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Offshore structures have special economic and technical characteristics. Economically, offshore structures are dependent on oil and gas production, which is directly related to global investment, which is in turn affected by the price of oil. This course has been designed to provide a comprehensive study of introduction to offshore structure including fixed and floating platform. Recent research and development will be discussed in order to enhance participant’s knowledge about the challenge of the technology in this field. Interactive design and model testing is part of the course.



  1. Introduction to Offshore Structure

  2. Environmental Design

  3. Vessel Stability

  4. Fixed and Buoyant Platform

  5. Compliant Tower

  6. Spar Design and Construction

  7. Semi Design and Construction

  8. TLP Design and Construction

  9. Mooring and Anchor Design

  10. Model Test

  11. Floater's Construction and Installation

  12. Dry Tree System and Riser

  13. New Concept and Comparison

  14. Case Study




This course provides an in-depth introduction to production, storage and export facilities in a single unit. The course covers the design environmental condition for both survival and operational limitation with focus on the fundamental aspects of offshore oil field’s development and the choice of technology employed. The session builds on the conceptual choice and consider the building blocks for the design of the system including station keeping and design mooring turret. Other major components, such as Hull and Topside are also discussed. In addition, the course will provide an overview of offshore offloading, construction and installation.



  1. Introduction to Floating Production

  2. Environmental Requirement

  3. History of FPSO

  4. FPSO Design

  5. Offshore Offloading System

  6. Marine System

  7. Operation & Maintenance

  8. FPSO Conversion

  9. Construction & Installation

  10. Regulations, Class & Verification

  11. Commercial Consideration

  12. Case Study




This specialist course provides basic knowledge of offshore terminal with focus on single point mooring. This course will go into details of the system design including some major components such as rotated turret, mooring, submarine hose, floating hose, hawser and anchor pile. Fluid transfer system will be discussed to brief participant on the applications as well as the challenge of the system. The course guides the participant to understand the fundamental aspects of the offshore terminal system that transporting oil or gas from or to shore.



  1. Introduction and Overview

  2. Terminal of Loading/Unloading

  3. Evolution of Single Point Mooring

  4. SPM System Design

  5. Applications in Shallow Water

  6. Application in Deep water

  7. SPM Component Design

  8. Fluid Transport System

  9. Operation & Maintenance

  10. Construction & Installation

  11. Commercial Consideration

  12. Case Study




The course has been designed to provide a comprehensive study into the subject of offshore and onshore Pipeline. Through the one-and-a-half century of pipeline operating practice, the petroleum industry has proven that pipelines are by far the most economical means of large scale overland transportation for crude oil, natural gas, and their products, clearly superior to rail and truck transportation over competing routes, given large quantities to be moved on a regular basis. Transporting petroleum fluids with pipelines is a continuous and reliable operation.



  1. Welcome and Introduction

  2. Pipeline System Configuration

  3. Route Selection

  4. Pipeline Manufacturing

  5. Pipeline Welding

  6. Offshore Pipeline Installation

  7. Shore Approach

  8. Subsea Manifolds and Connection

  9. Flow Assurance

  10. Pigging

  11. Intervention and Repair

  12. Inspection and Monitoring

  13. Pipeline Sizing




The course has been designed to provide a comprehensive study into the subject of offshore topside design. The session will include the following:

  • Concept Selection

  • Platform Layout

  • Process Selection

  • Fabrication

  • Transportation & Commissioning



  1. Welcome and Introduction

  2. Concept Selection

  3. Platform Layouts

  4. Separation & Stabilization

  5. Gas Treating and Compression

  6. Produced Water Treating

  7. Artificial Lift (Lift Gas/ESP)

  8. Power Generation and Utilities

  9. Process Selection (PFDs)

  10. Process Safety / SAFE Charts

  11. Subsea System

  12. Fabrication and Integration

  13. Transportation and Installation

  14. Commissioning and Start-Up




Risers, commonly defined as the portion of the pipeline from the sea bottom up to the platform. The pipeline connects an offshore Floating Production Structure or a Drilling Rig to a sub- sea system either for production purposes such as drilling, production, injection and export, or for drilling, completion and workover purposes. Risers are considered to be the most critical product in an offshore pipeline development taking into account the dynamic loads and sour service conditions they need to withstand. Risers are subjected to greater fatigue loads and extremely challenging requirements in terms of tolerances, mechanical properties and environmental conditions.



  1. Introduction and overview

  2. Riser Functional Requirements

  3. Design Codes and Regulations

  4. Design Basis Development

  5. Hybrid Riser Analysis and Design

  6. Flexible Riser Analysis and Design

  7. SCR Analysis and Design Methods

  8. Introduction to Top Tension Riser (TTR)

  9. Production Risers Analysis and Design

  10. Drilling Riser Analysis and Design

  11. Impact of Drilling and Completion

  12. Work Over Requirements

  13. Vortex Induced Vibration (VIV)

  14. Riser Sizing




This class provides an overview of process safety engineering fundamentals for hydrocarbon processing facilities focusing on Upstream Oil and Gas. This course will go into details to some of the technical safety engineering basic calculations to estimate the consequences and how to mitigate them. Learning from historical incidents will also be covered. Methods and techniques for hazard identification and mitigation applicable to Oil and Gas industries will be discussed. An overview of Process Safety Management (PSM) will be described. This course will involve interactive exercises and quizzes to strengthen the key learning.



  1. Introduction and overview

  2. Proses Safety & Risk Assessment

  3. Process Hazards Analysis (PHA)

  4. Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

  5. Human Factors

  6. Process Safety Management (PSM)

  7. Key Concept & anatomy of an incident

  8. Leakage & Dispersion of Hydrocarbon Releases

  9. Fire

  10. Explosion

  11. Designs to prevent or mitigate fires and explosions

  12. Plant layout and equipment spacing

  13. Corrosion and Material Selection




This class provides an overview of Petrophysics. By the end of the course, the participants will be able to: Obtain a good understanding on porous rock basic properties, Know how mud logging equipment and electric logging tools work and their principles, Understand how core and log data becomes the Petrophysics’ holy grail, Identify lithology from open hole logs, calculate Volume of Shale using a simple method, Understand assumptions used in porosity and saturation calculations; Read, analyze and utilize core data, Perform a quick‐look petrophysical evaluation and calculate hydrocarbon volume in reservoirs (team workshop).



  1. Introduction and overview

  2. Porous Rock Properties

  3. Shale or Clay

  4. Overview: Mud Logging, Coring, Core

  5. Handling and Core Analysis

  6. Well Logging Principles

  7. Log – Core Reconciliation

  8. Well Log Interpretations

  9. Shaly Sands Saturation Models

  10. Laminated and Dispersed Shale

  11. Data Acquisition Programs

  12. Petrophysical Uncertainties




This class provides an overview of Shaly Sand Analysis. By the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the differences between shaly sands and clean sands

  • Understand the clay as mineral and shale as lithology

  • Predict how clay is distributed in reservoir rocks using Thomas-Stieber approach

  • Describe the effects of clay occurrence on wireline logs responses

  • Integrate core data and other information to support the analysis

  • Calculate Volume of Shale using different methods

  • Describe the nature of Shaly Sand models: Waxman-Smits, Dual-Water, Simandoux, etc.

  • Understand assumptions used in porosity and saturation calculations, compute porosity and water saturations (SWT, SWE, SXO) using shaly sand models

  • Generate Reservoir and Pay Summary










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