Subsea Systems, Processes and  Topside Interface for Oil & Gas Production

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Subsea Systems, Processes and
Topside Interface for Oil & Gas Production

Scheduled Dates

11 - 15 Dec 2023 London - UK $5,950
10 - 14 Jun 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
09 - 13 Dec 2024 London - UK $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

With the depletion of many onshore and offshore shallow-water reserves, the exploration and production of oil and gas in deep water became more necessary than before. It is anticipated that the majority of the future offshore explorations will be conducted in the deep and ultra-deep waters.

As an offshore or subsea or marine engineer or manager, it is crucial to have a clear understanding of the subsea and marine industries including subsea systems, subsea processing and the architecture of topside facilities.

This PetroKnowledge training course has been designed to cover subsea production systems, processes, subsea pipelines design, operation and repair. The training course will also cover the key technical challenges and risks associated with the operation and maintenance of subsea topside interface such as Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) and Floating Liquified Natural Gas (FLNG). This PetroKnowledge training course will arm the participants with a wealth of knowledge to help them advance their project.

This PetroKnowledge training course will give you the international insight of the subsea and marine industry to enable you to retain your talent in order to ensure sustainable career growth.   This training course is essential for those who need to develop their subsea and marine design, operational and managerial skills further.

This PetroKnowledge training course will highlight:

  • How the offshore, subsea and marine industries evolved
  • Different subsea production systems
  • Subsea processing
  • Subsea pipeline design, installation and repair techniques
  • Subsea Architecture and Topside interface such as FPSO and FLNG
  • Operation and maintenance of FPSO and FLNG

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

By the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, participants will learn to:

  • Understand the assessment of subsea systems
  • Identify how subsea processing is performed
  • Appreciate the challenges of subsea and marine operations
  • Understand the design and installation of subsea pipelines
  • Learn about regulations, operation and maintenance of subsea topside interface such as FPSO and FLNG
  • Identify different risks associated with the operation of FPSO and FLNG

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

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

  • Subsea engineers who want to expand their knowledge in the subsea and marine industry
  • Marine engineers who want to expand their knowledge in the subsea and marine industry
  • Engineers from all disciplines who are new to the subsea and marine industry
  • Managers and executives who are new to the subsea and marine industry
  • Project engineers
  • Operation Engineers
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Technicians

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented? 

This Petroknowledge training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented including:

  • Course manual
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Video presentations
  • Competency assurance tests including pre-assessment and post-assessment tests

The daily training seminars will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion of applications as well as hands-on exposure to techniques using examples from the offshore work place environment. Delegates are strongly encouraged to bring and share their own experiences, lessons learnt from the work domain. This adds greater relevancy to the content.

Organisational Impact

This PetroKnowledge training course will effectively impact the organization by increasing the service life of its subsea and marine projects, reduce the maintenance and operations cost and minimize the Safety, Environmental and business risks. The course will further consolidate the following:

  • Requirements for subsea production systems design, operation and maintenance of subsea equipment
  • Subsea processing and subsea pipeline design and operation
  • Operation and maintenance of topside facilities associated with subsea operation such as FPSO and FLNG

Personal Impact

Upon successful completion of this PetroKnowledge training course, participants will be able to comprehend and effectively manage the challenges or obstacles encountered during the development of subsea projects within their organizations.

The training course is very comprehensive and will address subsea equipment design and operation, new technologies and future trends so that participants of any engineering discipline will have a holistic understanding of the subsea and marine industry.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Assessment of Subsea Production Systems

  • Subsea production systems
  • Wet tree versus dry tree in deep water developments
  • Subsea wellheads and trees
  • Drilling risers
  • Subsea Production Risers

Day Two: Subsea Processing

  • Flow Assurance
  • Hydraulics
  • Heat Transfer and Thermal Insulation
  • Hydrates
  • Wax and Asphaltenes
  • Subsea Corrosion and Scale
  • Erosion and Sand Management
  • Case study

Day Three:  Subsea Pipeline Design, Installation and Repair, Subsea Umbilical and Risers

  • Subsea pipeline route selection
  • Subsea pipeline design
  • Subsea pipeline installation
  • Subsea Umbilicals, Risers + Flowlines (SURF) and Subsea facility Interfaces
  • Subsea Umbilical Systems
  • Subsea Pipeline Repair methods

Day Four: Topside Interface, Operation and Inspection of FPSO and FLNG

  • Introduction to FPSO and FLNG facilities
  • Interface Onboard FPSO or FLNG Facility
  • FPSO and FLNG topside facilities and layout
  • FPSO and FLNG operation, inspection and maintenance
  • Regulations and Codes
  • Environmental influences affecting FPSO – FLNG Operations
  • FPSO and or FLNG Mooring system, Turret and Swivel
  • Oil or Gas Transfer (Offloading) in FPSO and FLNG

Day Five: Safety in Operation of FPSO and FLNG

  • Safety and Emergency Systems for FPSO
  • Hazard identification areas for FPSO
  • Fire Protection & Fire Detection
  • Hazards and Risks for an LNG carrier during operation
  • Risk assessment
  • Safety of large NLG spill over water


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • 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

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • 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.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

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.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to

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