This three-day course provides an overview of the life cycle management (LCM) activities associated with design, construction and operation and maintenance of floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels.


It will include a review of fitness-for-service assessments, risk based inspection requirements, statutory and class requirements and repair methods.

The target audience includes engineers that are new to the life cycle management (LCM) process. A structural engineering background is helpful, but is not a prerequisite for this course. This course will equip engineers with the basic tools necessary to assume LCM-related responsibilities. Upon completion of the course, it is expected that the delegates will have a basic level competency in lifecycle management of FPSOs and other floating assets.

The course is structured with a mixture of knowledge delivery through presentations, class discussions, and exercises including case studies, role playing, debates and cost studies. The course provides ample opportunities to apply the methodologies and techniques discussed to real-life case studies. The case studies give the candidates an opportunity to work through the specific details of real-world problems under the supervision of experienced engineers.

This course provides delegates with opportunities to gain knowledge and practice tools for cost effectively managing risks to FPSO hull structures.

Who will benefit

  • Those interested in a fundamental understanding of lifecycle management of FPSOs. No prior experience in lifecycle management of FPSOs is required

  • Individuals who are planning to move, or have recently moved, into an asset integrity management role 

  • Individuals in a design or project management role that wish to enhance their ability to design for inspection and maintenance.

This course provides opportunities:

  • To apply real-world fitness for service methodologies

  • To work through the logistics of managing various structural risks

  • To characterise the risks (probability of failure and consequences) associated with degraded structural elements

By the end of this course delegates will be knowledgeable in the following topics:

  1. Regulatory/classification regime

  2. Inspection requirements (both RBI and periodical)

  3. Fitness-for-service methodologies and standards

  4. Importance of data collection and maintenance throughout the lifecycle of the asset

  5. Roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders.


Delegates will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.