Design of Fixed Offshore Platforms (DFOP)

Design of Fixed Offshore Platforms (DFOP)

Overview

This course explores topics such as Earthquake Engineering, Spectral Analysis Application, and Structural Reliability, and encourages group discussions of actual design problems in order to ensure students can put the newly learned concepts to use.

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

Agenda

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How It Works

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Regular Registration $1750

Instructors

Spyros Kinnas, Ph.D.
Faculty-In-Charge
The University of Texas at Austin
Wave Theories
Spectral Analysis Applications
Wave, Current and Wind Forces – Theory
Wave, Current and Wind Forces - Applications

John Stiff
Retired/ABS Consulting

Stability and Buoyancy
Marine Operations and Loadout
Transportation
Adel Younan, Ph.D.
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Structural Reliability
Oleg Esenkov, Ph.D.
ExxonMobil Upstream Engineering Skill Center
Design of Parameter Specifications
Lance Manuel, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin
Uncertainty in Offshore Systems I; Dynamics
Uncertainty in Offshore Systems II: Risk Assessment and Design
Yashar Moslehy, Ph.D.
Spire Engineers
Independent Consultant
Earthquake Engineering
Robert Gilbert, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin
Reliability-Based Design
Brad Campbell, Ph.D.
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Structural Dynamics: Basic Concepts
Structural Dynamics: Applications

What subjects are covered in the Design of Fixed Offshore Platforms (DFOP) Course?

Listed below are the subjects covered in the Design of Fixed Offshore Platforms course:

  • Wave Theories
  • Structural Reliability
  • Design Parameter Specifications
  • Uncertainty in Offshore Systems I: Dynamics
  • Uncertainty in Offshore Systems II: Risk Assessment and Design
  • Reliability-Based Design
  • Structural Dynamics: Basic Concepts
  • Structural Dynamics: Applications
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Stability and Buoyancy
  • Marine Operations and Loadout
  • Transportation
  • Marine Equipment and Installation
  • Spectral Analysis Applications
  • Wave, Current and Wind Forces – Theory
  • Wave, Current and Wind Forces – Applications
  • Computational Hydrodynamics - Applications

What are the dates for the Design of Fixed Offshore Platforms (DFOP) Course?

Our Offshore Course will be offered on the following dates:

  • Design of Fixed Offshore Platforms (DFOP) – April 18-22, 2022

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

How is the course offered?

In person at the Engineering Education and Research Center. Course room EER 3.640 - EER 3.642

What happens if I have to miss a class?

  • You will be supplied with the course training materials for each section.
  • You can also contact the instructor directly should you have any questions on any of the subjects.

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.