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Why you should enrol onto the Fundamentals of Subsea Engineering...
The industry leading subsea professional development course

Understanding the processes, technologies and systems of subsea oil and gas production

The course for you! An introduction to subsea engineering in 12 weeks

Whether new to the role or in need of a refresher -the perfect solution to your training needs!

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Fundamentals of Subsea Engineering training course programme overview

Understanding subsea oil and gas production systems.

This popular and unique subsea engineering distance learning course from IBC Academy introduces all major aspects of the processes, technologies and systems involved in subsea oil and gas production, examining the building blocks of subsea engineering, including the key components, flow assurance, reliability and maintenance.  

The renowned  course is delivered by distance learning so it does not disrupt your work or home life, and is an invaluable introduction to this crucial and complex field and is illustrated with detailed case studies.

Download the latest Fundamentals of Subsea Engineering distance learning course prospectus

Also available for dedicated in-company delivery by distance learning or instructor led workshops

The programme explains how subsea oil and gas production is possible by examining the fundamental concepts, equipment, technologies and systems involved in drilling for deepwater oil and gas, and bringing it to the surface for storage and offloading.

Topics include:

- Offshore production
- Design and building blocks of subsea engineering
- Different types of subsea completions
- Flow assurance
- Subsea production systems and equipment
- Production control systems
- Drilling control systems
- Umbilicals
- Costs of subsea equipment
- Operations, maintenance and integrity of subsea systems
- Decommissioning subsea equipment
- New subsea technologies
- Detailed examples of subsea developments around the world

For a more detailed look at the course content, click here.

Subsea engineering plays a vital role in the exploitation of oil and gas in subsea environments, which are becoming more and more challenging and inaccessible. As more technology is deployed on the seabed, the oil and gas industry needs people with knowledge of subsea engineering to be involved with existing and new offshore projects.

Whatever your motivation, the unique blend of downloadable and online multimedia learning materials, expert tutorial support and peer interaction via a dedicated virtual tutorial forum will ensure a thorough, accurate and up-to-date knowledge of subsea engineering fundamentals, wherever you are in the world.

Through this 12-week part-time distance learning course you will:

  • Gain a complete overview of subsea production equipment and systems
  • Understand how subsea systems are designed, installed and operated
  • Discover the technology and processes involved in subsea engineering
  • Examine the production equipment that is placed on the seabed
  • Analyse the connections between the well and the above sea surface production hosts
  • Explore subsea engineering solutions used with fixed platforms or floating production facilities
  • Consider current developments and issues shaping subsea production around the world 

Past students represent some of these companies

  • 2020 Subsea Ltd
  • ABS
  • Aibel AS
  • American Bureau of Shipping
  • Bluefin Project Marine Pte Ltd
  • Bornemann Pumps
  • Bourbon Offshore Greenmar
  • BP
  • BP Exploration Colombia Ltd
  • BP Trinidad & Tobago
  • Breda
  • Energia S.P.A.
  • Burullus Gas Company
  • BW Offshore Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Clyde & Co
  • Converteam SAS
  • COSL Drilling Europe AS
  • Dana-Petroleum Netherlands B.V
  • DDB Engineering Ltd
  • Deepblue Pte. Ltd
  • Deeptech
  • Oil Services
  • Det Norske Veritas
  • Devon Energy Brazil
  • DNV Korea Ltd
  • DV Offshore
  • El Paso Óleo e Gás Brazil Ltda.
  • Elkhill Limited
  • Enap Sipetrol Argentina SA
  • Equion Energia
  • ENSCO Plc
  • ExxonMobil Development Company
  • First Crude Engineering Products Inc
  • Flota Petrolera Ecuatoriana
  • FMC Technologies
  • GE Oil & Gas
  • GES Pte Ltd
  • GL Noble Denton
  • Gran Tierra Energy Inc
  • Great Offshore Ltd
  • Hess Services UK Ltd
  • Husky Energy
  • IKM Ocean Design AS
  • IKM Subsea AS
  • Inspection Verification Bureau Ltd
  • MacDermid Offshore Solutions
  • McDermott Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
  • Mcdermott International Inc
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • Mobil Equatorial Guinea Inc
  • Munich RE
  • Niksam Pte Ltd
  • Oceaneering International, Inc
  • Odfjell Well Management AS
  • OMS
  • Optical Metrology Services
  • Parma-Telecom
  • Perfect Facilities Ltd
  • PetroSA
  • Petroserv S.A.
  • Premier Oil
  • Process Control Plus Ltd
  • Puljet Konsult Nig Ltd
  • Qatar Petroleum
  • QSi Services Ltd
  • Reinertsen AS
  • Reinertsen Sverige AB
  • Rovin Energy
  • Royle QA Services
  • Saipem Contracting Nigeria
  • Samsung Heavy
  • Industries
  • SBM Schiedam
  • Schlumberger
  • Seadrill
  • Seariver Maritime Inc
  • Servicios Technicos Subacuaticos, S.L.
  • Shell Global Solutions International
  • Shell Nigeria
  • Subsea 7
  • Technip Angola
  • Teledyne Oil & Gas
  • Total
  • Total E & P Netherlands
  • Trelleborg Offshore Norway
  • Tullow Ghana Ltd
  • Tullow Oil
  • UTEC Survey Asia Pte Ltd
  • Vulcan SFM (Sheffield Forgemasters)
  • Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam B.V.
  • Wintershall Holding GmbH

Study wherever, and whenever you like. All you need is an internet connection

All students will benefit from our distance learning system. You can learn about subsea engineering while you work, wherever you are. Your industry expert tutor offers support via an online forum. The IBC Academy 24/7 online portal lets you ask questions, discuss issues and interact with other students around the world. For more details about how distance learning works, click here.

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What past students have to say

"The course offers very good foundation materials which summarise the processes of the upstream oil and gas business. It also brings non-Subsea Engineers up to speed in the area of Subsea Engineering"
Josephat Dim
Principal Pipeline EngineerShell Global Solutions Intl.
"A precise and detailed course, providing a good overview of subsea engineering. It is very informative."
Stanley Iliromah
Senior Pipeline EngineerNigerian Agip Oil Company Ltd

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