|Prerequisites for Module|
Normally a UK honours degree or equivalent, in Engineering or a related discipline at class 2.2 or above and proficiency in English language for academic purposes (IELTS minimum score of 6.5 or equivalent).
This module is not suitable for students following an MSc in Professional Studies programme unless they meet the entry qualifications stipulated in the University Regulations on admission and the prerequisites above.
Aims of Module
To provide the student with fundamental knowledge and understanding of the exploration, production and IRM technologies associated with subsea oil and gas field development from a technical and economic perspective.
The aim is to provide a broad view of subsea engineering fundamentals, the majority of which will be studied in more depth in other modules.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
Overview of subsea well construction, field development and operation. Bottom-supported/ floating exploration and production units; motion compensation. Technical and economic field development challenges presented by reservoir fluids, field size, water depths, access to existing infrastructure, marginal green/brown fields, flow assurance. Subsea production systems and field architecture; mud-line wellhead systems, horizontal and conventional trees, flexible jumpers, satellite/ cluster configurations; manifolds, drill centres, flowlines (pipelines), PLETs/PLEMs risers, controls systems; Installation, workover and IRM equipment and control systems.
Indicative Student Workload
|Mode of Delivery|
This module is primarily available as an online distance learning module with online tutor support. The module may be delivered as a lecture and tutorial based full time course, with case study work, plus private study and discussion.
Learning outcomes covered in this module represent interrelated elements of the module topic. Coursework and examinations may emphasise some learning outcomes above others without totally divorcing one from the other and while retaining a balanced assessment in total.
Component 1 is coursework and will normally involve preparation of a short individual report combined with on-line student centred learning activities. Supervision will be available throughout coursework, but the emphasis will be on students to identify missing information and carry out further independent research where necessary.
Component 2 is a closed book examination.