Pipeline and Station Construction

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Pictures taken at actual construction sites by field engineers form the basis for this class.  From staking and clearing the right-of-way, through ditching, welding, testing, lowering, backfilling, final clean up, and restoration, this course takes the student through pipeline and station (facility)construction from start to finish.

Students are expected to gain a working knowledge of oil and gas pipeline, station, and facility construction. Topics include:

  • Permitting
  • Contracting and Procurement
  • Route Selection
  • Right of Way and Land Acquisition
  • Surveying and Staking the Line
  • Pipeline Construction Spreads
  • Preparing the Right of Way
  • Stringing
  • Welding
  • Weld Inspection
  • Trenching
  • Lowering In
  • Backfilling
  • Bends, Crossings, and Tie Ins
  • Quality Control
  • Cleaning and Sizing
  • Hydrostatic Testing
  • Commissioning
  • Station Construction
  • Clean up and Restoration
  • Handoff for Operations
  • Documentation


Learners who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of completion for 1.0 professional development hours.

More Information...
This class is taught by an oil and gas pipeline veteran and is intended for those who want to know more about the pipeline and station (facility) engineering and construction practices. Attendees of the instructor led class regularly comment about the quality of the pictures and the practical nature of this class.

The intended audience for this class includes:
•    Pipeline technical employees who are new to the oil and gas pipelines
•    Engineering, procurement, and construction employees who are new to oil and gas pipelines
•    Those interested in becoming construction inspectors and quality control professionals
•    Pipeline support personnel such as those in accounting, finance, HR, legal, supply chain, and risk management functions
•    Suppliers and vendors
•    Outside attorneys
•    Legislatures and regulators
•    Students
•    Members of the public who want to learn more about energy pipelines
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