Fundamentals of Offshore Structures (FOS)

 Fundamentals of Offshore Structures (FOS)

Overview

This course will review the fundamentals of all types of offshore structures (fixed or floating), and will provide participants with an understanding of their design and construction; specifically, the theory and process of such design.

Who Should Attend?

  • Members of the offshore industry with a BS degree, or sufficient experience comparable to a BS degree
  • New or recent hires in the offshore industry
  • Individual who aspire to work in the offshore industry
  • Individuals who wish to receive a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals and practical aspects of offshore structures

Faculty-in-Charge

Dr. Spyros Kinnas
Associate Director
The University of Texas at Austin
Offshore Technology Research Center & Professor
Hudson Matlock Professional Endowed Excellence Fund in Civil Engineering

Areas of Expertise:

  • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering

Educational Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ocean Engineering, 1985
  • B.S., Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1981

Technical Interests:

  • Ocean engineering; computational hydrodynamics; cavitation; wave mechanics; design of ocean vehicle control and propulsion systems; tidal turbines

How It Works

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Early Bird $1250

Instructors

John Jones
Retired/ExxonMobil
Design and Construction Considerations

J. Ward Turner
Retired/ExxonMobil

Platform Design
Frame Analysis
Ali Sari, Ph.D.
Omega Advanced Engineering and Risk Consulting
Design of Tubular Members
Tubular Joints
Robert Gilbert, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin
Intro to Offshore Geotech Problems
Offshore Slope Stability
Kerry Campbell
Fugro Marine GeoConsulting, Inc.
Engineering Geology of Offshore Areas
Jean Audibert, Ph.D.
Independent Consultant
Offshore Site Investigations & Soil Characterization
Karl Frank, Ph.D.
Retired/The University of Texas at Austin
Services Failures
Fracture Mechanics & Fatigue
Rodney Deschamps
Chevron Energy Technology Company
Certification of Platforms
Atef “Adam” Saleh, Ph.D.
Solquest Engineering, Inc.
Offshore Soil Mechanics
Axial Capacity of Piles
Lateral Load Design

What subjects are covered in the Fundamentals of Offshore Structures (FOS) Course?

Listed below are the subjects covered in the Fundamentals of Offshore Structures (FOS) course:

  • Design and Construction Considerations
  • Platform Design
  • Frame Analysis
  • Design of Tubular Members
  • Tubular Joints
  • Systems and Slope Failures
  • Intro to Offshore Geotech Problems
  • Engineering Geology of Offshore Areas
  • Offshore Site Investigations & Soil Characterization
  • Offshore Soil Mechanics
  • Offshore Pile Installation
  • Axial Capacity of Piles
  • Lateral Load Design
  • Offshore Slope Stability
  • Services Failures
  • Fracture Mechanics & Fatigue
  • Certification of Platform

What are the dates for the Fundamentals of Offshore Structures (FOS) Course?

Our Offshore Course will be offered on the following dates:

  • Fundamentals of Offshore Structures (FOS) – April 19-30, 2021

There will be multiple 15-minute breaks throughout the day.

How is the course offered?

  • The Offshore Structures Courses will be offered virtually online via the Zoom application.
  • The sessions will be recorded and will be made available to participants for later viewing.

What happens if I have to miss a class?

  • You will be supplied with the course training materials for each section.
  • In addition, each session will be recorded should you have a need to review any of the material at a later date.
  • You can also contact the instructor directly should you have any questions on any of the subjects.

How much is the cost for the course?

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Fundamentals of Offshore Structures (FOS) course has transitioned to a live-online format. In addition, the registration fees for 2021 have been reduced in an effort to make the course more accessible for participants.

  • Fundamentals of Offshore Structures (FOS)
    • Early Registration - $1250
    • Regular Registration - $1360
    • For more information on discounted rates, contact RaDell Gibbs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Will I receive CEUs/PDHs for this course?

  • You will be awarded 2.85 of continuing/professional education credits.
  • You will also receive a Certificate of Completion for the course.
  • If you complete all three offshore courses (within three years), you will receive the coveted Fundamentals of Offshore Engineering Professional Certificate.

Does this course count towards the Fundamentals of Offshore Engineering Professional Certificate Program?

What is the level of experience of the instructors?

  • Our Offshore Structures Courses are taught by experts in their field. Several have work in, currently work in or have consulted for some of the largest energy companies (ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell) in the world.
  • Click here to learn more about the instructors.

Who should attend the Offshore Structures Courses?

  • Members of the offshore industry with a BS degree or sufficient experience comparable to a BS degree
  • New or recent hires in the offshore industry
  • Individual who aspire to work in the offshore industry
  • Individuals who wish to receive a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals and practical aspects of offshore structures.