81510 - Laboratory of Offshore Operations

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The student will be introduced to the main construction and maintenance operations in off-shore activities with the aim of understanding the specificities required by off-shore operations.

Course contents


General knowledge of off-shore structures, technolgies and systems, as that obtained attending the courses of Laboratory of Oil&Gas Technologies, Coastal and Marine Engineering, Exploitation and Production of Oil&gas resources.

Course contents:

Yard Engineering: Erection Sequence, Yard Layout, Yard Supports, Heavy Lifting & Roll-Up, Movement, Weighing Procedure, Load-Out).

Constructability: Fabrication, Welding Activity For Structures, Piping Activity, E/I Activity, Lifting Activity And Assembly Of Equipments and Skids, Hvac, Architectural Activity.

Off-shore Transportation & Installation Engineering: Examples of offshore platform components prefabricated on land and transported to the installation site; Typical naval means utilized for sea transportation; Process to identify the most appropriate naval mean and suitability assessment; Codes and International Standards applicable to sea transportation engineering. Marine Warranty Surveyor. Barge stability criteria. Introduction to the offshore operations required for installing typical platform components.

Off-Shore Construction, Transportation, Installation and Maintenance Vessels.

Off-Shore Logistics.

Maintenance operations.

Inspections and tests during installation.

Maritime transportation of hazardous goods: regulations and technical standards


Students attending the course will be provided with slides and supporting materials.

A mailing list will be available for communications (https://www.dsa.unibo.it/ ). Subscribing the mailing list is compulsory to be allowed to download slides and supporting material.

Teaching methods

The course will be based on lectures given by professionals in Off-Shore engineering companies. Lecturers for 2017 edition will be:

Antonellini Claudio, Rosetti Marino

Sussich Fabiana, Techno

Farinelli Ugo, Bambini Srl

Lonardi Graziano, Cosmi

Cortini Gabriele, Equa srl

D'Ettore Emilio, Impresub

Assessment methods

The exam will consist in a written test. Students will be required to answer to 6-10 questions. Some will be open questions requiring no more than 10-20 lines of answer, some will be short numerical exercises based on lectures, some will require the choice among multiple answers.

The exam is set to evaluate the students' knowledge-level, application abilities, and technical communication skills.

Higher grades will be awarded to students who demonstrate an organic understanding of the subject, a high ability for critical application, and a clear and concise presentation of their ideas.

To obtain a passing grade, students must have completed at least 60% of the questions and answers should be sufficiently complete and correct, demonstrating that the key concepts of the subject are understood and a comprehensible use of technical language is achieved.

A failing grade will be awarded to students showing knowledge gaps in key-concepts of the subject, inappropriate use of language, and/or logic failures in the analysis of the subject.

Office hours

See the website of Valerio Cozzani

See the website of Valeria Casson Moreno