Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Mooring Riser and Drilling Systems

Learn how to design and analyse mooring and riser systems. Discover the elemental concepts of drilling engineering.

This course provides knowledge of the configurations, components and equipment used. It addresses the theoretical and practical aspects of mooring and riser systems.

You'll find out about different mooring and riser configurations. You'll understand the functions of mooring and riser components.

You'll improve your skills in designing and analysing mooring and riser systems.

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes at Newcastle University in Singapore, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students. If you elect to study the full Masters' programme after completing the module, this is an available option for you.

Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. To find out more, email newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk.

Objectives and Outline

Mooring Riser and Drilling Systems

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • distinguish between different types of risers
  • describe different mooring and riser failure modes
  • plan mooring and riser analyses

You'll understand the design criteria and considerations for mooring and riser systems. You'll gain knowledge about the configuration of an oil well, and about straight hole and directional drilling.

You'll find out how to:

  • carry out static, quasi-static, and dynamic mooring analyses
  • perform static and dynamic riser analyses
  • perform interference analysis

You'll be able to:

  • describe the design of mooring and riser systems
  • identify components of an oil well and drilling system
  • identify tools for straight and directional drilling

Course Outline

  1. Mooring configurations: single-leg mooring, spread mooring, turrent mooring.
  2. Mooring components: wire ropes, synthetic fibre ropes, chains, clump weights, drag and suction anchors, piles; winches and windlass; single component and multi-component catenary equations; soil-mooring interaction; mooring failure modes; static, quasi-static, and dynamic mooring analyses; mooring design criteria and considerations.
  3. Drilling risers, production risers: flexible, steel catenary; flexible riser configurations: steep/lazy S and wave, free hanging.
  4. Flexible riser components: bend stiffeners/bellmouths, unbonded/bonded flexible risers, bend restrictors.
  5. Rigid riser components: tieback connectors, stress joints, riser joints and connectors, buoyancy modules, tensioners; riser casing; soil-riser interaction; riser failure modes; structural riser analysis; static and dynamic riser analyses; interference analysis; riser design criteria and considerations.
  6. Fundamentals of drilling engineering, the oil well, drill string design, drill bits, straight hole drilling, directional drilling, casing and cementing, offshore drilling.
Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. To find out more, email newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk.

Further Information

Mooring Riser and Drilling Systems

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code MAR8270) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Mooring Riser and Drilling Systems

Presenters

Newcastle University

Fees

Mooring Riser and Drilling Systems

Fees

  • Mooring Riser and Drilling Systems
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The course fee includes tuition and course materials.

Contact the team in Singapore for information about cancellation and refund of fees.

Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment usually attracts an additional fee. Delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. More details are available from the Singapore team.

To find out more, email newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk.