This short course will provide you with a knowledge and understanding of the equipment and procedures employed in the exploration and production of offshore oil and gas.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield Campus
  • Cost£1,700.  The course fee includes lunch and refreshments during the day. Accommodation is not included and must be booked separately. Concessions available

What you will learn

On successful completion of this short course you will:

  • Have a basic understanding of (petroleum) reservoir engineering
  • Have a knowledge of the equipment needed and procedures practiced for the extraction of natural hydrocarbons (oil and gas) from offshore locations
  • Understand the problems encountered and potential dangers involved during the extraction of oil/gas
  • Understand how procedures/equipment have developed in order to minimise the potential dangers
  • Understand the requirements in terms of equipment for the production of oil and gas in offshore and subsea locations
  • Have an overview of the factors to be considered in the development of an offshore/subsea oil/gas field.

Core content

  • Reservoir engineering: introduction, reservoir rocks - properties, reservoir fluids, rock-fluid interaction, phase behaviour of reservoir fluids, classification of reservoir fluids
  • Drilling: history, drilling systems, tubing programs, connectors, primary guidance, motion compensation, wellhead housings, running tools, templates and tiebacks, completion overview
  • Subsea production: fundamental requirements, hardware - trees, manifolds, flowlines, analysis of building blocks, subsea developments - examples, case studies, new technologies.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

Cranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.


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10% discount applies if booked 8 weeks in advance. 10% discount for 3rd and subsequent delegates from the same company/site. Discounts can be combined.

Accommodation options and prices

Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis from Sunday to Friday. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.

Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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