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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 Foundation
timer icon Duration 4 Days
clock Study Hours 28
world icon Location
Houston, Aberdeen, London
Also available in house

Upcoming dates

calender Aberdeen
27 August 2019 - 30 August 2019

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.

About the Tutors

Tim Clark
BTech (Hons) CEng MIMechE

Tim has over 35 years' oil industry experience with 25 years dedicated to subsea projects working for major operators BP and Shell with responsibility for front-end engineering, detailed design, construction, commissioning and operation of both shallow and deepwater subsea field development.

Tim is a chartered mechanical engineer with expertise in subsea production systems and subsea field development.

Jee Star Logo Subsea hardware - course contents

Day 1

Overview of subsea hardware

  • 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 designs

Day 2


  • Tubing hangers
  • Tubing design
  • Down-hole safety valves
  • Intelligent completions
  • Gas lift valves
  • Down-hole chemical injection
  • Fibre optic sensors for pressure/temperature

Subsea trees

  • Dual-bore vertical tree
  • Monobore 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

  Jee’s subsea hardware course is an excellent course that provides detailed overview of subsea hardware used in today’s oil & gas industry  

Rodrigo Braceras , BP

  This course gives a good comprehensive knowledge of subsea hardware systems. It is not overlapping but goes deeper on the items overviewed on subsea system course  

Matthias Denizet, Senior Engineer, DV Offshore

  Very good course. Helped me to much better understand various subsea equipment components and complexity and challenges of each  

Pat Carswell , Chevron

  Highly recommended for anybody requiring an overview of subsea equipment  

Loic Pelet , Chevron

  I enjoyed this course, it was presented perfectly  

Ali Mazaheri , Chevron

  Very good broad perspective into subsea equipment, backed up with vendor site review of equipment  

Ruvinda Suriyarachchi , Chevron

  Provided a valuable information for engineers who has limited understanding of the key concept of subsea equipment. Discussions have excited experieces with the equipment and its operations  

Rene Alviar , Chevron

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