UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

OGEG5807 Subsea Technology

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit begins with an introduction to subsea technology and an overview of the unit content. The core lectures are on subsea hardware embrace tree and wellhead systems; subsea structures and manifolds; subsea control systems and umbilicals; flexible flowlines and flexible dynamic risers; tie-in and connection systems; and future subsea technology. The disciplines required to put a system together are described in lectures on subsea system development, risk, reliability and availability, fabrication, installation, system integration testing and commissioning, subsea field operations, and inspection, maintenance and repair. Case studies focus on developments such as the East Spar project and Snohvit, covering the equipment and field layout selected, and the justification for the choices made. Each lecture is delivered by an industry expert and (depending on lecturer availability) a selection of bonus presentations is given to further explore issues such as field layout, flow assurance, subsea to beach, deepwater developments and control buoy technology.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe the functions, principal features and limitations of a range of current and future subsea technologies, and understand the methods for installation, intervention, maintenance and repair of equipment in a subsea environment; (2) acquire an appreciation of risk and the importance of reliability; (3) select and configure subsea technology into feasible and economically viable subsea production systems; and (4) experience working together as a team on a development project to evaluate a range of subsea technologies and develop a subsea system layout for an offshore oil or gas field.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: group assignment (100 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Brendan Graham
Unit rules
Advisable prior study: OGEG5803 Reservoir Engineering

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