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Subsea systems

About the course

Developing your knowledge of the equipment used, market drivers and issues affecting subsea production, this course covers subsea systems from design and installation through to operation. Ideal for engineers, technical team leaders and managers looking for an overview of the area, this course will help you manage projects.

Demonstrating how subsea systems are integral to subsea production, this course goes into detail about system configurations, spoolpieces, trees, control systems, umbilicals and manifolds. Workover operations, subsea abandonment, decommissioning and recent developments in subsea pumping and compression will also be discussed. With scenario-based exercises and a site visit to a manufacturer where you will see functioning subsea equipment first-hand, this course combines both theory and hands-on experience.


Learning outcomes

  • Appreciate the issues affecting subsea production
  • Classify and distinguish the structures and equipment involved
  • Outline the design and installation of subsea equipment
  • Discuss decommissioning requirements and regulations with confidence
  • Recognise the vulnerabilities of subsea systems

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course bar chart Level Technical Awareness
timer icon Duration 4 Days
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Online, Aberdeen, Houston
Also available in house

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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 course.

About the Tutors

Grant Adam
BSc PgDip CEng CMarEng MIMarEST

Grant has over 20 years’ experience and after working as the Head of Integrity Management, is now Jee’s Head of Sales & Marketing. He has worked closely with major operators on a number of projects such as West Brae and Cygnus and has provided on going integrity support to the largest pipeline network in the North Sea.

Grant teaches our Advanced integrity management for deepwater pipelines and risers course.

Jee Star Logo Subsea systems - course contents

Day 1

History of subsea production

  • Onshore development
  • Offshore development
  • Subsea development
  • Future development

Drilling and completing a subsea well

  • Drilling sequence and components
  • Well logging and testing
  • Completion sequence and components

Subsea system configuration

  • Template configuration
  • Cluster configuration
  • Daisy chain configuration
  • Hybrid configuration
  • Satellite configuration

Day 2


  • Design considerations
  • Metrology and construction
  • Connection methods

Subsea production control equipment

  • Subsea trees
  • Subsea control systems
  • Umbilicals
  • Subsea manifolds
  • System vulnerabilities

Subsea processing

  • Subsea multiphase flow meters
  • Subsea pumps and compressors
  • Subsea separation and water reinjection
  • Subsea HIPPS

Day 3

Structural design

  • Template design
  • Seabed interface
  • Fabrication and testing
  • Case studies

Installation and commissioning

  • Installation issues
  • Installation methods
  • At the seabed
  • Installation videos
  • Commissioning
  • New technology


  • Diving
  • ROV types and tools
  • ROV operations
  • ROV deployment
  • ROV manufacture
  • AUVs

Day 4

Site visit


  • Workover equipment and vessels
  • Minor workover operations
  • Major workover operations

Subsea abandonment

  • Subsea abandonment regulations
  • History and future of subsea abandonment
  • Abandonment of subsea wells

  An excellent course covering all main subjects and challenges on subsea field development  

Andreas Tsekas, Piping Design & Equipment Engineer, Saipem UK Ltd

  This course has given me a broad base to continue to build a deeper knowledge of subsea  

Viktor Stefansson, Product Subsea Specialist O&G, Sandvik Materials Technology

  A good introduction to subsea system, with detailed and well laid out course notes  

Deirdre Devery, Facilities Engineer, Chevron

  Jee’s course provided a broad overview of subsea systems with sufficient details of individual components. The experience and wealth of knowledge of the tutor was invaluable  

Aniruddha Kelkar, Engineer, Chevron

  Good course on subsea systems, recommended for all subsea engineers  

Muhammad Shahrukh, Field Manager, Chevron

  Very well done and one of the best courses to subsea that I have attended  

Gerald Tan, Sales Manager, JDR Cable Systems

  It was a great opportunity to put together all the issues involved in subsea engineering. The training was very informative and there was a great deal to take in. The overall coverage of the material was excellent. I would definitely recommend this course to others  

Udeh Anthony, Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Shell

  From attending this course I gained good knowledge which will help me with the project I am currently involved in  

Fernando Mendoza, Civil Engineer, London Offshore Consultants

  This course gave me the broad overview I needed coming from a completely unrelated industry  

David Jarrett, Subsea Systems Engineer, Chevron

  Definitely a good class to take if you are looking for an overview class on subsea!  

Ola Shadiya, Project Engineer, Chevron

  As someone who is new to subsea, I really appreciated this course for its great expectations of subsea systems  

Casey Yaq, Subsea Operations Engineer, BP

  Very interesting course with a lot of information which explained in more detail things I had often wondered about  

Ian Matheson, Project Engineer, Saipem Ltd

  This course is amazing and the tutor was awesome in delivering the course contents  

Emeka Nwonu, Planning Engineer, Saipem UK

  Jee’s Subsea system course is the perfect overview for anyone who has just begun their journey into the vast world of subsea engineering  

Kjirsten Olson, Subsea Engineer, Manatee Inc

  Great awareness and foundation course for understanding subsea systems  

Ryan Ramsahai, Subsea Project Team Leader, BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC

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