Fundamentals of Offshore Systems Design & Construction


This LAKESHORE ISL Oil & Gas Technology training seminar on Fundamentals of Offshore Systems Design & Construction provides a complete and comprehensive overview of the technology for the design and construction of all types of offshore systems. This LAKESHORE ISL training seminar guides the participant from the basic design through construction, fabrication, load-out, and commissioning to start-up and handover of the facility. This 5-day LAKESHORE ISL Oil & Gas Technology training seminar on Fundamentals of Offshore Systems Design & Construction will highlight all major components required for offshore developments, such as fixed and floating platforms, FPSOs, risers, pipelines, process, and utilities.

This LAKESHORE ISL Oil & Gas Technology training seminar focuses on the key technical challenges and risks associated with the execution of Offshore System design and construction. It will arm the participant with a wealth of knowledge to help them advance their project.

This LAKESHORE ISL training seminar will feature:

  • Fixed structures, floating structures and mobile structures
  • Field architecture and development, well construction
  • Environmental conditions affecting design
  • Construction, fabrication, load out and installation of the facility
  • Interfaces, commissioning and decommissioning of offshore systems


By the end of this LAKESHORE ISL training seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key considerations and characteristics of each type of offshore fixed and floating structure
  • Understand the effects of the ocean environment on facilities design, construction, and operations
  • Interpret the impact that space, loads and forces have on the structural design and global performance of offshore structures
  • Recognize and manage key design and operational interfaces between the major components of offshore facilities systems

Training Methodology

This LAKESHORE ISL Oil & Gas Technology training seminar on Fundamentals of Offshore Systems Design & Construction will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion between both delegates and training seminar director. This LAKESHORE ISL training seminar will provide the participant with an in-depth knowledge through detailed information, real-life case studies, photos and video animation.

Organisational Impact

For the design and construction of offshore systems, a firm knowledge of the fundamental principles of the various systems is essential. To be capable of handling the numerous project challenges and stay within budget and schedule, it is important to have educated, knowledgeable and well-trained personnel that:

  • Understand the entire project from the well to export of the end product
  • Is aware of the main selection criteria in regard to equipment operating conditions and safety considerations
  • Appreciate the interdisciplinary nature and teamwork required for successful projects
  • Understand the rules, regulations and industry standards
  • Adopt the industry best practices

In sending delegates to this LAKESHORE ISL training seminar, the organisation will gain the following benefits:

  • Develop a technically strong team
  • Increase efficiency
  • Realise higher performance at lower costs within compliance
  • Control project budget and prevent overruns

Personal Impact

Understanding of the entire project will provide the participants with the tools necessary to find answers and solutions and make appropriate decisions to progress in present and future projects. This LAKESHORE ISL Oil & Gas Technology training seminar on Fundamentals of Offshore Systems Design & Construction will provide multidisciplinary understanding of:

  • Key design considerations of the overall facility
  • The impact of rules and regulations on the design of the facility
  • The impact of your role in the project
  • The importance of interdisciplinary nature and teamwork required to achieve successful projects
  • How and why things could go wrong?

Who Should Attend?

  • Project Directors, Project Managers and Project Engineers
  • Construction Managers, Integration Managers and Commissioning Managers
  • Technical staff, project engineers, engineering discipline leads, engineering specialists, and operating staff

Seminar Outline


Field Development Concepts

  • Types of Fixed Structures, Floating Structures, Mobile Structures and Ship-shaped Structures
  • Selection and Sizing of the Facility
  • Conversion or New Build? – Challenges and Key Drivers
  • Establishing the Size of the Facility
  • Product Properties
  • Major Systems in a Subsea Development
  • SURF
  • Tie-in Systems
  • Well Design and Construction
  • Drilling Operations
  • Onshore vs. Offshore Drilling


Rules, Regulations and Environmental Considerations

  • Class, Rules, Design Codes, Industry Standards and Regulations
  • Key Metocean Design Criteria
  • Corrosion
  • Mooring Systems
  • Anchors


Design Basis for Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities

  • Design Basis
  • Global Analysis (computer models & FEM analysis, modelling and geometry)
  • Structural Design
  • Modular Design and Standardization
  • Interfaces and Interface Management
  • Safety in Design and Operation


Process System and other Design Requirements

  • Separation System
  • Gas handling System
  • Produced Water and Water Injection
  • Pigging
  • Crude Desalting
  • Utility Systems
  • Process Safety
  • Power Generation
  • Control and Safety Systems
  • Piping Design
  • Electrical, Instrumentation and Telecommunication Design
  • Insulation and Trace Heating
  • Accommodation
  • Mechanical Handling


Construction, Fabrication, Load out & Installation, Commissioning and De-commissioning

  • Construction Planning and Progress Reporting
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Site Scope
  • Basis of Fabrication
  • Fabrication Materials
  • Vendor Workmanship and Testing
  • Fabrication Tolerances and Dimensional Control
  • Load-out Plan and Procedures
  • Installation and Hook-up
  • Mechanical Completion, Commissioning, Start-up and Handover
  • Decommissioning