Subsea Control & Communication Systems

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Subsea Control & Communication Systems

Improving Operations Through State-of-the-Art Technologies

Subsea Control & Communication Systems

Scheduled Dates


21 - 25 Oct 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT


21 - 25 Oct 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

The success of subsea oil & gas management and production depends largely on the control and communication systems that enable their operations. Although some components of subsea oil & gas production are similar or are the same as their onshore counterparts, other components are different or used in a different manner that warrants a comprehensive coverage. This PetroKnowledge training course will cover the control and communication aspects of the subsea oil & gas production infrastructure. Participation in this course will enable attendees to develop skills and apply the knowledge obtained to improve their performance at their workplace. 

This PetroKnowledge training course will start with a high-level description of the subsea production system and its architecture. The course then covers the control systems followed by the communication protocols and networks used at the topside and subsea. The training course concludes with coverage of standardized subsea solutions. 

This PetroKnowledge training course will highlight:

  • Monitoring, Control, and Communications in subsea production systems
  • Subsea control system flow
  • Distributed Control System/Integrated Control and Safety System DCS/ICSS
  • Master Control System and Subsea Power and Communication Unit (MCS and SPCU)
  • Subsea Control Module and Subsea Electronic Module (SCM and SEM)
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Topside Communication Solutions
  • Subsea Communication Solutions
  • Standardized Subsea Solutions: IWIS, SIIS, SEFOM, MDIS, SWiG

What are the Goals?

At the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, you will learn to: 

  • Explain the subsea control and communication flows
  • Determine the main monitoring and control activities at the control room
  • Develop a plan to troubleshoot communication problems
  • Analyze and explain the main subsea control & communication concepts
  • Apply the knowledge learned to processes at your organization
  • Discuss ways to optimize systems and processes at your organization

Who is this Training Course for?

A wide range of oil & gas professionals will benefit from attending this PetroKnowledge training course. In addition to the professional involved in the operation of subsea facilities, other professionals involved in the design, maintenance, troubleshooting, and optimization of equipment will greatly benefit from attending this course.

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Oil & gas operators
  • Oil & gas instrument technicians
  • Oil & gas engineers
  • Oil & gas managers
  • Oil & gas IT professionals
  • Oil & gas network technicians

How will this Training Course be Presented?

Participants in this PetroKnowledge training course will receive thorough training on the subjects covered by the seminar outline with the Tutor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. 

Seminar methodology includes presentations, breakout exercises, discussions, and videos. Participants are expected to contribute and have a high degree of interaction and work in groups during the breakouts and discussion sessions.

Organisational Impact

Participants taking this PetroKnowledge training course will be better equipped to perform the following more effectively at their organization:

  • Optimization of the communications flow
  • Optimization of the control flow
  • Operations at the control room
  • Operation &maintenance of control equipment
  • Operation & maintenance of communications equipment
  • Troubleshoot and solve control and communication problems

Personal Impact

Participants will gain and enhance their knowledge about subsea control and communication systems and learn to apply what has been learned to help them in their workplace. 

  • Gain knowledge about control flows
  • Gain knowledge about communication flows
  • Enhance knowledge about subsea operations
  • Discussion of various control and communication solutions
  • Learn to apply the knowledge acquired at the workplace
  • Learn to discuss issues with fellow participants

Daily Agenda

Day One: Subsea Production System and Architecture
  • Introduction to subsea operations
  • Subsea production system overview
  • Monitoring, Control, and Communications in subsea production systems
  • Subsea monitoring and control architecture
  • Subsea Communications architecture
Day Two: Subsea Control Systems
  • Monitoring and control components
  • Subsea control system flow
  • Distributed Control System/Integrated Control and Safety System DCS/ICSS
  • Master Control System and Subsea Power and Communication Unit (MCS and SPCU)
  • Subsea Control Module and Subsea Electronic Module (SCM and SEM)
  • Sensors and Actuators
Day Three: Topside Communication Solutions
  • OSI Communication Model
  • TCP and Modbus/TCP
  • Ethernet and Ethernet/IP
  • Open Platform Communications (OPC UA)
  • Evaluation, Comparison, and Discussion
Day Four: Subsea Communication Solutions
  • Can bus
  • Intelligent Well Interface Standard (IWIS)
  • Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
  • RS-422
  • Comparison of solutions, Discussion
Day Five: Standardized Subsea Solutions
  • Intelligent Well Interface Standard (IWIS)
  • Subsea Instrument Interface Standardization (SIIS)
  • Subsea Fiber Optical Monitoring (SEFOM)
  • MCS-DCS Interface Standardization (MDIS)
  • Subsea Wireless Group (SWiG)


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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