Fundamental Of Pipeline Engineering, Construction and Operations

Available Pipeline Courses
  1. Introduction to Pipeline Engineering
  2. Material Selection and Corrosion Control
  3. Pipeline Design, Installation and Construction
  4. Pipeline Hydraulic Analysis
  5. Defect Assessment on Pipelines
  6. Course 6: Pipeline Integrity: Maintenance, Inspection and Risk Assessment

Learning Outcomes

This course provides a brief history of the pipeline and technical background to the design of pipelines used in the transport of oil and gas.

Delegates attending this course shall cover the following:

  • Introduction to the stages of a pipeline project
  • Description and general requirements of standards, codes and regulations
  • Introduction to the principles of pipeline design, construction and installation
  • Wall thickness calculation based on different design codes or standards

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August September October November December
30th - 31st 6th - 7th 11th - 12th 14th - 15th 7th - 8th


The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the material selection process for pipeline fabrication, as well as the method for controlling pipeline corrosion during the pipeline lifecycle.

  • Introduction to material science including the properties of steel and other materials used for pipeline fabrication
  • Process of pipeline material selection, including code/standard requirements
  • Manufacturing process, including welding standards, procedures and non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques for qualifications
  • Introduction to corrosion, including definition of the corrosion phenomenon and chemical principles
  • Types of internal and external corrosion
  • Method to prevent or mitigate corrosion in pipelines
  • How corrosion allowance is determined or selected

Course fee per participants:

N210, 000

2017 Course timetable:

August September October November December
25th and 28th 18th -19th 24th -25th 21st -22nd 11th- 12th


This module introduces the participant to the design of onshore and offshore pipelines, the different stages of pipeline construction and the pipeline installation methods.

  • Introduction to different approaches of pipeline design for offshore and onshore
    • Definition of safety and reliability factors
    • Codes
    • Standards
    • Recommended practices
  • Introduction to the different pipeline configurations, including pipe-in-pipe, bundles, etc
  • Introduction to flexible pipelines – principles and concepts
  • •Introduction to hydrodynamics around offshore pipelines, including the definition of the different wave theories: current and prediction of the forces acting on an offshore pipeline
  • Stress assessment of pipelines, including definition of stress on pipelines and an introduction to fatigue analysis
  • Stages of pipeline construction
    • Hydro-testing
    • Commissioning operations
    • Procurement
    • Quality assurance
  • Methods of onshore and offshore pipeline installation

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2017 Course timetable:

August September October November December
25th - 26th 7th – 8th 12th -13th 9th – 10th 15th -16th

Learning Outcomes

The aim of this module is to provide the participant with the flow/hydraulic principles associated with pipelines.

  • Thermodynamic principles and flow properties of the different flow transported by pipelines
  • Basic flow calculations for gases, liquids and multiphase pipelines
  • Problems caused by changes in flow condition during the pipeline’s operations (wax and hydrate formation, etc)
    • Case studies on prevention
  • Exercise on flow calculations
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2017 Course timetable:

August September October November December
27th -28th 18th -19th 24th – 25th 29th -30th 5th- 6th


This module provides a description of defects in pipelines, including pipe manufacturing defects and in-service defects, how they affect pipeline integrity, and how it can be technically assessed:

  • Definition of the types of defects on pipelines, including failure statistics and the relative causes of pipeline failures
  • Failure modes and a description of how pipelines fail
  • Defect assessment, including the different codes and standards used to carry out fit-for-purpose assessments of defects and damage
  • Design code and standard requirements
  • Introduction to pipeline engineering critical assessment (ECA)
  • Case studies on pipeline defects
  • Exercise on defect identification and assessment

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2017 Course timetable:

September October November December
25th -26th 1st – 2nd 3rd – 4th 3rd – 4th 1st -2nd


The objective of this module is to give the participant a review of pipeline integrity assessment, with emphasis on the inspection technologies that are available to detect the defects and anomalies found in pipelines, and monitor the condition of the pipeline.

  • Pipeline anomalies and defects
  • Introduction to principles and applications of the in-line inspection techniques and existing tools
  • Survey methods for onshore and offshore pipelines
    • Walking patrol
    • Air survey
    • Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV)
    • Acoustic
    • Diver
    • Above-ground monitoring techniques
  • Principles and application of NDT techniques used to detect and evaluate pipeline defect and damage
  • Preparation of integrity management plans for onshore and offshore pipelines

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2017 Course timetable:

August September October November December
25th -26th 22nd – 23rd 11th – 12th 7th -8th 19th – 20th