Module Catalogue

MAR3125 : Subsea and Pipeline Engineering

  • Offered for Year: 2017/18
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Arun Dev
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


A1 – Overview of the main aspects of subsea engineering from the origins of oil and gas in deepwater
A2 – Offshore design and production in subsea engineering
A3 – Functions of subsea engineering components, their installation and operation
A4 – Overall design and installation of subsea pipelines and risers
A5 – Corrosion control in subsea pipelines
A6 – Structural analysis of subsea pipelines under various loading conditions

Outline Of Syllabus

Deepwater Field Development and Subsea Engineering
Wellheads and Xmas Trees; Manifolds and Well Clusters; Flowlines and Pipelines
Subsea Operation and Control System
Installation of SPS items; Divers/ROVs/AUVs
Subsea Systems Inspection, maintenance and Repair
Deepwater Risers and Umbilicals
Flow Assurance and System Design

Introduction to Design of Subsea Pipelines and Risers
Pipelaying Methods
Mechanical Design Considerations
Wall Thickness and Material Grade Selection
Seabed Pipeline Stability Analysis
Inspection and Maintenance

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion112:0012:00Examination Revision
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00Including examples
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching121:0012:00Tutorials/Problem solving skills
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study126:0026:00General reading
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study124:0024:00Consolidating lectures notes and further reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The formal lectures will provide the students an effective method for students to work through materials at their own pace allowing them to develop an in-depth understanding and familiarity with the fundamentals of subsea engineering and pipeline engineering (IKO1 – IKO5).
The tutorial classes and coursework help the students to assimilate the knowledge content, define the scope of the syllabus and attain the require skill (ISO1 – ISO3).

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A100N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written examination allows the students to demonstrate their clear knowledge and understanding of the subject. It also tests the ability of the students to think and analyse a problem quickly, to select from and to apply both the general knowledge and detailed knowledge aspects of the subject. The exam also assesses problem solving skills, the ability to work unaided and to communicate clearly and concisely in writing. The Graduate Skill Framework entries as (A) are also assessed in this way.

Reading Lists