TPG4200 - Subsea Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

Drilling of subsea wells, procedures and challenges to operation performed from floating vessels. Handling and operation of marine drilling riser, riser margin, positioning of vessel and mooring systems. Overview of alternative solutions for field development. Criteria for selection of subsea solution. Elements of subsea production systems. Guidebase, wellhead, X-Mas tree configuration, manifold and piping systems, downhole and subea pumping and processing systems, control systems for production and well intervention. Methods for well intervention, handling of equipment from floating vessel, requirements for vessel and systems for heave compensating. Well integrity, safety and reliability considerations. Trend and future technology development for subsea completed wells.

Learning outcome

The student should have knowledge about:
- System and method for drilling and completion of subsea wells.
- Various methods for subsea production.
- Components and systems in underwater construction.
- Anchoring methods.
- Well maintenance.

The student is able to:
- Evaluate and analyse alternative subsea solutions based on given parameters.
- Calculate pressure conditions and loads associated with drilling and completion of subsea wells.
- Calculate valve and actuator performance.
- Calculate stress in critical components.
- Characterize corrosion damage and estimation of life time.
- Define requirements for well barriers to ensure well integrity throughout the life time of the well.
- Evaluate alternative methods for well maintenance.
- Perform calculations and simulations on relevant subsea topics using digital computing and programming tools.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. Exercises also includes the use of programming tools (e.g. MS Excel and Python). The course is given in English.

Course evaluation is undertaken using reference group.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments. If there is a re-sit examination, the assessment form may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

TPG4105 Petroleum Engineering, Basic Course.

Course materials

Lecture notes, recommended and required reading.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIG4070 7.5
TOGT2001 7.5 01.09.2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 1
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Petroleum Engineering - Production Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Summer UTS Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination (1) 100/100

Release 2021-05-11

Submission 2021-05-11

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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