Offshore & Subsea Engineering Course


Who has this course been developed for? 

Non-technical personnel from the Financial, Legal, Insurance and Underwriting communities who are regularly dealing with the subsea hydrocarbon and offshore sectors.

Common terminology and processes will be explained along with examples of unforeseen risks.

This course will be presented as a regular series of 30-40 minute long lunchtime Zoom webinars on Tuesdays and Thursdays, commencing on the 2nd of February 2021 and finishing on the 25th of March.  These sessions will be interactive, with the opportunity for delegates to ask questions via the “chat” and for these to be discussed after each presentation.

Recordings will be made available for delegates to review and to catch up with any sessions they may have missed.

A brief summary of each Course Module has been presented below:-

Module 1 – Oil & Gas Projects

Project development activities and timelines

Types of Offshore Field Development with examples

Module 2 – Reservoir Identification

Seismic Survey operations

Reservoir modelling

Pre-Concept data requirements

Module 3 – Survey & Positioning

Site Survey operations and Geotechnical sampling

Field layout and positioning of subsea facilities

Module 4 – Diving, ROVs and AUVs

Air and saturation diving systems

Workclass ROVs and autonomous systems

Module 5 – Case Study

West of Shetland Schiehallion (now Quad 204) development

What went well and what could have gone better

Module 6 – Drilling & Macondo

Subsea well drilling operations and key equipment

Macondo – what went wrong

Module 7 – Flow Assurance

Hydrocarbon system modelling and why it is critical

Operational risk event that will ruin your day

Module 8 – Pipelines & Risers

The different types of pipelay operations

Riser options in different regions and water depths

Module 9 – Trees & Manifolds

Subsea tree configurations

Manifold options for subsea facilities

Module 10 – Subsea Control Systems

What is a subsea control system and what does it do?

Examples of what can go wrong and how to fix it

Module 11 – Integration Testing

What happens and why this stage is critical

Key project risks and mitigation measures

Module 12 – Offshore Installation

Different equipment deployment methods

Understanding operational weather windows

Module 13 – FPSO Designs

New build vs conversion and their project phases

Mooring system designs and metocean conditions

Module 14 – Integrity Management

UK integrity regimes and interfaces

An example of a subsea Integrity management system

Module 15 – Intervention & Decommissioning

Subsea operational interventions and why they are needed

UKCS decommissioning requirements and potential changes

Module 16 – Technical Developments & a Low Carbon Future

Impact of automation of offshore equipment on insurance risk

The potential impact of a low carbon economy

SUT Member Rate: £797 (+VAT)
SUT Non-Member Rate: £997 (+VAT)

Payment Methods

Invoice & Credit card: All major credit cards accepted.

Bank Transfer: Bank details will be advised on request, exclusive of transfer fees and currency exchange rates

VAT must be paid on all registration fees, including those from overseas.


Cancellations are subject to a 25% administration fee where the cancellation is made more than one calendar month before the date of the training course.  No refund is payable for a cancellation made within the calendar month immediately prior to the training course – in this event the full sum shown on the invoice remains payable.