Introduction to Pipeline design and Construction Projects



Outstanding Features

    This pipelines introductory series is led by an industry expert, who will guide participants through a conceptual understanding of pipeline development to abandonment. Bringing together the technical design details, construction processes and commercial aspects of project management.

    This course will give participants a big picture perspective from project concept development thru detailed design to abandonment.

Course Overview

    The Pipeline introductory series is intended to introduce pipeline design and construction concepts targeted at people either new to pipelines or people with limited exposure to all the elements of pipelines.

    The content is delivered at concept level, with emphasis on how each element fits into the total picture of pipelines (from concept through design and construction and ultimately to operations and maintenance and final abandonment).

Target Audience

Pipeline technicians and Engineers, Pipeline project Engineers, Pipeline drafting and administration.

You Will Learn How to

    Participants will gain a broad understanding of Pipeline designs and will learn how to:

    Create pipeline designs and interpret pipeline drawings plan for pipeline projects, and considerations understand the pipeline route selection process and the tools used to maintain pipeline integrity and the best pipeline protection methods. How to manage pipeline projects understand the regulatory and environmental planning processes.


  • Overview of Pipelines
  • Pipeline Integrity
  • Project Planning
  • Pipeline Route Selection Process and Tools
  • Pipeline Design (Detailed design)
  • Pipeline Drawings
  • Pipeline Construction
  • Regulatory Processes and Environmental Planning
  • Project Management
  • Pipeline Protection Methods

Course Details

    Pipeline Integrity

  • Overview of Pipeline 101 sessions
  • The Road to Success Book
  • Events that changed the industry
  • Why do pipelines fail?
  • Inspection techniques
  • Repair technologies
  • Risk-based decision making
  • Project Planning

  • Role of the engineer for pipelines
  • Why are pipelines buried?
  • Development phases of a pipeline project
  • Minimum data requirements for various stages of project
  • Pipeline Survey Requirements by Project Phase
  • Site Investigation Process
  • Pipeline Route Selection Process and Tools

  • Pipeline route selection process
  • Use of GIS tools
  • Non-Intrusive Survey Techniques
  • Pipeline Construction

  • Overview of Construction process
  • Typical ROW Cross Sections for Large Diameter Pipeline
  • Pipeline Design (Detailed Design)

  • Design codes and standards
  • Code or spec breaks
  • Pipeline materials
  • Stress considerations
  • Buoyancy Control
  • Pipeline Trench Design
  • Pipeline Construction 2

  • Welding
  • NDE
  • Pipeline Drawings

  • Crossing drawings
  • Facility drawings
  • Typicals
  • Alignment sheets
  • Pipeline Construction 3

  • Construction Logistics
  • Trench-less Crossings
  • Regulatory Process and Environmental Planning

  • Regulatory engagement and process
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Environmental planning and assessments
  • Environmental control measures
  • Project Management

  • Project organization
  • Confirmation of objectives
  • Cost control
  • Scheduling

Course Length

3 Days

Course Director

Douglas Kerr


Upon completion, you will receive a Worley Academy Certificate of Completion.

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