, and installations
• Crossings
• Working width, right of way
• Pipeline construction sequence (planning to completion) and construction activities
• Environmental considerations
• Telecommunications and SCADA
• Safety considerations

    Expert: Phil Hopkins

DESCRIPTION
The learner will gain an awareness of pipeline defect assessments methods (for all types of defects found in pipelines) and fatigue assessment, with a basic understanding of fracture mechanics.

TOPICS
• Material properties (strength, ductility, hardness, and toughness)
• Fracture mechanics: history, key parameters, methods, and published good practices
• Stress analysis (internal pressure and external loading)
• Pipeline failure causes (with a focus on external interference, corrosion, materials defects, fatigue, ground movement, theft)
• Modes of failure (including ductile, brittle, overload, and fatigue)
• Case studies in pipeline failures
• Corrosion assessment, crack assessment, mechanical damage assessment
• Crack management in pipelines

    Expert: Alasdair ClynePhil HopkinsAdrian LimMichael PalmerAngus PattersonJoe Short

DESCRIPTION
The underlying principles, concepts, and technical parameters in in-line inspection (ILI) technologies and procedures, as applied to pipelines and similar cylindrical pressure vessels, giving the individual an all-round understanding.

TOPICS
• History of pigging, and in-line inspection. 
• Pipelines, pigs and ILI: current and future. 
• Associated market including understanding the number of service providers and supply vs demand issues. 
• Components of an In-line Inspection (the pipeline, its environment, the vehicle, the mechanics and electronics of the vehicle, and the data gathering, analysis, interpretation, and reporting) and how they affect performance. 

    Expert: Michael Beller
DESCRIPTION
This course provides and awareness of internal and external pipeline inspection technologies and procedures, inspection standards and guidelines (including ISO, API, ASME, ANSI, NACE, DNV and specific national documents), and regulations, and their content related to pipeline inspection, including in-line inspection. 


TOPICS
• External pipeline inspection principles (techniques and technologies).
• Internal pipeline inspection principles (techniques and technologies).
• Environment influences on pipeline integrity.
• Threats to pipeline integrity.

    Expert: Phil Hopkins
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