subsea systems and hardware - Oil and Gas

Virtual classroom

Available dates:
08-11 November 2022


Application course


About the course

This course covers subsea systems and hardware from design and installation through to commissioning and operation. Ideal for engineers, technical team leaders and managers looking for an overview of the area, this course will help learners manage subsea projects and understand the important aspects of subsea systems. It also provides a comprehensive understanding of subsea field development and the equipment used in subsea production systems.

The course will teach learners the key drivers influencing subsea system design, field layout and how to assure high system reliability. It goes into detail about subsea hardware configurations including the pros and cons of different subsea tree types. Also covered is subsea drilling, wellheads, control systems, umbilicals, manifolds, jumpers, connection systems and developments in subsea processing. Finally, it will identify key subsea system vulnerabilities and give insight into subsea inspection, maintenance and repair activities.

At a glance

Available dates

08-11 November 2022


4 days (28 study hours)


Virtual classroom




£2,300 plus VAT

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Learning outcomes

  • Identify the key drivers influencing subsea system design and subsea field layout
  • Explain the design and functionality of subsea equipment and how the different components interface with one another
  • Recognise the pros and cons of equipment type selection for different scenarios
  • Explain the installation and commissioning of subsea equipment
  • Identify the vulnerabilities of subsea systems and measures required to assure high integrity and reliability

Course structure

Day by day content

Day one

Introduction to subsea

  • Key drivers for going subsea
  • Main elements of a subsea system


Subsea system architecture and design

  • Subsea system design considerations
  • Host facilities and export route
  • Subsea flowlines and risers
  • Tie-back distance
  • Enhanced recovery
  • Flow assurance and chemical injection
  • Subsea pigging
  • Water depth issues
  • IMR strategy
  • Reliability and redundancy
  • Template versus cluster configuration
  • Daisy chain configuration
  • Hybrid configuration
  • Satellite configuration
  • Subsea to beach

Day two

Drilling a subsea well

  • Drill rig types and operation
  • Drilling sequence
  • Drilling hardware including subsea wellhead system, BOP and drilling riser


Completion of a subsea well

  • Well logging and testing
  • Completion sequence

and hardware

  • Tubing and tubing hangers
  • Down-hole safety valve
  • Gas lift valves
  • Down-hole chemical


  • Down-hole sensors
  • Intelligent completions
  • Installing subsea tree and tree cap


Subsea trees

  • Dual-bore vertical tree
  • Horizontal tree
  • Mono-bore vertical tree
  • Tree selection
  • Valve functions
  • Instrumentation
  • Retrievable components

Day three

Subsea Controls

  • Control system types
  • Topsides controls equipment
  • Subsea controls equipment
  • Control fluids
  • Fail safe shutdown
  • Umbilical systems
  • Flying leads (EHC)
  • Subsea HIPPS


Jumpers and connectors

  • Design considerations
  • Metrology and installation methods
  • Rigid spoolpieces
  • Flexible jumpers
  • Mechanical connections


Design of subsea structures

  • Manifold and template design
  • SSIV structures
  • ILTs, PLETs, PLEMs
  • Manifold foundations
  • Piping design
  • Manifold structural frame
  • Fishing protection
  • Coating and cathodic protection
  • Subsea valve types and function
  • Fabrication and testing

Day four

Subsea processing

  • Subsea multiphase flowmeters
  • Subsea pumps and compressors
  • Subsea separation and water reinjection
  • Future technology


Installation and commissioning

  • Installation issues
  • Installation methods
  • At the seabed
  • Installation videos
  • Commissioning
  • Well hook-up and commissioning
  • Well put on production and start-up


Subsea IRM

  • Subsea vulnerabilities
  • Diving
  • ROV types and tools
  • ROV operations
  • AUVs
  • Subsea inspection and repair techniques
  • Integrity testing and workover of subsea wells

What past delegates have said

A great introduction and overview of a vast subject

Paul Drury, Perenco

Highly recommended for anybody requiring an overview of subsea equipment

Loic Pelet, Chevron

Subsea systems and hardware - Oil and Gas

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