VANTAGE Project Resource Management (VPRM) material coding rules are designed reasonably and strictly so that "one material one code" can be ensured. The uniqueness of VPRM code can be applied to the tracking management of bulk materials commonly used in offshore oil engineering projects. At the same time, the VPRM code, which is used throughout the whole construction process including material design, procurement, warehousing, and storage, can be regarded as the main line of material management information system. Based on the research of VPRM coding, we introduce the VPRM material code examples and their application in piping material management of an offshore oil engineering project. This will provide beneficial reference for the management of other materials, and offer new ideas for the management of materials in offshore oil engineering.