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Offshore Rules and Regulations Course


The course is designed to provide the full knowledge about classification, international regulations, flag and coastal state standards and increase the skills of participants to deal with structures for offshore floating production installations.


This course is intended to provide the participant with an in-depth appreciation of the technical requirements of classification, international regulations and flag and coastal State standards and how they are applied to the different types of structures for offshore floating production installations including floating production storage and offloading vessels, tension leg platforms, small plane area rigs and column stabilized units.


  • Review of floating offshore installation types
  • Differences between classification, certification and verification
  • Applicability of IMO regulations MARPOL, SOLAS and TONNAGE.
  • Classification requirements for floating production installations (FPIs):
  • Applicable rules and guides
  • Scope of approvals
  • Structural design criteria formats (allowable strength, working stress, limit state and load and resistance factors)and their application
  • Class notations and approval process
  • Coastal state regulations
  • Generic models
  • Regulatory policies for FPIs applied by coastal states (USA, Canada, UK, Russia, Norway, China, Brazil, West Africa and Australia)
  • Information on other relevant codes and standards (API and ISO)

Who Should Attend:

Designers, vessel and shore staff with an interest in applying offshore rules and regulations. This course meets the requirements of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects for Continuous Professional Development.


          5 Days






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