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Subsea Project Management

Project Management: A Comprehensive Journey Through Essential Practices

Embark on a comprehensive exploration of subsea project management. The course unfolds with an introduction to project stages, Front-End Loading (FEL), and the crucial technical documents essential for successful execution. Progressing into the material selection realm, delve into the intricacies of Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) and export systems. As the learning journey advances, immerse yourself in the domains of process safety, project management techniques, and the integration of Value Improving Practices (VIPs). Further, gain in-depth insights into VIPs, focusing on Life Cycle Cost, project risk assessment, construction considerations, and achieving operational readiness.

Interactive Learning

Interactive Learning
Engage in hands-on activities and interactive exercises, helping you to understand key project management techniques.  

Industry insights
Industry insights
Gain industry insights into different project stages including front-end loading.    

Networking Opportunities

Networking opportunities

Network with like-minded individuals and industry experts working within subsea project management. 

Enjoy exclusive access to Jeenius platform, a valuable learning resource.

Mastering Subsea Project Management: Practical Insights with Bob Willat

Unlock a wealth of practical insights as you learn from our tutor, Bob Willat, boasting 46 years of hands-on experience as an engineer and project manager in the oil and gas sector. Bob's extensive career includes senior roles in global projects, notably with BP. Delve into a course curated by Bob that goes beyond theory, featuring practical examples from his extensive career. Benefit from his expertise gained while working with national and international operators in challenging environments and frontier areas. Bob Willat's practical approach ensures you leave with actionable skills, ready to navigate the complexities of the oil and gas industry with confidence. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from one of the industry's seasoned professionals.

Module Highlights

Day 1 - Navigating the Project Landscape

On the inaugural day of our course, participants will delve into the fundamentals of oil and gas project delivery. The journey begins with an exploration of project stages, shedding light on the crucial aspects of Front-End Loading (FEL). Participants will also explore the key technical documents that form the backbone of successful project execution.

Day 2 – Designing Success - KTD, P&IDs, and Material Selection

Building upon the foundation laid on Day 1, Day 2 delves deeper into the intricacies of project design. Participants will continue their exploration of Key Technical Documents (KTD), gaining insights into the essential components of Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs). The day also encompasses a thorough examination of material selection and export systems, providing a holistic understanding of the design phase.

Day 3 – Ensuring Safety, Efficiency, and Value

As the course progresses to Day 3, the focus shifts towards ensuring safety, operational efficiency, and maximising value. Participants will immerse themselves in the critical domains of process safety, project management techniques, and the integration of Value Improving Practices (VIPs). This day will equip attendees with tools and strategies essential for project success.

Day 4 – Beyond Design - VIPs, Risk Assessment, and Operational Readiness

On the final day, the course extends its exploration into advanced topics crucial for project excellence. Participants will delve deeper into Value Improving Practices (VIPs), with a specific focus on Life Cycle Cost. The day also encompasses vital aspects such as project risk assessment, construction considerations, and achieving operational readiness, providing a comprehensive and strategic perspective to conclude the enriching learning experience.


Who should attend?

Introduction to Oil & Gas Project Delivery

  • Progression in facilities design
  • Different environments for oil & gas projects

Project Stages & FEL

  • Cost influence curve
  • FEL assessment methods 

Key Technical Documents

  • Key Drawings: PFDs & P&ID’s 
  • Equipment Lists
  • Field Layout

KTD Cont'd - P&IDs

  • P&ID's: Legend Sheet & Equipment Identification
  • Facility Line Designation

Material Selection

  • Strength & Temperature Considerations
  • Corrosion Management

Export Systems

  • Types of Export Systems
  • Pipelines: Flowlines and Transmission
  • Pipeline Sizing

Process Safety

  • Process Safety Framework
  • ASME B31.3, ASME B31.4 & ASME B31.8

Project Management Techniques

  • Definition of Specification: SoR & PEP
  • Contracting Strategies
  • Project Cost Estimation

Value Improving Practices (VIP)

  • Value Engineering

VIP's Continued - Life Cycle Cost

  •  Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • LCC Exercise

Project Risk Assessment

  • Risk Management Process
  • Risk Register
  • Risk Management Plan


  • Onshore, Including Desert and Cold Locations
  • Offshore, Including Conventional Depth and Deepwater

Operational Readiness

  • HSE
  • Operations
  • Maintenance
  • Organisation
  • People

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the importance of a staged process to execute projects. 
  • Appraise key documents used by engineers and project management to execute a project. 
  • Evaluate the different types of export systems and understand some key parameters used to size pipelines. 
  • Understand the main processes and procedures used to manage projects. 
  • Appreciate the importance of process safety in project management and the tools employed. 
  • Understand the differences in construction techniques for the different onshore and offshore projects. 
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Start Dates

Location Start Date End Date Number of Days Timings
Virtual (Live Instruction)
26th March 2024
29th March 2024
09:00 to 13:00 (with regular breaks)
Virtual (Live Instruction)
4th June 2024
7th June 2024

09:00 to 13:00 (with regular breaks)

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  • Live Classes: Dive into live, interactive sessions focusing on real-time learning and discussions with peers and industry experts.

  • Access to Jeenius Platform: Unlock a realm of additional resources, peer forums, and expert interactions extending your learning beyond the classroom.

  • Industry Expert Interaction: Network and learn from seasoned industry professionals throughout the course, discussing real-world challenges and solutions.

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