The DNV GL offshore pipeline training programme is founded on the Recommended Practices covering all aspects of pipeline technology from concept to operation.

The DNV GL courses have been developed over several years with pedagogical experts, resulting in several training elements to achieve this objective. This includes;

  • Pre-study material (web module) to set the scene and level the participants
  • Elements in the courses are:
    - Lectures
    - Physical demonstrations to illustrate theoretical aspects
    - Videos
    - Exercises (buzz groups and calculation exercises in groups)
    - Minimum two trainers; helps inspiration for the trainers and less monotone for the participants
  • Post-course material (a booklet outlining the exercises in the course).

The trainers have extensive training experience and includes also authors of the different DNV GL codes, ensuring correct, first-hand interpretations.

The DNV GL courses have also been compared to other course suppliers by some oil majors, where DNV GL came out favourable. The courses are delivered worldwide. Feedback forms are given to each participant and evaluated after each course.

The most important thing, in DNV GL's view, is what you have learned when you leave the course.

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Pipeline overview

This introductory course will interest professionals and engineers involved in pipelines activities. It gives a basic understanding of pipelines, ranging from transport of un-processed hydrocarbons, via trunk lines for oil/gas, and further to distribution networks. The course is recommended before attending specialist courses.

Pipeline design

Modern pipeline design enables the engineer to fully optimise and tailor each pipeline to specific needs. This course will give an understanding of the design philosophy of the pipeline design standard, teach how to perform simple wall thickness design and give an overview of relevant failure modes.

Global buckling

This course will give an understanding of how to design new and assess existing pipelines with respect to global buckling of HP/HT pipelines, whether pipelines are exposed or buried. The course will interest pipeline engineers that perform design activities or want an insight in design challenges.

Free span

This course presents an approach to free spanning pipelines which enables a more optimized design, reducing the need for seabed intervention. The course builds on an updated version of Recommended Practice which considers experiments and learning from the Ormen Lange project, as well as experience from use of the previous version.

On-bottom stability

This course builds on a standard that considers the various factors in the seabed environment that affect pipelines, and provides design criteria that applies in order to maximize pipeline stability. It will enable engineers to perform on-bottom stability design of submarine pipelines.

Trawling interference

This course will give insight in how to analyse pipeline integrity with respect to trawl interference loads, as part of pipeline integrity. It covers subjects such as trawling aspects, design process, safety format, trawl impact, pull-over, hooking, coating impact, and mitigation, and how these are reflected in DNV GL standards.

Corroded pipelines

This course will interest engineers evaluating pipelines in operation or working with inspection planning. The course will enable engineers to perform strength assessment of corroded pipelines and covers corrosion defects, mechanisms and development, as well as uncertainties associated with in-line inspection results.

Pipeline integrity management (PIM) offshore

This introduction to pipeline integrity management will give knowledge of how to perform an integrity assessment. It goes through the overall risk philosophy and methodology applied, in addition to main damage causes and mechanisms for pipelines. The course is relevant for management as well as engineers.

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