Fundamentals of Pipeline Welding

Fundamentals of Pipeline Welding

This comprehensive virtual training course provides and introduction to pipeline welding. It will offer an overview of the pipe materials and components used and the welding processes and techniques commonly applied for the construction of both onshore and offshore pipelines. Attendees are guided through health and safety, welding standards and the processes of welding procedure & welder qualification. Modules on weld quality and non-destructive testing develop the learners understanding of the types of weld defects, how they are generated and the approaches for determining if they are acceptable using workmanship or engineering critical assessment based criteria.

Your course at a glance


Course Availability

On request - contact us



8 hours 



Live, online session



Foundation level


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Course material designed by
ROSEN Experts


What you will get

Certificate of completion, plus
Continued Professional Development hours

Course agenda

This Pipeline Welding Virtual Training course runs over two days, we include breaks and question and answer sessions (30 minutes per day). Additionally, you will have access to the selected Competency Club E-Learns for three days prior the program start date; Introduction to Pipeline Engineering Principles CS001A , Introduction to Pipeline Materials CS013A, Introduction to Pipeline Integrity Management CS014AManagement CS014A


Day 1:

Introduction to Materials and their Weldability
• Steel basics
• What properties are important and how are they achieved
• Pipe materials
• Fitting materials

Welding processes
• Weld types and positions
• Welding processes overview

Onshore welding
• Stages in onshore pipeline construction
• Manual welding
• Mechanised welding
• Tie-ins

Offshore welding
• Methods of offshore pipeline laying
• Typical offshore pipeline welding
• Underwater welding techniques

In-Service Welding
• In-service welding options and types
• Stages of in-service welding


Day 2: 

Welding Health and Safety
• General health and safety risks during welding activities
• Mitigations

Welding Standards and Procedure Qualification
• Welding procedures
• Qualification of procedures
• Qualification of welders

Inspection Techniques
• Why inspect
• Visual inspection
• Surface inspection
• Radiography
• Ultrasonic testing
• Acceptance criteria

Weld Defects
• Different types of weld defects
• Key features of different defect types
• How defects occur
• How to reduce defects occurring

Meet your subject matter expert

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Mark Atkinson

Mark is a Chartered EWE/IWE qualified Materials and Welding Engineer with 20 years experience in the oil and gas industries with significant knowledge of the specification, manufacture, and application of pipeline materials, subsea components, welding technology and pipeline construction. Having experience gained in roles with significant production welding, technical, quality and managerial responsibilities, Mark is able to offer support to clients across a large range of project types including research and development, failure investigation and manufacturing and construction audit activities as well as more specialist topics such as in-service/under pressure welding, multi wire SAW welding and CRA weld cladding.


Note: ROSEN reserves the right to cancel the course in case of an insufficient number of participants. ROSEN shall immediately inform participants of such changes should the course be cancelled, ROSEN will refund the course fee in full.