1. Subsea Wells – Planning and Safe Operation of Well Life Cycle Operations


Customer groups will be formed to develop knowledge of subsea operations supporting a range of project and field development for operations engineers, field technicians, asset management and maintenance engineers (onshore and offshore personnel) with specialist support training.

This training is industry recognised and a certificate of competency will be provided to all course delegates who demonstrate the necessary skill sets, qualifications, experience and knowledge. The training will be captured as part of the CPD logged training.

Course Length: 4 Days
Assessment: Ongoing competency assessment and final examination
Award: 32 CPD logged hours and certificate of competency (subject to performance)
Course Overview

Module 1 focuses on providing candidates with a knowledge of planning and safe operations associated with light well interventions and maintaining subsea wells/asset integrity, in life cycle of operations.

It provides a duration of 4 days (32 hours) of recognised logged training towards subsea professional engineer or chartered engineer status (C.Eng), marine or subsea technologist.

Each course module has specific competency assessment measures which lead to an examination on the final day of the course.

Module 1 Contents

  • Planning a subsea light well intervention programme.
  • Subsea simulator supported models of running and retrieval operations of subsea safety packages, subsea lubricators, safe well entry on subsea XT’s, well isolations, barrier testing.
  • Overview of the differences in riser-less well intervention (wire-line lubrication, recoverable tool trap) equipment versus programs with pressure containment riser back to surface from dynamically positioning (DP) –  mono-hull multi-purpose support vessel, with modular tower and module deck handling equipment.
  • Well testing, barrier and performance standard testing of safety critical element equipment.
  • Equipment familiarity, pre-operational deployment testing procedures.
  • Well handover procedures, permit to work (PTW), simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) field, safety zones and operational procedures overview to critical sub-surface completions, well access, isolations, etc.
  • Full awareness of site supervision responsibilities in accordance with International Well Control Forum (IWCF) practices.
  • Awareness of NORSOK-D 010 well integrity recommended best practices, well barriers and DNV-GL standards.
  • Subsea drilling BOP equipment, ROV intervention tooling, BOP intervention skids per API 53 regulations, BOP real-time condition performance monitoring and well testing equipment interfaces.
  • Introduction to wireless subsea sensor system for monitoring well integrity annulus A&B.
  • Presentations and updates on API 17 series, recommended practices, codes and standards, BSEE Regulatory changes coming into effect from 2021 on subsea riserless (LWI) systems.
  • Subsea simulator workshops, classroom exercises will be held each day, with logged continuous professional development (CPD) training, competency matrices being held on all course delegates.