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Subsea hardware

About the course

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the equipment used in subsea production systems. Anyone directly or indirectly involved in subsea equipment will benefit from attending this course; from engineers installing the equipment to procurement staff looking to understand more.

Each piece of equipment is covered in detail, explaining their evolution, current best practice and the differences between each proprietary design. The tutor will teach you how to distinguish different types of trees and understand how field layouts can differ. This course also covers manifolds, field architecture, wellhead systems, trees, valves, chokes and connection systems used in subsea developments.

Learning outcomes

  • Interpret piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • State the functionality of a range of subsea equipment
  • Recognise the components of subsea equipment and how they interface with one another
  • Assess the pros and cons of equipment type selection for different scenarios

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course bar chart Level Technical Awareness
timer icon Duration 4 Days
clock Study Hours 28
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Aberdeen, Houston
Also available in house

Upcoming dates

calender Houston
23 January 2018 - 26 January 2018
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calender Aberdeen
13 March 2018 - 16 March 2018
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About the Tutors

Stan Stirton

Stan Stirton has particular expertise in subsea control systems and the installation and testing of flexible flowlines and umbilical systems.

Stan teaches the Subsea systems course.

About the Tutors

Russell Thornton
MSc MInst. MDT

Russell has spent over 30 years’ in the oil and gas industry and has extensive expertise in hardware design and subsea controls. He has acted as a mentor for staff on a wide range of projects and has extensive knowledge of project, system and design roles.

Russell teaches the Subsea controls course.

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Day 1

Overview of subsea equipment

  • Subsea components
  • Subsea configurations

Subsea wellhead assemblies

  • Selection considerations
  • Wellhead design
  • Casing string design
  • Proprietary designs
  • Design considerations for intervention

Blow-out preventers

  • Annular type blow-out preventer
  • Ram type blow-out preventer
  • Proprietary design

Day 2


  • Tubing hangers
  • Tubing design
  • Downhole safety valves
  • Intelligent completions
  • Gas lift valves
  • Downhole chemical injection
  • Fibre optic sensors

Subsea trees

  • Dual-bore vertical tree
  • Mono-bore vertical tree
  • Horizontal tree
  • Tree selection
  • Valve functions
  • Proprietary designs
  • Injection of chemicals
  • Flow meters
  • Retrievable components
  • Tree installation

Day 3


  • Equipment
  • Proprietary designs
  • Fail-safe shutdown
  • Regulations


  • Manifold types
  • Manifold piping design
  • Manifold structural frame design
  • Manifold foundations
  • Injection manifold design
  • Retrieval of components
  • Proprietary designs
  • Installation

Day 4

Subsea valves

  • Choke valves
  • Gate valves
  • Ball valves
  • Check valves
  • Multi-port valve blocks
  • Valve position indicators
  • Valve testing

Jumpers and connectors

  • Rigid jumpers
  • Flexible jumpers
  • Flanges
  • Other mechanical connections
  • Actuated connections
  • Hydraulic and electrical connections
  • Systems ‘integration’ testing
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