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    Specialist training makes North Sea debut

    News // January 29, 2007

    A specialist international training programme for the booming subsea oil and gas sector will be brought to the North Sea for the first time following demand from the marketplace.
     
    The three and a half day Subsea Systems Engineering course will run in Aberdeen from March 27th 2007. Organised by Clarion Technical Services of Houston and Subsea Engineering News, the course combines the basic building blocks of subsea production systems with the thinking behind the decision-making process for field development options. 

    There is also a site visit to the companies involved so that delegates can get a closer look at equipment.
     
    The course aims to provide young engineers and those transferring engineering and project management disciplines with the skills to fill some of the skills gaps that have been created by the current surge of worldwide activity.
     
    Led by a team of specialists from the subsea industry, the course will take place in the city’s Carmelite Hotel.

    Principal lecturer, Bill Loth, has a history in subsea that stretches from the North Sea’s Underwater Manifold Centre in the early eighties to the current Erha deepwater floating production project in Nigeria. He was formerly with both ExxonMobil and Shell UK Expro.
     
    Mr Loth will be joined by Steve Sasanow, editor of Subsea Engineering News, and representatives from Vetco Gray, Subsea Control Services, Prospect and MCS. These experts in their fields will cover the specific areas of subsea hardware, subsea controls, flow assurance and risers and flowlines.
     
    The training costs £1,650 + VAT per delegate with a discount for personnel whose companies are members of industry body, Subsea UK.
     
    Places are limited and can be reserved at www.clarion.org/Aberdeen.html or by contacting Subsea Engineering News at sen@btinternet.com or 01242 574027.
     

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