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Offshore Field Development



Course format On-site
Date 2020-08-10 - 2020-12-22


This course gives an overview of the offshore industry and an introduction to methods and technologies relating to the development of offshore oil and gas fields. This is illustrated by examples from the Norwegian continental shelf and other areas where such activities take place.

The following topics are covered: historical background and development, information relating to petroleum resources and production, definitions relating to exploration, reservoir characteristics, drilling and well technology, methods and technologies relating to field development, design basis, systems design, functionality and design of production facilities, platform concepts, subsea solutions, pipelines, estimation of capital expenditure and operating expenditure, principles for project execution, economic analysis, risk assessment and decision criteria.


Knowledge within mathematics and mechanics (theory of elasticity, static and dynamic analysis) corresponding to requirements for master students.

Learning outcomes

After the courses the student shall:

  • Understand the business drivers in the offshore oil and gas industry
  • Understand the importance of a value chain perspective
  • Understand the importance of multidiscipline work
  • Be aware of the variety of technical solutions that can be used
  • Be aware of limitations and feasibility issues of specific solutions
  • Understand that the suitability of specific solutions depends on the circumstances


ISCED Categories

Machinery and operators
Oil, gas and mineral resources
Near- and offshore constructions