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Course Overview

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.

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 Antonios Karadimos

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • One of Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Civil Eng with Subsea Technology or Master of Engineering in Mech Eng with Subsea Technology
  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • EG4013 Meng Individual Project (Passed)
  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or Programme Level 5

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EG50F9 Subsea Production Systems (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course will introduce students to various aspects of offshore structures and subsea systems, including field architecture, subsea hardware and subsea pipelines, and how such systems are maintained and monitored. The technical and engineering challenges related to oil and gas production in subsea fields around the world, as they relate to end of life operations and decommissioning will be addressed.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Independent Subject Study In Decommissioning (On Campus)
  • MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil and Gas
  • MSc Subsea Engineering
  • Master Of Science In Decommissioning
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Eng with Subsea Technology
  • Master of Engineering in Mech Eng with Subsea Technology

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Continuous assessment: A report on the different elements of subsea production infrastructure and the challenges they each pose in decommissioning campaigns (30%; Three hour written examination (70%).

Resit: similar to 1st attempt, with the continuous assessment mark carried forward with an opportunity to resit the component that was failed in the first attempt.

Formative Assessment



a) Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course  on request at the weekly tutorial/feedback sessions or via the online discussion boards.
b) Students will get feedback from their continuous assessments.

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