Subsea Production Systems and Technologies

Production and Operations Projects, Facilities and Construction


This class will provide participants with an introduction to subsea production facilities. It will take participants from the conceptual design to the operation of the subsea production facilities. Participants will have the chance to learn about typical system architecture, design drivers, and general requirements for subsea production systems. Equipment design and operations, flow lines, flow assurance, and material selection will all be covered.

Day 1

  • Subsea Production Systems (SPS)
    • Concepts and definition
    • Main components
    • General design requirements
    • Equipment and operations
    • Procedures for operations
    • Maintenance and repair
    • Limitations, barriers, and challenges      

Day one of this course will focus on Subsea Production Systems (SPS).  Specifically, this course will introduce the concepts and definitions, typical system architecture, design drivers, and general design requirements for SPS.  Subsea equipment and operations, flow lines, flow assurance, material selection standards and procedures for major operational modes, maintenance and repair, along with limitations, barriers, and challenges will also be covered.

Day 2

  • SPS Technology
    • Major subsea technology
    • Equipment and operations
  • Flow Assurance
  • Subsea intervention
  • Digital Field
    • Production monitoring, control, and optimization technology
    • Data acquisition and data management
    • Instrumentation, control, and monitoring systems
Day two will focus on subsea separation technology, compression, pumping, oil and gas processing, and monitoring systems.  Special attention will be given to equipment functionality and operations.  flow assurance, specifically  sand management, along with hydrate, wax, scale and asphaltene deposition control, prevention, and remediation as well as subsea intervention technologies and procedures will also be covered.


Learning Level


Course Length

2 Days

Who Should Attend

Engineers involved with subsea facilities design and operations or anyone who wants to learn about the evolving subsea facility technologies.


1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 2-day course.


Valmore Rodriguez is director of curriculum of surface facilities and competency assessment champion with NExT-Schlumberger based in College Station, Texas-USA. Dr. Rodriguez has three patents and 18 technical publications internationally.

His experience includes development of competency models for companies in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa; technical capabilities strategy and delivery for surface facilities design, operation, reliability and maintenance engineers; and the assessment of technical competencies and development of individual and organization learning plans. He mentors and teaches surface facilities design, operation, reliability and maintenance engineers.

Rodriguez identifies technical and technology challenges based on asset evaluation and needs and the company business strategy and also creates technology strategy for oil and gas companies. He provides technical assistance in projects related to surface facilities design, operation, reliability and maintenance engineering, and technical assistance in flow assurance, process and mechanical design, facilities operation, mechanical integrity, reliability engineering, production fluids processing and conditioning.

Rodriguez has BS, MS and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering and more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.