Introduction to Onshore Pipeline Design (CS010A)

Introduction to Onshore Pipeline Design

is e-learn course will provide you with the underlying principles, concepts, and technical parameters in onshore pipeline design, giving you an all-round understanding of pipeline design processes.

This technical course has been authored by our industry expert and is designed to offer you with just-in-time knowledge related to pipeline integrity management. The courses can be studied as part of your learning journey, or used as a reference library.

Your course at a glance


Course Availability

Available to access online 24/7



Estimated 60 minutes



Study on-demand at your own pace



Awareness level


Competency Standards

Satisfies the learning requirement for
Onshore Pipeline Design CS010A


What you will get

Completion E-badge, plus informal
Continued Professional Development hours

What you will learn

This technical course has been split into 12 parts:

1. Welcome and Introduction
2. Pipelines
3. Safety and Economics
4. Routeing
5. Operation, Inspection, Surveillance, and Abandonment
6. Design
7. Design Process
8. Standards
9. Substance Classification
10. 'Sizing' the Pipeline and Calculating Wall Thickness
11. Design Factor
12. Summary

During these sessions, you will gain insight into:

- 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

Meet your subject matter expert


Dr Phil Hopkins

Dr. Phil Hopkins, an independent consultant based in the UK, developed all content for this program. Dr Hopkins has held a number of senior management and executive positions in the oil and gas business, and combines this high level management expertise with over 35 years engineering experience in transmission pipelines, including work on pipeline engineering, damage, safety, risk, integrity, surveillance, inspection and maintenance, and repair.