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Subsea Oil and Gas Exploitation

Cranfield University
School of Engineering
Contact Provider
5 Days
Short Course
Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

This short course will provide you with a knowledge and understanding of the equipment and procedures employed in the exploration and production of offshore oil and gas.

Course Objectives

On successful completion of this short course you will:

  • Have a basic understanding of (petroleum) reservoir engineering
  • Have a knowledge of the equipment needed and procedures practiced for the extraction of natural hydrocarbons (oil and gas) from offshore locations
  • Understand the problems encountered and potential dangers involved during the extraction of oil/gas
  • Understand how procedures/equipment have developed in order to minimise the potential dangers
  • Understand the requirements in terms of equipment for the production of oil and gas in offshore and subsea locations
  • Have an overview of the factors to be considered in the development of an offshore/subsea oil/gas field.

Course Topics

  • Reservoir engineering: introduction, reservoir rocks - properties, reservoir fluids, rock-fluid interaction, phase behaviour of reservoir fluids, classification of reservoir fluids
  • Drilling: history, drilling systems, tubing programs, connectors, primary guidance, motion compensation, wellhead housings, running tools, templates and tiebacks, completion overview
  • Subsea production: fundamental requirements, hardware - trees, manifolds, flowlines, analysis of building blocks, subsea developments - examples, case studies, new technologies.

*PLEASE NOTE: Dates provided for this course are provisional and may change; confirmed dates will be supplied shortly or upon course registration 

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