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Field Engineer (Installation) Development Program

METHOD OF DELIVERY

The participants are first taught the knowledge and preparation required to work in the oil and gas service industry from the trainers with working experience in respective areas. The concepts are re-enforced through tutorial and industrial-related case studies. 

After acquiring pre-requisite domain and working knowledge in the subject area, the participants are then provided with company-specific customised modules, such as various management systems, tools and hardware knowledge. They also receive on-the-job training through industrial attachment with the host companies. 


LEARNING OUTCOME
    • To provide the necessary technical soft skills for engineers to adapt from the university environment to real life technical working environment.
    • To equip participants with pre-requisite knowledge required to start working as field engineers in the oil and gas industry. These knowledge are:
      • Malaysia petroleum industry and services industry
      • Fabrication and load-out of offshore structures
      • Installation of offshore projects
      • Hook-up construction and commissioning of offshore projects
      • Essential knowledge of project management using PMI PMBOK guide
    • To equip participants with practical skills of field engineering in the oil and gas industry through company-specific training and industrial attachment arrangement.


    COMPETENCY SKILL SETS
      • To be aware and appreciate the field or project development planning and scheduling
      • To know the fundamental activities of offshore project engineering 
      • To know the roles and responsibilities of key members of the offshore installation and pipelaying project team
      • To know the basic techniques of sea-fastening and transportation of topside modules, line pipes, ship-loose items and substructures
      • To know the types and basic specifications of heavy lift marine vessels
      • To know the various techniques and design aspects for structure and topsides installation in shallow waters
      • To know the types and basic specifications of heavy lift marine vessels
      • To appreciate the various pipelaying activities
      • To appreciate the various subsea and diving support activities
      • To know how to plan and manage the hand-over and post-project activities


      TRAINING MODULES

      Part 1: Soft Skills
      Please refer to the common soft skills curriculum for details


      Part 2: Technical Essentials

      M1: Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Industry and Its Value Chain 
        • History 
        • Upstream and downstream value chain 
        • Technical and HSE risks and management 
        • New technologies and innovation 
        • Exploration, drilling and appraisal 
        • Field development and planning 
        • Deepwater developments 
        • Overview of offshore facilities and platform 
        • Process/surface equipment 
        • Design & workpack engineering 
        • Fabrication 
        • Mobilization 
        • Installation 
        • Hook-up and commissioning 
        • Production, operations and maintenance 
        • Regulatory environment 
        • Production sharing contracts (PSC) environment 
        • Decommissioning and abandonment 
        • Downstream, refining and retail activities

        M2: Fundamentals of Offshore Structural Engineering
        • General introduction to Offshore Structures and Metocean
        • Metocean Engineering
        • Independent Metocean Criteria
        • Joint Metocean Criteria
        • 100 year design storm
        • Data collection and data sources
        • Fixed Shallow Water and Marginal Field Development
        • Introduction of Fixed structures
        • Integrated or multi-structures
        • Air-gap and its impact
        • Basic framing and batter design
        • Air Gap and Batter design exercise
        • Shallow foundation
        • Pile foundation
        • Pile and conductor make-up design, 
        • Pile and conductor fabrication and load-out 
        • Pile and conductor installation
        • Marginal field - What and why?
        • Options to consider
        • Deepwater Field Development
        • Introduction to deepwater
        • Economic limit of fixed structures
        • Typical floating structures
        • Fabrication and installation consideration 
        • Subsea Field Development
        • Offshore Structure design basic according to API RP 2A
        • Typical Shallow Water Structures
        • General Design Considerations
        • Loads on an offshore structure
        • Deepwater fixed structures applicability and typical limits
        • Construction/Fabrication and Load-Out processes
        • Fabrication and erection process
        • Load-out options and considerations
        • Self-propelled Modular transporter (SPMT)
        • Skidding
        • Lifting
        • Transportation and Installation processes
        • Transportation barge consideration and guidelines
        • Transport route consideration
        • Transportation and Installation window
        • Installation options and consideration
        • Lift installed
        • Launching
        • Float-over
        • Innovative installation systems
        • Four-point lifting padeye design
        • Basics of four point lifting process
        • Theory behind padeye design
        • Hand exercise on padeye design assessment using EXCEL 
        • SACS system in offshore structure design (Presentation)
        • Pile Foundation - Introduction to PSI
        • Modelling piles in PSI (Presentation)
        • Piles head and SE Concept
        • Static in-place analysis with non-linear foundation (Presentation)

        M3: Load-out and Installation of Offshore Oil and Gas Structures
        • Fabrication (Overview) and Load-out
          • Fabrication yard layout, workshops and major equipment types
          • Project tendering:
            • Tendering requirements from oil major clients
            • Tendering requirements from other clients
          • Fabrication:
            • Fabrication loading considerations, foundation preparation and preliminary works
            • Fabrication, erection and assembly of major structures, substructures
            • Fabrication, erection and assembly of topsides and living quarters modules
          • Skid and Package Equipment Procurement, Factory Acceptance Testing, Delivery, storage and preservation, fabrication installation
          • Weight control and weighing of structures in fabrication
          • Jacket commissioning, trial fitting and ship loose items management
          • QAQC and documentation requirements for Procurement, Tendering and Fabrication
          • Yard Pre-Commissioning activities
          • Load-out and preparation:
            • Pile and conductors transportation arrangement consideration and load out
            • Load-out methods
            • Load-out planning and engineering calcs
            • Barge anchor patterns requirements and approvals
            • Sea-fastening Engineering for substructures and topside
            • Engineering drawings and insurance, warranty surveyor requirements
            • Load out execution, ballasting techniques and calculation
            • Load-out equipment requirements (PETRONAS, Shell, client typical requirements)
            • Project Management Team organisation
            • Manpower site requirements for loadout and sea-fastening
            • Pipeline procurement, concrete coatings, pipeline load out and transportation
          • Health, Safety and Environment Management:
            • HSE management and systems in place
            • HSE risks and typical fabrication hazards
            • Hazard identification, mitigation and management (HAZID)
            • HSE requirements for fabrication and load-out
            • HSE requirements for fabrication yards and workshops
            • Emergency response management for fabrication yards
          • QAQC and documentation requirements for load-out and sea-fastening
          • Contractual terms & conditions typical for fabrication and load-out activities
          • Case study: Load-out planning classroom exercise
          • Review –  various applicable industry standards and common Malaysian client specifications and standards
        • Installation of Offshore Oil & Gas Structures
          • Fundamentals of project development and Project Management Team (PMT) requirements by clients
          • Project management team organisation for offshore installation
          • Offshore Installation, Pipelaying, Subsea and Diving Activities:
            • Offshore transportation and installation planning and scheduling (level 3/4)
            • Transportation barge requirements, tow tug requirements, fuel and specifications
              • Weather considerations and transportation
              • Safe refuge considerations
              • Insurances for transportation
            • Major and support marine vessels, major equipment types 
            • Offshore installation Engineering and Calculations
            • Slings, hooks and rigging accessories
            • Warranty surveyor requirements for lifting and rigging
            • Geotechnical surveys
            • Anchor-pattern requirements, preparation and approval
            • Contracting and Procurement activities and considerations
            • Cost-time-resource (CTR) estimating for transportation and installation
            • Insurance requirements
          • Health, Safety and Environment Management:
            • HSE management and systems in place
            • HSE risks and typical installation hazards
            • Hazard identification, mitigation and management (HAZID)
            • HSE requirements for offshore installation and pipe-laying
            • HSE requirements for diving and subsea activities
            • Emergency response management for installation and diving activities
          • QA/QC requirements for installation and hand-over to Hook-up team and client team
          • IPOP/pre-execution reviews
          • Mobilisation preparations for construction crew, marine crew, marine vessels and equipment, project materials
          • Insurances, commercial and warranty surveys
          • Metocean activities and weather considerations
          • Weather windows
          • Substructures installation by launching and lifting
          • Topsides installation by lifting
          • Topsides installation by float-over
          • Pipeline engineering basics (calculations, parameters, Tables)
          • Pipeline and riser installation/laying overview
          • Line pipe logistics and mobilisation considerations
          • Pipe-lay barge requirements and specifications
          • Pipeline construction and laying methods
          • Subsea intervention and installation activities
            • Subsea intervention tools and equipment
            • Diving spread equipment
          • Interfaces with clients and with sub-contractors
          • Contractual terms & conditions typical for offshore installation, pipe-laying, subsea and diving activities

        M4: Hook-up, Construction and Commissioning for Offshore Oil & Gas Projects
        • Overview of Field Development Planning (FDP)
        • Project Management team (PMT), roles & responsibilities
        • Workpack process, planning and execution
        • Procurement – cost-plus and overheads
        • Construction and marine crew manpower recruitment & mobilization
        • Onshore Minor Fabrication
        • HSE training requirements
        • QA/QC project documentation requirements
        • Mobilization of major and support marine vessels
        • Overview of marine operations
        • Onshore supply base and Load-out activities
        • IPOP/pre-execution reviews
        • Hook-up activities (i.e. blasting and painting, cutting, fitting and welding, piping and piping supports, platform appurtenances, electrical and instrumentation works)
        • Pre-commissioning activities, testing and inspection
        • Commissioning activities
        • Start-up (first oil, first gas) and Hand-over to Operations Department
        • Post-project activities, final documentation

        M5: Project Management 101: A Step-by-step Approach Using the PMI PMBOK Guide
        • Introduction of projects
        • The triple constraint
        • The five project management process group
        • Project initiating
        • Project planning
        • Project executing
        • Project controlling
        • Project closing

        Part 3: Company-Specific Customized Modules
        Modules to be designed specifically for the host companies