Successful Subsea Course

Subsea Awareness Course is a well established success in Norway. This year’s November course was fully booked months in advance, and the waiting list was long.

Published: 15 November 2013

Subsea Awareness Course is a very popular course owned and arranged by the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT). The course held in Bergen in November had participants from all over the world, including Angola, Egypt, the UK, the Netherlands and Norway.

The five-day course is conducted by lecturers from the subsea industry, and it includes visits to companies and workshops related to the course content. This gives the participants a basic introduction to the subsea industry, related equipment, tools, instruments and also terminology important in the industry.

Great learning opportunity

Participants include engineers who are new to the industry, transfer from other disciplines, want a refresher course or want an overview of new technologies.

- I participated in this course to get insights about subsea components and systems, and to learn more about field developments and some of the new technologies that are used by top vendors in the oil and gas industry, says Tarek Farid. Mr. Farid is from Egypt, appointed as Project Services Team Lead at BP.

- I have been part of the subsea industry for a few years now, but some of the main components and modules I have never seen. The main benefit from participating in this course is the opportunity to physically see major components like manifolds, x-mas trees, wellheads, tubing hangers, subsea pumps etc. I also had some new ideas on subsea separation, which I will take with me into our new project development.

Oliver Knight is a Graduate Engineer from England, and the course is part of his education. He participated as part of his graduate scheme to become a facilities engineer and to increase his knowledge if subsea equipment and how it all fits together and is installed. Mr. Knight works for E.ON Exploration & Production and is currently stationed in Stavanger.

- There were a few topics, like acoustic leak detection, that I had not encountered before and it was good to understand how this works and where it can be used. I have also learned more about the companies that presented and what they do.

The Subsea Awareness Course is held in Bergen twice every year, and the 2014 courses are already starting to fill up.

Dates and registration for the 2014 courses


Please contact Events Manager Anne-Grethe Solbakk if you have any questions about the course,