Specialist Training Returns to North Sea After Demand

A specialist international training program for the booming subsea oil and gas sector will be brought to the North Sea for a second time due to demand from Aberdeen companies.

The three and a half day Subsea Systems Engineering course will run in Aberdeen from 2 - 5 October 2007 at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Center. Organized by Clarion Technical Services of Houston and Subsea Engineering News, the course combines the basic building blocks of subsea production systems with the thinking behind the decision-making process for field development options. There is also a site visit to the companies involved so that delegates can get a closer look at equipment.

Steve Sassanow from Subsea Engineering News says, "We were overwhelmed by the demand for the course in March and had a waiting list so decided to proceed with another one in the Autumn. However, it is looking like it will also be a sell-out so people are urged to book quickly."

Led by a team of specialists from the subsea industry, the course aims to provide young engineers and those transferring engineering and project management disciplines with the skills to fill some of the skills gaps that have been created by the current surge of worldwide activity.

Principal lecturer, Bill Loth, has a history in subsea that stretches from the North Sea's Underwater Manifold Centre in the early eighties to the current Erha deepwater floating production project in Nigeria. He was formerly with both ExxonMobil and Shell UK Expro.

Mr. Loth will be joined by Steve Sasanow, editor of Subsea Engineering News, and representatives from Vetco Gray, Subsea Control Services, Prospect and MCS. These experts in their fields will cover the specific areas of subsea hardware, subsea controls, flow assurance and risers and flowlines.

The training costs £1650 + VAT per delegate with a discount for personnel whose companies are members of industry body, Subsea UK.