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Certificate in Offshore Field Development

Study technical, operational and management aspects of offshore oil and gas field development with our distance learning training course

Starts: 28th September 2017

Delivered by tutored distance learning

The Certificate in Offshore Field Development explores the stages involved in offshore oil and gas production, along with the specialist vessels supporting it, from exploration and surveying to drilling, construction and supply. The course delivers the detailed knowledge required, along with management strategies, for you to successfully engage in the sector.

Hear more about why you should study this fantastic programme from the course director.


Learning outcomes:

  • Interpret the importance of offshore exploration and production in the global petroleum context;
  • Understand the technical elements of searching and drilling for oil and gas;
  • Describe the phases, planning and management of subsea projects;
  • Analyse the design and operations of the diverse vessels supporting offshore production and the export of oil and gas
  • Display up-to-date knowledge of the safety, environmental and contractual issues shaping the industry.

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 28th September 2016
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 weeks
Fees: £1394.10 / US$1812.60 - £1549 / US$2014 + VAT if applicable. Take a closer look at fees
CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs

Very comprehensive for such a large subject, detailed and  intense to catch the right level of perspective.

AC.D Stanculescu, Chief Engineer, GSP Offshore S.A. – Constanta

This course is perfect for oil and gas employees involved in land-based projects who want to know more about offshore operations such as drilling or pipeline engineers. It is also beneficial to junior or new technical workers involved in offshore fields who wish to increase their knowledge base such as subsea engineers and offshore operators.

This course is also ideal for maritime professionals supporting offshore oil and gas projects i.e. shipbuilders, maritime superintendents and naval architects.

Finally, related oil and gas industry professionals seeking knowledge of offshore field development will benefit from this course for example offshore suppliers and legal, financial and contract staff.

course director website

John Preedy PhD
Associate , Azur Offshore

Since leaving BP in 1992 John has continued working in the offshore oil industry through Azur Offshore Ltd, including activities in the assessment of emerging novel technologies, technical and economics audits, deepwater studies, production sharing agreement evaluations, safety and environmental issues. Clients have included Chevron UK, BP Exploration, British Gas, Technomare, Trident Consultants, Fina UK and Cameron France. 

Find out more about John here

Delivered by online tutored distance learning, this programme allows you to study and gain knowledge without disrupting your normal work

You will have access to all course materials, expert tutorial support and peer networking using our online learning management system.

Each module ends with an online test so you can check your understanding of the content.

More about our distance learning

Distance learning, face-to-face workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery to match your requirements

We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.

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Do not delay your application – you may qualify for an early enrolment discount, and some courses have a maximum number of participants. Our online application form securely accepts payment by credit card in either £, $ or €, or we will invoice you or your employer for payment by bank transfer.

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