Subsea Design Primer

Course Description

Subsea systems are subjected to harsh environmental conditions which make their construction and design challenging. The course initially introduces the fundamental of offshore soil mechanics and provides a comprehensive review of geological and geotechnical characterization of the seafloor. Subsequently, the course focuses on the installation and design of subsea systems according to the international standards. The fundamentals of soil-structure interaction, and their implications to the design of subsea systems, are finally introduced and discussed.


Who Should Attend

Design and contract engineers who are involved in offshore projects and have relevant experiences. Project engineers, Logistics managers, Finance controllers, safety officers and management persons of offshore companies will also benefitting from attending the course.




Basic knowledge of offshore construction and design experiences.



Continuing Professional Development




Course Content

Fundamental of offshore soil mechanics

Geological and geotechnical characterization

Seafloor improvement

Subsea system overview

Installation of subsea systems

Design of subsea systems

Main design challenges

Fundamentals of soil-structure interaction




3 days





Houston, Texas, United States



23-25 April 2018


Dubai, United Arab Emirates



6-8 May 2018


London, United Kingdom



2-4 July 2018