Design of Fixed Offshore Platforms (DFOP)

This course focuses on the design of fixed offshore platforms as essential components of the oil and gas industry. Key topics to be covered include structural reliability, computational hydrodynamics and spectral analysis application, all within the framework of industry standards and best practices for the design of safe and efficient offshore platforms.

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

DatesTimeLocationPrice 
May 15-19, 2023
(In Person)
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT Austin $1,500 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

  • 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

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 in-depth study of complex design problems and solutions on fixed offshore platforms
  • Professionals in the offshore industry who want to network with expert industry professionals and academics
  • Other professionals who serve the offshore industry, such as insurance companies, banks, and law firms
  • 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 must attend all Design of Fixed Offshore Platform sessions to 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 Fixed Offshore Platforms (DFOP) 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 Fixed Offshore Platforms 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

“Very informative and interesting. Really appreciate the instructor effort to bring real samples and equipment.”
- Past Participant

What was the best thing about the course?
“Having different leaders from the industry teaching the course. They have experienced what they are teaching and it makes their teaching more effective.”
- Jorrion, Chevron

“Excellent presentation! Alot to take in but very insightful and informative.”
- Larry, Cumbria Veri-Tech Agencies Ltd

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