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Course Overview

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

Course Details

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

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

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

Design and installation planning.
Vessel types.
Spool designs.
Principles of rig set-up and operation.
Subsea installation (including operational and installation loads).
Lifting analysis and calculation.
ROV Diving and diverless intervention and Tooling systems.
Subsea well access.
Deep water subsea installation techniques.
Subsea Inspection.
Survey and understanding spatial/acoustic positioning methods and accuracy.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University week s 11 - 14
  • 1 Lecture during University week s 8 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

Coursework (25%)

Coursework (30%)

Lab report (25%)

Timed online test (20%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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