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Jee Star Logo Planning and executing subsea intervention

About the course

This two day course provides an awareness of the main aspects of subsea intervention and will help learners address typical subsea issues such as choke failures, dropped objects, pod failure, valve failure, flying lead or jumper failures. 

Focusing on the different types of intervention and the typical methods for inspection, repair and maintenance, learners will gain an understanding of how to assess unique subsea emergency problems and identify solutions. Moving on from identification through to logistics and testing, this course will teach how to develop risk based remedial and contingency plans. The tutors will also share their experience of subsea component failures and interventions during the course.

This course is ideal for engineers, technical team leaders and managers looking for a grounding in the tools and methods available for subsea intervention.

**Please note that the Virtual Classroom is split over 4 days: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th December from 0930 - 1330 GMT**

Learning outcomes

  • Recommend preferred type of intervention(s) and tools given a specific mission role or scenario
  • Investigate and analyse data from a non-routine work and from a routine inspection report and develop a remedial plan
  • Develop a logistical plan for implementing an intervention
  • Develop a contingency plan and recommend a procedure based on results of the risk assessment
  • Describe lessons learned that should be considered in subsea systems design

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Upcoming dates

calender Virtual Classroom
1 December 2020 - 4 December 2020

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 and hardware course as well as the Planning and executing subsea intervention.

About the Tutors

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.

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 Planning and executing subsea intervention - course contents

Day 1

Introduction to intevention

  • ROVs and ROV tooling
  • Diving
  • AUVs
  • Marine support vessels
  • Subsea pigging


Inspection and investigation techniques

  • Common problems
  • Survey methods
  • Inspection and testing methods
  • Data management
  • Investigation methods and analysis


Intervention scenarios

  • Isolation options
  • Debris removal
  • Anode replacement
  • Stabilisation options
  • Leak repair
  • Pipeline repair
  • SCM change-out
  • Choke change-out
  • Jumper and flying lead replacement
  • Instrumentation change-out

Day 2

Logistics and planning

  • Resources
  • Contracting
  • Economic and schedule considerations


Execution and testing

  • Procedure development and process safety
  • Pre-deployment testing
  • Setting up and surveying
  • Executing
  • Testing and acceptance


Designing for intervention

  • Understand why designs have changed
  • Understand importance of learning lessons
  • Explain what stops lessons being learnt
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