Design of Floating Production Systems (DFPS)

Design of Floating Production Systems (DFPS)

Overview

By studying the theory and current methods in relation to the design and construction of floating platforms, participants will gain a complete understanding of the fundamental design process and modern design practices in the field.

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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Instructors

Stephen Hodges, Ph.D.
SBH Creative Consulting
Introduction and General Considerations
TLP Tendons
Riser Systems

Sergio Jaramillo, Ph.D.
Shell Oil Company

Environmental Conditions
Richard Mercier, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University
Hydrodynamic Forces I
Hydrodynamics Forces II
Brian Cheater
GustoMSC US, Inc.
Stability I
Stability II
Oriol Rijken, Ph.D.
SBM Offshore
Overall Loads
Configuration – Sizing
Semi-submersibles Design I
John Kenney
Shell Global Solutions
Hull Design – Strength, Guidelines, Standards
Hull Design – Fatigue
Robert Little
Chevron Energy Technology Company
Foundations I
Robert Gilbert, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin
Risk and Reliability Analyses
Ashish Budhiraja
SBM Offshore
Tanker Based FPSOs
Thomas Kwan, Ph.D.
Kwan Engineering Services
Mooring Systems I (Overview)
Mooring Systems II (Components)
Mooring Systems III (Analysis)

What subjects are covered in the Design of Floating Production Systems (DFPS) Course?

Listed below are the subjects covered in the Design of Floating Production Systems (DFPS) course:

  • 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

What are the dates for the Design of Floating Production Systems (DFPS) Course?

Our Offshore Course will be offered on the following dates:

  • Design of Floating Production Systems (DFPS) – June 14-25, 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 Design of Floating Production Systems (DFPS) 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.

  • Design of Floating Production Systems (DFPS)
    • Early Registration - $1495
    • Regular Registration - $1625
    • 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 3.3 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.