Subsea Production Systems (SPS)


Who should attend?

  • This course provides an in-depth technical knowledge of Oil & Gas subsea production systems.
Public :
  • Engineers and technicians involved in the design, construction or operation of Oil & Gas subsea production systems.

Level :Skilled

Prerequisite :
  • In order to be able to follow this training, trainees are asked to fulfill at least one of the criteria below:
  • either have proven experience of deep offshore projects of at least 1 year,
  • or to be in evolution towards a position related to deep offshore projects.

Course Content


      • Typical field architectures: loop, single line, hybrid loop, separation…
      • Surface production and storage technologies: FPSO, TLP…
      • Subsea production systems: XT, jumper, manifold, production lines, risers, umbilicals.
      • Umbilical networks: electrical, hydraulic, chemicals…
      • Flowlines, risers and export systems.
      • Examples of offshore developments.
      • Pipeline and riser concept.
      • Materials (steel, corrosion resistant alloys, anti-corrosion coatings, thermal insulation…).
      • Pipeline installation.
      • New technologies under development (subsea separation, subsea processing, subsea pumping, subsea compression, heating, surface support…).

      • Construction and multi-purpose support vessels.
      • Surface and subsea positioning.
      • ROV/diving operations.
      • Description of main subsea interventions methods.

      • Anomalies: physical/structural integrity issues; functional non-conformities integrity issues.
      • External and internal inspection, monitoring.
      • Maintenance: subsea interventions; operational pigging.
      • Clamps and spool repairs.
      • Constraints specific to deep-water offshore production.
      • Environmental constraints (temperature, sea, seabed, access…).
      • Flow assurance issues: pressure, temperature, hydrates.

      • General description (subsea control devices, valve actuation process…).
      • Description of typical operations.
      • Description of specific operations.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • select the technology with the right criteria for the different equipment used for subsea production systems,
  • select through typical subsea architecture and in particular in deep offshore,
  • check installation techniques (with ROV, etc.),
  • deal with the main problems of flow assurance and prevention techniques.

Ways & Means

  • Numerous examples from ongoing projects.
  • Trainers are specialized engineers, presently involved in deep-offshore projects.
To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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