Training and Workshops

Our place or yours?

Course format and content can be tailored to suit your needs. We provide fit-for-purpose training facilities at our Columbus, Houston and Calgary office locations or we can accommodate alternate locations convenient to your operation.


DNV GL training courses have been utilized by pipeline operators at all levels of their organization:  field operations/maintenance, engineering, management, corporate counsel, board room.  Our course curriculums can be tailored to the experience level, technical competence and the function of the attendee.  

Our instructors are not only technically qualified but also maintain a working knowledge of pipeline operations, regulatory requirements, and codes and standards.

Pipeline training courses   (A partial listing by general subject matter)

  • Introduction to pipelines
  • Pipe metallurgy / Specifications
  • Material selection / Procurement
  • Risk management [from asset risk to enterprise (board room)]
  • Degradation management - mitigation / remediation (corrosion, cracking, deformation, fatigue)
  • Pipeline hydraulics
  • Introduction to fracture mechanics
  • Statistics for the pipeline engineer

Operation / Maintenance / Remediation

  • Integrity Management Program (IMP) development / assessment (audit)
  • Risk assessment / Risk modeling
  • Integrity assessment
    -ILI technologies, methodologies, applications
    -ILI data assessment
    -Defect assessment (corrosion, cracking, deformation, fatigue)
    -Defect growth / ILI run comparisons
    -Statistical applications (ILI optimization, failure avoidance, remedial planning)
    -Data integration
    -Remediation (‘pig and dig’) programs
    -Pressure testing – fundamentals, threat-based management
    -Direct assessment – ICDA, ECDA, SCCDA
    -Dig site assessment procedures
  • Assessing in-service pipe material properties
  • Integrity management of vintage pipelines
  • Degradation mechanisms / Failure modes
  • Pipe damage assessment / Pipeline repair / Hot tapping / In-service welding
  • Fitness for service / Asset life extension
  • Field support - dig site protocol, defect assessment, documentation
  • Corrosion management – internal and external corrosion monitoring and mitigation
  • Cathodic protection systems – design / monitoring
  • AC/DC Interference – trouble-shooting / mitigation
  • Welding technology for engineers and technical staff / Understanding API 1104
  • Codes, standards and regulations
  • Benchmarking / Gap analysis / Conducting mock audits


  • Failure site protocol, evidence retention and preservation
  • Failure analysis
  • Root cause analysis
  • Reassessing asset risk
  • Recognizing and managing the legal aspects of pipeline failure
  • Litigation strategies