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Introduction to Offshore, Subsea and Pipeline Engineering

Language

English

Course format Blended
Date 2020-08-07 - 2020-10-30
Entry level Bachelor
Cost £1200

Aims

A1: To introduce the fundamentals of offshore engineering, subsea engineering and pipeline engineering.
A2: To introduce offshore, subsea and pipeline systems, including exploration, production, development, design, commissioning.
A3: To introduce the economic requirements, safety and environmental issues.
A4: To provide the latest engineering knowledge in the context of offshore survey and the hydrocarbon production chain.

Outline Of Syllabus

1. Offshore oil and gas development.

2. Offshore survey: principles and technologies of offshore survey.

3. Potential flow theory and overview of ocean environmental conditions.

4. Reservoir geochemistry and chemical processing.

5. Fundamentals of pipelines.

6. Drilling Engineering.

7. Subsea structures, installation and field architecture.

Pre-school material

Normally requires 50 hours of study.

Pre-school material enables you to revise and review prerequisite material so that the intensive school can be run efficiently and effectively. The materials will be available six to eight weeks before the intensive school takes place.

You will undertake a pre-school assignment (30% of the module mark) which you will submit on the first day of the intensive school.

One week intensive school

Has an approximate contact time of 35 hours.

The intensive school includes lectures, case studies, tutorials, presentations, and discussions.

You will sit an examination (40% of the module mark) during this intensive teaching week.

Post-school material

Requires 15 hours of study.

This material consolidates the module learning.

Post-school material involves completion of a post-school assignment (30% of the module mark) which you will submit eight weeks after the intensive school.

Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

*The start and end date stated above is approximate

Application procedure

There are normally two intakes each year, in September and February. Find out more about the course on the Newcastle University prospectus website.

Use Newcastle University’s online application portal to apply for the course.

Learning outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

IKO1: The key players and their roles in the offshore, subsea and pipeline (OSP) industry;
IKO2: Know the key process of offshore oil and gas production;
IKO3: Understanding of the basic hydrodynamic and structural knowledge and principles in this field;
IKO4: The main components of OSP field architecture and facilities;
IKO5: The fundamental processes and regulations about design, installation, operation, control and maintenance of OSP facilities;
IKO6: The future development of the OSP industry.

Intended Skill Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will develop the following subject specific and intellectual skills:

ISO1: Identification of key issues and principles of offshore, subsea and pipeline engineering;
ISO2: Integration and evaluation of information and data from a variety of sources and within a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines;
ISO3: Capability and skills of design and investigation for an OSP structure, select design parameters and critically assess a construction programme.

Prerequisites

You should have a minimum of:

  • a Second Class Honours degree in Engineering or equivalent with a strong quantitative component
  • at least three years of relevant work experience in the marine sector or similar

You'll also need to provide a personal statement and reference.

Find out more about entry requirements (including English language requirements).

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