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Subsea controls

About the course

Ideal for anyone new to subsea controls or working in associated support roles, this course explains how control systems operate and the engineering principles involved.

This course will give you the opportunity to see what different parts of the system look like, get an independent comparison of the kit and equipment available, and gain a greater insight into this specialist area. Key areas that are often overlooked will be discussed in detail, such as managing availability and the reliability of controls.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain how subsea control systems operate
  • Compare different types of subsea control systems
  • Identify a range of subsea equipment and its functionality
  • Appreciate the issues associated with the design and manufacturing of subsea controls equipment
  • Appraise new technologies

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course bar chart Level Technical Awareness
timer icon Duration 2 Days
clock Study Hours 14
world icon Location
Aberdeen, Houston
Also available in house

Upcoming dates

calender Aberdeen
7 December 2016 - 8 December 2016

About the Tutor

Bob Summers
Training specialist

Bob has over 18 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and specialises in control systems and training. He has substantial experience of developing training courses and is a consultant to the European Economic and Social Committee for standardising vocational skills.

Bob teaches the Subsea controls course.

Jee Star Logo Subsea controls - course contents

Day 1

Design criteria

  • Oil or gas
  • Type of platform
  • Water depth
  • Reservoir pressure and temperature
  • Number of functions
  • Project life expectancy

Selection of system

  • Direct hydraulic
  • Piloted hydraulic
  • Sequence hydraulic
  • Electro hydraulic
  • Multiplex electro hydraulic
  • All electric

Topside equipment

  • Master control station (MCS)
  • Remote operator workstation
  • Electrical power unit
  • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
  • Hydraulic power unit (HPU)
  • Topside umbilical termination unit (TUTU)
  • Chemical injection unit (CIU)

Subsea equipment

  • Umbilical
  • Subsea umbilical termination unit (SUTU)
  • Subsea distribution unit (SDU)
  • Jumpers/flying leads
  • Electrical/hydraulic connectors
  • Subsea control module (SCM)
  • Subsea electronic module (SEM)
  • Valves

Day 2

Operation of system

  • System options
  • Hydraulic
  • Electrical
  • Communications
  • Redundancy
  • Signal commands
  • DCV operation

System interfaces

  • Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
  • Screen mimics
  • Logging on/off
  • Valve opening/closing
  • Valve foot printing
  • Page selection
  • Trending
  • Reports
  • Calculation
  • Interlocks

Fluid types

  • Synthetic fluid
  • Water-based fluid
  • Environmental legislation
  • Cleanliness: manufacturing
  • Cleanliness: offshore operations
  • Cleanliness: standards
  • Measuring cleanliness
  • Filters
  • Wear mechanisms
  • Flushing

Intervention of system

  • Safety and environment
  • Workover
  • Installation and workover control system (IWOCs)
  • Emergency quick disconnect (EQD)
  • Divers/ROVs
  • Cleanliness standards
  • Inspection, Repair and maintenance (IRM)
  • Tools

Future developments

  • Obsolescence
  • Future developments for systems
  • Subsea processing
  • Better well management

  Bob Summers brings a vast amount of expertise mixed with a great sense of humour to keep you engaged and help the information to stick  

Deitrick Franklin (Controls) Subsea Projects Engineer, Chevron

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