Well Engineering and Production > Subsea Production Engineering - Incorporating Subsea Tie-backs - Virtual Instructor Led Training

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About this Training Course 

The Subsea Production Engineering Course provides an overview of all of the functionalities and key interfaces of subsea equipment. The course will refer to relevant industry engineering standards for subsea equipment, subsea tie-backs and critical operational requirements. The sessions will cover challenges associated with equipment design and installability, as well as a new module on subsea tie-backs.

The primary learning objectives for this course are met through a combination of interactive presentations, discussion and exercises.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the requirements of related industry standards (API 6A/ 17D, API 17A etc.) engineering standards
  • Understand the barrier and qualification requirements
  • Identify the barriers in place given a specific mode of operation
  • Evaluate and select which tree alternatives are valid based on the key design drivers
  • Identify and describe the key design drivers
  • Explain the importance of well kill rate
  • Describe which tree alternatives are valid for certain scenarios based on an evaluation of the key tree design requirements
  • Examine what effects subsurface requirements may have on tree design
  • Understand the challenges associated with designing equipment for manufacturability and installability
  • Recognise the implications of design changes to specific components and the effects on transportation and installation (such as what type of vessels, lifting equipment, and tools to use and the logistical requirements)
  • Recognise the implication of design changes on manufacturability of subsea equipment

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the equipment used in subsea production systems. It is designed for petroleum engineers, production engineers, subsea project engineers and is also highly suitable for cost, planning, offshore installation and offshore operations engineers.

Anyone directly or indirectly involved with subsea equipment will benefit from attending this course – from engineers installing the equipment to procurement staff looking to understand more.

The VILT will be delivered online in 5 sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 breaks of 10 minutes per day.

Most of his working life, your expert course leader has been in a role that has enabled him to pass on skills and knowledge to others. A full-time role in Training and Development came about in 1996 with the offer to take up a full-time teaching post at Aberdeen College. In 1998, he was recruited by Kvaerner Oilfield Products, an Oil & Gas industry company, specialising in Subsea Control Systems, to develop and implement a Training & Competence program acceptable for its staff of over 600 and their client companies – a challenge he could not resist. In 2003, he broadened his horizons and became an independent Training & Development consultant. Building a reputation for delivering training and development to the Oil & Gas industry to the highest standards, he later joined Jee Ltd, a leading subsea engineering and training company based in Aberdeen. He was tasked with a wide portfolio of training, coaching & mentoring to achieve high levels of
competence for the client’s staff and customers.

He is also a Science and Engineering Ambassador (Scotland), promoting the need for engineers and technicians for Scotland’s industries, a frequent consultant to the European Economic & Social Committee for standardising Vocational Skills training and competence throughout the EU. He holds memberships in the Society of Operations Engineers, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and Society of Underwater Technologies.