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Online Engineering 2017-2018

EG501A: CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF JACKETS AND SUBSEA STRUCTURES

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the issues to be considered when conceiving the design of offshore jacket structures. Key concepts covered include strength and fatigue design, environmental loading, foundation design and fabrication and installation

 

This course is delivered by Distance Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web. The course tutor will be contactable on the on-line forum, as well as via email.

EG501B: DESIGN OF STIFFENED PLATES

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course provides an introduction to the behaviour of the thin-walled stiffened plate structures that are found in the Oil and Gas Industry.  The small deflection and large deflection theories (including elasto-plastic effects) are presented for a wide range of in-plane and out-of-plane load actions.  A key feature is to explain how these behaviours are represented in Design Codes of Practice.

EG501D: FUNDAMENTAL SAFETY ENGINEERING AND RISK MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course serves as the entrance to the field of safety and reliability engineering with the introduction of the basic concepts and tools of safety and risk management. Legal frames related to engineering safety are also introduced.

 

Contents include: Fundamentals of safety engineering; natural and man-made hazards; safety measures; accident and failure statistics; fundamentals of risk management; risk assessment techniques; classical reliability theory; modelling of engineering systems as series and parallel systems; redundancy; fault trees and event trees; availability and maintainability; UK safety legislation, including the Health and Safety at Work Act and its historical, offshore and other regulations.

EG501E: STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY FOR SAFETY, RELIABILITY AND QUALITY

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The aim of this course is to get an understanding of applied probability and statistics. Students will be able to handle variables of a random nature, deal with parameters of different distributions and data of scattering nature.

EG501G: FIRE AND EXPLOSION ENGINEERING

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Hydrocarbon fires and explosions produce extreme loading on engineering components. Structural steels lose their strength and stiffness well below the temperatures associated with hydrocarbon fires. Safety-critical elements must be designed to withstand both these temperatures and the blast overpressures that result from hydrocarbon explosions. Simple models are used to assess the loading that results from fires and explosions. Structural elements are analysed to illustrate the design procedures that are required to prevent escalation and to design against major accident scenarios.

EG501N: DESIGN OF CONNECTIONS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The purpose of this course is to explain the behaviour of steelwork connections and how this is translated into a wide range of design tools.

The fundamental concept is one of force paths, and how this applies to a wide range of different types of connections  is the key feature of this course.

The course is assessed by four coursework assignments.  Although the first two are standard designs, the third and fourth assignment are both for a very non-standard detail which requires fundamental thinking about connection behaviour, and about the practical constraints that need to be accommodated

EG501Z: STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Need for understanding structural dynamics in modern offshore engineering and beyond arises from the fact that structures are often subjected to dynamic loads such as waves, wind, earthquake, blast and impacts. The structural engineer must therefore be able to understand and quantify dynamic loads and their effects in design and analysis. This course explains structural dynamics starting from the underlying first principles, through more advanced concepts and methods (including analytical and numerical), to practical applications to offshore structures. Theoretical concepts are illustrated by worked examples and numerous tutorial problems and assignments will enable students to gain confidence in their use.

EG502C: BLAST AND FIRE RESISTANT STRUCTURES

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Hydrocarbon fires and explosions produce extreme loading on structures. The purpose of this course is to develop the ability to design structural components to operate effectively in fire and blast loading scenarios in order to promote safety.  Fundamental principles and concepts are covered to provide the essential physical understanding of a structure’s behaviour at high temperatures or under dynamic loading. Simple models are used to assess the loading that results from fires and explosions. Industrial standards and design guidelines are explained.

EG502H: RESERVOIR SIMULATION

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course provides an understanding of theoretical formulation, data sources and integration into simulator, and quantification of uncertainties necessary for transforming real reservoir engineering problems into manageable numerical simulation models.

EG502J: WELL TESTING: ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of well fluids and reservoir testing and the implications for reservoir characterisation and field development. The theory of reservoir pressure testing is introduced, testing methods examined and some of the standard analysis techniques are explored using both “hand calculations” and industry standard software.

EG502K: RESERVOIR ENGINEERING

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course provides an understanding of the flow of hydrocarbon fluids through reservoir rocks and the interplay between the fluid and rock properties and reservoir performance.

EG502L: WELL AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERING

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course provides students with an understanding of the engineering science and principles that underpin the drilling of oil and gas well, production technologies, design methodologies, as well as associated safety and environmental considerations.

EG502M: FIELD DEVELOPMENT AND PETROLEUM ECONOMICS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course provides a detailed overview of oil and gas field development from discovery to abandonment with particular focus on the decisions made prior to first production. The roles of uncertainties, economics considerations, safety and environmental impact on the design choices are explored.

EG502N: ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

With growing demand on energy, there is increasing need to maximise the production of oil and gas, especially from depleting reservoirs. This course examines the methods and processes of enhanced recovery of oil and gas and provides students with the knowledge and understanding required to develop, acquire and safely integrate enhanced oil recovery technologies into field development plan and field operations.  

EG502T: OFFSHORE STRUCTURES & SUBSEA SYSTEMS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course will equip students with the required knowledge of offshore and subsea oil and gas production systems, and to enable them to gain an appreciation of the infrastructure and facilities that need to be removed during decommissioning.

EG502U: RESERVOIR ENGINEERING

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course provides an understanding of the flow of hydrocarbon fluids through reservoir rocks and the interplay between the fluid and rock properties and reservoir performance.

EG502W: DESIGN OF CONNECTIONS (AUDIT)

0 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The purpose of this course is to explain the behaviour of steelwork connections and how this is translated into a wide range of design tools.

The fundamental concept is one of force paths, and how this applies to a wide range of different types of connections  is the key feature of this course.

The course is assessed by four coursework assignments.  Although the first two are standard designs, the third and fourth assignment are both for a very non-standard detail which requires fundamental thinking about connection behaviour, and about the practical constraints that need to be accommodated

EG502x: BROWN FIELD STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

0 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course introduces concepts involved in offshore brownfield structural engineering, including case studies and design examples for small, medium and large projects, as well as an overview of  lifting guidance, structural integrity management and offshore survey information.

Emphasis will be placed on good detailing and clarity of presentation of design calculations.

This course is delivered by Distance Learning only for students studying for the MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering. Students will access the teaching content via MyAberdeen and the course tutor will answer queries and provide guidance through an on-line forum.

EG503D: INDIVIDUAL PROJECT IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

30 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The dissertation is an independent piece of work based on a topic of the students’ own choice, offering the student the opportunity of putting their acquired knowledge in to a practical application. Students are encouraged to focus their dissertations on a problem within their own organisations and demonstrate how the project management techniques that they have covered can be put in to practice. The dissertation should contain a degree of original work and demonstrate in-depth the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the MSc programme.

EG503T: WELL PLUGGING AND ABANDONMENT

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Decommissioning of offshore oil and gas  infrastructure requires graduates to have a competent and realistic understanding of well plugging and abandonment. This course allows students to understand the scientific, engineering, and economic rationale for abandoning wells and decommissioning fields.

EG5048: PROJECT MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS 1

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Gives an overall picture of project management and introduces students to the main subject areas which make up this area of study. Emphasis is placed on practical skills, including writing and presentation. Students are given an overview of project management terms and definitions.  Introduction to project budgeting in the context of company finance is addressed and the area of risk management (including probability, risk attitudes and risk analysis methods) introduced. Introduction to the important area of safety management as well as an introduction to managing project teams. Topics are covered in greater depth at a later stage of the course

EG5049: ORGANISATIONS AND PEOPLE

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course introduces students to the problems of organisational life.  The organizing concept for this course is the re-framing situations  whereby students will learn to understand work / business situations through four lenses (organisational structure, organisational culture, power & politics, and HR).  

EG504A: ENERGY FROM BIOMASS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course examines the full life cycle of biomass and bioenergy industries including resources, technologies, environmental and sustainable issues, and challenges facing the use and application of these forms of energy in the energy mix.

EG504B: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course begins with basic concepts in electrical engineering such as voltage, current, circuit elements, waveforms, frequency, complex notation and phasor diagrams. This is followed by study of vital equipments such as transformers, generators, and power converters. As a case study, application of this knowledge to wind farms, from turbines to grid connection will be considered.

EG504C: GEOTHERMAL AND SOLAR ENERGY

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course examines the solar and geothermal energy industries including resources, technologies, practical implementation, development, barriers, environmental and sustainable issues. Some case studies are investigated for solar and geothermal energy projects. Students will carry out a design project to enhance their intellectual ability and transferable skills.

EG5052: MANAGING PROJECT TEAMS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course builds on the re-framing approach to organisational life by considering whether a project manager should be a structural, symbolic, political or HR leader.  The main academic content surrounds theories of leadership, and that of groups and teams, and is designed for students to reflect on their leadership and leadership development.

EG5074: COMMERCIAL & CONTRACTUAL ISSUES (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This module aims to introduce the students to the principle roles, functions and the legal obligations of managers.  We will discuss the differences between managing small and large organisations.  In addition, the course discusses the development and the management of the economy of geographical regions (Macro-economics). 

Emphasis will be placed on the leadership and management behaviours and qualities.  Throughout we will refer to topical cases to illustrate the good practices within organisations.

On completion the students should be able to critically analyse the strategy organisations, identify reasons for business failures and develop a business plan for a new venture.

EG5077: PROJECT MANAGEMENT

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course provides an introduction to project management and is aimed at students who expect to be working in a project related environment or are considering a potential move into project management.

The course covers a number of key aspects of project management from the project managers perspective and so whilst it does cover areas such as planning and estimating it is NOT intended to prepare students for such roles.

Students are expected to apply their learning by completing a piece of group project work.

EG5098: BROWN FIELD STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course introduces concepts involved in offshore brownfield structural engineering, including case studies and design examples for small, medium and large projects, as well as an overview of  lifting guidance, structural integrity management and offshore survey information.

Emphasis will be placed on good detailing and clarity of presentation of design calculations.

This course is delivered by Distance Learning only for students studying for the MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering. Students will access the teaching content via MyAberdeen and the course tutor will answer queries and provide guidance through an on-line forum.

EG50G6: SUBSEA CONTROL

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course introduces the key concepts and components that form the subsea control system. A subsea control engineer must be comfortable in dealing with a multitude of engineering concepts at the basic level. Subsequently, this course borrows from concepts in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, civil and structural engineering and hydraulics to name a few. The course tends to give a high-level systemic introduction of the various fundamental aspects necessary for a well-operating subsea control system.

EG50G8: SUBSEA INTEGRITY

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course is for students studying MSc Subsea Engineering. The aim is to provide knowledge of materials engineering and selection, and failure and degradation issues in a subsea environment, including life cycle analysis; to provide knowledge for understanding and applying the relevant design standards and selection guidelines; and to provide a detailed understanding related to fault finding and integrity management. Fundamental studies are combined with industry applications.

 

·         Principles of materials selection

·         Materials and component qualification: design standards and testing/acceptance regimes

·         Degradation processes – corrosion, erosion, stress corrosion

·         Failure processes – fracture and fatigue

·         Inspection techniques

·         Integrity management procedures

EG50T8: SUBSEA CONSTRUCTION, INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Course provides a detailed understanding of the techniques used for installation, inspection, and maintenance of subsea systems, including seabed hardware, pipelines and risers, and the implications of such techniques for the design of subsea components and systems.

The module will provide detailed knowledge on various techniques and trends in the installation, inspection and maintenance of subsea equipment, especially pipeline and riser systems and principal components.  It will provide engineers with a sufficiently broad awareness of techniques used throughout offshore operations to give an appreciation and understanding of system limitations and appropriate applications for different subsea environments

EG551A: RE-ASSESSMENT OF EXISTING STRUCTURES BY STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY ANALYSIS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The need for structural reliability analysis in modern offshore engineering arises from the imperative to control and manage risk of failure. However, to be able to do so it is first necessary to measure and quantify the risk. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to structural reliability starting from the underlying principles of statistics and probability, through structural reliability concepts and methods, to practical applications to complex offshore structural systems. The theoretical concepts are amply illustrated by worked examples and numerous tutorial problems and assignments will enable students to gain confidence in their use.

EG551B: DESIGN OF JACKET ATTACHMENTS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course is designed for students to develop skills in the Structural Engineering of Jacket Attachments, with the key emphasis on structural clamps.

 

The course introduces the concepts involved in the design of Jacket Attachments, mainly structural clamps. It offers a range of design specifications, case studies and worked examples.  Emphasis is placed on good detailing and clarity of presentation of design calculations.  Design guidance is drawn from a wide range of bespoke industry practice, and serves to represent the range of approaches to the complex design of structural clamps.

EG551D: ADVANCED METHODS FOR RISK AND RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The aim of this course is to understand and be able to carry out probabilistic modelling of uncertainty in engineering components and systems. Students will be able to obtain a good knowledge and understanding on random variables in probabilistic analysis and be able to carry out approximation and numerical schemes on components and systems.

EG551E: APPLIED RISK ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

 

Risk assessment, the common tools used for (and the legal requirement associated with) risk assessment are covered. Students will have a thorough understanding on the components of good assessment and management of risks, and be familiar with the basic requirement for HAZID, HAZOP, SIL, QRA and the Safety Case.

EG551S: CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF TOPSIDE MODULES

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Offshore oil and gas structural Engineering course covering the conceptual design of topsides modules. Emphasis is placed on the variety of loading conditions, such as in-place analysis, load out, lift, and installation. Course covers manual calculations and drafting and offers worked examples.  Requires structural engineering background (e.g. truss analysis, member design) and the use of code checks.

EG551X: FATIGUE AND FRACTURE MECHANICS (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course is for students studying for MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering and can be taken by MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil & Gas students as an optional course .

This course deals with fatigue and fracture mechanics and its application to structural design and assessment. It encompasses theoretical background, but the emphasis will be on practical application.

This course is delivered by Distance Learning, where the students will access the teaching content via the web in 4 blocks at 3 week intervals. The course tutor will have scheduled times of delivery on the on-line forum. 

EG552D: RESERVOIR ENGINEERING

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The course provides an understanding of the flow of hydrocarbon fluids through reservoir rocks and the interplay between the fluid and rock properties and reservoir performance.

EG552E: WELL AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERING

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course provides students with an understanding of the engineering science and principles that underpin the drilling of oil and gas well, production technologies, design methodologies, as well as associated safety and environmental considerations.

EG552F: FIELD DEVELOPMENT AND PETROLEUM ECONOMICS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course provides a detailed overview of oil and gas field development from discovery to abandonment with particular focus on the decisions made prior to first production. The roles of uncertainties, economics considerations, safety and environmental impact on the design choices are explored.

EG552G: ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

With growing demand on energy, there is increasing need to maximise the production of oil and gas, especially from depleting reservoirs. This course examines the methods and processes of enhanced recovery of oil and gas and provides students with the knowledge and understanding required to develop, acquire and safely integrate enhanced oil recovery technologies into field development plan and field operations.  

EG552H: RESERVOIR SIMULATION

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The course provides an understanding of theoretical formulation, data sources and integration into simulator, and quantification of uncertainties necessary for transforming real reservoir engineering problems into manageable numerical simulation models.

EG552J: WELL TESTING: ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of well fluids and reservoir testing and the implications for reservoir characterisation and field development. The theory of reservoir pressure testing is introduced, testing methods examined and some of the standard analysis techniques are explored using both “hand calculations” and industry standard software.

EG552K: INDIVIDUAL PROJECT IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course offers the student the opportunity to put acquired technical knowledge and skills into practical application through independent and individual project work.

EG552L: OIL AND GAS CHEMISTRY

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course includes three key components where chemistry is fundamental to upstream and downstream oil and gas transport and processing. In this course, you will learn about general pipeline flow assurance, and risks related to the chemistries of waxes, resins, asphaltenes, gas hydrates and scales. Chemical strategies for managing flow assurance are discussed. Processes involved in converting oil to valuable fuels and chemicals are investigated. These include: distillation, coking, cracking, hydrotreatment and reforming. Natural gas utilisation including transport, processing and conversion to upgraded products is also covered, to give an overview of chemistry in the oil and gas industry.



EG552N: INDIVIDUAL PROJECT (OIL AND GAS ENGINEERING)

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The dissertation is an independent piece of work based on a topic of the student’s own choice. Students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting or a study related to the Energy industry. They should demonstrate how the knowledge they have learned during the taught programme can be put into practice to provide solutions towards addressing the problems. The dissertation should contain a degree of original work and demonstrate in-depth the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the MSc programme. 

EG552p: CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF TOPSIDE MODULES (AUDIT)

0 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Offshore oil and gas structural Engineering course covering the conceptual design of topsides modules. Emphasis is placed on the variety of loading conditions, such as in-place analysis, load out, lift, and installation. Course covers manual calculations and drafting and offers worked examples.  Requires structural engineering background (e.g. truss analysis, member design) and the use of code checks.

EG5595: PETROCHEMICAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

In the oil and gas industry, Petrochemical Engineering is the term used for onshore-based facilities, as opposed to offshore developments.  Students following this course will therefore develop skills in the design of petrochemical structures, including their foundations.

 

Concepts involved in the design of petrochemical structures are introduced, alongside a range of design specifications, case studies and worked examples. In addition to gaining practice in structural steelwork design, the novelty of this course is the inclusion of basic foundation design. Emphasis is placed on good detailing and clarity of presentation of design calculations. 

EG5596: FINITE ELEMENT METHODS (DISTANCE LEARNING)

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The background to the finite element method and its use in various industrial applications is explained in this course. As well as the modelling of linear static and dynamic problems, the modelling of material and geometric non-linearity is an important aspect of the course. Coursework assignments will be based on the student edition of ABAQUS which is supplied with the Course Textbook which students are required to purchase.

EG55G2: PIPELINES AND SOIL MECHANICS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Offshore production of oil and gas requires transportation of the oil and gas from where it is produced to shipping vessels, storage tanks or refinery.  The transportation is done using pipelines which are installed on the seabed. This course examines the engineering and scientific concepts that underpin the selection of the material and size of such pipelines as well as safe installation and operation. The environmental impact and the role played by the seabed profile are also discussed. Contribution from industry-based practicing engineers is used to inform students of current practices and technologies in subsea pipelines.

EG55G6: RISERS SYSTEMS AND HYDRODYNAMICS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

 

The course provides students with detailed knowledge of risers systems design considerations. Typical riser systems including flexible, steel catenary, hybrid and top tensioned riser systems are covered. The ocean environmental hydrodynamics and interactions between vessel, mooring and riser systems are also considered.

EG55G8: FLOW ASSURANCE

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

There are many challenges during transport of oil and gas through pipelines. These challenges require a real grasp of the fundamentals in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, phase changes, deposition and/or obstruction, erosion and new technologies to ensure a reliable and cost effective provision of oil and gas. Deep water production, heavy oils, high water production, severe slugging, hydrates, sour gases, asphaltenes and waxes make this task even harder. This course will provide a detailed explanation of the topics, a well-balanced set of tutorials with real examples, invited lectures from experienced engineers and flow assurance specific software training.

EG55M3: ENERGY CONVERSION AND STORAGE

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course examines the interconnection between different forms of energy, the fundamental thermodynamics which limits the efficiency of energy conversion, device design limitations and the different ways in which energy might be stored.

EG55M4: LEGISLATION, PLANNING AND ECONOMICS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course examines global energy supply and demand relation in the context of legislations involving climate change, energy transmission and sustainability issues. The course will inform students on how planning and economics may impact on the operation of the renewable energy industry.

EG55M5: RENEWABLE ENERGY INTEGRATION TO GRID

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Advanced methods of connecting renewable energy to the grid are presented in this course. Two approaches are considered: direct connection to the grid and integration to the grid through power electronic converters. Fundamental engineering principles necessary for the design of both approaches are discussed. Case studies are used to enhance student knowledge and understanding.

EG55M6: HYDRO, MARINE AND WIND ENERGY

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The course studies the physical principles, technologies and systems, and effects on the environment associated with renewable energy generation from wind, marine and hydro sources. The course provides understanding of the position of these sources of energy in the current and future global energy requirements and the technical challenges in meeting the future energy demands.

The laboratory exercise is designed to reinforce many of the concepts covered in lectures. This includes experiments on the performance characteristics of a turbine.

EG55Q2: ENGINEERING RISK AND RELIABILITY ANALYSIS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The world is full of uncertainties and there is a level of risk in every human activity, including engineering.  Many industries require an engineer to manage significant risks and design for high reliability, such as oil and gas, subsea, nuclear, aviation and large civil projects (e.g. bridges and dams).  To  meet these engineering challenges and make rational decisions in the presence of uncertainty, this course will introduce students to methods and tools used by engineers to analysis risk and reliability.

 

 

EG55Q5: HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

EG55T1: PROCESS SHUT DOWN, STRUCTURAL DECOMMISSIONING AND DISPOSAL

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Decommissioning of oil and gas infrastructure is becoming a major issue for the North Sea and other mature basins.  This course provides students with an overview of the stages of shutting down the production process and cleaning of the system and then the possible methods of removal of the structure.

EG55T2: RISK MANAGEMENT IN DECOMMISSIONING

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course serves as an introduction to managing risk in the decommissioning activities, by focussing on the usage of relevant tools for risk quantification. Students will be able to understand the significance of hazard identification and associate the failures with corresponding consequences. A brief overview of the influence of human factors on organisational behaviour would also be provided.

The following topics will be covered in the course:


1. Basic Concepts in Safety Engineering and Risk Management: Accident Sequences, Safety and risk measures and ALARP.
2. Risk based thinking for decommissioning planning.
3. Elementary concepts in Statistics and Probability: Statistical Inference, Data Description, and Introductory probability theory.
4. Introduction to and Elements of Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA): Frequency and Consequence analysis, Risk quantification and tools, and Interpretation of risk outcomes.
5. Safety case development for decommissioning and the associated significance in comparative assessment.
Introduction to human reliability and influence on organisational behaviour.

EG55T3: GROUP PROJECT IN COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Decommissioning of oil and gas infrastructure is becoming a major issue for the North Sea and other mature basins.  This course provides students with an insight into the process used to find the best decommissioning option for a particular installation, taking account of the complex interactions between, cost, technical feasibility, environmental and societal considerations and safety. 

EG5910: SAFETY ENGINEERING INDIVIDUAL PROJECT (DISTANCE LEARNING)

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course is for students studying MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil and Gas. Students may have opportunity to carry out the project as part of an industrial placement. The dissertation is an independent piece of work based on a topic of students’ own choice. The students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting the Safety industry, and to demonstrate how the fundamentals they have learned during the taught programme can be put into practice. The dissertation should contain a degree of original work and demonstrate in-depth the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the MSc programme.

EG5913: INDIVIDUAL PROJECT IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course offers the student the opportunity to put acquired technical knowledge and skills into practical application through independent and individual project work.

EG5914: INDIVIDUAL PROJECT (OIL AND GAS ENGINEERING)

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The dissertation is an independent piece of work based on a topic of the student’s own choice. Students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting or a study related to the Energy industry. They should demonstrate how the knowledge they have learned during the taught programme can be put into practice to provide solutions towards addressing the problems. The dissertation should contain a degree of original work and demonstrate in-depth the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the MSc programme. 

EG59E9: SUBSEA ENGINEERING INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

 

This course enables students to write a dissertation based on a subsea related topic of the student’s own choice. Students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting the Subsea industry.

EG59G9: SUBSEA ENGINEERING INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course enables students to write a dissertation based on a subsea related topic of the student’s own choice. Students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting the Subsea industry.

EG59M1: INDIVIDUAL PROJECT IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The aim of the course is to permit students to undertake a piece of supervised academic research: to demonstrate critical thinking within a selected research subject; to collect, manage, and interpret data from a variety of sources; to prepare written documentation in a scientific manner appropriate for peer-reviewed publications.

EG59T9: INDIVIDUAL PROJECT IN DECOMMISSSIONING

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The aim off the course is to permit students to undertake a piece of supervised academic research: to demonstrate critical thinking within a selected research subject; to collect, manage, and interpret data from a variety of sources; to prepare written documentation in a scientific manner appropriate for peer-reviewed publications.

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