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E-785 - Subsea Operations & Interventions - Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV)

5 days PL/SUBROV
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • This course is designed for engineers and technicians whose activity is related to the operation of Oil & Gas subsea facilities.
Purpose
  • This course provides technical knowledge on Oil & Gas Subsea facilities.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • define roles of operational means,
  • select intervention means (ROV, vessels, etc.),
  • organize contracts and find criteria to select contractors.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Lectures carry numerous examples from ongoing projects.
  • Trainers are specialized engineers currently involved in deep offshore projects.

NORMAL OPERATION
  • Through the DCS by the “production team”.
  • Through the SCU by the subsea engineer.
OPERATING PHILOSOPHY IN DEGRADED MODE
  • Case studies.
OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES
  • Typical preservation sequence.
  • Restart.
BARRIERS PHILOSOPHY
  • Case studies.
INTRODUCTION
  • Construction and multi-purpose support vessels.
  • Surface and subsea positioning.
  • ROV/diving operations.
  • Description of main subsea interventions methods.
OBJECTIVES
  • Subsea System/“Production” Equipment availability.
  • “Production” efficiency.
STRATEGY
  • Intervention means permanent availability versus intervention campaigns.
  • Intervention means capability.
  • Decision making parameters.
“STANDARD” MEANS (intervention support vessel & ROV - Remote Operated Vehicles)
  • ROV controls, LARS & TMS.
  • ROV supported/operated tools & skids.
CONTRACTING RESOURCES
  • Technical specifications.
  • Functional specifications.
  • Contract strategy (charter & service).
  • Acceptance checking & testing.
  • Contract management.
ORGANIZATION & REPORTING
  • Key participants, responsibilities, communication, …
  • Hazard identification, risk assessment.
  • Simops “dossiers”, SHZ definition.
  • Procedures.
  • Work permits.
EXECUTION
  • Mean times for “standard” interventions.