Design of Floating Production Systems (DFPS)

This course explores the design of floating offshore platforms, covering hydrodynamic analysis, structural design, material selection and industry standards. It provides a comprehensive overview of the latest practices and techniques used in the design of safe and efficient floating platforms. The course also facilitates opportunities to network with other offshore industry professionals.

Design of Floating Production Systems is one of three offshore courses offered. View our Fundamentals of Offshore Engineering and Design of Fixed Offshore Platforms courses for other learning opportunities.

DatesTimeLocationPrice 
TBD 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT Austin $1,800 Registration is closed.

Discounts are available for past Fundamentals of Offshore Structures (FOS) students and also groups. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

Focused Topics

  • Introduction and General Considerations
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Hydrodynamics Forces I
  • Hydrodynamics Forces II
  • Stability I
  • Stability II
  • Overall Loads
  • Configuration – Sizing
  • Hull Design – Strength, Guidelines, Standards
  • Hull Design – Fatigue
  • TLP Tendons
  • Riser Systems
  • Mooring Systems I
  • Mooring Systems II
  • Mooring Systems III
  • Foundations I
  • Semi-submersibles Design I
  • Tanker Based FPSOs
  • Risk and Reliability Analyses

Agenda

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Participant Profile

  • Professionals in the offshore industry who want to learn current research and strategies from industry experts
  • Professionals who want an intense comprehensive overview of the fundamentals and practical aspects of offshore structures
  • Professionals who serve the offshore industry, such as insurance companies, banks, and law firms
  • Professionals in the offshore industry who want to network with expert industry professionals and academics
  • New hires, recent hires, and individuals who aspire to work in the offshore industry

CEUs/Digital Badge Certification/ Fundamentals of Offshore Engineering Professional Certificate Program

Participants who attend all Design of Floating Production Systems (DFPS) sessions earn four Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a digital badge certification. The digital badge is secure verification that can be shared on social media and/or print as a traditional course certificate or resume.

The Fundamentals of Offshore Engineering Professional Certificate Program is comprised of three courses: Fundamentals of Offshore Structures (FOS) , Design of Fixed Offshore Platforms (DFOP) and Design of Floating Production Systems (DFPS). Participants must complete all three courses to earn the offshore professional certificate. Participants who do not wish to complete the Fundamentals of Offshore Engineering Certificate can register for individual courses. Previous participants of FOS/DFOP/DFPS are eligible to earn this credential. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information.

Course Format

Design of Floating Production Systems (DFPS) is held in-person on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. There is also a live online option for those unable to attend in person. It is strongly encouraged participants attend all sessions. Recordings of sessions are not available.

Instructors

Design of Floating Production Systems is taught by 10 accredited and seasoned indsutry experts.

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

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Testimonials

“I am so appreciative to learn from industry experts that have experienced the maturity of the field they are in.”
- Madeline, Chevron

“Super thorough and incredibly knowledgeable. Had great energy and I will definitely be able to use the presented information in my work.”
- Madeline, Chevron

“There was ample information presented each day and the instructors taught at a good pace, and even allowed time to answer questions.”
- Jorrion, Chevron

“Great presentation and good practical information. Appreciated the real life pictures which added to the learnings.”
- Larry, Cumbria Veri-Tech Agencies Ltd

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