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Canadian Pipeline 101 

Introduction to Canadian Pipeline Projects

Course Description

Piasha Learning Academy offers this unique, pipeline course complete with certificates, designed to familiarize participants with the Canadian pipeline industry to gain greater knowledge and appreciation of how pipeline projects are executed from feasibility to planning to design to construction to in-service.  This practical, interactive course with slide & video presentations and many project examples will keep participants engaged throughout the day.  The course reference material is a 135-page Canadian pipeline 101 book, authored by Hiran Ganguli.

Course Format



Full day using Microsoft Teams

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Two Half day courses

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Course Material and Certificates will be mailed to you ahead of time



Full day course

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Course Material and Certificates will be provided


Course Outline

  1. About Pipelines - General

  2. Project Management

  3. History of Canadian Pipelines

  4. Project Prospecting & Proposal

  5. Project Planning (Definition)

  6. Stakeholder Consultation

  7. Land Acquisition

  8. Regulatory Permits & Approvals

  9. Front End Engineering & Design

10.   Detailed Engineering & Design

11.   Procurement of Materials

12.   Procurement of Services

13.   Pre-Construction Activities

14.   Pipeline Construction Phases

15.   Commissioning & In-Service

16.    Project Close-out

17.    Post-Construction Reclamation

18.    Pipeline Video

Who Should Attend?

This is the perfect on-boarding course for employees (new and existing) in the pipeline industry including:

  • project managers

  • project engineers

  • EITs

  • technicians

  • coordinators

  • project controllers

  • cost estimators

  • schedulers

  • land agents

  • human resources

  • supply chain personnel

  • business analysts 

  • associates 

  • construction personnel


"Hiran, I enjoyed taking your Pipeline 101 course"

– Karen, Project Engineer

"Something similar should be included and made mandatory for new employees without Pipeline Experience"

– Adam, Procurement

"This course should be given to all new hires. I have been in the pipeline industry for a lot of years and I have learned some valuable knowledge" 

– Stuart, Welding Inspector


"Thanks, so much Hiran, I really learned a lot at your course!"

– Helen

"This is the best and most useful course I have done in TC, by far"

– Project Controls

"Hiran was a great instructor, very experienced and knowledgeable. Fun to learn from and know"

– Facilities Estimator

"The video was a great way to finish the session. The course was very well delivered. I will recommend that other EITs at Enbridge take this course"

– Timothy, EIT

"Hiran gives simple day to day examples to apply to pipeline philosophy making it easy to understand and follow"

– Sam

"Hiran is a great instructor; very interesting to listen to" 

– Kirill, Tech Services Engineer.

"Thank you very much Hiran.  Branka & I really enjoyed your Pipeline 101 course!!  Very, very well done" 

- Charlene, Pipeline Drafter / Support Services.

Power of Training

We at Piasha Learning Academy believe that training is an integral part of human development.  Companies or individuals who will invest in employee or self training and attend this Canadian Pipeline 101 course will reap the following benefits:

  • Competent staff with greater understanding of pipeline project execution

  • Satisfied regulatory bodies for competency, expertise, compliance, safety and stakeholder satisfaction

  • Greater employment opportunity and advancement

  • Self-Motivation, Self-Empowerment and Self Confidence

  • 6 PDUs for Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)

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