MAR8048 : Subsea Surveying, Positioning and Installation
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Yongchang Pu
- Lecturer: Dr Stuart Edwards
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
A1. To explain the basis, significance and application of subsea surveying techniques.
A2. To provide the knowledge required to understand the factors influencing the installation of subsea equipment including the effects of geotechnics.
A3. To explain the methods and equipment used for subsea installation of pipelines, risers and umbilicals.
Outline Of Syllabus
1. Subsea Surveying and Geomatics (6 hours): Introduction to the principles of subsea surveying and geomatics including bathymetry and seismic surveys, positioning systems (surface positioning, visual positioning, GPS and electromagnetic positioning techniques.
2. Offshore Geotechnics (6 hours): Relevance of geotechnics to subsea engineering, including soil and rock formation, types of soil and rock, seabed stability and scour, trenching and protection.
3. Trenching and Backfill Equipment: (6 hours) Trenching, backfill and piling operations subsea, including the equipment used and the operation factors considered for a successful operation.
4. Installation of Fixed and Flexible Pipelines and Umbilicals: (6 hours) Pipelay techniques including J-lay, S-lay, reel-lay, towing and umbilical lay, detailing the principles of design for installation and including the procedures and equipment used for installation.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Examination|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||4||6:00||24:00||Including tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||12:00||12:00||Examination Revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||62:00||62:00||Includes background reading and review of lecture notes for a full understanding of material|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Directed study and the formal lectures will provide an effective method for students to assimilate the knowledge content, define the scope of the syllabus topics and attain the required knowledge and skill (ISO1-2) outcomes. The directed study allows students to work through material at their own pace allowing them to develop an in-depth understanding of the material (IKO1-3).
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The exam tests acquisition of a clear general knowledge of the subject plus the ability to think and analyse a problem quickly, to select from and to apply both the general knowledge and detailed knowledge of 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 Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.