Integrity management of subsea pipelines

About the course

Highly recommended for anyone involved in the maintenance and integrity of assets and pipelines, this course offers a thorough understanding of the engineering principles behind successful integrity management.

With case studies and worked examples, this course covers assessments to DNVGL-RP-F105. This course also includes a site visit to a manufacturer. You will have the opportunity to see subsea inspection tools and advanced inspection techniques being demonstrated on pipe samples, reinforcing what you have learned.

*Integrity management courses held in Aberdeen also include a site visit to a manufacturer.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify issues and assess a range of integrity threats
  • Evaluate detailed calculations and screening tools
  • Compare cost optimisation methods
  • Choose the most appropriate end of design life options




4 Days

Study hours




Upcoming dates


Request for a quote to get a training date

Integrity management of subsea pipelines - course contents


Pipeline integrity management system (PIMS)

  • What does a PIMS involve?


  • Pipeline instability
  • Sources of data
  • Analysis methods
  • Stabilisation options
  • Case studies

Thermal buckling

  • What is a thermal buckle?
  • Why are they a problem?
  • Assessment
  • Mitigation and remediation


  • Span detection
  • Assessment of spans
  • Stress and buckle checks
  • Vortex-induced vibrations
  • Remedial measures


Flow assurance

  • Introduction to flow assurance
  • Flow regime
  • Causes of flow restriction
  • Flow control methods


  • Types of pigs
  • Piggability of pipeline
  • Pig suitability
  • Launching and receiving

Corrosion overview

  • Types of corrosion
  • Corrosion rate modelling
  • Corrosion monitoring
  • Control measures
  • Case studies

Internal inspection

  • Gauge pig
  • Calliper pig
  • Magnetic flux pig
  • Ultrasonic pig
  • Inertial mapping unit
  • Inspection of flexibles
  • Other inspection technologies
  • Case study


External inspection

  • What to look for
  • nspection methods
  • Riser and flexible inspection
  • Pig trap inspection
  • Risk-based inspection

Defect assessment

  • Defect types and loadings
  • Defect assessment levels
  • Defect assessment codes
  • Corrosion defect interaction


Site visit Dent assessment

  • Dent properties and behaviour
  • Causes of dents in subsea pipelines
  • Methods of assessment
  • Worked example
  • Exercise
  • Protection measures
  • Case study


  • Operations issues
  • Tethered isolation plugs
  • Remote set isolation pigs
  • Remote set spheres
  • Pipe freezing
  • High friction pigs
  • Hot tap and stopple
  • Environment and safety

Offshore repairs

  • Composite repairs
  • Clamp repairs
  • Spool repairs
  • Mechanical connectors
  • Hyperbaric welding
  • Others

Life extension

  • Ageing assets and KP4
  • Pipeline design life
  • Pipeline life extension