Pipeline Pigging - Technical & Operational Aspects

20-02-2022 - 24-02-2022 3300 Dubai


Course Introduction:


The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an introduction to pipeline pigging. The course is suited to participants from all walks of the industry and includes technical and practical information, including the application and concepts of pipeline pigging.


The course will provide participants with information to assist in making the right decisions in the selection of cleaning pigs and ensure the safe operation of existing pigging systems.



Course Objectives:


Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to


ü  Identify the critical factors that influence maintenance pig selection

ü  Specify the appropriate pigs to meet your maintenance pigging program objectives

ü  Recognize key pigging facility components and their functions

ü  Incorporate proven industry procedures into pigging operations

ü  Develop strategies to deal with stuck pigs

ü  Design and implement a progressive pigging program



Who Should Attend?


This course is intended for engineers and pipeline construction personnel working in the oil and gas industry this includes: engineers, technicians, managers, supervisors salespersons, and inspectors. Anyone needing a basic understanding of pigging technology.



Course Outline:


Day 1:

·         Introduction & History of Pigging

·         What is a ‘Pig’?

·         Development and reasons for use

·         Different types of pig

·         Pig Traps

·         Launch & Receive of Pigs

·         When & Why do you Pig


Day 2:

·         Review of Utility Pigs

·         Feasibility and assessment processes for pigging projects

·         Operational Conditions

·         Effects on pig selection and feasibility

·         Developing a Cleaning & Proving Pig Program Plan

·         Planning a Pigging Project up to and including Inspection Pigging

·         HSE during Pigging Projects & Environmental


 Day 3:

·         Safety Aspects

·         Inspection Tools

·         Pig Running

·         Signaling

·         Tracking

·         Stuck pig

·         Documentation and Record Keeping


Day 4:

·         Pig Inspection Data Reports

·         Planning and carrying out Verification digs

·         Overview of Unpiggable Pipelines

·         Intelligent Pigging

·         History of Intelligent Pigging

·         Types of Intelligent or Smart Pigging

·         Using smart Pigs in Integrity Management Programs


Day 5:

·         Analyzing and Using Inspection data

·         Pigging Programs

·         Routine Pigging Program

·         Cleaning Pigging Program for Pipelines First Time

·         Cleaning Pigging Program preparing for the Intelligent

·         Pigging

·         Pigging Data Recording

·         Pigging Accessories





Course Methodology:


A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

·         (30%) Based on Case Studies

·         (30%) Techniques 

·         (30%) Role Play

·         (10%) Concepts

·         Pre-test and Post-test

·         Variety of Learning Methods

·         Lectures

·         Case Studies and Self Questionaires

·         Group Work

·         Discussion

·         Presentation


Course Fees:


This rate includes participant’s manual, Hand-Outs, buffet lunch, coffee/tea on arrival, morning & afternoon of each day.


Course Timings:


Daily Course Timings:

    08:00 - 08:20       Morning Coffee / Tea

    08:20 - 10:00       First Session

    10:00 - 10:20       Coffee / Tea / Snacks

    10:20 - 12:20       Second Session

    12:20 - 13:30       Lunch Break & Prayer Break

    13:30 - 15:00       Last Session

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