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Course Overview

The course aims to equip students with the required knowledge of offshore oil and gas production systems in order to understand the application of safety and reliability principles in the oil and gas context. A holistic overview is provided on how an oil/gas field is found, developed, managed and decommissioned. The key technical elements on the handling, treatment and production of oil and gas are covered in order to appreciate the safety systems needed in the industry and to understand the role of workforce.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Lateef Akanji

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The following modules will be covered in the course:
- Field development and project organisation
- Offshore vessels and production facilities
- Drilling and well finishing
- Up and downstream processing
- Essential personnel and roles
- Safety systems

Using MyAberdeen students will receive all notes in advance. They will be able to access all necessary teaching materials and have frequent contact with the course tutor.

Further Information & Notes

EG501F is the distance learning version course code of EG5072

For students taking the MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil and Gas.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil and Gas

Contact Teaching Time

44 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st attempt: 70% final exam and 30% continuous assessment. The coursework comprises a presentation. The topic will be related to but outwith the taught material, providing an opportunity for in-depth self study.

Resit: The re-sit will comprise of re-doing the failed element/s (exam and/or coursework assessment/s) from the 1st attempt with a maximum CGS mark of D3. The marks for other elements (successfully passed) will be carried over. Resit mark of either RP or RF will be recorded.

Formative Assessment



Students receive individual feedback on their coursework from the course tutor.

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