Drilling and subsea production processes (C9)

Venue: To be confirmed

Staff: To be confirmed

Aims: To give a detailed description of the major components used in drilling and subsea oilfield development including their installation, operation and control.

Module Content: The module will cover the following topics:

  • Drilling - History of offshore drilling, stability of floating vessels, subsea drilling equipment, subsea well control, subsea drilling operations.
  • Subsea Production - Application and development of subsea systems, introduction to subsea equipment and subsea separation and multiphase pumping.
  • Case studies - Balmoral, Cormorant and East Frigg.

Learning outcomes: Students will have an understanding of the technology and procedures involved in offshore drilling and subsea production of oil and gas and the ability to aid with the specification of equipment.

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