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Well engineering / Well construction COMPETENCIES
Well engineering / Well construction

Subsea. It’s been designed by experts in both HR and Well Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Engineering Subsea to be a helpful resource in managing and Defining Well


Objectives
Awareness

Identify the fundamental elements and objectives of drilling, test,


completion programs describing the needs and use of the data acquired
Fundamental

Review and discuss rilling, test, completion programsfor a typical well


using historical well (s) and data, explaining potential well design impact,
Skilled

Employing historical well plans and designs critique and document


operational plans quantifying potential zones, also determine effective risk
Mastery

Develop design and justify new integrated models combining geoscience,


petrophysics, and engineering in novel operational evaluation
Defining Well
Objectives
Awareness

Identify the fundamental elements and objectives of drilling, test,


completion programs describing the needs and use of the data acquired
Fundamental

Review and discuss rilling, test, completion programsfor a typical well


using historical well (s) and data, explaining potential well design impact,
Skilled

Employing historical well plans and designs critique and document


operational plans quantifying potential zones, also determine effective risk
Mastery

Develop design and justify new integrated models combining geoscience,


petrophysics, and engineering in novel operational evaluation

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as well as being able to describe the many different factors effecting identifying operational constraints, objectives. and HSE mitigation options. applications, taking note of key HSE risks. as well as being able to describe the many different factors effecting identifying operational constraints, objectives. and HSE mitigation options. applications, taking note of key HSE risks.
drilling performance, and HSE issues drilling performance, and HSE issues

Characterizing The Using offset data characterise the surface and downhole lighologic Review and discuss rilling, test, completion programsfor a typical well Characterise potential problematic zones by reviewing and working with Develop new integrated models, standards, and recommend practices Evaluation Program Identify the fundamentals of an evaluation program, customer(s), Review an evaluation program for a typical well using historical well (s) Employ offset / xxx EOWR s and best practices critique a normal Develop new operational evaluation applications and/or practices for use
Drilling Environment environment, identify and describe the cause and effect of abnormal using historical well (s) and data, explaining potential well design impact, subsurface and engineers. Identify representative offset wells, develop using subsurface, petrophysics, and engineering to influence operational suppliers, and equipment used, also, describe the needs and use of data and data, explaining potential well design impact, identifing operational operational plan suggesting risk and HSE mitigation options associated in normal and novel situations including operational risk (s) and justify
pore pressure, fracture pressure, and formation instabiltiy and their identifying operational constraints, objectives. abnormal pressure regimes and determine abnormal onshore and performance on a company wide basis and trouble-shoot same. acquired. Identify key HSE issues. constraints and log qualities. with quantifing effective program objectives. same to partners.
impact on well design and operational risks in onshore and offshore offshore locations. Incorporate geomechanical and well bore stability Contribute to the geomichanical model and its incorporation into
drilling operations. models in well design. well design

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Testing Program Identify the fundamentals of a Testing Program, customer(s), suppliers, Review a testing program for a typical well using historical well (s) or data, Critique an operational testing plan utilising historical and previous well Develop new testing tools, create operational testing plans including
and equipment used, also, describe the needs and use of data acquired. explaining potential well design impact, identifing operational objectives plans, all well subsurface records, including best practices; develop operational risk (s), justify and defend novel plans, and initiate and
Directional Planning Identify the basic objectives and elements of directional, horizontal, Review the various deviation/multilateral plans for a typical well using Plan various deviation/multilateral wells ustilising well objectives, offset Develop standards and recommended practices for routine and complex Identify key HSE issues. and plans, common drillstrem test tools. contingency plans and quatify key risks in achieving testing goals. analyse testing programs.
and multilateral programs, and strengths and weaknesses. Identify key offset well data, identifying the best BHA for the situation, key HSE well plans, applying torque/drag analysis, account for uncertainty, quantify trajectory and serve as trouble-shooter for use on a company wide basis.
HSE issues. issues, and understand introduced uncertainty and limitations. operational risks, and justify plan to partners.
Completion Program Identify the fundamentals of a completion program, customer(s), Review a completion program for a typical well using historical Prepare a detailed completion plan utilising offset and previous well Using petrophysics recommend and select a completion interval, develop
suppliers, and equipment used, also, describe the needs and use of data well (s) and data, explaining potential well design impact, identifing plans, design the plan for minimal formation damage using best practices; a completion procedure and quantifing operation risks and HSE, develop
Drilling and Identify basic fluid objectives, common drilling fluid types and objectives Identify the limitations and benefits of all major drilling fluid types, and Specify and design a drilling fluids solids control plan and waste Generate fluids program, solids control and waste management system acquired. Identify key HSE issues. operational constraints. explain and mitigate HSE risks, design to include connections, materials and justify plans for novel situations.
Completion Fluid and elements of solids control systems. Understand the 4 R’s of waste explain the purpose, application, and performance and limitations of management system knowing geology, formation instability and apply meets well objectives, instability concerns, and develop standards and and cover all stresses due to temperature and deviated wells.

to roles you aspire to.


management and the equiopment required. Identify key HSE issues. solids control equipment. Calculate the ammount of fluids related waste offset well information and best practices. recommended practices for both and serve as a global trouble-shooter.
System Planning generated in a well.
Drilling Program Identify the basic objectives of a drilling programme including geologic Obtain all relevant historical and current geologic, seismic, and wireline Prepare a detailed drilling programme documenting potential zones Develop new integrated models for a difficult well using subsurface and
and lithologic factors affecting drilling performance in terms of rock type, logging data and include in a prospect specific well design. working with geoscience personnel, pertainent geological well records, petrophysical data working with geoscience personnel that influence bit,
Bit and Hydraulics Identify the basic objectives and elements of a bit program and type, a Review and identify factors affecting drilling fluid parameters and drill Using offset well data and best practices optimise a bit, hydraulic and Work with bit manufacturers and subsurface to develop new and novel bit instability, and directional tendencies. Identify key HSE issues. regional data, recognising any missing data, apply e-logs cross drillstring and BHA design and performance.
Planning hydralulic system, and of the drill string. string design and HSE issues, and impact on the drilling objectives drillstring design for a well, explain key HSE risks and justify to partners, / BHA designs s and quantify operational risks. section correlations.
and impact on the drilling objectives

Casing Identify the basic objectives of wellhead casing equipment. Identify key Describe casing performance properties and create an inclusive Apply well objective, offset data and identify best practices in OCTG Select complete OCTG and wellhead package for all situations, quantify
HSE issues. casing plan. and wellhead equipment selection, with all appropriate polices and operation risks associated, develop standards and recommended
requirements in place. practices as needed.

Cementing Identify the basic objectives of cementing program, and the elements of Review and develop recommendations for a typical cement job, create an Specify appropriate cement properties, have all appropriate polices and Quantify operation risks associated with difficult cementing goals,
the P&A plan. Identify key HSE issues. inclusive casing plan and a plan to P&A a typical well. requirements in place. develop standards and recommended practices as needed, prepare
comprehensive P&A plans.

How to use this framework Drilling Performance


Planning
Identify benefits of a performance improvement process for drilling,
describe and identify the major components and processes of a cost
estimate, and identify potential benefits of recent and developing drilling
technologies, and key HSE issues.
Explain the basic objectives and elements of performance planning
inclusive of TQF technical limits, review a typical well’s AFE, participate
though membership in industries technical societies.
Develop targets for novel wells using different methodologies, track
assess, and incorporate lessons learned, create risked weighted well cost
estimates, review and execute recent drilling technology as applicable.
Serve as global trouble-shooter and a resource, develop standards and
recommended practices for AFE generation, champion appropriate use
of new technology.

Drilling System, Identify the basic objectives and elements of business relationships, Identify, use, and apply standard supplier management processes, Perform and evaluate common supply management processes, rig Formulate and negotiate all contracts for difficult or complex projects,
Services, and the major types of contracts with risks/benefits and incentive/arbitration contractor prequalification and selection processes, contract resolution technical prequalifcations, work with procurement specialists to assess develop “logistics plan” for remote, novel, or challenging logistics situation
clauses, major types of procurement processes, and understand contract processes, logistic system limitations, and company contracts, and supply companies, apply standard review template to define fit for including all equipment, plan for dispute resolution and document risks.

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Materials Selection dispute resolution. describe management system audit components. purpose, and apply standard dispute resolution process
and Management

Well Construction Identify typical governmental approval, permitting, notification, etc. Identify, discuss, and describe the required applications, the components Review all standard and government notifications and/or applications, Participate in industry task forces working cooperatively with regulatory
HSE Management requirements, objectives of safety management plan, components and of a complete safety management plan, a complete oil spill contingency manage timelines and/or limitations of safety management plans, create agencies to modify and develop new regulations, create safety case
purpose of an oil spill contingency plan, and of a bridging document. plan, and a complete JOA, and/or bridging document. Detail well site oil spill contingency plan/s, and create a bridging document. for novel situations, determine bridging documents required and
Identify the risks associated with Well Engineering operations. hazard hunts. manage timelines.

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Well Site Identify and demonstrate effective leadership, problem solving skills, Use key leadership styles, basic problem solving techniques, common Apply management understanding in different operational situations, Assess impact of findings on other regional opportunities, teach and
Management principal roles and responsibilityes, the objectives to develop the reporting formats, overall environmental response plan as a guide to principles of proper performance appraisal, conduct wellsite Technical guide team members in problem solving, provide enterprise training on
operational technical limits, the basic equipment used and key steps in oil identify responsible personnel, follow personal safety procedures at Limit sessions, communicate effectively, review reports and activities for principles and strategies for building high performance rig personnel.
spill response. the wellsite. Lessons Learned and Best Practices that can be shared.

B D
Supervising Well Identify and monitor rig operations management, observe tests, basic Idenify, prepare, maintain, and monitor basic tools, equipment, and Superevise rig activities, identify invalid mud types/properties, and Review and manage all rig operationis inclusive of HSE issues, apply

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Site Operations rig tools and equipment, the key steps used in conducting various tests, systems used to manage rig operaions, use operational plans to prepare issues that would prevent stuck pipe, monitor solids removal equipment, lessons learnt creatively, minimize costs while achieving enterprise wide
operations, and HSE issues. for directional plans, downhole drillstring, logging runs, all done to code, implement alternative plans for inappropriate equipment, and plan and goals, and control pre-job safety issues.
and participate in pre-job safety meetings. conduct new equipment field tests.

Supervising Identify and monitor rig operations equipment, observe operaions, Use operational plans to prepare for and monitor a varity of well Apply detailed plans to safely supervise a varity of wellsite operations, Review and manage all rig operations inclusive of HSE issues, apply
Specialized Well Site basic rig tools and equipment, the key steps used in conducting various operations, identify purpose of a varity of well operations, control job assure appropriate contingency plans for all types of operations exist, lessons learnt creatively, minimize costs while achieving enterprise wide
operations, and HSE issues. safety analysis, participate in pre-job safety meetings. liaise with technical and service company providers to impletement goals, and control pre-job safety issues.
Operations alternative plans as needed.

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Position profiles
Functional competencies COMPETENCIES
Well engineering / Well construction

Click on the home button in the top left corner of the screen to Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Click the COMPETENCIES button and you’ll see a list of high level
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Defining Well
Objectives
Awareness

Identify the fundamental elements and objectives of drilling, test,


completion programs describing the needs and use of the data acquired
as well as being able to describe the many different factors effecting
drilling performance, and HSE issues
Fundamental

Review and discuss rilling, test, completion programsfor a typical well


using historical well (s) and data, explaining potential well design impact,
identifying operational constraints, objectives.
Skilled

Employing historical well plans and designs critique and document


operational plans quantifying potential zones, also determine effective risk
and HSE mitigation options.
Mastery

Develop design and justify new integrated models combining geoscience,


petrophysics, and engineering in novel operational evaluation
applications, taking note of key HSE risks.

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Evaluation Program Identify the fundamentals of an evaluation program, customer(s), Review an evaluation program for a typical well using historical well (s) Employ offset / xxx EOWR s and best practices critique a normal Develop new operational evaluation applications and/or practices for use
suppliers, and equipment used, also, describe the needs and use of data and data, explaining potential well design impact, identifing operational operational plan suggesting risk and HSE mitigation options associated in normal and novel situations including operational risk (s) and justify
acquired. Identify key HSE issues. constraints and log qualities. with quantifing effective program objectives. same to partners.

awareness to mastery, with descriptions setting out what we


• Identify the basic objectives and elements of an evaluation program, • Review and discuss an evaluation program for a typical well using • Utilize well goals, previous well plans, offset information (including • Develop new evaluation tools, applications and/or
the key customer(s), types of supplier(s), and equipment used. offset information (including post analysis reports), previous plans, post analysis reports), and identified best practices to critique a operational practices.
• Describe the needs and applications of multi-discipline team members and a well’s specific objectives. detailed evaluation operational plan in normal circumstances. • Create operational testing plan in novel situations.

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for information captured. • Explain the potential impact on well design to multi-discipline • Suggest options to address operational risks, e.g. wellbore stability. • Justify and defend novel operational plans to skeptical partners.
team members and develop the well design to meet evaluation • Quantify operational risks associated with achieving difficult evaluation
program requirements. program goals.

expect at each level.


• Identify factors (for each log type) that create poor log quality and • Explain methods to mitigate key HSE risks.
operational constraints.
• Identify key HSE issues.

Testing Program Identify the fundamentals of a Testing Program, customer(s), suppliers, Review a testing program for a typical well using historical well (s) or data, Critique an operational testing plan utilising historical and previous well Develop new testing tools, create operational testing plans including
and equipment used, also, describe the needs and use of data acquired. explaining potential well design impact, identifing operational objectives plans, all well subsurface records, including best practices; develop operational risk (s), justify and defend novel plans, and initiate and
Identify key HSE issues. and plans, common drillstrem test tools. contingency plans and quatify key risks in achieving testing goals. analyse testing programs.

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Completion Program Identify the fundamentals of a completion program, customer(s), Review a completion program for a typical well using historical Prepare a detailed completion plan utilising offset and previous well Using petrophysics recommend and select a completion interval, develop
suppliers, and equipment used, also, describe the needs and use of data well (s) and data, explaining potential well design impact, identifing plans, design the plan for minimal formation damage using best practices; a completion procedure and quantifing operation risks and HSE, develop

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acquired. Identify key HSE issues. operational constraints. explain and mitigate HSE risks, design to include connections, materials and justify plans for novel situations.
and cover all stresses due to temperature and deviated wells.

D
Drilling Program Identify the basic objectives of a drilling programme including geologic Obtain all relevant historical and current geologic, seismic, and wireline Prepare a detailed drilling programme documenting potential zones Develop new integrated models for a difficult well using subsurface and

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and lithologic factors affecting drilling performance in terms of rock type, logging data and include in a prospect specific well design. working with geoscience personnel, pertainent geological well records, petrophysical data working with geoscience personnel that influence bit,
instability, and directional tendencies. Identify key HSE issues. regional data, recognising any missing data, apply e-logs cross drillstring and BHA design and performance.
section correlations.

any of the description boxes that illustrate each level.


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COMPETENCIES
Well engineering / Well construction COMPETENCIES
Well engineering / Well construction

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant
At BG group, how we do things is as important as what we
Position profiles
achieve. BG behavioural competencies are about the “how”, and
Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Defining Well Identify the fundamental elements and objectives of drilling, test, Review and discuss rilling, test, completion programsfor a typical well Employing historical well plans and designs critique and document Develop design and justify new integrated models combining geoscience,
Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant Objectives completion programs describing the needs and use of the data acquired using historical well (s) and data, explaining potential well design impact, operational plans quantifying potential zones, also determine effective risk petrophysics, and engineering in novel operational evaluation
as well as being able to describe the many different factors effecting identifying operational constraints, objectives. and HSE mitigation options. applications, taking note of key HSE risks.
drilling performance, and HSE issues

Characterizing The

we expect you to set goals around these as well as your functional


Defining Well Objectives Using offset data characterise the surface and downhole lighologic Review and discuss rilling, test, completion programsfor a typical well Characterise potential problematic zones by reviewing and working with Develop new integrated models, standards, and recommend practices
1 1 1 2 3 3 2 3 Drilling Environment environment, identify and describe the cause and effect of abnormal pore using historical well (s) and data, explaining potential well design impact, subsurface and engineers. Identify representative offset wells, develop using subsurface, petrophysics, and engineering to influence operational
pressure, fracture pressure, and formation instabiltiy and their impact identifying operational constraints, objectives. abnormal pressure regimes and determine abnormal onshore and performance on a company wide basis and trouble-shoot same.
on well design and operational risks in onshore and offshore drilling offshore locations. Incorporate geomechanical and well bore stability Contribute to the geomichanical model and its incorporation into
operations. models in well design. well design
Characterizing The
1 1 1 2 3 3 2 3
Drilling Environment

competencies. Functional competencies and BG behavioural


Directional Planning Identify the basic objectives and elements of directional, horizontal, Review the various deviation/multilateral plans for a typical well using Plan various deviation/multilateral wells ustilising well objectives, offset Develop standards and recommended practices for routine and complex
and multilateral programs, and strengths and weaknesses. Identify key offset well data, identifying the best BHA for the situation, key HSE well plans, applying torque/drag analysis, account for uncertainty, quantify trajectory and serve as trouble-shooter for use on a company wide basis.
Directional Planning HSE issues. issues, and understand introduced uncertainty and limitations. operational risks, and justify plan to partners.
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 4
Drilling and Identify basic fluid objectives, common drilling fluid types and objectives Identify the limitations and benefits of all major drilling fluid types, and Specify and design a drilling fluids solids control plan and waste Generate fluids program, solids control and waste management system
Completion Fluid and elements of solids control systems. Understand the 4 R’s of waste explain the purpose, application, and performance and limitations of management system knowing geology, formation instability and apply meets well objectives, instability concerns, and develop standards and
Drilling and Completion Fluid
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 System Planning
management and the equiopment required. Identify key HSE issues. solids control equipment. Calculate the ammount of fluids related waste offset well information and best practices. recommended practices for both and serve as a global trouble-shooter.
System Planning

competencies complement each other – both should form part of


generated in a well.

Bit and Hydraulics Planning Bit and Hydraulics Identify the basic objectives and elements of a bit program and type, a Review and identify factors affecting drilling fluid parameters and drill Using offset well data and best practices optimise a bit, hydraulic and Work with bit manufacturers and subsurface to develop new and novel bit
1 1 1 2 3 3 2 4 hydralulic system, and of the drill string. string design and HSE issues, and impact on the drilling objectives drillstring design for a well, explain key HSE risks and justify to partners, / BHA designs s and quantify operational risks.
Planning
and impact on the drilling objectives

Casing
1 1 1 2 3 3 2 4 Casing Identify the basic objectives of wellhead casing equipment. Identify key Describe casing performance properties and create an inclusive Apply well objective, offset data and identify best practices in OCTG Select complete OCTG and wellhead package for all situations, quantify

your development discussion with your line manager.


HSE issues. casing plan. and wellhead equipment selection, with all appropriate polices and operation risks associated, develop standards and recommended
requirements in place. practices as needed.
Cementing
1 1 1 2 3 3 2 4
Cementing Identify the basic objectives of cementing program, and the elements of Review and develop recommendations for a typical cement job, create an Specify appropriate cement properties, have all appropriate polices and Quantify operation risks associated with difficult cementing goals,
the P&A plan. Identify key HSE issues. inclusive casing plan and a plan to P&A a typical well. requirements in place. develop standards and recommended practices as needed, prepare
comprehensive P&A plans.
Drilling Performance Planning
1 1 1 2 3 3 2 4
Drilling Performance Identify benefits of a performance improvement process for drilling, Explain the basic objectives and elements of performance planning Develop targets for novel wells using different methodologies, track Serve as global trouble-shooter and a resource, develop standards and
Planning describe and identify the major components and processes of a cost inclusive of TQF technical limits, review a typical well’s AFE, participate assess, and incorporate lessons learned, create risked weighted well cost recommended practices for AFE generation, champion appropriate use
estimate, and identify potential benefits of recent and developing drilling though membership in industries technical societies. estimates, review and execute recent drilling technology as applicable. of new technology.
Drilling System, Services, and Materials
1 1 1 2 3 3 2 4 technologies, and key HSE issues.
Selection and Management

Well Construction HSE Management Drilling System, Identify the basic objectives and elements of business relationships, Identify, use, and apply standard supplier management processes, Perform and evaluate common supply management processes, rig Formulate and negotiate all contracts for difficult or complex projects,
1 1 1 2 3 3 3 4 the major types of contracts with risks/benefits and incentive/arbitration contractor prequalification and selection processes, contract resolution technical prequalifcations, work with procurement specialists to assess develop “logistics plan” for remote, novel, or challenging logistics situation
Services, and
clauses, major types of procurement processes, and understand contract processes, logistic system limitations, and company contracts, and supply companies, apply standard review template to define fit for including all equipment, plan for dispute resolution and document risks.
Materials Selection dispute resolution. describe management system audit components. purpose, and apply standard dispute resolution process
Well Site Management and Management
1 1 1 1 3 3 4 4
Well Construction Identify typical governmental approval, permitting, notification, etc. Identify, discuss, and describe the required applications, the components Review all standard and government notifications and/or applications, Participate in industry task forces working cooperatively with regulatory
HSE Management requirements, objectives of safety management plan, components and of a complete safety management plan, a complete oil spill contingency manage timelines and/or limitations of safety management plans, create agencies to modify and develop new regulations, create safety case
Supervising Well Site Operations plan, and a complete JOA, and/or bridging document. Detail well site for novel situations, determine bridging documents required and
1 1 1 2 2 2 1 4 purpose of an oil spill contingency plan, and of a bridging document.
Identify the risks associated with Well Engineering operations. hazard hunts.
oil spill contingency plan/s, and create a bridging document.
manage timelines.

Supervising Specialized Well Site Identify and demonstrate effective leadership, problem solving skills, Use key leadership styles, basic problem solving techniques, common Apply management understanding in different operational situations, Assess impact of findings on other regional opportunities, teach and
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 Management principal roles and responsibilityes, the objectives to develop the reporting formats, overall environmental response plan as a guide to principles of proper performance appraisal, conduct wellsite Technical guide team members in problem solving, provide enterprise training on
Well Site Operations operational technical limits, the basic equipment used and key steps in oil identify responsible personnel, follow personal safety procedures at Limit sessions, communicate effectively, review reports and activities for principles and strategies for building high performance rig personnel.
spill response. the wellsite. Lessons Learned and Best Practices that can be shared.

A C
Supervising Well Identify and monitor rig operations management, observe tests, basic Idenify, prepare, maintain, and monitor basic tools, equipment, and Superevise rig activities, identify invalid mud types/properties, and Review and manage all rig operationis inclusive of HSE issues, apply
Site Operations rig tools and equipment, the key steps used in conducting various tests, systems used to manage rig operaions, use operational plans to prepare issues that would prevent stuck pipe, monitor solids removal equipment, lessons learnt creatively, minimize costs while achieving enterprise wide
operations, and HSE issues. for directional plans, downhole drillstring, logging runs, all done to code, implement alternative plans for inappropriate equipment, and plan and goals, and control pre-job safety issues.
and participate in pre-job safety meetings. conduct new equipment field tests.

Supervising Identify and monitor rig operations equipment, observe operaions, Use operational plans to prepare for and monitor a varity of well Apply detailed plans to safely supervise a varity of wellsite operations, Review and manage all rig operations inclusive of HSE issues, apply
Specialized Well Site basic rig tools and equipment, the key steps used in conducting various operations, identify purpose of a varity of well operations, control job assure appropriate contingency plans for all types of operations exist, lessons learnt creatively, minimize costs while achieving enterprise wide
operations, and HSE issues. safety analysis, participate in pre-job safety meetings. liaise with technical and service company providers to impletement goals, and control pre-job safety issues.
Operations alternative plans as needed.
Key 1 Awareness 2 Fundamental 3 Skilled 4 Mastery
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Position profiles
Graduate Well Engineer Well Engineer Well Engineer Lead Well Principal Well Well Engineering Well Engineering
Trainee III II I Engineer Engineer Manager Consultant

System Design 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 4

Flow Assurance 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 4

Component (Building Block) Design 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 4

Implement 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 4

Operations 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 4

Inspection, Maintenance and Repair 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 4

Key 1 Awareness 2 Fundamental 3 Skilled 4 Mastery


COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

System Design Describe typical applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose development recommendations, negotiate offshore Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area,
developments, list different types of normally used offshore structures offshore development system, evaluate different offshore structures, structure modifications and assess the impact of local infrastructure, and judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions, and evaluate the
and typical applications, and describe codes and standards applicable select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, prepare a validate system design basis adapting specifications and standards. advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
to design. system design, and show the system meets BoD (Board of Directors)
functionality requirements.

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Implement Describe the fabrication process, quality management, integration and Implement fabrication methods, quality management systems, develop Validate fabrication, testing, inspection methods, and quality plans Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
integration testing, and component and flowline installation. integration plans, and prepare component and flowline installation plans. and QA and QC requirements, create appropriate integration strategy and rank options or practices, and evaluate performance against
for SS systems, formulate plans for integration testing of SS components a benchmark.
and systems.

Operations Describe an operational philosophy, the different operational issues Develop the key parameters and principles of an operating strategy, Develop subsea operating philosophies, validate procedures prepared Choose internal company philosophies, evaluate the success of
associated with operation, well intervention elements, flow assurance prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, and describe by others, propose and facilitate engineering studies to improve well philosophies, recommend improvements, and demonstrate expertise
elements, and environmental and response planning elements. the development of operating procedures to deal with the various flow performance/intervention or workover programs, validate pollution in the area of commissioning and startup.
assurance issues during startup. response plan.

Inspection, Describe the importance of integrity management to safety, list typical Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, prepare monitoring Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy, evaluate and Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies, evaluate and
Maintenance methods used for external corrosion monitoring and inspection, describe requirement specifications, apply leak detection systems and procedures, recommend inspection and monitoring tools and procedures, evaluate choose IMR, and evaluate IMR activities performance.
the types of leak detection systems, and identify subsea components and describe specifications for maintenance and repair equipment and and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, and improve,
and Repair typically serviced via modular replacement vs. serviced in-situ. tools as well as surface and sub-surface support vessels. optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

System Design Describe typical applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose development recommendations, negotiate offshore Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area,
developments, list different types of normally used offshore structures offshore development system, evaluate different offshore structures, structure modifications and assess the impact of local infrastructure, and judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions, and evaluate the
and typical applications, and describe codes and standards applicable select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, prepare a validate system design basis adapting specifications and standards. advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
to design. system design, and show the system meets BoD (Board of Directors)
functionality requirements.

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Implement Describe the fabrication process, quality management, integration and Implement fabrication methods, quality management systems, develop Validate fabrication, testing, inspection methods, and quality plans Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
integration testing, and component and flowline installation. integration plans, and prepare component and flowline installation plans. and QA and QC requirements, create appropriate integration strategy and rank options or practices, and evaluate performance against
for SS systems, formulate plans for integration testing of SS components a benchmark.
and systems.

Operations Describe an operational philosophy, the different operational issues Develop the key parameters and principles of an operating strategy, Develop subsea operating philosophies, validate procedures prepared Choose internal company philosophies, evaluate the success of
associated with operation, well intervention elements, flow assurance prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, and describe by others, propose and facilitate engineering studies to improve well philosophies, recommend improvements, and demonstrate expertise
elements, and environmental and response planning elements. the development of operating procedures to deal with the various flow performance/intervention or workover programs, validate pollution in the area of commissioning and startup.
assurance issues during startup. response plan.

Inspection, Describe the importance of integrity management to safety, list typical Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, prepare monitoring Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy, evaluate and Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies, evaluate and
Maintenance methods used for external corrosion monitoring and inspection, describe requirement specifications, apply leak detection systems and procedures, recommend inspection and monitoring tools and procedures, evaluate choose IMR, and evaluate IMR activities performance.
the types of leak detection systems, and identify subsea components and describe specifications for maintenance and repair equipment and and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, and improve,
and Repair typically serviced via modular replacement vs. serviced in-situ. tools as well as surface and sub-surface support vessels. optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

System Design Describe typical applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose development recommendations, negotiate offshore Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area,
developments, list different types of normally used offshore structures offshore development system, evaluate different offshore structures, structure modifications and assess the impact of local infrastructure, and judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions, and evaluate the
and typical applications, and describe codes and standards applicable select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, prepare a validate system design basis adapting specifications and standards. advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
to design. system design, and show the system meets BoD (Board of Directors)
functionality requirements.

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Implement Describe the fabrication process, quality management, integration and Implement fabrication methods, quality management systems, develop Validate fabrication, testing, inspection methods, and quality plans Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
integration testing, and component and flowline installation. integration plans, and prepare component and flowline installation plans. and QA and QC requirements, create appropriate integration strategy and rank options or practices, and evaluate performance against
for SS systems, formulate plans for integration testing of SS components a benchmark.
and systems.

Operations Describe an operational philosophy, the different operational issues Develop the key parameters and principles of an operating strategy, Develop subsea operating philosophies, validate procedures prepared Choose internal company philosophies, evaluate the success of
associated with operation, well intervention elements, flow assurance prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, and describe by others, propose and facilitate engineering studies to improve well philosophies, recommend improvements, and demonstrate expertise
elements, and environmental and response planning elements. the development of operating procedures to deal with the various flow performance/intervention or workover programs, validate pollution in the area of commissioning and startup.
assurance issues during startup. response plan.

Inspection, Describe the importance of integrity management to safety, list typical Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, prepare monitoring Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy, evaluate and Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies, evaluate and
Maintenance methods used for external corrosion monitoring and inspection, describe requirement specifications, apply leak detection systems and procedures, recommend inspection and monitoring tools and procedures, evaluate choose IMR, and evaluate IMR activities performance.
the types of leak detection systems, and identify subsea components and describe specifications for maintenance and repair equipment and and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, and improve,
and Repair typically serviced via modular replacement vs. serviced in-situ. tools as well as surface and sub-surface support vessels. optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

System Design Describe typical applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose development recommendations, negotiate offshore Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area,
developments, list different types of normally used offshore structures offshore development system, evaluate different offshore structures, structure modifications and assess the impact of local infrastructure, and judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions, and evaluate the
and typical applications, and describe codes and standards applicable select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, prepare a validate system design basis adapting specifications and standards. advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
to design. system design, and show the system meets BoD (Board of Directors)
functionality requirements.

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Implement Describe the fabrication process, quality management, integration and Implement fabrication methods, quality management systems, develop Validate fabrication, testing, inspection methods, and quality plans Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
integration testing, and component and flowline installation. integration plans, and prepare component and flowline installation plans. and QA and QC requirements, create appropriate integration strategy and rank options or practices, and evaluate performance against
for SS systems, formulate plans for integration testing of SS components a benchmark.
and systems.

Operations Describe an operational philosophy, the different operational issues Develop the key parameters and principles of an operating strategy, Develop subsea operating philosophies, validate procedures prepared Choose internal company philosophies, evaluate the success of
associated with operation, well intervention elements, flow assurance prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, and describe by others, propose and facilitate engineering studies to improve well philosophies, recommend improvements, and demonstrate expertise
elements, and environmental and response planning elements. the development of operating procedures to deal with the various flow performance/intervention or workover programs, validate pollution in the area of commissioning and startup.
assurance issues during startup. response plan.

Inspection, Describe the importance of integrity management to safety, list typical Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, prepare monitoring Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy, evaluate and Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies, evaluate and
Maintenance methods used for external corrosion monitoring and inspection, describe requirement specifications, apply leak detection systems and procedures, recommend inspection and monitoring tools and procedures, evaluate choose IMR, and evaluate IMR activities performance.
the types of leak detection systems, and identify subsea components and describe specifications for maintenance and repair equipment and and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, and improve,
and Repair typically serviced via modular replacement vs. serviced in-situ. tools as well as surface and sub-surface support vessels. optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

System Design Describe typical applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose development recommendations, negotiate offshore Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area,
developments, list different types of normally used offshore structures offshore development system, evaluate different offshore structures, structure modifications and assess the impact of local infrastructure, and judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions, and evaluate the
and typical applications, and describe codes and standards applicable select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, prepare a validate system design basis adapting specifications and standards. advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
to design. system design, and show the system meets BoD (Board of Directors)
functionality requirements.

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Implement Describe the fabrication process, quality management, integration and Implement fabrication methods, quality management systems, develop Validate fabrication, testing, inspection methods, and quality plans Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
integration testing, and component and flowline installation. integration plans, and prepare component and flowline installation plans. and QA and QC requirements, create appropriate integration strategy and rank options or practices, and evaluate performance against
for SS systems, formulate plans for integration testing of SS components a benchmark.
and systems.

Operations Describe an operational philosophy, the different operational issues Develop the key parameters and principles of an operating strategy, Develop subsea operating philosophies, validate procedures prepared Choose internal company philosophies, evaluate the success of
associated with operation, well intervention elements, flow assurance prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, and describe by others, propose and facilitate engineering studies to improve well philosophies, recommend improvements, and demonstrate expertise
elements, and environmental and response planning elements. the development of operating procedures to deal with the various flow performance/intervention or workover programs, validate pollution in the area of commissioning and startup.
assurance issues during startup. response plan.

Inspection, Describe the importance of integrity management to safety, list typical Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, prepare monitoring Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy, evaluate and Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies, evaluate and
Maintenance methods used for external corrosion monitoring and inspection, describe requirement specifications, apply leak detection systems and procedures, recommend inspection and monitoring tools and procedures, evaluate choose IMR, and evaluate IMR activities performance.
the types of leak detection systems, and identify subsea components and describe specifications for maintenance and repair equipment and and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, and improve,
and Repair typically serviced via modular replacement vs. serviced in-situ. tools as well as surface and sub-surface support vessels. optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

System Design Describe typical applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose development recommendations, negotiate offshore Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area,
developments, list different types of normally used offshore structures offshore development system, evaluate different offshore structures, structure modifications and assess the impact of local infrastructure, and judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions, and evaluate the
and typical applications, and describe codes and standards applicable select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, prepare a validate system design basis adapting specifications and standards. advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
to design. system design, and show the system meets BoD (Board of Directors)
functionality requirements.

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Implement Describe the fabrication process, quality management, integration and Implement fabrication methods, quality management systems, develop Validate fabrication, testing, inspection methods, and quality plans Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
integration testing, and component and flowline installation. integration plans, and prepare component and flowline installation plans. and QA and QC requirements, create appropriate integration strategy and rank options or practices, and evaluate performance against
for SS systems, formulate plans for integration testing of SS components a benchmark.
and systems.

Operations Describe an operational philosophy, the different operational issues Develop the key parameters and principles of an operating strategy, Develop subsea operating philosophies, validate procedures prepared Choose internal company philosophies, evaluate the success of
associated with operation, well intervention elements, flow assurance prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, and describe by others, propose and facilitate engineering studies to improve well philosophies, recommend improvements, and demonstrate expertise
elements, and environmental and response planning elements. the development of operating procedures to deal with the various flow performance/intervention or workover programs, validate pollution in the area of commissioning and startup.
assurance issues during startup. response plan.

Inspection, Describe the importance of integrity management to safety, list typical Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, prepare monitoring Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy, evaluate and Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies, evaluate and
Maintenance methods used for external corrosion monitoring and inspection, describe requirement specifications, apply leak detection systems and procedures, recommend inspection and monitoring tools and procedures, evaluate choose IMR, and evaluate IMR activities performance.
the types of leak detection systems, and identify subsea components and describe specifications for maintenance and repair equipment and and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, and improve,
and Repair typically serviced via modular replacement vs. serviced in-situ. tools as well as surface and sub-surface support vessels. optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

System Design Describe typical applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose development recommendations, negotiate offshore Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area,
developments, list different types of normally used offshore structures offshore development system, evaluate different offshore structures, structure modifications and assess the impact of local infrastructure, and judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions, and evaluate the
and typical applications, and describe codes and standards applicable select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, prepare a validate system design basis adapting specifications and standards. advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
to design. system design, and show the system meets BoD (Board of Directors)
functionality requirements.

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Implement Describe the fabrication process, quality management, integration and Implement fabrication methods, quality management systems, develop Validate fabrication, testing, inspection methods, and quality plans Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
integration testing, and component and flowline installation. integration plans, and prepare component and flowline installation plans. and QA and QC requirements, create appropriate integration strategy and rank options or practices, and evaluate performance against
for SS systems, formulate plans for integration testing of SS components a benchmark.
and systems.

Operations Describe an operational philosophy, the different operational issues Develop the key parameters and principles of an operating strategy, Develop subsea operating philosophies, validate procedures prepared Choose internal company philosophies, evaluate the success of
associated with operation, well intervention elements, flow assurance prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, and describe by others, propose and facilitate engineering studies to improve well philosophies, recommend improvements, and demonstrate expertise
elements, and environmental and response planning elements. the development of operating procedures to deal with the various flow performance/intervention or workover programs, validate pollution in the area of commissioning and startup.
assurance issues during startup. response plan.

Inspection, Describe the importance of integrity management to safety, list typical Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, prepare monitoring Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy, evaluate and Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies, evaluate and
Maintenance methods used for external corrosion monitoring and inspection, describe requirement specifications, apply leak detection systems and procedures, recommend inspection and monitoring tools and procedures, evaluate choose IMR, and evaluate IMR activities performance.
the types of leak detection systems, and identify subsea components and describe specifications for maintenance and repair equipment and and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, and improve,
and Repair typically serviced via modular replacement vs. serviced in-situ. tools as well as surface and sub-surface support vessels. optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

System Design Describe typical applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose development recommendations, negotiate offshore Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area,
developments, list different types of normally used offshore structures offshore development system, evaluate different offshore structures, structure modifications and assess the impact of local infrastructure, and judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions, and evaluate the
and typical applications, and describe codes and standards applicable select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, prepare a validate system design basis adapting specifications and standards. advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
to design. system design, and show the system meets BoD (Board of Directors)
functionality requirements.

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Implement Describe the fabrication process, quality management, integration and Implement fabrication methods, quality management systems, develop Validate fabrication, testing, inspection methods, and quality plans Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
integration testing, and component and flowline installation. integration plans, and prepare component and flowline installation plans. and QA and QC requirements, create appropriate integration strategy and rank options or practices, and evaluate performance against
for SS systems, formulate plans for integration testing of SS components a benchmark.
and systems.

Operations Describe an operational philosophy, the different operational issues Develop the key parameters and principles of an operating strategy, Develop subsea operating philosophies, validate procedures prepared Choose internal company philosophies, evaluate the success of
associated with operation, well intervention elements, flow assurance prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, and describe by others, propose and facilitate engineering studies to improve well philosophies, recommend improvements, and demonstrate expertise
elements, and environmental and response planning elements. the development of operating procedures to deal with the various flow performance/intervention or workover programs, validate pollution in the area of commissioning and startup.
assurance issues during startup. response plan.

Inspection, Describe the importance of integrity management to safety, list typical Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, prepare monitoring Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy, evaluate and Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies, evaluate and
Maintenance methods used for external corrosion monitoring and inspection, describe requirement specifications, apply leak detection systems and procedures, recommend inspection and monitoring tools and procedures, evaluate choose IMR, and evaluate IMR activities performance.
the types of leak detection systems, and identify subsea components and describe specifications for maintenance and repair equipment and and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, and improve,
and Repair typically serviced via modular replacement vs. serviced in-situ. tools as well as surface and sub-surface support vessels. optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

System Design Describe typical applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose development recommendations, negotiate offshore Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area,
developments, list different types of normally used offshore structures offshore development system, evaluate different offshore structures, structure modifications and assess the impact of local infrastructure, and judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions, and evaluate the
and typical applications, and describe codes and standards applicable select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, prepare a validate system design basis adapting specifications and standards. advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
to design. system design, and show the system meets BoD (Board of Directors)
functionality requirements.

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Implement Describe the fabrication process, quality management, integration and Implement fabrication methods, quality management systems, develop Validate fabrication, testing, inspection methods, and quality plans Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
integration testing, and component and flowline installation. integration plans, and prepare component and flowline installation plans. and QA and QC requirements, create appropriate integration strategy and rank options or practices, and evaluate performance against
for SS systems, formulate plans for integration testing of SS components a benchmark.
and systems.

Operations Describe an operational philosophy, the different operational issues Develop the key parameters and principles of an operating strategy, Develop subsea operating philosophies, validate procedures prepared Choose internal company philosophies, evaluate the success of
associated with operation, well intervention elements, flow assurance prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, and describe by others, propose and facilitate engineering studies to improve well philosophies, recommend improvements, and demonstrate expertise
elements, and environmental and response planning elements. the development of operating procedures to deal with the various flow performance/intervention or workover programs, validate pollution in the area of commissioning and startup.
assurance issues during startup. response plan.

Inspection, Describe the importance of integrity management to safety, list typical Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, prepare monitoring Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy, evaluate and Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies, evaluate and
Maintenance methods used for external corrosion monitoring and inspection, describe requirement specifications, apply leak detection systems and procedures, recommend inspection and monitoring tools and procedures, evaluate choose IMR, and evaluate IMR activities performance.
the types of leak detection systems, and identify subsea components and describe specifications for maintenance and repair equipment and and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, and improve,
and Repair typically serviced via modular replacement vs. serviced in-situ. tools as well as surface and sub-surface support vessels. optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

System Design Describe typical applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose development recommendations, negotiate offshore Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area,
developments, list different types of normally used offshore structures offshore development system, evaluate different offshore structures, structure modifications and assess the impact of local infrastructure, and judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions, and evaluate the
and typical applications, and describe codes and standards applicable select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, prepare a validate system design basis adapting specifications and standards. advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
to design. system design, and show the system meets BoD (Board of Directors)
functionality requirements.

Application Describe applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree developments, Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose offshore development system Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area
identify subsea systems drivers, and explain regional influences on offshore development system and provide subsea systems drivers. selection recommendations, and validate plans for managing and evaluate new and unproven development systems, rank risks, and
solutions for global areas. risks and opportunities. choose potential applications.

Infrastructure List types of offshore structures, describe the impact of an offshore Evaluate different types of offshore structures for a development system, Validate the suitability of different types of offshore structures, Initiate area-wide assessment of infrastructure and justify improvements
structure on subsea development, list differences between Green and determine the impact on structures, explain the impact on export negotiate offshore structure modifications, and evaluate the impact or changes.
Brown field subsea developments, outline product export options, and infrastructures, and explain the impact of local infrastructure. of local infrastructure.
describe space and load requirements.

System Architecture Identify common subsea field architecture building blocks and the Select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, describe Validate system architecture and life cycle design, and modify the process Judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions and choose the
significance of a "systems" approach to process design in field interface management, describe life cycle requirements, and explain for defining the system architecture. process for system architecture definition.
architecture and of the "life cycle" design approach. system architecture using a systems approach.

Future Explain advantages and disadvantages of an expandable system, list Determine and describe items that should be considered in support of Facilitate the selection of components and allowances for future Evaluate data regarding the utility of investments in expandability.
Considerations two common expansion items, describe how to develop an expansion future expansion and prepare a decommissioning plan for a new design. expansion and validate a decommissioning plan.
evaluation system, list reasons to consider decommissiong during design,
and list subsea system elements influenced by design life.

Key Documents Describe the main design codes and standards, explain how standards Prepare a design basis, show the system meets BoD functionality Validate subsea system design basis and adapt specifications and Judge the advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
vary, identify Metocean influencing criteria, and identify report elements requirements, select standards, choose the metocean partner, and show standards to meet requirements.
that influence design. the system is consistent with report data.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

System Design Describe typical applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose development recommendations, negotiate offshore Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area,
developments, list different types of normally used offshore structures offshore development system, evaluate different offshore structures, structure modifications and assess the impact of local infrastructure, and judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions, and evaluate the
and typical applications, and describe codes and standards applicable select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, prepare a validate system design basis adapting specifications and standards. advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
to design. system design, and show the system meets BoD (Board of Directors)
functionality requirements.

Application Describe applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree developments, Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose offshore development system Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area
identify subsea systems drivers, and explain regional influences on offshore development system and provide subsea systems drivers. selection recommendations, and validate plans for managing and evaluate new and unproven development systems, rank risks, and
solutions for global areas. risks and opportunities. choose potential applications.
• Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an
• Describe typical applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree offshore development system. • Develop and propose offshore development system selection • Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area.
developments, including the benefits and drawbacks of each. • Provide subsea system drivers. recommendations. • Evaluate new and unproven development systems, rank risks, and
• Identify subsea system drivers. • Validate plans for managing risks and opportunities associated with a choose potential applications.
• Explain how regional regulatory and construction requirements subsea development.
influence subsea system installation for global areas.

Infrastructure List types of offshore structures, describe the impact of an offshore Evaluate different types of offshore structures for a development system, Validate the suitability of different types of offshore structures, Initiate area-wide assessment of infrastructure and justify improvements
structure on subsea development, list differences between Green and determine the impact on structures, explain the impact on export negotiate offshore structure modifications, and evaluate the impact or changes.
Brown field subsea developments, outline product export options, and infrastructures, and explain the impact of local infrastructure. of local infrastructure.
describe space and load requirements.

System Architecture Identify common subsea field architecture building blocks and the Select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, describe Validate system architecture and life cycle design, and modify the process Judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions and choose the
significance of a "systems" approach to process design in field interface management, describe life cycle requirements, and explain for defining the system architecture. process for system architecture definition.
architecture and of the "life cycle" design approach. system architecture using a systems approach.

Future Explain advantages and disadvantages of an expandable system, list Determine and describe items that should be considered in support of Facilitate the selection of components and allowances for future Evaluate data regarding the utility of investments in expandability.
Considerations two common expansion items, describe how to develop an expansion future expansion and prepare a decommissioning plan for a new design. expansion and validate a decommissioning plan.
evaluation system, list reasons to consider decommissiong during design,
and list subsea system elements influenced by design life.

Key Documents Describe the main design codes and standards, explain how standards Prepare a design basis, show the system meets BoD functionality Validate subsea system design basis and adapt specifications and Judge the advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
vary, identify Metocean influencing criteria, and identify report elements requirements, select standards, choose the metocean partner, and show standards to meet requirements.
that influence design. the system is consistent with report data.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

System Design Describe typical applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose development recommendations, negotiate offshore Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area,
developments, list different types of normally used offshore structures offshore development system, evaluate different offshore structures, structure modifications and assess the impact of local infrastructure, and judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions, and evaluate the
and typical applications, and describe codes and standards applicable select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, prepare a validate system design basis adapting specifications and standards. advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
to design. system design, and show the system meets BoD (Board of Directors)
functionality requirements.

Application Describe applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree developments, Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose offshore development system Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area
identify subsea systems drivers, and explain regional influences on offshore development system and provide subsea systems drivers. selection recommendations, and validate plans for managing and evaluate new and unproven development systems, rank risks, and
solutions for global areas. risks and opportunities. choose potential applications.

Infrastructure List types of offshore structures, describe the impact of an offshore Evaluate different types of offshore structures for a development system, Validate the suitability of different types of offshore structures, Initiate area-wide assessment of infrastructure and justify improvements
structure on subsea development, list differences between Green and determine the impact on structures, explain the impact on export negotiate offshore structure modifications, and evaluate the impact or changes.
Brown field subsea developments, outline product export options, and infrastructures, and explain the impact of local infrastructure. of local infrastructure.
describe space and load requirements. • Initiate area-wide assessment of infrastructure and justify
• Evaluate the suitability of different types of offshore structures for • Validate the suitability of different types of offshore structures for a improvements or changes.
• List the different types of offshore structures normally used and their a development system. development system.
typical applications. • Determine the impact of a subsea development on a specific • Negotiate modifications to an offshore structure to better support a
• Describe the general impact imposed on the subsea development by offshore structure. subsea development.
the offshore structure and the general impact of subsea development • Explain the impact of export infrastructure on a specific • Evaluate the impact of local infrastructure on prospective portfolio
on the offshore structure. subsea system. subsea system.
• List the common differences between Green field and Brown field • Explain the impact of local infrastructure on a specific subsea system.
subsea developments.
• List different product export options available and where they are
typically used.
• Describe the functions and typical space and load requirements for
support of subsea facilities on a host system.

System Architecture Identify common subsea field architecture building blocks and the Select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, describe Validate system architecture and life cycle design, and modify the process Judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions and choose the
significance of a "systems" approach to process design in field interface management, describe life cycle requirements, and explain for defining the system architecture. process for system architecture definition.
architecture and of the "life cycle" design approach. system architecture using a systems approach.

Future Explain advantages and disadvantages of an expandable system, list Determine and describe items that should be considered in support of Facilitate the selection of components and allowances for future Evaluate data regarding the utility of investments in expandability.
Considerations two common expansion items, describe how to develop an expansion future expansion and prepare a decommissioning plan for a new design. expansion and validate a decommissioning plan.
evaluation system, list reasons to consider decommissiong during design,
and list subsea system elements influenced by design life.

Key Documents Describe the main design codes and standards, explain how standards Prepare a design basis, show the system meets BoD functionality Validate subsea system design basis and adapt specifications and Judge the advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
vary, identify Metocean influencing criteria, and identify report elements requirements, select standards, choose the metocean partner, and show standards to meet requirements.
that influence design. the system is consistent with report data.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

System Design Describe typical applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose development recommendations, negotiate offshore Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area,
developments, list different types of normally used offshore structures offshore development system, evaluate different offshore structures, structure modifications and assess the impact of local infrastructure, and judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions, and evaluate the
and typical applications, and describe codes and standards applicable select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, prepare a validate system design basis adapting specifications and standards. advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
to design. system design, and show the system meets BoD (Board of Directors)
functionality requirements.

Application Describe applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree developments, Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose offshore development system Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area
identify subsea systems drivers, and explain regional influences on offshore development system and provide subsea systems drivers. selection recommendations, and validate plans for managing and evaluate new and unproven development systems, rank risks, and
solutions for global areas. risks and opportunities. choose potential applications.

Infrastructure List types of offshore structures, describe the impact of an offshore Evaluate different types of offshore structures for a development system, Validate the suitability of different types of offshore structures, Initiate area-wide assessment of infrastructure and justify improvements
structure on subsea development, list differences between Green and determine the impact on structures, explain the impact on export negotiate offshore structure modifications, and evaluate the impact or changes.
Brown field subsea developments, outline product export options, and infrastructures, and explain the impact of local infrastructure. of local infrastructure.
describe space and load requirements.

System Architecture Identify common subsea field architecture building blocks and the Select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, describe Validate system architecture and life cycle design, and modify the process Judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions and choose the
significance of a "systems" approach to process design in field interface management, describe life cycle requirements, and explain for defining the system architecture. process for system architecture definition.
architecture and of the "life cycle" design approach. system architecture using a systems approach.
• Validate subsea system architecture and life cycle design. • Judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions.
• Identify the common subsea field architecture building blocks. • Select and justify, under supervision, subsea system architecture. • Modify the process for defining subsea system architecture. • Choose the process for system architecture definition.
• Explain the significance of a “systems” approach to design the • Describe how all interfaces of a subsea system are manageable.
process of making field architecture decisions. • Describe how a subsea system will satisfy life cycle requirements.
• Explain the significance of the “life cycle” approach to design. • Explain subsea system architecture using a systems approach.
• Explain the influence of design life on various systems.
• Recognize the impacts and design influences of working underwater.

Future Explain advantages and disadvantages of an expandable system, list Determine and describe items that should be considered in support of Facilitate the selection of components and allowances for future Evaluate data regarding the utility of investments in expandability.
Considerations two common expansion items, describe how to develop an expansion future expansion and prepare a decommissioning plan for a new design. expansion and validate a decommissioning plan.
evaluation system, list reasons to consider decommissiong during design,
and list subsea system elements influenced by design life.

Key Documents Describe the main design codes and standards, explain how standards Prepare a design basis, show the system meets BoD functionality Validate subsea system design basis and adapt specifications and Judge the advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
vary, identify Metocean influencing criteria, and identify report elements requirements, select standards, choose the metocean partner, and show standards to meet requirements.
that influence design. the system is consistent with report data.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

System Design Describe typical applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose development recommendations, negotiate offshore Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area,
developments, list different types of normally used offshore structures offshore development system, evaluate different offshore structures, structure modifications and assess the impact of local infrastructure, and judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions, and evaluate the
and typical applications, and describe codes and standards applicable select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, prepare a validate system design basis adapting specifications and standards. advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
to design. system design, and show the system meets BoD (Board of Directors)
functionality requirements.

Application Describe applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree developments, Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose offshore development system Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area
identify subsea systems drivers, and explain regional influences on offshore development system and provide subsea systems drivers. selection recommendations, and validate plans for managing and evaluate new and unproven development systems, rank risks, and
solutions for global areas. risks and opportunities. choose potential applications.

Infrastructure List types of offshore structures, describe the impact of an offshore Evaluate different types of offshore structures for a development system, Validate the suitability of different types of offshore structures, Initiate area-wide assessment of infrastructure and justify improvements
structure on subsea development, list differences between Green and determine the impact on structures, explain the impact on export negotiate offshore structure modifications, and evaluate the impact or changes.
Brown field subsea developments, outline product export options, and infrastructures, and explain the impact of local infrastructure. of local infrastructure.
describe space and load requirements.

System Architecture Identify common subsea field architecture building blocks and the Select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, describe Validate system architecture and life cycle design, and modify the process Judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions and choose the
significance of a "systems" approach to process design in field interface management, describe life cycle requirements, and explain for defining the system architecture. process for system architecture definition.
architecture and of the "life cycle" design approach. system architecture using a systems approach.

Future Explain advantages and disadvantages of an expandable system, list Determine and describe items that should be considered in support of Facilitate the selection of components and allowances for future Evaluate data regarding the utility of investments in expandability.
Considerations two common expansion items, describe how to develop an expansion future expansion and prepare a decommissioning plan for a new design. expansion and validate a decommissioning plan.
evaluation system, list reasons to consider decommissiong during design, • Evaluate data regarding the utility of investments in expandability.
and list subsea system elements influenced by design life. • Determine items that should be considered in support of • Facilitate the selection of components and allowances to be included
future expansion. for future expansion.
• Explain the advantages and disadvantages of making a • Describe how components or allowances included for future • Validate a decommissioning plan for a new design.
system expandable. expansion will be of use in one or more expansion scenarios.
• List at least 2 items commonly added to a system to make • Prepare a decommissioning plan for a new design.
it expandable.
• Describe how to develop a scenario for use in evaluating
system expandability.
• List reasons for considering decommissioning during design.
• List the elements of a subsea system directly influenced by design life.

Key Documents Describe the main design codes and standards, explain how standards Prepare a design basis, show the system meets BoD functionality Validate subsea system design basis and adapt specifications and Judge the advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
vary, identify Metocean influencing criteria, and identify report elements requirements, select standards, choose the metocean partner, and show standards to meet requirements.
that influence design. the system is consistent with report data.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

System Design Describe typical applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose development recommendations, negotiate offshore Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area,
developments, list different types of normally used offshore structures offshore development system, evaluate different offshore structures, structure modifications and assess the impact of local infrastructure, and judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions, and evaluate the
and typical applications, and describe codes and standards applicable select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, prepare a validate system design basis adapting specifications and standards. advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
to design. system design, and show the system meets BoD (Board of Directors)
functionality requirements.

Application Describe applications for dry tree and subsea wet tree developments, Contribute (under supervision) to the selection and justification of an Develop and propose offshore development system Critique and rank offshore development systems by geopolitical area
identify subsea systems drivers, and explain regional influences on offshore development system and provide subsea systems drivers. selection recommendations, and validate plans for managing and evaluate new and unproven development systems, rank risks, and
solutions for global areas. risks and opportunities. choose potential applications.

Infrastructure List types of offshore structures, describe the impact of an offshore Evaluate different types of offshore structures for a development system, Validate the suitability of different types of offshore structures, Initiate area-wide assessment of infrastructure and justify improvements
structure on subsea development, list differences between Green and determine the impact on structures, explain the impact on export negotiate offshore structure modifications, and evaluate the impact or changes.
Brown field subsea developments, outline product export options, and infrastructures, and explain the impact of local infrastructure. of local infrastructure.
describe space and load requirements.

System Architecture Identify common subsea field architecture building blocks and the Select and justify (under supervision) system architecture, describe Validate system architecture and life cycle design, and modify the process Judge the adequacy of system architecture decisions and choose the
significance of a "systems" approach to process design in field interface management, describe life cycle requirements, and explain for defining the system architecture. process for system architecture definition.
architecture and of the "life cycle" design approach. system architecture using a systems approach.

Future Explain advantages and disadvantages of an expandable system, list Determine and describe items that should be considered in support of Facilitate the selection of components and allowances for future Evaluate data regarding the utility of investments in expandability.
Considerations two common expansion items, describe how to develop an expansion future expansion and prepare a decommissioning plan for a new design. expansion and validate a decommissioning plan.
evaluation system, list reasons to consider decommissiong during design,
and list subsea system elements influenced by design life.

Key Documents Describe the main design codes and standards, explain how standards Prepare a design basis, show the system meets BoD functionality Validate subsea system design basis and adapt specifications and Judge the advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
vary, identify Metocean influencing criteria, and identify report elements requirements, select standards, choose the metocean partner, and show standards to meet requirements.
that influence design. the system is consistent with report data. • Judge the advisability of relaxing standards and specifications.
• Validate subsea system design basis.
• Describe the main codes and standards that are applicable to • Prepare a subsea system design basis for review. • Adapt specifications and standards to meet project, company, and
design, fabrication, installation, operations, maintenance, and repair • Show that a subsea system meets Board of Directors (BoD) local requirements.
of subsea systems. functionality requirements.
• Explain how industry standards vary from region to region. • Select the relevant codes and standards to determine design
• Identify elements of Metocean criteria that influence subsea system parameters and criteria for a specific development.
and component design and how they influence the design. • Choose the main metocean parameters to include in the subsea
• Identify elements of Geotechnical and Survey reports that influence system design basis.
subsea system and component design. • Show that a specific subsea system is consistent with data available in
relevant geotechnical and survey reports.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Hydrates Describe how design temperature and pressure are determined, Explain a hydrate control strategy, predict hydrate formation conditions, Facilitate a hydrate control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe a hydrate and how a hydrate is formed, explain hydration identify hydrate inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank hydrate management practices, and evaluate performance
prediction methods, list problems hydrates can cause, describe hydrate against a benchmark.
prevention options, and outline inhibitors and injection rates.

Wax Define what wax is, how wax content is determined, the Explain the wax control strategy, predict wax formation conditions, Facilitate a wax control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
conditions promoting wax deposition, and associated problems inhibition options, identify inhibitor and selection procedures, and develop develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank wax management practices, and evaluate performance against
and prevention methods. intervention options to deal with wax problems. a benchmark.

Asphaltenes Define and describe asphaltenes, how to determine asphaltene content, Explain asphaltene control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate an asphaltene control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
solubility and precipitation factors, associated deposition problems, and identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank asphaltene management practices, and evaluate performance
summarize available prevention methods. asphaltene intervention options. against a benchmark.

Naphthenates Describe metal naphthenate soaps, conditions that promote Explain naphthenate control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate a naphthenate control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
their formation, and summarize metal naphthenate control or identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank naphthenate management practices, and evaluate performance
mitigation methods. naphthenate intervention options. against a benchmark.

Scale List scale types, describe methods of for predicting scale, list prevention Explain the scale control strategy, predict deposition conditions, Facilitate a scale control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
and remediation methods, describe detection methods, and summarize evaluate mitigation options using software tools, identify inhibitor testing develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank scale management practices, and evaluate performance against
issues with the compatibility of different water types. and selection procedures, develop intervention options, use squeeze a benchmark.
programs, and provide input to sulfate removal equipment evaluation.

Multiphase Flow Summarize transportation issues, describe flow patterns and common Explain the multiphase flow management strategy, predict flow conditions Facilitate a multiphase flow control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
flow pattern maps, define holdup and slip, explain slugging and mitigation evaluating mitigation options, develop mitigation operating procedures, requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank multiphase flow management practices, and evaluate performance
options, and explain the impact of slugging on topside facilities. and advise others on multiphase flow issues. against a benchmark.

Emulsions Describe emulsions, list requirements for emulsion formation, and Develop with a team an emulsion control strategy and predict emulsion Facilitate an emulsion control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe emulsion problems and mitigation options. formation conditions evaluating mitigation options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank emulsion management practices, and evaluate performance
against a benchmark.

Sand Describe formation types prone to sand production, sand problems, Predict erosion and settling conditions throughout the subsea system, Facilitate a sand control strategy selection for management, validate Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
methods of detection, mitigation options, and options for incorporating select and justify sand detection instruments, select materials, and advise sand detection monitoring requirements, develop procedures, and and rank sand management practices, and evaluate performance against
sand tolerance into the subsea system design. all on sand production issues. examine designs. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Hydrates Describe how design temperature and pressure are determined, Explain a hydrate control strategy, predict hydrate formation conditions, Facilitate a hydrate control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe a hydrate and how a hydrate is formed, explain hydration identify hydrate inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank hydrate management practices, and evaluate performance
prediction methods, list problems hydrates can cause, describe hydrate against a benchmark.
prevention options, and outline inhibitors and injection rates. • Explain a hydrate control strategy. • Facilitate the selection of a hydrate control strategy for a
• Predict hydrate formation conditions and evaluate inhibition options subsea system. • Evaluate new and unproven techniques, rank risks, and choose
• Describe how design temperature and pressure are determined and using software tools. • Validate monitoring requirements for hydrate detection. potential applications.
their significance and impact on flow assurance. • Critique and rank hydrate management practices.
• Identify hydrate inhibitor testing and selection procedures. • Develop hydrate control and operational procedures.
• Describe what a hydrate is and the conditions necessary for formation. • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide hydrate
• Prepare intervention options to deal with hydrate problems. • Examine design, installation, operations, maintenance, repair,
• Explain the methods available to predict hydrate-forming conditions. and safety requirements to ensure consistency with the hydrate management and select best practices.
• List the problems associated with hydrates. control strategy.
• Describe the options available for prevention of hydrates.
• Outline the classes and associated injection rates of
available inhibitors.

Wax Define what wax is, how wax content is determined, the Explain the wax control strategy, predict wax formation conditions, Facilitate a wax control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
conditions promoting wax deposition, and associated problems inhibition options, identify inhibitor and selection procedures, and develop develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank wax management practices, and evaluate performance against
and prevention methods. intervention options to deal with wax problems. a benchmark.

Asphaltenes Define and describe asphaltenes, how to determine asphaltene content, Explain asphaltene control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate an asphaltene control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
solubility and precipitation factors, associated deposition problems, and identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank asphaltene management practices, and evaluate performance
summarize available prevention methods. asphaltene intervention options. against a benchmark.

Naphthenates Describe metal naphthenate soaps, conditions that promote Explain naphthenate control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate a naphthenate control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
their formation, and summarize metal naphthenate control or identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank naphthenate management practices, and evaluate performance
mitigation methods. naphthenate intervention options. against a benchmark.

Scale List scale types, describe methods of for predicting scale, list prevention Explain the scale control strategy, predict deposition conditions, Facilitate a scale control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
and remediation methods, describe detection methods, and summarize evaluate mitigation options using software tools, identify inhibitor testing develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank scale management practices, and evaluate performance against
issues with the compatibility of different water types. and selection procedures, develop intervention options, use squeeze a benchmark.
programs, and provide input to sulfate removal equipment evaluation.

Multiphase Flow Summarize transportation issues, describe flow patterns and common Explain the multiphase flow management strategy, predict flow conditions Facilitate a multiphase flow control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
flow pattern maps, define holdup and slip, explain slugging and mitigation evaluating mitigation options, develop mitigation operating procedures, requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank multiphase flow management practices, and evaluate performance
options, and explain the impact of slugging on topside facilities. and advise others on multiphase flow issues. against a benchmark.

Emulsions Describe emulsions, list requirements for emulsion formation, and Develop with a team an emulsion control strategy and predict emulsion Facilitate an emulsion control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe emulsion problems and mitigation options. formation conditions evaluating mitigation options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank emulsion management practices, and evaluate performance
against a benchmark.

Sand Describe formation types prone to sand production, sand problems, Predict erosion and settling conditions throughout the subsea system, Facilitate a sand control strategy selection for management, validate Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
methods of detection, mitigation options, and options for incorporating select and justify sand detection instruments, select materials, and advise sand detection monitoring requirements, develop procedures, and and rank sand management practices, and evaluate performance against
sand tolerance into the subsea system design. all on sand production issues. examine designs. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Hydrates Describe how design temperature and pressure are determined, Explain a hydrate control strategy, predict hydrate formation conditions, Facilitate a hydrate control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe a hydrate and how a hydrate is formed, explain hydration identify hydrate inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank hydrate management practices, and evaluate performance
prediction methods, list problems hydrates can cause, describe hydrate against a benchmark.
prevention options, and outline inhibitors and injection rates.

Wax Define what wax is, how wax content is determined, the Explain the wax control strategy, predict wax formation conditions, Facilitate a wax control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
conditions promoting wax deposition, and associated problems inhibition options, identify inhibitor and selection procedures, and develop develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank wax management practices, and evaluate performance against
and prevention methods. intervention options to deal with wax problems. a benchmark.
• Facilitate the selection of a wax control strategy for a subsea system.
• Define what wax is and how the wax content of a crude oil • Explain the wax control strategy. • Validate monitoring requirements for wax detection. • Evaluate new and unproven techniques, rank risks, and choose
is determined. • Predict wax formation conditions and evaluate inhibition options using potential applications.
• Develop wax control and operational procedures.
• Define the significance of wax appearance, temperature, cloud point, software tools. • Critique and rank wax management practices.
and pour point. • Examine design, installation, operations, maintenance, repair,
• Identify wax inhibitor and pour point depressant testing and and safety requirements to ensure consistency with the wax • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide wax
• Outline what conditions are required to promote wax deposition. selection procedures. control strategy. management and select best practices.
• Describe the problems associated with wax deposition. • Develop intervention options to deal with wax problems.
• Summarize the methods available to prevent or minimize
wax deposition.

Asphaltenes Define and describe asphaltenes, how to determine asphaltene content, Explain asphaltene control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate an asphaltene control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
solubility and precipitation factors, associated deposition problems, and identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank asphaltene management practices, and evaluate performance
summarize available prevention methods. asphaltene intervention options. against a benchmark.

Naphthenates Describe metal naphthenate soaps, conditions that promote Explain naphthenate control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate a naphthenate control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
their formation, and summarize metal naphthenate control or identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank naphthenate management practices, and evaluate performance
mitigation methods. naphthenate intervention options. against a benchmark.

Scale List scale types, describe methods of for predicting scale, list prevention Explain the scale control strategy, predict deposition conditions, Facilitate a scale control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
and remediation methods, describe detection methods, and summarize evaluate mitigation options using software tools, identify inhibitor testing develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank scale management practices, and evaluate performance against
issues with the compatibility of different water types. and selection procedures, develop intervention options, use squeeze a benchmark.
programs, and provide input to sulfate removal equipment evaluation.

Multiphase Flow Summarize transportation issues, describe flow patterns and common Explain the multiphase flow management strategy, predict flow conditions Facilitate a multiphase flow control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
flow pattern maps, define holdup and slip, explain slugging and mitigation evaluating mitigation options, develop mitigation operating procedures, requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank multiphase flow management practices, and evaluate performance
options, and explain the impact of slugging on topside facilities. and advise others on multiphase flow issues. against a benchmark.

Emulsions Describe emulsions, list requirements for emulsion formation, and Develop with a team an emulsion control strategy and predict emulsion Facilitate an emulsion control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe emulsion problems and mitigation options. formation conditions evaluating mitigation options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank emulsion management practices, and evaluate performance
against a benchmark.

Sand Describe formation types prone to sand production, sand problems, Predict erosion and settling conditions throughout the subsea system, Facilitate a sand control strategy selection for management, validate Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
methods of detection, mitigation options, and options for incorporating select and justify sand detection instruments, select materials, and advise sand detection monitoring requirements, develop procedures, and and rank sand management practices, and evaluate performance against
sand tolerance into the subsea system design. all on sand production issues. examine designs. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Hydrates Describe how design temperature and pressure are determined, Explain a hydrate control strategy, predict hydrate formation conditions, Facilitate a hydrate control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe a hydrate and how a hydrate is formed, explain hydration identify hydrate inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank hydrate management practices, and evaluate performance
prediction methods, list problems hydrates can cause, describe hydrate against a benchmark.
prevention options, and outline inhibitors and injection rates.

Wax Define what wax is, how wax content is determined, the Explain the wax control strategy, predict wax formation conditions, Facilitate a wax control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
conditions promoting wax deposition, and associated problems inhibition options, identify inhibitor and selection procedures, and develop develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank wax management practices, and evaluate performance against
and prevention methods. intervention options to deal with wax problems. a benchmark.

Asphaltenes Define and describe asphaltenes, how to determine asphaltene content, Explain asphaltene control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate an asphaltene control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
solubility and precipitation factors, associated deposition problems, and identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank asphaltene management practices, and evaluate performance
summarize available prevention methods. asphaltene intervention options. against a benchmark.
• Facilitate the selection of an asphaltene control strategy for a
• Define what asphaltenes are and how the asphaltene content of a • Explain the asphaltene control strategy. subsea system. • Evaluate new and unproven techniques, rank risks, and choose
crude oil is determined. • Predict asphaltene deposition conditions and evaluate mitigation • Validate monitoring requirements for asphaltene deposition detection. potential applications.
• Describe the factors that determine whether asphaltenes remain options using software tools. • Develop asphaltene control and operational procedures. • Critique and rank asphaltene management practices.
soluble or will precipitate from crude oil. • Identify asphaltene chemical testing and selection procedures. • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide asphaltene
• Examine design, installation, operations, maintenance, repair,
• Describe the problems associated with asphaltene deposition. • Develop intervention options to deal with asphaltene problems. and safety requirements to ensure consistency with the asphaltene management and select best practices.
• Summarize the methods available to prevent or minimize control strategy.
asphaltene deposition.

Naphthenates Describe metal naphthenate soaps, conditions that promote Explain naphthenate control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate a naphthenate control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
their formation, and summarize metal naphthenate control or identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank naphthenate management practices, and evaluate performance
mitigation methods. naphthenate intervention options. against a benchmark.

Scale List scale types, describe methods of for predicting scale, list prevention Explain the scale control strategy, predict deposition conditions, Facilitate a scale control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
and remediation methods, describe detection methods, and summarize evaluate mitigation options using software tools, identify inhibitor testing develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank scale management practices, and evaluate performance against
issues with the compatibility of different water types. and selection procedures, develop intervention options, use squeeze a benchmark.
programs, and provide input to sulfate removal equipment evaluation.

Multiphase Flow Summarize transportation issues, describe flow patterns and common Explain the multiphase flow management strategy, predict flow conditions Facilitate a multiphase flow control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
flow pattern maps, define holdup and slip, explain slugging and mitigation evaluating mitigation options, develop mitigation operating procedures, requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank multiphase flow management practices, and evaluate performance
options, and explain the impact of slugging on topside facilities. and advise others on multiphase flow issues. against a benchmark.

Emulsions Describe emulsions, list requirements for emulsion formation, and Develop with a team an emulsion control strategy and predict emulsion Facilitate an emulsion control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe emulsion problems and mitigation options. formation conditions evaluating mitigation options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank emulsion management practices, and evaluate performance
against a benchmark.

Sand Describe formation types prone to sand production, sand problems, Predict erosion and settling conditions throughout the subsea system, Facilitate a sand control strategy selection for management, validate Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
methods of detection, mitigation options, and options for incorporating select and justify sand detection instruments, select materials, and advise sand detection monitoring requirements, develop procedures, and and rank sand management practices, and evaluate performance against
sand tolerance into the subsea system design. all on sand production issues. examine designs. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Hydrates Describe how design temperature and pressure are determined, Explain a hydrate control strategy, predict hydrate formation conditions, Facilitate a hydrate control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe a hydrate and how a hydrate is formed, explain hydration identify hydrate inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank hydrate management practices, and evaluate performance
prediction methods, list problems hydrates can cause, describe hydrate against a benchmark.
prevention options, and outline inhibitors and injection rates.

Wax Define what wax is, how wax content is determined, the Explain the wax control strategy, predict wax formation conditions, Facilitate a wax control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
conditions promoting wax deposition, and associated problems inhibition options, identify inhibitor and selection procedures, and develop develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank wax management practices, and evaluate performance against
and prevention methods. intervention options to deal with wax problems. a benchmark.

Asphaltenes Define and describe asphaltenes, how to determine asphaltene content, Explain asphaltene control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate an asphaltene control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
solubility and precipitation factors, associated deposition problems, and identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank asphaltene management practices, and evaluate performance
summarize available prevention methods. asphaltene intervention options. against a benchmark.

Naphthenates Describe metal naphthenate soaps, conditions that promote Explain naphthenate control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate a naphthenate control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
their formation, and summarize metal naphthenate control or identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank naphthenate management practices, and evaluate performance
mitigation methods. naphthenate intervention options. against a benchmark.
• Facilitate the selection of a naphthenate control strategy for a
• Describe what metal naphthenate soaps are and the conditions • Explain the naphthenate control strategy. subsea system. • Evaluate new and unproven techniques, rank risks, and choose
necessary to promote their formation. • Predict naphthenate deposition conditions and evaluate mitigation • Validate monitoring requirements for naphthenate potential applications.
• Summarize metal naphthenate control or mitigation methods. options using software tools. deposition detection. • Critique and rank naphthenate management practices.
• Identify naphthenate chemical testing and selection procedures. • Develop naphthenate control and operational procedures. • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide naphthenate
• Develop intervention options to deal with naphthenate problems. • Examine design, installation, operations, maintenance, repair, and management and select best practices.
safety requirements to ensure consistency with the naphthenate
control strategy.

Scale List scale types, describe methods of for predicting scale, list prevention Explain the scale control strategy, predict deposition conditions, Facilitate a scale control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
and remediation methods, describe detection methods, and summarize evaluate mitigation options using software tools, identify inhibitor testing develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank scale management practices, and evaluate performance against
issues with the compatibility of different water types. and selection procedures, develop intervention options, use squeeze a benchmark.
programs, and provide input to sulfate removal equipment evaluation.

Multiphase Flow Summarize transportation issues, describe flow patterns and common Explain the multiphase flow management strategy, predict flow conditions Facilitate a multiphase flow control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
flow pattern maps, define holdup and slip, explain slugging and mitigation evaluating mitigation options, develop mitigation operating procedures, requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank multiphase flow management practices, and evaluate performance
options, and explain the impact of slugging on topside facilities. and advise others on multiphase flow issues. against a benchmark.

Emulsions Describe emulsions, list requirements for emulsion formation, and Develop with a team an emulsion control strategy and predict emulsion Facilitate an emulsion control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe emulsion problems and mitigation options. formation conditions evaluating mitigation options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank emulsion management practices, and evaluate performance
against a benchmark.

Sand Describe formation types prone to sand production, sand problems, Predict erosion and settling conditions throughout the subsea system, Facilitate a sand control strategy selection for management, validate Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
methods of detection, mitigation options, and options for incorporating select and justify sand detection instruments, select materials, and advise sand detection monitoring requirements, develop procedures, and and rank sand management practices, and evaluate performance against
sand tolerance into the subsea system design. all on sand production issues. examine designs. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Hydrates Describe how design temperature and pressure are determined, Explain a hydrate control strategy, predict hydrate formation conditions, Facilitate a hydrate control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe a hydrate and how a hydrate is formed, explain hydration identify hydrate inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank hydrate management practices, and evaluate performance
prediction methods, list problems hydrates can cause, describe hydrate against a benchmark.
prevention options, and outline inhibitors and injection rates.

Wax Define what wax is, how wax content is determined, the Explain the wax control strategy, predict wax formation conditions, Facilitate a wax control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
conditions promoting wax deposition, and associated problems inhibition options, identify inhibitor and selection procedures, and develop develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank wax management practices, and evaluate performance against
and prevention methods. intervention options to deal with wax problems. a benchmark.

Asphaltenes Define and describe asphaltenes, how to determine asphaltene content, Explain asphaltene control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate an asphaltene control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
solubility and precipitation factors, associated deposition problems, and identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank asphaltene management practices, and evaluate performance
summarize available prevention methods. asphaltene intervention options. against a benchmark.

Naphthenates Describe metal naphthenate soaps, conditions that promote Explain naphthenate control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate a naphthenate control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
their formation, and summarize metal naphthenate control or identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank naphthenate management practices, and evaluate performance
mitigation methods. naphthenate intervention options. against a benchmark.

Scale List scale types, describe methods of for predicting scale, list prevention Explain the scale control strategy, predict deposition conditions, Facilitate a scale control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
and remediation methods, describe detection methods, and summarize evaluate mitigation options using software tools, identify inhibitor testing develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank scale management practices, and evaluate performance against
issues with the compatibility of different water types. and selection procedures, develop intervention options, use squeeze a benchmark.
programs, and provide input to sulfate removal equipment evaluation. • Facilitate the selection of a scale control strategy for a subsea system.
• List the types of scale that are of concern in production operations. • Validate monitoring requirements for scale deposition detection. • Evaluate new and unproven techniques, rank risks, and choose
• Describe methods for prediction of scale forming tendency of a • Explain the scale control strategy. potential applications.
• Develop scale control and operational procedures.
given system. • Predict scale deposition conditions and evaluate mitigation options • Critique and rank scale management practices.
using software tools. • Examine design, installation, operations, maintenance, repair,
• Outline the possible scale prevention options and and safety requirements to ensure consistency with the scale • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide scale
remediation methods. • Identify scale inhibitor testing and selection procedures. control strategy. management and select best practices.
• Describe scale detection methods. • Develop intervention options to deal with scale problems.
• Summarize the main issues associated with the compatibility • Use well scale inhibitor squeeze programs.
of different water types. • Provide input to sulfate removal equipment evaluation for seawater
injection projects.

Multiphase Flow Summarize transportation issues, describe flow patterns and common Explain the multiphase flow management strategy, predict flow conditions Facilitate a multiphase flow control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
flow pattern maps, define holdup and slip, explain slugging and mitigation evaluating mitigation options, develop mitigation operating procedures, requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank multiphase flow management practices, and evaluate performance
options, and explain the impact of slugging on topside facilities. and advise others on multiphase flow issues. against a benchmark.

Emulsions Describe emulsions, list requirements for emulsion formation, and Develop with a team an emulsion control strategy and predict emulsion Facilitate an emulsion control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe emulsion problems and mitigation options. formation conditions evaluating mitigation options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank emulsion management practices, and evaluate performance
against a benchmark.

Sand Describe formation types prone to sand production, sand problems, Predict erosion and settling conditions throughout the subsea system, Facilitate a sand control strategy selection for management, validate Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
methods of detection, mitigation options, and options for incorporating select and justify sand detection instruments, select materials, and advise sand detection monitoring requirements, develop procedures, and and rank sand management practices, and evaluate performance against
sand tolerance into the subsea system design. all on sand production issues. examine designs. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Hydrates Describe how design temperature and pressure are determined, Explain a hydrate control strategy, predict hydrate formation conditions, Facilitate a hydrate control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe a hydrate and how a hydrate is formed, explain hydration identify hydrate inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank hydrate management practices, and evaluate performance
prediction methods, list problems hydrates can cause, describe hydrate against a benchmark.
prevention options, and outline inhibitors and injection rates.

Wax Define what wax is, how wax content is determined, the Explain the wax control strategy, predict wax formation conditions, Facilitate a wax control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
conditions promoting wax deposition, and associated problems inhibition options, identify inhibitor and selection procedures, and develop develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank wax management practices, and evaluate performance against
and prevention methods. intervention options to deal with wax problems. a benchmark.

Asphaltenes Define and describe asphaltenes, how to determine asphaltene content, Explain asphaltene control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate an asphaltene control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
solubility and precipitation factors, associated deposition problems, and identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank asphaltene management practices, and evaluate performance
summarize available prevention methods. asphaltene intervention options. against a benchmark.

Naphthenates Describe metal naphthenate soaps, conditions that promote Explain naphthenate control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate a naphthenate control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
their formation, and summarize metal naphthenate control or identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank naphthenate management practices, and evaluate performance
mitigation methods. naphthenate intervention options. against a benchmark.

Scale List scale types, describe methods of for predicting scale, list prevention Explain the scale control strategy, predict deposition conditions, Facilitate a scale control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
and remediation methods, describe detection methods, and summarize evaluate mitigation options using software tools, identify inhibitor testing develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank scale management practices, and evaluate performance against
issues with the compatibility of different water types. and selection procedures, develop intervention options, use squeeze a benchmark.
programs, and provide input to sulfate removal equipment evaluation.

Multiphase Flow Summarize transportation issues, describe flow patterns and common Explain the multiphase flow management strategy, predict flow conditions Facilitate a multiphase flow control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
flow pattern maps, define holdup and slip, explain slugging and mitigation evaluating mitigation options, develop mitigation operating procedures, requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank multiphase flow management practices, and evaluate performance
options, and explain the impact of slugging on topside facilities. and advise others on multiphase flow issues. against a benchmark.
• Facilitate the selection of the appropriate multiphase flow control
• Summarize the issues associated with multiphase flow transport • Explain the subsea multiphase flow management strategy. management strategy. • Evaluate new and unproven techniques, rank risks, and choose
of fluids. • Predict multiphase flow conditions and evaluate mitigation options • Validate monitoring requirements for multiphase flow. potential applications.
• Describe the different flow patterns experienced in horizontal and using software tools. • Develop multiphase flow control and operational procedures. • Critique and rank multiphase flow management practices.
vertical multiphase flow. • Develop operating procedures to mitigate multiphase flow problems. • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide multiphase flow
• Examine design, installation, operations, maintenance, repair, and
• Describe the commonly used flow pattern maps. • Advise flow line, pipeline, riser designers, and corrosion specialists on safety requirements to ensure consistency with the multiphase flow management and select best practices.
• Define holdup and slip. multiphase flow issues. control strategy.
• Explain the various types of slugging mechanisms and mitigation
options for each.
• Explain the impact of slugging on topsides facilities operation.

Emulsions Describe emulsions, list requirements for emulsion formation, and Develop with a team an emulsion control strategy and predict emulsion Facilitate an emulsion control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe emulsion problems and mitigation options. formation conditions evaluating mitigation options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank emulsion management practices, and evaluate performance
against a benchmark.

Sand Describe formation types prone to sand production, sand problems, Predict erosion and settling conditions throughout the subsea system, Facilitate a sand control strategy selection for management, validate Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
methods of detection, mitigation options, and options for incorporating select and justify sand detection instruments, select materials, and advise sand detection monitoring requirements, develop procedures, and and rank sand management practices, and evaluate performance against
sand tolerance into the subsea system design. all on sand production issues. examine designs. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Hydrates Describe how design temperature and pressure are determined, Explain a hydrate control strategy, predict hydrate formation conditions, Facilitate a hydrate control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe a hydrate and how a hydrate is formed, explain hydration identify hydrate inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank hydrate management practices, and evaluate performance
prediction methods, list problems hydrates can cause, describe hydrate against a benchmark.
prevention options, and outline inhibitors and injection rates.

Wax Define what wax is, how wax content is determined, the Explain the wax control strategy, predict wax formation conditions, Facilitate a wax control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
conditions promoting wax deposition, and associated problems inhibition options, identify inhibitor and selection procedures, and develop develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank wax management practices, and evaluate performance against
and prevention methods. intervention options to deal with wax problems. a benchmark.

Asphaltenes Define and describe asphaltenes, how to determine asphaltene content, Explain asphaltene control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate an asphaltene control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
solubility and precipitation factors, associated deposition problems, and identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank asphaltene management practices, and evaluate performance
summarize available prevention methods. asphaltene intervention options. against a benchmark.

Naphthenates Describe metal naphthenate soaps, conditions that promote Explain naphthenate control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate a naphthenate control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
their formation, and summarize metal naphthenate control or identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank naphthenate management practices, and evaluate performance
mitigation methods. naphthenate intervention options. against a benchmark.

Scale List scale types, describe methods of for predicting scale, list prevention Explain the scale control strategy, predict deposition conditions, Facilitate a scale control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
and remediation methods, describe detection methods, and summarize evaluate mitigation options using software tools, identify inhibitor testing develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank scale management practices, and evaluate performance against
issues with the compatibility of different water types. and selection procedures, develop intervention options, use squeeze a benchmark.
programs, and provide input to sulfate removal equipment evaluation.

Multiphase Flow Summarize transportation issues, describe flow patterns and common Explain the multiphase flow management strategy, predict flow conditions Facilitate a multiphase flow control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
flow pattern maps, define holdup and slip, explain slugging and mitigation evaluating mitigation options, develop mitigation operating procedures, requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank multiphase flow management practices, and evaluate performance
options, and explain the impact of slugging on topside facilities. and advise others on multiphase flow issues. against a benchmark.

Emulsions Describe emulsions, list requirements for emulsion formation, and Develop with a team an emulsion control strategy and predict emulsion Facilitate an emulsion control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe emulsion problems and mitigation options. formation conditions evaluating mitigation options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank emulsion management practices, and evaluate performance
against a benchmark.
• Describe emulsions. • Develop with a team an emulsion control strategy. • Facilitate the selection of the appropriate emulsion
• List the requirements for emulsion formation. • Predict emulsion formation conditions and evaluate mitigation options prevention strategy. • Evaluate new and unproven techniques, rank risks, and choose
using software tools. • Validate monitoring requirements for emulsion presence. potential applications.
• Describe the problems emulsions cause and mitigation options.
• Develop emulsion prevention and operational procedures. • Critique and rank emulsion management practices.
• Examine design, installation, operations, maintenance, repair, • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide emulsion
and safety requirements to ensure consistency with the emulsion management and select best practices.
prevention strategy.

Sand Describe formation types prone to sand production, sand problems, Predict erosion and settling conditions throughout the subsea system, Facilitate a sand control strategy selection for management, validate Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
methods of detection, mitigation options, and options for incorporating select and justify sand detection instruments, select materials, and advise sand detection monitoring requirements, develop procedures, and and rank sand management practices, and evaluate performance against
sand tolerance into the subsea system design. all on sand production issues. examine designs. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Flow Assurance Define what flow assurance problem are, how the component content in Explain flow assurance control strategies, predict flow assurance Facilitate control strategy sessions, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate novel techniques, rank risks, and choose potential applications,
crude oil is determined, the required conditions promoting its deposition, formation conditions, identify its inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention develop procedures, and examine designs. critique and rank flow assurance management practices, and evaluate
the associated problems and prevention methods used. options dealing with all flow assurance problems. performance with worldwide management benchmarks.

Hydrates Describe how design temperature and pressure are determined, Explain a hydrate control strategy, predict hydrate formation conditions, Facilitate a hydrate control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe a hydrate and how a hydrate is formed, explain hydration identify hydrate inhibitor testing, and prepare intervention options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank hydrate management practices, and evaluate performance
prediction methods, list problems hydrates can cause, describe hydrate against a benchmark.
prevention options, and outline inhibitors and injection rates.

Wax Define what wax is, how wax content is determined, the Explain the wax control strategy, predict wax formation conditions, Facilitate a wax control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
conditions promoting wax deposition, and associated problems inhibition options, identify inhibitor and selection procedures, and develop develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank wax management practices, and evaluate performance against
and prevention methods. intervention options to deal with wax problems. a benchmark.

Asphaltenes Define and describe asphaltenes, how to determine asphaltene content, Explain asphaltene control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate an asphaltene control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
solubility and precipitation factors, associated deposition problems, and identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank asphaltene management practices, and evaluate performance
summarize available prevention methods. asphaltene intervention options. against a benchmark.

Naphthenates Describe metal naphthenate soaps, conditions that promote Explain naphthenate control strategy, predicting its deposition conditions, Facilitate a naphthenate control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
their formation, and summarize metal naphthenate control or identifying its chemical testing and selection procedures, and develop requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank naphthenate management practices, and evaluate performance
mitigation methods. naphthenate intervention options. against a benchmark.

Scale List scale types, describe methods of for predicting scale, list prevention Explain the scale control strategy, predict deposition conditions, Facilitate a scale control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
and remediation methods, describe detection methods, and summarize evaluate mitigation options using software tools, identify inhibitor testing develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank scale management practices, and evaluate performance against
issues with the compatibility of different water types. and selection procedures, develop intervention options, use squeeze a benchmark.
programs, and provide input to sulfate removal equipment evaluation.

Multiphase Flow Summarize transportation issues, describe flow patterns and common Explain the multiphase flow management strategy, predict flow conditions Facilitate a multiphase flow control strategy, validate monitoring Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
flow pattern maps, define holdup and slip, explain slugging and mitigation evaluating mitigation options, develop mitigation operating procedures, requirements, develop procedures, and examine designs. rank multiphase flow management practices, and evaluate performance
options, and explain the impact of slugging on topside facilities. and advise others on multiphase flow issues. against a benchmark.

Emulsions Describe emulsions, list requirements for emulsion formation, and Develop with a team an emulsion control strategy and predict emulsion Facilitate an emulsion control strategy, validate monitoring requirements, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe emulsion problems and mitigation options. formation conditions evaluating mitigation options. develop procedures, and examine designs. and rank emulsion management practices, and evaluate performance
against a benchmark.

Sand Describe formation types prone to sand production, sand problems, Predict erosion and settling conditions throughout the subsea system, Facilitate a sand control strategy selection for management, validate Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
methods of detection, mitigation options, and options for incorporating select and justify sand detection instruments, select materials, and advise sand detection monitoring requirements, develop procedures, and and rank sand management practices, and evaluate performance against
sand tolerance into the subsea system design. all on sand production issues. examine designs. a benchmark.

• Describe the types of formations that are most prone to • Predict erosion and settling conditions throughout the subsea system. • Facilitate the selection of the appropriate sand management strategy. • Evaluate new and unproven techniques, rank risks, and choose
sand production. • Select and justify sand detection instruments. • Validate monitoring requirements for sand presence. potential applications.
• Describe problems associated with sand production in subsea system • Describe design methods for piping systems and components to • Develop sand management and operational procedures. • Critique and sand management practices.
components and surface facilities. minimize the effects of sand. • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide emulsion
• Examine design, installation, operations, maintenance, repair,
• Describe the methods of sand detection available and how they work. • Select appropriate materials based on hardness and and safety requirements to ensure consistency with the sand management and select best practices.
• Outline the options available for mitigation of sand production erosion resistance. management strategy.
problems in subsea systems. • Advise subsea system equipment designers and corrosion specialists
• Outline the options for incorporating sand tolerance into the design of on sand production issues.
subsea system components.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Wells, Completions Describe options, identify types of Xmas trees, describe their Prepare tree specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications,
& Trees advantages and disadvantages, summarize tree components and sizing parameters, select codes and standards, and assess design. conformances, and determine acceptability. critique and rank tree design options, and evaluate performance
factors, and describe a subsea test tree. against a benchmark.

Templates and Identify main types and functions, summarize components, describe Prepare template and manifold specifications and purchase requisitions, Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Manifolds sizing factors, identify template and manifold suppliers, and describe a determine design criteria, select codes and standards, and design conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank manifold design options, and evaluate performance against
subsea pigging loop. templates and manifolds. a benchmark.

Flowlines Identify the main types of subsea flowlines and pipelines, including their Prepare flowline thermal and flow design specifications. Validate flowline thermal and flow performance. Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
advantages and disadvantages. potential applications.

Transport List flowline and pipeline components, describe sizing factors, and Determine flowline design parameters and criteria, select codes and Examine flowline thermal and flow design for compliance with production, Critique and rank thermal and flow performance design options and
describe heat preservation options. standards, and estimate flow and thermal performance. operations, maintenance, and safety requirements. evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide flowline concepts
and select best options.

Flowlines Summarize pipeline and flowline mechanical design, and explain the Prepare specifications, design pipelines and evaluate on-bottom Validate flowline specifications, examine mechanical design for Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Mechanical significance of on-bottom stability and free span assessment. stability and spans using computer programs, and develop strategies compliance with installations, describe non-conformances, and rank flow performance design options, and evaluate performance against
to mitigate problems. determine acceptability. a benchmark.

Risers Identify types of SS production risers including advantages and Prepare riser component specifications and purchase requirements, Validate specifications, examine design for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new design features, rank risks, choose applications, critique
disadvantages, list riser components and design challenges, and identify determine design criteria, predict the fatigue life of riser welds and conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank riser options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
production riser suppliers. components using software, and select standards.

Control System & Identify types of subsea control systems and umbilicals, list the Prepare control system and umbilical specifications and purchase Validate the specification of control system and umbilicals, examine each Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Umbilicals components of each, outline sizing factors, and outline issues associated requisitions, determine design parameters and criteria, and select codes for compliance with installation, and describe non-conformances during and rank umbilical design options, and evaluate performance against
with various hydraulic fluids. and standards. fabrications or installation. a benchmark.

Material Selection List classes of subsea system materials, describe welding issues, Select material, describe the development of a materials selection Validate weld procedures and qualification plans and material Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
and Welding describe material selection factors, define terms, and describe material philosophy, assess interrelationships, and prepare procedures and plans. specifications, examine material selection compliance, describe non- rank materials and welding or bonding options, and evaluate performance
and fluids compatibility issues. conformances, and determine acceptability. against a benchmark.

Corrosion Chemistry Define corrosion, list different forms of corrosion, describe electrochemical Select materials based on corrosion mechanisms and control or mitigation Validate material specifications regarding corrosion and inhibition Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
corrosion, describe the significance of the electromotive and galvanic plans, prepare and use corrosion inhibitor testing/selection procedures, selection procedures and evaluate and specify corrosion inhibitors to rank material and inhibition options, and evaluate performance against
series of metals, and outline corrosion prediction methods. and predict corrosion rates. improve corrosion control performance. a benchmark.

Corrosion Describe fluid properties and characteristics, describe how multiphase Explain the development of a project corrosion control philosophy, assess Validate corrosion protection system design, generate corrosion Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Management flow impacts internal corrosion (IC), and outline the basic aspects of the interrelationship of control systems with corrosion protection, and protection system designs, and examine corrosion protection systems. rank corrosion management options, and evaluate performance against
corrosion control. prepare corrosion protection system design. a benchmark.

Reliability, Describe how Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Choose relevant requirements of SS reliability principles, determine Adapt RAM tools to model new equipment, facilitate the assessment Evaluate novel techniques for assessing RAM, rank risks, support
Availability, influence design, describe two measures that increase reliability, critical equipment and set reliability goals, and model equipment. of system RAM, and examine RAM for consistency with all operations improvement, and evaluate RAM assessment worldwide performance
describe reliability modeling, outline component integrity, and outline and safety. benchmarks and select best options.
Maintainability the progression of technology.

Subsea Processing Identify subsea processing functions, outline subsea processing drivers, Describe feasibility studies, select codes and standards, select design Examine the processing design, validate equipment selection, and Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe equipment, different processing technologies, and subsea parameters, and prepare processing equipment specifications and facilitate development and testing of new equipment and configurations. and rank subsea processing options, and evaluate performance against
reliability issues. purchase requisitions. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Wells, Completions Describe options, identify types of Xmas trees, describe their Prepare tree specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications,
& Trees advantages and disadvantages, summarize tree components and sizing parameters, select codes and standards, and assess design. conformances, and determine acceptability. critique and rank tree design options, and evaluate performance
factors, and describe a subsea test tree. against a benchmark.
• Prepare subsea tree specifications and purchase requisitions. • Validate subsea tree specifications and ensure compatibility with well
• Describe the different options used for drilling, completing, and testing • Determine the main design parameters and criteria associated with a and completion design. • Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
offshore wells. subsea Xmas tree. • Examine template and manifold design for compliance with potential applications.
• Identify the types of subsea Xmas trees. • Select codes and standards for subsea Xmas tree design. installation, operations, maintenance, repair, and safety requirements. • Critique and rank tree design options.
• Describe the advantages and disadvantages of each Xmas tree. • Assess well and completion design for compatibility with tree and • Validate compatibility of tree and subsea system design with new or • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide tree concepts
• Summarize the components of subsea Xmas trees and the factors subsea system design. unique aspects of well and completion design. and options.
related to sizing them. • Describe non-conformances during fabrication and
• Describe the function and main components of a subsea test tree. determine acceptability.

Templates and Identify main types and functions, summarize components, describe Prepare template and manifold specifications and purchase requisitions, Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Manifolds sizing factors, identify template and manifold suppliers, and describe a determine design criteria, select codes and standards, and design conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank manifold design options, and evaluate performance against
subsea pigging loop. templates and manifolds. a benchmark.

Flowlines Identify the main types of subsea flowlines and pipelines, including their Prepare flowline thermal and flow design specifications. Validate flowline thermal and flow performance. Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
advantages and disadvantages. potential applications.

Transport List flowline and pipeline components, describe sizing factors, and Determine flowline design parameters and criteria, select codes and Examine flowline thermal and flow design for compliance with production, Critique and rank thermal and flow performance design options and
describe heat preservation options. standards, and estimate flow and thermal performance. operations, maintenance, and safety requirements. evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide flowline concepts
and select best options.

Flowlines Summarize pipeline and flowline mechanical design, and explain the Prepare specifications, design pipelines and evaluate on-bottom Validate flowline specifications, examine mechanical design for Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Mechanical significance of on-bottom stability and free span assessment. stability and spans using computer programs, and develop strategies compliance with installations, describe non-conformances, and rank flow performance design options, and evaluate performance against
to mitigate problems. determine acceptability. a benchmark.

Risers Identify types of SS production risers including advantages and Prepare riser component specifications and purchase requirements, Validate specifications, examine design for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new design features, rank risks, choose applications, critique
disadvantages, list riser components and design challenges, and identify determine design criteria, predict the fatigue life of riser welds and conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank riser options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
production riser suppliers. components using software, and select standards.

Control System & Identify types of subsea control systems and umbilicals, list the Prepare control system and umbilical specifications and purchase Validate the specification of control system and umbilicals, examine each Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Umbilicals components of each, outline sizing factors, and outline issues associated requisitions, determine design parameters and criteria, and select codes for compliance with installation, and describe non-conformances during and rank umbilical design options, and evaluate performance against
with various hydraulic fluids. and standards. fabrications or installation. a benchmark.

Material Selection List classes of subsea system materials, describe welding issues, Select material, describe the development of a materials selection Validate weld procedures and qualification plans and material Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
and Welding describe material selection factors, define terms, and describe material philosophy, assess interrelationships, and prepare procedures and plans. specifications, examine material selection compliance, describe non- rank materials and welding or bonding options, and evaluate performance
and fluids compatibility issues. conformances, and determine acceptability. against a benchmark.

Corrosion Chemistry Define corrosion, list different forms of corrosion, describe electrochemical Select materials based on corrosion mechanisms and control or mitigation Validate material specifications regarding corrosion and inhibition Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
corrosion, describe the significance of the electromotive and galvanic plans, prepare and use corrosion inhibitor testing/selection procedures, selection procedures and evaluate and specify corrosion inhibitors to rank material and inhibition options, and evaluate performance against
series of metals, and outline corrosion prediction methods. and predict corrosion rates. improve corrosion control performance. a benchmark.

Corrosion Describe fluid properties and characteristics, describe how multiphase Explain the development of a project corrosion control philosophy, assess Validate corrosion protection system design, generate corrosion Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Management flow impacts internal corrosion (IC), and outline the basic aspects of the interrelationship of control systems with corrosion protection, and protection system designs, and examine corrosion protection systems. rank corrosion management options, and evaluate performance against
corrosion control. prepare corrosion protection system design. a benchmark.

Reliability, Describe how Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Choose relevant requirements of SS reliability principles, determine Adapt RAM tools to model new equipment, facilitate the assessment Evaluate novel techniques for assessing RAM, rank risks, support
Availability, influence design, describe two measures that increase reliability, critical equipment and set reliability goals, and model equipment. of system RAM, and examine RAM for consistency with all operations improvement, and evaluate RAM assessment worldwide performance
describe reliability modeling, outline component integrity, and outline and safety. benchmarks and select best options.
Maintainability the progression of technology.

Subsea Processing Identify subsea processing functions, outline subsea processing drivers, Describe feasibility studies, select codes and standards, select design Examine the processing design, validate equipment selection, and Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe equipment, different processing technologies, and subsea parameters, and prepare processing equipment specifications and facilitate development and testing of new equipment and configurations. and rank subsea processing options, and evaluate performance against
reliability issues. purchase requisitions. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Wells, Completions Describe options, identify types of Xmas trees, describe their Prepare tree specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications,
& Trees advantages and disadvantages, summarize tree components and sizing parameters, select codes and standards, and assess design. conformances, and determine acceptability. critique and rank tree design options, and evaluate performance
factors, and describe a subsea test tree. against a benchmark.

Templates and Identify main types and functions, summarize components, describe Prepare template and manifold specifications and purchase requisitions, Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Manifolds sizing factors, identify template and manifold suppliers, and describe a determine design criteria, select codes and standards, and design conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank manifold design options, and evaluate performance against
subsea pigging loop. templates and manifolds. a benchmark.
• Validate template and manifold specifications.
• Identify the main types and functions of subsea templates and • Prepare template and manifold specifications and • Examine template and manifold design for compliance with • Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
manifolds and their advantages and disadvantages. purchase requisitions. installation, operations, maintenance, repair, and safety requirements. potential applications.
• Summarize the main components of templates and manifolds. • Determine the main design parameters and criteria associated with • Describe non-conformances during fabrication and • Critique and rank template and manifold design options.
• Describe the main factors related to sizing of templates and manifolds. subsea templates and manifolds. determine acceptability. • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide template and
• Identify the main suppliers of templates and manifolds. • Select codes and standards for subsea template and manifold design. manifold concepts and select best options.
• Describe a subsea pigging loop module. • Design templates and manifolds using software.

Flowlines Identify the main types of subsea flowlines and pipelines, including their Prepare flowline thermal and flow design specifications. Validate flowline thermal and flow performance. Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
advantages and disadvantages. potential applications.

Transport List flowline and pipeline components, describe sizing factors, and Determine flowline design parameters and criteria, select codes and Examine flowline thermal and flow design for compliance with production, Critique and rank thermal and flow performance design options and
describe heat preservation options. standards, and estimate flow and thermal performance. operations, maintenance, and safety requirements. evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide flowline concepts
and select best options.

Flowlines Summarize pipeline and flowline mechanical design, and explain the Prepare specifications, design pipelines and evaluate on-bottom Validate flowline specifications, examine mechanical design for Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Mechanical significance of on-bottom stability and free span assessment. stability and spans using computer programs, and develop strategies compliance with installations, describe non-conformances, and rank flow performance design options, and evaluate performance against
to mitigate problems. determine acceptability. a benchmark.

Risers Identify types of SS production risers including advantages and Prepare riser component specifications and purchase requirements, Validate specifications, examine design for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new design features, rank risks, choose applications, critique
disadvantages, list riser components and design challenges, and identify determine design criteria, predict the fatigue life of riser welds and conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank riser options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
production riser suppliers. components using software, and select standards.

Control System & Identify types of subsea control systems and umbilicals, list the Prepare control system and umbilical specifications and purchase Validate the specification of control system and umbilicals, examine each Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Umbilicals components of each, outline sizing factors, and outline issues associated requisitions, determine design parameters and criteria, and select codes for compliance with installation, and describe non-conformances during and rank umbilical design options, and evaluate performance against
with various hydraulic fluids. and standards. fabrications or installation. a benchmark.

Material Selection List classes of subsea system materials, describe welding issues, Select material, describe the development of a materials selection Validate weld procedures and qualification plans and material Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
and Welding describe material selection factors, define terms, and describe material philosophy, assess interrelationships, and prepare procedures and plans. specifications, examine material selection compliance, describe non- rank materials and welding or bonding options, and evaluate performance
and fluids compatibility issues. conformances, and determine acceptability. against a benchmark.

Corrosion Chemistry Define corrosion, list different forms of corrosion, describe electrochemical Select materials based on corrosion mechanisms and control or mitigation Validate material specifications regarding corrosion and inhibition Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
corrosion, describe the significance of the electromotive and galvanic plans, prepare and use corrosion inhibitor testing/selection procedures, selection procedures and evaluate and specify corrosion inhibitors to rank material and inhibition options, and evaluate performance against
series of metals, and outline corrosion prediction methods. and predict corrosion rates. improve corrosion control performance. a benchmark.

Corrosion Describe fluid properties and characteristics, describe how multiphase Explain the development of a project corrosion control philosophy, assess Validate corrosion protection system design, generate corrosion Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Management flow impacts internal corrosion (IC), and outline the basic aspects of the interrelationship of control systems with corrosion protection, and protection system designs, and examine corrosion protection systems. rank corrosion management options, and evaluate performance against
corrosion control. prepare corrosion protection system design. a benchmark.

Reliability, Describe how Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Choose relevant requirements of SS reliability principles, determine Adapt RAM tools to model new equipment, facilitate the assessment Evaluate novel techniques for assessing RAM, rank risks, support
Availability, influence design, describe two measures that increase reliability, critical equipment and set reliability goals, and model equipment. of system RAM, and examine RAM for consistency with all operations improvement, and evaluate RAM assessment worldwide performance
describe reliability modeling, outline component integrity, and outline and safety. benchmarks and select best options.
Maintainability the progression of technology.

Subsea Processing Identify subsea processing functions, outline subsea processing drivers, Describe feasibility studies, select codes and standards, select design Examine the processing design, validate equipment selection, and Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe equipment, different processing technologies, and subsea parameters, and prepare processing equipment specifications and facilitate development and testing of new equipment and configurations. and rank subsea processing options, and evaluate performance against
reliability issues. purchase requisitions. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Wells, Completions Describe options, identify types of Xmas trees, describe their Prepare tree specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications,
& Trees advantages and disadvantages, summarize tree components and sizing parameters, select codes and standards, and assess design. conformances, and determine acceptability. critique and rank tree design options, and evaluate performance
factors, and describe a subsea test tree. against a benchmark.

Templates and Identify main types and functions, summarize components, describe Prepare template and manifold specifications and purchase requisitions, Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Manifolds sizing factors, identify template and manifold suppliers, and describe a determine design criteria, select codes and standards, and design conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank manifold design options, and evaluate performance against
subsea pigging loop. templates and manifolds. a benchmark.

Flowlines Identify the main types of subsea flowlines and pipelines, including their Prepare flowline thermal and flow design specifications. Validate flowline thermal and flow performance. Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
advantages and disadvantages. potential applications.
• Prepare flowline thermal and flow design specifications. • Validate flowline thermal and flow performance.
• Identify the main types of subsea flowlines and pipelines, including • Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
their advantages and disadvantages. potential applications.

Transport List flowline and pipeline components, describe sizing factors, and Determine flowline design parameters and criteria, select codes and Examine flowline thermal and flow design for compliance with production, Critique and rank thermal and flow performance design options and
describe heat preservation options. standards, and estimate flow and thermal performance. operations, maintenance, and safety requirements. evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide flowline concepts
and select best options.

Flowlines Summarize pipeline and flowline mechanical design, and explain the Prepare specifications, design pipelines and evaluate on-bottom Validate flowline specifications, examine mechanical design for Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Mechanical significance of on-bottom stability and free span assessment. stability and spans using computer programs, and develop strategies compliance with installations, describe non-conformances, and rank flow performance design options, and evaluate performance against
to mitigate problems. determine acceptability. a benchmark.

Risers Identify types of SS production risers including advantages and Prepare riser component specifications and purchase requirements, Validate specifications, examine design for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new design features, rank risks, choose applications, critique
disadvantages, list riser components and design challenges, and identify determine design criteria, predict the fatigue life of riser welds and conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank riser options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
production riser suppliers. components using software, and select standards.

Control System & Identify types of subsea control systems and umbilicals, list the Prepare control system and umbilical specifications and purchase Validate the specification of control system and umbilicals, examine each Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Umbilicals components of each, outline sizing factors, and outline issues associated requisitions, determine design parameters and criteria, and select codes for compliance with installation, and describe non-conformances during and rank umbilical design options, and evaluate performance against
with various hydraulic fluids. and standards. fabrications or installation. a benchmark.

Material Selection List classes of subsea system materials, describe welding issues, Select material, describe the development of a materials selection Validate weld procedures and qualification plans and material Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
and Welding describe material selection factors, define terms, and describe material philosophy, assess interrelationships, and prepare procedures and plans. specifications, examine material selection compliance, describe non- rank materials and welding or bonding options, and evaluate performance
and fluids compatibility issues. conformances, and determine acceptability. against a benchmark.

Corrosion Chemistry Define corrosion, list different forms of corrosion, describe electrochemical Select materials based on corrosion mechanisms and control or mitigation Validate material specifications regarding corrosion and inhibition Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
corrosion, describe the significance of the electromotive and galvanic plans, prepare and use corrosion inhibitor testing/selection procedures, selection procedures and evaluate and specify corrosion inhibitors to rank material and inhibition options, and evaluate performance against
series of metals, and outline corrosion prediction methods. and predict corrosion rates. improve corrosion control performance. a benchmark.

Corrosion Describe fluid properties and characteristics, describe how multiphase Explain the development of a project corrosion control philosophy, assess Validate corrosion protection system design, generate corrosion Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Management flow impacts internal corrosion (IC), and outline the basic aspects of the interrelationship of control systems with corrosion protection, and protection system designs, and examine corrosion protection systems. rank corrosion management options, and evaluate performance against
corrosion control. prepare corrosion protection system design. a benchmark.

Reliability, Describe how Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Choose relevant requirements of SS reliability principles, determine Adapt RAM tools to model new equipment, facilitate the assessment Evaluate novel techniques for assessing RAM, rank risks, support
Availability, influence design, describe two measures that increase reliability, critical equipment and set reliability goals, and model equipment. of system RAM, and examine RAM for consistency with all operations improvement, and evaluate RAM assessment worldwide performance
describe reliability modeling, outline component integrity, and outline and safety. benchmarks and select best options.
Maintainability the progression of technology.

Subsea Processing Identify subsea processing functions, outline subsea processing drivers, Describe feasibility studies, select codes and standards, select design Examine the processing design, validate equipment selection, and Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe equipment, different processing technologies, and subsea parameters, and prepare processing equipment specifications and facilitate development and testing of new equipment and configurations. and rank subsea processing options, and evaluate performance against
reliability issues. purchase requisitions. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Wells, Completions Describe options, identify types of Xmas trees, describe their Prepare tree specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications,
& Trees advantages and disadvantages, summarize tree components and sizing parameters, select codes and standards, and assess design. conformances, and determine acceptability. critique and rank tree design options, and evaluate performance
factors, and describe a subsea test tree. against a benchmark.

Templates and Identify main types and functions, summarize components, describe Prepare template and manifold specifications and purchase requisitions, Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Manifolds sizing factors, identify template and manifold suppliers, and describe a determine design criteria, select codes and standards, and design conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank manifold design options, and evaluate performance against
subsea pigging loop. templates and manifolds. a benchmark.

Flowlines Identify the main types of subsea flowlines and pipelines, including their Prepare flowline thermal and flow design specifications. Validate flowline thermal and flow performance. Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
advantages and disadvantages. potential applications.

Transport List flowline and pipeline components, describe sizing factors, and Determine flowline design parameters and criteria, select codes and Examine flowline thermal and flow design for compliance with production, Critique and rank thermal and flow performance design options and
describe heat preservation options. standards, and estimate flow and thermal performance. operations, maintenance, and safety requirements. evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide flowline concepts
and select best options.
• List the main components of flowlines and pipelines. • Determine the main design parameters and criteria associated with • Examine flowline thermal and flow design for compliance with
• Describe the main factors related to sizing of flow lines and pipelines. flowlines. production, operations, maintenance, and safety requirements. • Critique and rank thermal and flow performance design options.
• Describe the main options for heat preservation and active heating of • Select codes and standards for flowline design. • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide flowline
flow lines. • Estimate flowline flow and thermal performance using concepts and select best options.
computer programs.

Flowlines Summarize pipeline and flowline mechanical design, and explain the Prepare specifications, design pipelines and evaluate on-bottom Validate flowline specifications, examine mechanical design for Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Mechanical significance of on-bottom stability and free span assessment. stability and spans using computer programs, and develop strategies compliance with installations, describe non-conformances, and rank flow performance design options, and evaluate performance against
to mitigate problems. determine acceptability. a benchmark.

Risers Identify types of SS production risers including advantages and Prepare riser component specifications and purchase requirements, Validate specifications, examine design for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new design features, rank risks, choose applications, critique
disadvantages, list riser components and design challenges, and identify determine design criteria, predict the fatigue life of riser welds and conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank riser options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
production riser suppliers. components using software, and select standards.

Control System & Identify types of subsea control systems and umbilicals, list the Prepare control system and umbilical specifications and purchase Validate the specification of control system and umbilicals, examine each Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Umbilicals components of each, outline sizing factors, and outline issues associated requisitions, determine design parameters and criteria, and select codes for compliance with installation, and describe non-conformances during and rank umbilical design options, and evaluate performance against
with various hydraulic fluids. and standards. fabrications or installation. a benchmark.

Material Selection List classes of subsea system materials, describe welding issues, Select material, describe the development of a materials selection Validate weld procedures and qualification plans and material Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
and Welding describe material selection factors, define terms, and describe material philosophy, assess interrelationships, and prepare procedures and plans. specifications, examine material selection compliance, describe non- rank materials and welding or bonding options, and evaluate performance
and fluids compatibility issues. conformances, and determine acceptability. against a benchmark.

Corrosion Chemistry Define corrosion, list different forms of corrosion, describe electrochemical Select materials based on corrosion mechanisms and control or mitigation Validate material specifications regarding corrosion and inhibition Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
corrosion, describe the significance of the electromotive and galvanic plans, prepare and use corrosion inhibitor testing/selection procedures, selection procedures and evaluate and specify corrosion inhibitors to rank material and inhibition options, and evaluate performance against
series of metals, and outline corrosion prediction methods. and predict corrosion rates. improve corrosion control performance. a benchmark.

Corrosion Describe fluid properties and characteristics, describe how multiphase Explain the development of a project corrosion control philosophy, assess Validate corrosion protection system design, generate corrosion Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Management flow impacts internal corrosion (IC), and outline the basic aspects of the interrelationship of control systems with corrosion protection, and protection system designs, and examine corrosion protection systems. rank corrosion management options, and evaluate performance against
corrosion control. prepare corrosion protection system design. a benchmark.

Reliability, Describe how Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Choose relevant requirements of SS reliability principles, determine Adapt RAM tools to model new equipment, facilitate the assessment Evaluate novel techniques for assessing RAM, rank risks, support
Availability, influence design, describe two measures that increase reliability, critical equipment and set reliability goals, and model equipment. of system RAM, and examine RAM for consistency with all operations improvement, and evaluate RAM assessment worldwide performance
describe reliability modeling, outline component integrity, and outline and safety. benchmarks and select best options.
Maintainability the progression of technology.

Subsea Processing Identify subsea processing functions, outline subsea processing drivers, Describe feasibility studies, select codes and standards, select design Examine the processing design, validate equipment selection, and Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe equipment, different processing technologies, and subsea parameters, and prepare processing equipment specifications and facilitate development and testing of new equipment and configurations. and rank subsea processing options, and evaluate performance against
reliability issues. purchase requisitions. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Wells, Completions Describe options, identify types of Xmas trees, describe their Prepare tree specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications,
& Trees advantages and disadvantages, summarize tree components and sizing parameters, select codes and standards, and assess design. conformances, and determine acceptability. critique and rank tree design options, and evaluate performance
factors, and describe a subsea test tree. against a benchmark.

Templates and Identify main types and functions, summarize components, describe Prepare template and manifold specifications and purchase requisitions, Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Manifolds sizing factors, identify template and manifold suppliers, and describe a determine design criteria, select codes and standards, and design conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank manifold design options, and evaluate performance against
subsea pigging loop. templates and manifolds. a benchmark.

Flowlines Identify the main types of subsea flowlines and pipelines, including their Prepare flowline thermal and flow design specifications. Validate flowline thermal and flow performance. Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
advantages and disadvantages. potential applications.

Transport List flowline and pipeline components, describe sizing factors, and Determine flowline design parameters and criteria, select codes and Examine flowline thermal and flow design for compliance with production, Critique and rank thermal and flow performance design options and
describe heat preservation options. standards, and estimate flow and thermal performance. operations, maintenance, and safety requirements. evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide flowline concepts
and select best options.

Flowlines Summarize pipeline and flowline mechanical design, and explain the Prepare specifications, design pipelines and evaluate on-bottom Validate flowline specifications, examine mechanical design for Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Mechanical significance of on-bottom stability and free span assessment. stability and spans using computer programs, and develop strategies compliance with installations, describe non-conformances, and rank flow performance design options, and evaluate performance against
to mitigate problems. determine acceptability. a benchmark.
• Summarize the main mechanical design issues associated with
flowlines and pipelines. • Prepare flowline mechanical design specifications. • Validate flowline specifications. • Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
• Explain the significance of on-bottom stability and free • Design pipelines against burst, collapse, and buckling using • Examine flowline mechanical design for compliance with installation, potential applications.
span assessment. computer programs. operations, maintenance, repair, and safety requirements. • Critique and rank thermal and flow performance design options.
• Assess the suitability of on-bottom stability and free spans using • Describe non-conformances during fabrication or installation and • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide flowline
computer programs. determine acceptability. concepts and select best options.
• Develop strategies to mitigate on-bottom stability and free
span problems.

Risers Identify types of SS production risers including advantages and Prepare riser component specifications and purchase requirements, Validate specifications, examine design for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new design features, rank risks, choose applications, critique
disadvantages, list riser components and design challenges, and identify determine design criteria, predict the fatigue life of riser welds and conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank riser options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
production riser suppliers. components using software, and select standards.

Control System & Identify types of subsea control systems and umbilicals, list the Prepare control system and umbilical specifications and purchase Validate the specification of control system and umbilicals, examine each Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Umbilicals components of each, outline sizing factors, and outline issues associated requisitions, determine design parameters and criteria, and select codes for compliance with installation, and describe non-conformances during and rank umbilical design options, and evaluate performance against
with various hydraulic fluids. and standards. fabrications or installation. a benchmark.

Material Selection List classes of subsea system materials, describe welding issues, Select material, describe the development of a materials selection Validate weld procedures and qualification plans and material Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
and Welding describe material selection factors, define terms, and describe material philosophy, assess interrelationships, and prepare procedures and plans. specifications, examine material selection compliance, describe non- rank materials and welding or bonding options, and evaluate performance
and fluids compatibility issues. conformances, and determine acceptability. against a benchmark.

Corrosion Chemistry Define corrosion, list different forms of corrosion, describe electrochemical Select materials based on corrosion mechanisms and control or mitigation Validate material specifications regarding corrosion and inhibition Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
corrosion, describe the significance of the electromotive and galvanic plans, prepare and use corrosion inhibitor testing/selection procedures, selection procedures and evaluate and specify corrosion inhibitors to rank material and inhibition options, and evaluate performance against
series of metals, and outline corrosion prediction methods. and predict corrosion rates. improve corrosion control performance. a benchmark.

Corrosion Describe fluid properties and characteristics, describe how multiphase Explain the development of a project corrosion control philosophy, assess Validate corrosion protection system design, generate corrosion Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Management flow impacts internal corrosion (IC), and outline the basic aspects of the interrelationship of control systems with corrosion protection, and protection system designs, and examine corrosion protection systems. rank corrosion management options, and evaluate performance against
corrosion control. prepare corrosion protection system design. a benchmark.

Reliability, Describe how Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Choose relevant requirements of SS reliability principles, determine Adapt RAM tools to model new equipment, facilitate the assessment Evaluate novel techniques for assessing RAM, rank risks, support
Availability, influence design, describe two measures that increase reliability, critical equipment and set reliability goals, and model equipment. of system RAM, and examine RAM for consistency with all operations improvement, and evaluate RAM assessment worldwide performance
describe reliability modeling, outline component integrity, and outline and safety. benchmarks and select best options.
Maintainability the progression of technology.

Subsea Processing Identify subsea processing functions, outline subsea processing drivers, Describe feasibility studies, select codes and standards, select design Examine the processing design, validate equipment selection, and Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe equipment, different processing technologies, and subsea parameters, and prepare processing equipment specifications and facilitate development and testing of new equipment and configurations. and rank subsea processing options, and evaluate performance against
reliability issues. purchase requisitions. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Wells, Completions Describe options, identify types of Xmas trees, describe their Prepare tree specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications,
& Trees advantages and disadvantages, summarize tree components and sizing parameters, select codes and standards, and assess design. conformances, and determine acceptability. critique and rank tree design options, and evaluate performance
factors, and describe a subsea test tree. against a benchmark.

Templates and Identify main types and functions, summarize components, describe Prepare template and manifold specifications and purchase requisitions, Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Manifolds sizing factors, identify template and manifold suppliers, and describe a determine design criteria, select codes and standards, and design conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank manifold design options, and evaluate performance against
subsea pigging loop. templates and manifolds. a benchmark.

Flowlines Identify the main types of subsea flowlines and pipelines, including their Prepare flowline thermal and flow design specifications. Validate flowline thermal and flow performance. Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
advantages and disadvantages. potential applications.

Transport List flowline and pipeline components, describe sizing factors, and Determine flowline design parameters and criteria, select codes and Examine flowline thermal and flow design for compliance with production, Critique and rank thermal and flow performance design options and
describe heat preservation options. standards, and estimate flow and thermal performance. operations, maintenance, and safety requirements. evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide flowline concepts
and select best options.

Flowlines Summarize pipeline and flowline mechanical design, and explain the Prepare specifications, design pipelines and evaluate on-bottom Validate flowline specifications, examine mechanical design for Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Mechanical significance of on-bottom stability and free span assessment. stability and spans using computer programs, and develop strategies compliance with installations, describe non-conformances, and rank flow performance design options, and evaluate performance against
to mitigate problems. determine acceptability. a benchmark.

Risers Identify types of SS production risers including advantages and Prepare riser component specifications and purchase requirements, Validate specifications, examine design for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new design features, rank risks, choose applications, critique
disadvantages, list riser components and design challenges, and identify determine design criteria, predict the fatigue life of riser welds and conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank riser options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
production riser suppliers. components using software, and select standards.
• Validate specifications for the riser pipe, connections, • Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
• List the main types of subsea production risers, including advantages • Prepare riser component specifications and purchase requisitions. and components. potential applications.
and disadvantages. • Determine the main design parameters and criteria associated • Examine riser design for compliance with installation, operations, • Critique and rank riser design options.
• List the main components of production risers and their with risers. maintenance, repair, and safety requirements. • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide riser concepts
design challenges. • Predict the fatigue life of riser welds and components using software. • Describe non-conformances during fabrication or installation and and select best options.
• Identify the main suppliers of production risers. • Select codes and standards for riser design. determine acceptability.

Control System & Identify types of subsea control systems and umbilicals, list the Prepare control system and umbilical specifications and purchase Validate the specification of control system and umbilicals, examine each Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Umbilicals components of each, outline sizing factors, and outline issues associated requisitions, determine design parameters and criteria, and select codes for compliance with installation, and describe non-conformances during and rank umbilical design options, and evaluate performance against
with various hydraulic fluids. and standards. fabrications or installation. a benchmark.

Material Selection List classes of subsea system materials, describe welding issues, Select material, describe the development of a materials selection Validate weld procedures and qualification plans and material Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
and Welding describe material selection factors, define terms, and describe material philosophy, assess interrelationships, and prepare procedures and plans. specifications, examine material selection compliance, describe non- rank materials and welding or bonding options, and evaluate performance
and fluids compatibility issues. conformances, and determine acceptability. against a benchmark.

Corrosion Chemistry Define corrosion, list different forms of corrosion, describe electrochemical Select materials based on corrosion mechanisms and control or mitigation Validate material specifications regarding corrosion and inhibition Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
corrosion, describe the significance of the electromotive and galvanic plans, prepare and use corrosion inhibitor testing/selection procedures, selection procedures and evaluate and specify corrosion inhibitors to rank material and inhibition options, and evaluate performance against
series of metals, and outline corrosion prediction methods. and predict corrosion rates. improve corrosion control performance. a benchmark.

Corrosion Describe fluid properties and characteristics, describe how multiphase Explain the development of a project corrosion control philosophy, assess Validate corrosion protection system design, generate corrosion Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Management flow impacts internal corrosion (IC), and outline the basic aspects of the interrelationship of control systems with corrosion protection, and protection system designs, and examine corrosion protection systems. rank corrosion management options, and evaluate performance against
corrosion control. prepare corrosion protection system design. a benchmark.

Reliability, Describe how Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Choose relevant requirements of SS reliability principles, determine Adapt RAM tools to model new equipment, facilitate the assessment Evaluate novel techniques for assessing RAM, rank risks, support
Availability, influence design, describe two measures that increase reliability, critical equipment and set reliability goals, and model equipment. of system RAM, and examine RAM for consistency with all operations improvement, and evaluate RAM assessment worldwide performance
describe reliability modeling, outline component integrity, and outline and safety. benchmarks and select best options.
Maintainability the progression of technology.

Subsea Processing Identify subsea processing functions, outline subsea processing drivers, Describe feasibility studies, select codes and standards, select design Examine the processing design, validate equipment selection, and Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe equipment, different processing technologies, and subsea parameters, and prepare processing equipment specifications and facilitate development and testing of new equipment and configurations. and rank subsea processing options, and evaluate performance against
reliability issues. purchase requisitions. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Wells, Completions Describe options, identify types of Xmas trees, describe their Prepare tree specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications,
& Trees advantages and disadvantages, summarize tree components and sizing parameters, select codes and standards, and assess design. conformances, and determine acceptability. critique and rank tree design options, and evaluate performance
factors, and describe a subsea test tree. against a benchmark.

Templates and Identify main types and functions, summarize components, describe Prepare template and manifold specifications and purchase requisitions, Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Manifolds sizing factors, identify template and manifold suppliers, and describe a determine design criteria, select codes and standards, and design conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank manifold design options, and evaluate performance against
subsea pigging loop. templates and manifolds. a benchmark.

Flowlines Identify the main types of subsea flowlines and pipelines, including their Prepare flowline thermal and flow design specifications. Validate flowline thermal and flow performance. Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
advantages and disadvantages. potential applications.

Transport List flowline and pipeline components, describe sizing factors, and Determine flowline design parameters and criteria, select codes and Examine flowline thermal and flow design for compliance with production, Critique and rank thermal and flow performance design options and
describe heat preservation options. standards, and estimate flow and thermal performance. operations, maintenance, and safety requirements. evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide flowline concepts
and select best options.

Flowlines Summarize pipeline and flowline mechanical design, and explain the Prepare specifications, design pipelines and evaluate on-bottom Validate flowline specifications, examine mechanical design for Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Mechanical significance of on-bottom stability and free span assessment. stability and spans using computer programs, and develop strategies compliance with installations, describe non-conformances, and rank flow performance design options, and evaluate performance against
to mitigate problems. determine acceptability. a benchmark.

Risers Identify types of SS production risers including advantages and Prepare riser component specifications and purchase requirements, Validate specifications, examine design for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new design features, rank risks, choose applications, critique
disadvantages, list riser components and design challenges, and identify determine design criteria, predict the fatigue life of riser welds and conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank riser options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
production riser suppliers. components using software, and select standards.

Control System & Identify types of subsea control systems and umbilicals, list the Prepare control system and umbilical specifications and purchase Validate the specification of control system and umbilicals, examine each Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Umbilicals components of each, outline sizing factors, and outline issues associated requisitions, determine design parameters and criteria, and select codes for compliance with installation, and describe non-conformances during and rank umbilical design options, and evaluate performance against
with various hydraulic fluids. and standards. fabrications or installation. a benchmark.

• Identify the main types of subsea control systems and umbilicals used, • Prepare control system and umbilical specifications and • Validate the specification of control system and umbilicals. • Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
including their advantages and disadvantages. purchase requisitions. • Examine control systems and umbilicals for compliance with potential applications.
• List the main components of control systems and umbilicals. • Determine the main design parameters and criteria associated installation, operations, maintenance, repair, and safety requirements. • Critique and rank control system and umbilical design options.
• Outline the main factors related to sizing of control systems with a subsea control system and umbilicals. • Describe non-conformances during fabrication or installation and • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide control system
and umbilicals. • Select codes and standards for a subsea control system determine acceptability. and umbilical concepts and select best options.
• Identify the main suppliers of control systems and umbilicals. and umbilicals.
• Outline the issues associated with the various hydraulic fluid types.

Material Selection List classes of subsea system materials, describe welding issues, Select material, describe the development of a materials selection Validate weld procedures and qualification plans and material Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
and Welding describe material selection factors, define terms, and describe material philosophy, assess interrelationships, and prepare procedures and plans. specifications, examine material selection compliance, describe non- rank materials and welding or bonding options, and evaluate performance
and fluids compatibility issues. conformances, and determine acceptability. against a benchmark.

Corrosion Chemistry Define corrosion, list different forms of corrosion, describe electrochemical Select materials based on corrosion mechanisms and control or mitigation Validate material specifications regarding corrosion and inhibition Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
corrosion, describe the significance of the electromotive and galvanic plans, prepare and use corrosion inhibitor testing/selection procedures, selection procedures and evaluate and specify corrosion inhibitors to rank material and inhibition options, and evaluate performance against
series of metals, and outline corrosion prediction methods. and predict corrosion rates. improve corrosion control performance. a benchmark.

Corrosion Describe fluid properties and characteristics, describe how multiphase Explain the development of a project corrosion control philosophy, assess Validate corrosion protection system design, generate corrosion Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Management flow impacts internal corrosion (IC), and outline the basic aspects of the interrelationship of control systems with corrosion protection, and protection system designs, and examine corrosion protection systems. rank corrosion management options, and evaluate performance against
corrosion control. prepare corrosion protection system design. a benchmark.

Reliability, Describe how Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Choose relevant requirements of SS reliability principles, determine Adapt RAM tools to model new equipment, facilitate the assessment Evaluate novel techniques for assessing RAM, rank risks, support
Availability, influence design, describe two measures that increase reliability, critical equipment and set reliability goals, and model equipment. of system RAM, and examine RAM for consistency with all operations improvement, and evaluate RAM assessment worldwide performance
describe reliability modeling, outline component integrity, and outline and safety. benchmarks and select best options.
Maintainability the progression of technology.

Subsea Processing Identify subsea processing functions, outline subsea processing drivers, Describe feasibility studies, select codes and standards, select design Examine the processing design, validate equipment selection, and Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe equipment, different processing technologies, and subsea parameters, and prepare processing equipment specifications and facilitate development and testing of new equipment and configurations. and rank subsea processing options, and evaluate performance against
reliability issues. purchase requisitions. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Wells, Completions Describe options, identify types of Xmas trees, describe their Prepare tree specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications,
& Trees advantages and disadvantages, summarize tree components and sizing parameters, select codes and standards, and assess design. conformances, and determine acceptability. critique and rank tree design options, and evaluate performance
factors, and describe a subsea test tree. against a benchmark.

Templates and Identify main types and functions, summarize components, describe Prepare template and manifold specifications and purchase requisitions, Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Manifolds sizing factors, identify template and manifold suppliers, and describe a determine design criteria, select codes and standards, and design conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank manifold design options, and evaluate performance against
subsea pigging loop. templates and manifolds. a benchmark.

Flowlines Identify the main types of subsea flowlines and pipelines, including their Prepare flowline thermal and flow design specifications. Validate flowline thermal and flow performance. Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
advantages and disadvantages. potential applications.

Transport List flowline and pipeline components, describe sizing factors, and Determine flowline design parameters and criteria, select codes and Examine flowline thermal and flow design for compliance with production, Critique and rank thermal and flow performance design options and
describe heat preservation options. standards, and estimate flow and thermal performance. operations, maintenance, and safety requirements. evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide flowline concepts
and select best options.

Flowlines Summarize pipeline and flowline mechanical design, and explain the Prepare specifications, design pipelines and evaluate on-bottom Validate flowline specifications, examine mechanical design for Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Mechanical significance of on-bottom stability and free span assessment. stability and spans using computer programs, and develop strategies compliance with installations, describe non-conformances, and rank flow performance design options, and evaluate performance against
to mitigate problems. determine acceptability. a benchmark.

Risers Identify types of SS production risers including advantages and Prepare riser component specifications and purchase requirements, Validate specifications, examine design for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new design features, rank risks, choose applications, critique
disadvantages, list riser components and design challenges, and identify determine design criteria, predict the fatigue life of riser welds and conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank riser options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
production riser suppliers. components using software, and select standards.

Control System & Identify types of subsea control systems and umbilicals, list the Prepare control system and umbilical specifications and purchase Validate the specification of control system and umbilicals, examine each Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Umbilicals components of each, outline sizing factors, and outline issues associated requisitions, determine design parameters and criteria, and select codes for compliance with installation, and describe non-conformances during and rank umbilical design options, and evaluate performance against
with various hydraulic fluids. and standards. fabrications or installation. a benchmark.

Material Selection List classes of subsea system materials, describe welding issues, Select material, describe the development of a materials selection Validate weld procedures and qualification plans and material Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
and Welding describe material selection factors, define terms, and describe material philosophy, assess interrelationships, and prepare procedures and plans. specifications, examine material selection compliance, describe non- rank materials and welding or bonding options, and evaluate performance
and fluids compatibility issues. conformances, and determine acceptability. against a benchmark.
• Select materials (subsea trees, manifolds, templates, flowlines,
• List the main classes of materials normally used in subsea systems, risers, control systems, umbilicals) based on operating conditions, • Validate weld procedures and qualification plans and specification of • Evaluate new and unproven materials, rank risks, and choose
their important properties, and typical applications. internal/external loads, cyclic conditions & fatigue issues, reliability materials. potential applications.
• Describe the issues introduced by welding and the measures used to requirements, and life-cycle cost considerations. • Examine material and welding selections for compliance with • Critique and rank materials and welding or bonding options.
mitigate these issues. • Describe the development of a project materials selection philosophy. installation, operations, maintenance, repair, and safety requirements. • Evaluate material performance with benchmarks worldwide and select
• Describe key factors that apply to materials selection. • Assess the interrelationships of control system with materials • Describe non-conformances during production, fabrication, and best options.
• Define yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, stress, strain, modulus selection. installation and determine acceptability.
of elasticity, toughness, and ductility. • Prepare weld procedure and qualification plans.
• Describe the main issues involving materials and fluids compatibility.

Corrosion Chemistry Define corrosion, list different forms of corrosion, describe electrochemical Select materials based on corrosion mechanisms and control or mitigation Validate material specifications regarding corrosion and inhibition Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
corrosion, describe the significance of the electromotive and galvanic plans, prepare and use corrosion inhibitor testing/selection procedures, selection procedures and evaluate and specify corrosion inhibitors to rank material and inhibition options, and evaluate performance against
series of metals, and outline corrosion prediction methods. and predict corrosion rates. improve corrosion control performance. a benchmark.

Corrosion Describe fluid properties and characteristics, describe how multiphase Explain the development of a project corrosion control philosophy, assess Validate corrosion protection system design, generate corrosion Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Management flow impacts internal corrosion (IC), and outline the basic aspects of the interrelationship of control systems with corrosion protection, and protection system designs, and examine corrosion protection systems. rank corrosion management options, and evaluate performance against
corrosion control. prepare corrosion protection system design. a benchmark.

Reliability, Describe how Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Choose relevant requirements of SS reliability principles, determine Adapt RAM tools to model new equipment, facilitate the assessment Evaluate novel techniques for assessing RAM, rank risks, support
Availability, influence design, describe two measures that increase reliability, critical equipment and set reliability goals, and model equipment. of system RAM, and examine RAM for consistency with all operations improvement, and evaluate RAM assessment worldwide performance
describe reliability modeling, outline component integrity, and outline and safety. benchmarks and select best options.
Maintainability the progression of technology.

Subsea Processing Identify subsea processing functions, outline subsea processing drivers, Describe feasibility studies, select codes and standards, select design Examine the processing design, validate equipment selection, and Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe equipment, different processing technologies, and subsea parameters, and prepare processing equipment specifications and facilitate development and testing of new equipment and configurations. and rank subsea processing options, and evaluate performance against
reliability issues. purchase requisitions. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Wells, Completions Describe options, identify types of Xmas trees, describe their Prepare tree specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications,
& Trees advantages and disadvantages, summarize tree components and sizing parameters, select codes and standards, and assess design. conformances, and determine acceptability. critique and rank tree design options, and evaluate performance
factors, and describe a subsea test tree. against a benchmark.

Templates and Identify main types and functions, summarize components, describe Prepare template and manifold specifications and purchase requisitions, Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Manifolds sizing factors, identify template and manifold suppliers, and describe a determine design criteria, select codes and standards, and design conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank manifold design options, and evaluate performance against
subsea pigging loop. templates and manifolds. a benchmark.

Flowlines Identify the main types of subsea flowlines and pipelines, including their Prepare flowline thermal and flow design specifications. Validate flowline thermal and flow performance. Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
advantages and disadvantages. potential applications.

Transport List flowline and pipeline components, describe sizing factors, and Determine flowline design parameters and criteria, select codes and Examine flowline thermal and flow design for compliance with production, Critique and rank thermal and flow performance design options and
describe heat preservation options. standards, and estimate flow and thermal performance. operations, maintenance, and safety requirements. evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide flowline concepts
and select best options.

Flowlines Summarize pipeline and flowline mechanical design, and explain the Prepare specifications, design pipelines and evaluate on-bottom Validate flowline specifications, examine mechanical design for Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Mechanical significance of on-bottom stability and free span assessment. stability and spans using computer programs, and develop strategies compliance with installations, describe non-conformances, and rank flow performance design options, and evaluate performance against
to mitigate problems. determine acceptability. a benchmark.

Risers Identify types of SS production risers including advantages and Prepare riser component specifications and purchase requirements, Validate specifications, examine design for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new design features, rank risks, choose applications, critique
disadvantages, list riser components and design challenges, and identify determine design criteria, predict the fatigue life of riser welds and conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank riser options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
production riser suppliers. components using software, and select standards.

Control System & Identify types of subsea control systems and umbilicals, list the Prepare control system and umbilical specifications and purchase Validate the specification of control system and umbilicals, examine each Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Umbilicals components of each, outline sizing factors, and outline issues associated requisitions, determine design parameters and criteria, and select codes for compliance with installation, and describe non-conformances during and rank umbilical design options, and evaluate performance against
with various hydraulic fluids. and standards. fabrications or installation. a benchmark.

Material Selection List classes of subsea system materials, describe welding issues, Select material, describe the development of a materials selection Validate weld procedures and qualification plans and material Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
and Welding describe material selection factors, define terms, and describe material philosophy, assess interrelationships, and prepare procedures and plans. specifications, examine material selection compliance, describe non- rank materials and welding or bonding options, and evaluate performance
and fluids compatibility issues. conformances, and determine acceptability. against a benchmark.

Corrosion Chemistry Define corrosion, list different forms of corrosion, describe electrochemical Select materials based on corrosion mechanisms and control or mitigation Validate material specifications regarding corrosion and inhibition Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
corrosion, describe the significance of the electromotive and galvanic plans, prepare and use corrosion inhibitor testing/selection procedures, selection procedures and evaluate and specify corrosion inhibitors to rank material and inhibition options, and evaluate performance against
series of metals, and outline corrosion prediction methods. and predict corrosion rates. improve corrosion control performance. a benchmark.

• Define corrosion. • Select materials based on corrosion mechanisms and control or • Validate the specification of materials with respect to corrosion. • Evaluate new and unproven corrosion-resistant materials and
• List the different forms of corrosion. mitigation plans. • Validate corrosion inhibitor testing and selection procedures. corrosion inhibitors and choose potential applications.
• Describe the basic aspects of electrochemical corrosion and the four • Prepare and use corrosion inhibitor testing and selection procedures. • Evaluate and specify corrosion inhibitors to improve corrosion • Critique and rank material and inhibition options.
necessary elements to form an electrochemical corrosion cell. • Predict corrosion rates for different operating conditions using control performance. • Evaluate material and inhibitor corrosion performance with
• Describe the significance of electromotive and galvanic series software tools. benchmarks worldwide and select best options.
of metals.
• Outline methods for prediction of corrosion rates.
• List the main corrosive species and environments typically
encountered in subsea systems.

Corrosion Describe fluid properties and characteristics, describe how multiphase Explain the development of a project corrosion control philosophy, assess Validate corrosion protection system design, generate corrosion Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Management flow impacts internal corrosion (IC), and outline the basic aspects of the interrelationship of control systems with corrosion protection, and protection system designs, and examine corrosion protection systems. rank corrosion management options, and evaluate performance against
corrosion control. prepare corrosion protection system design. a benchmark.

Reliability, Describe how Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Choose relevant requirements of SS reliability principles, determine Adapt RAM tools to model new equipment, facilitate the assessment Evaluate novel techniques for assessing RAM, rank risks, support
Availability, influence design, describe two measures that increase reliability, critical equipment and set reliability goals, and model equipment. of system RAM, and examine RAM for consistency with all operations improvement, and evaluate RAM assessment worldwide performance
describe reliability modeling, outline component integrity, and outline and safety. benchmarks and select best options.
Maintainability the progression of technology.

Subsea Processing Identify subsea processing functions, outline subsea processing drivers, Describe feasibility studies, select codes and standards, select design Examine the processing design, validate equipment selection, and Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe equipment, different processing technologies, and subsea parameters, and prepare processing equipment specifications and facilitate development and testing of new equipment and configurations. and rank subsea processing options, and evaluate performance against
reliability issues. purchase requisitions. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Wells, Completions Describe options, identify types of Xmas trees, describe their Prepare tree specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications,
& Trees advantages and disadvantages, summarize tree components and sizing parameters, select codes and standards, and assess design. conformances, and determine acceptability. critique and rank tree design options, and evaluate performance
factors, and describe a subsea test tree. against a benchmark.

Templates and Identify main types and functions, summarize components, describe Prepare template and manifold specifications and purchase requisitions, Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Manifolds sizing factors, identify template and manifold suppliers, and describe a determine design criteria, select codes and standards, and design conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank manifold design options, and evaluate performance against
subsea pigging loop. templates and manifolds. a benchmark.

Flowlines Identify the main types of subsea flowlines and pipelines, including their Prepare flowline thermal and flow design specifications. Validate flowline thermal and flow performance. Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
advantages and disadvantages. potential applications.

Transport List flowline and pipeline components, describe sizing factors, and Determine flowline design parameters and criteria, select codes and Examine flowline thermal and flow design for compliance with production, Critique and rank thermal and flow performance design options and
describe heat preservation options. standards, and estimate flow and thermal performance. operations, maintenance, and safety requirements. evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide flowline concepts
and select best options.

Flowlines Summarize pipeline and flowline mechanical design, and explain the Prepare specifications, design pipelines and evaluate on-bottom Validate flowline specifications, examine mechanical design for Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Mechanical significance of on-bottom stability and free span assessment. stability and spans using computer programs, and develop strategies compliance with installations, describe non-conformances, and rank flow performance design options, and evaluate performance against
to mitigate problems. determine acceptability. a benchmark.

Risers Identify types of SS production risers including advantages and Prepare riser component specifications and purchase requirements, Validate specifications, examine design for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new design features, rank risks, choose applications, critique
disadvantages, list riser components and design challenges, and identify determine design criteria, predict the fatigue life of riser welds and conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank riser options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
production riser suppliers. components using software, and select standards.

Control System & Identify types of subsea control systems and umbilicals, list the Prepare control system and umbilical specifications and purchase Validate the specification of control system and umbilicals, examine each Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Umbilicals components of each, outline sizing factors, and outline issues associated requisitions, determine design parameters and criteria, and select codes for compliance with installation, and describe non-conformances during and rank umbilical design options, and evaluate performance against
with various hydraulic fluids. and standards. fabrications or installation. a benchmark.

Material Selection List classes of subsea system materials, describe welding issues, Select material, describe the development of a materials selection Validate weld procedures and qualification plans and material Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
and Welding describe material selection factors, define terms, and describe material philosophy, assess interrelationships, and prepare procedures and plans. specifications, examine material selection compliance, describe non- rank materials and welding or bonding options, and evaluate performance
and fluids compatibility issues. conformances, and determine acceptability. against a benchmark.

Corrosion Chemistry Define corrosion, list different forms of corrosion, describe electrochemical Select materials based on corrosion mechanisms and control or mitigation Validate material specifications regarding corrosion and inhibition Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
corrosion, describe the significance of the electromotive and galvanic plans, prepare and use corrosion inhibitor testing/selection procedures, selection procedures and evaluate and specify corrosion inhibitors to rank material and inhibition options, and evaluate performance against
series of metals, and outline corrosion prediction methods. and predict corrosion rates. improve corrosion control performance. a benchmark.

Corrosion Describe fluid properties and characteristics, describe how multiphase Explain the development of a project corrosion control philosophy, assess Validate corrosion protection system design, generate corrosion Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Management flow impacts internal corrosion (IC), and outline the basic aspects of the interrelationship of control systems with corrosion protection, and protection system designs, and examine corrosion protection systems. rank corrosion management options, and evaluate performance against
corrosion control. prepare corrosion protection system design. a benchmark.
• Validate corrosion protection system design.
• Describe the most important fluid properties and characteristics • Explain the development of a project corrosion control philosophy. • Generate corrosion protection system designs for unique or • Evaluate new and unproven corrosion protection strategies, rank risks,
related to internal corrosion. • Assess the interrelationship of control system with uncommon circumstances. and choose potential applications.
• Describe how multiphase flow behavior can impact internal corrosion. corrosion protection. • Examine corrosion protection systems for consistency with operations, • Critique and rank corrosion management options.
• Outline the basic aspects of corrosion control and protection of • Prepare corrosion protection system design. maintenance, and safety requirements. • Evaluate the performance of corrosion protection strategies using
all systems. worldwide benchmarks and select best options.

Reliability, Describe how Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Choose relevant requirements of SS reliability principles, determine Adapt RAM tools to model new equipment, facilitate the assessment Evaluate novel techniques for assessing RAM, rank risks, support
Availability, influence design, describe two measures that increase reliability, critical equipment and set reliability goals, and model equipment. of system RAM, and examine RAM for consistency with all operations improvement, and evaluate RAM assessment worldwide performance
describe reliability modeling, outline component integrity, and outline and safety. benchmarks and select best options.
Maintainability the progression of technology.

Subsea Processing Identify subsea processing functions, outline subsea processing drivers, Describe feasibility studies, select codes and standards, select design Examine the processing design, validate equipment selection, and Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe equipment, different processing technologies, and subsea parameters, and prepare processing equipment specifications and facilitate development and testing of new equipment and configurations. and rank subsea processing options, and evaluate performance against
reliability issues. purchase requisitions. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Wells, Completions Describe options, identify types of Xmas trees, describe their Prepare tree specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications,
& Trees advantages and disadvantages, summarize tree components and sizing parameters, select codes and standards, and assess design. conformances, and determine acceptability. critique and rank tree design options, and evaluate performance
factors, and describe a subsea test tree. against a benchmark.

Templates and Identify main types and functions, summarize components, describe Prepare template and manifold specifications and purchase requisitions, Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Manifolds sizing factors, identify template and manifold suppliers, and describe a determine design criteria, select codes and standards, and design conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank manifold design options, and evaluate performance against
subsea pigging loop. templates and manifolds. a benchmark.

Flowlines Identify the main types of subsea flowlines and pipelines, including their Prepare flowline thermal and flow design specifications. Validate flowline thermal and flow performance. Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
advantages and disadvantages. potential applications.

Transport List flowline and pipeline components, describe sizing factors, and Determine flowline design parameters and criteria, select codes and Examine flowline thermal and flow design for compliance with production, Critique and rank thermal and flow performance design options and
describe heat preservation options. standards, and estimate flow and thermal performance. operations, maintenance, and safety requirements. evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide flowline concepts
and select best options.

Flowlines Summarize pipeline and flowline mechanical design, and explain the Prepare specifications, design pipelines and evaluate on-bottom Validate flowline specifications, examine mechanical design for Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Mechanical significance of on-bottom stability and free span assessment. stability and spans using computer programs, and develop strategies compliance with installations, describe non-conformances, and rank flow performance design options, and evaluate performance against
to mitigate problems. determine acceptability. a benchmark.

Risers Identify types of SS production risers including advantages and Prepare riser component specifications and purchase requirements, Validate specifications, examine design for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new design features, rank risks, choose applications, critique
disadvantages, list riser components and design challenges, and identify determine design criteria, predict the fatigue life of riser welds and conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank riser options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
production riser suppliers. components using software, and select standards.

Control System & Identify types of subsea control systems and umbilicals, list the Prepare control system and umbilical specifications and purchase Validate the specification of control system and umbilicals, examine each Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Umbilicals components of each, outline sizing factors, and outline issues associated requisitions, determine design parameters and criteria, and select codes for compliance with installation, and describe non-conformances during and rank umbilical design options, and evaluate performance against
with various hydraulic fluids. and standards. fabrications or installation. a benchmark.

Material Selection List classes of subsea system materials, describe welding issues, Select material, describe the development of a materials selection Validate weld procedures and qualification plans and material Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
and Welding describe material selection factors, define terms, and describe material philosophy, assess interrelationships, and prepare procedures and plans. specifications, examine material selection compliance, describe non- rank materials and welding or bonding options, and evaluate performance
and fluids compatibility issues. conformances, and determine acceptability. against a benchmark.

Corrosion Chemistry Define corrosion, list different forms of corrosion, describe electrochemical Select materials based on corrosion mechanisms and control or mitigation Validate material specifications regarding corrosion and inhibition Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
corrosion, describe the significance of the electromotive and galvanic plans, prepare and use corrosion inhibitor testing/selection procedures, selection procedures and evaluate and specify corrosion inhibitors to rank material and inhibition options, and evaluate performance against
series of metals, and outline corrosion prediction methods. and predict corrosion rates. improve corrosion control performance. a benchmark.

Corrosion Describe fluid properties and characteristics, describe how multiphase Explain the development of a project corrosion control philosophy, assess Validate corrosion protection system design, generate corrosion Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Management flow impacts internal corrosion (IC), and outline the basic aspects of the interrelationship of control systems with corrosion protection, and protection system designs, and examine corrosion protection systems. rank corrosion management options, and evaluate performance against
corrosion control. prepare corrosion protection system design. a benchmark.

Reliability, Describe how Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Choose relevant requirements of SS reliability principles, determine Adapt RAM tools to model new equipment, facilitate the assessment Evaluate novel techniques for assessing RAM, rank risks, support
Availability, influence design, describe two measures that increase reliability, critical equipment and set reliability goals, and model equipment. of system RAM, and examine RAM for consistency with all operations improvement, and evaluate RAM assessment worldwide performance
describe reliability modeling, outline component integrity, and outline and safety. benchmarks and select best options.
Maintainability the progression of technology. • Choose relevant requirements of subsea reliability principles.
• Determine critical equipment and set reliability goals. • Adapt RAM tools to model new equipment and set appropriate goals • Evaluate new and unproven techniques for assessing RAM, rank
• Describe how Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) based on the equipment’s design and criticality. risks, and support improvements.
influence subsea system design. • Model equipment suitability and set appropriate goals based on the
equipment’s design, using RAM tools. • Facilitate the assessment of system RAM. • Evaluate the performance of RAM assessment tools using worldwide
• Describe at least 2 measures that can be taken to increase reliability. • Examine system RAM for consistency with operations, maintenance, benchmarks and select best options.
• Describe how the level of reliability is a trade-off with investment. and safety requirements.
• Describe reliability modeling.
• Outline the main aspects of subsea component integrity and how it is
addressed in design.
• Outline the historical progression in technology, capability, reliability,
and availability of control systems and umbilicals.

Subsea Processing Identify subsea processing functions, outline subsea processing drivers, Describe feasibility studies, select codes and standards, select design Examine the processing design, validate equipment selection, and Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe equipment, different processing technologies, and subsea parameters, and prepare processing equipment specifications and facilitate development and testing of new equipment and configurations. and rank subsea processing options, and evaluate performance against
reliability issues. purchase requisitions. a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Component Describe options, describe the functions and components identifying the Prepare specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
(Building Block) main types, list the main components of each, and summarize the main criteria, select codes and standards, assess design, prepare procedures, conformances, determine acceptability, and adapt RAM tools. rank design options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
mechanical design factors associated with each piece of equipment. prepare mitigation plans, and model equipment.
Design

Wells, Completions Describe options, identify types of Xmas trees, describe their Prepare tree specifications and purchase requisitions, determine design Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications,
& Trees advantages and disadvantages, summarize tree components and sizing parameters, select codes and standards, and assess design. conformances, and determine acceptability. critique and rank tree design options, and evaluate performance
factors, and describe a subsea test tree. against a benchmark.

Templates and Identify main types and functions, summarize components, describe Prepare template and manifold specifications and purchase requisitions, Validate specifications, examine for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Manifolds sizing factors, identify template and manifold suppliers, and describe a determine design criteria, select codes and standards, and design conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank manifold design options, and evaluate performance against
subsea pigging loop. templates and manifolds. a benchmark.

Flowlines Identify the main types of subsea flowlines and pipelines, including their Prepare flowline thermal and flow design specifications. Validate flowline thermal and flow performance. Evaluate new and unproven design features, rank risks, and choose
advantages and disadvantages. potential applications.

Transport List flowline and pipeline components, describe sizing factors, and Determine flowline design parameters and criteria, select codes and Examine flowline thermal and flow design for compliance with production, Critique and rank thermal and flow performance design options and
describe heat preservation options. standards, and estimate flow and thermal performance. operations, maintenance, and safety requirements. evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide flowline concepts
and select best options.

Flowlines Summarize pipeline and flowline mechanical design, and explain the Prepare specifications, design pipelines and evaluate on-bottom Validate flowline specifications, examine mechanical design for Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Mechanical significance of on-bottom stability and free span assessment. stability and spans using computer programs, and develop strategies compliance with installations, describe non-conformances, and rank flow performance design options, and evaluate performance against
to mitigate problems. determine acceptability. a benchmark.

Risers Identify types of SS production risers including advantages and Prepare riser component specifications and purchase requirements, Validate specifications, examine design for compliance, describe non- Evaluate new design features, rank risks, choose applications, critique
disadvantages, list riser components and design challenges, and identify determine design criteria, predict the fatigue life of riser welds and conformances, and determine acceptability. and rank riser options, and evaluate performance against a benchmark.
production riser suppliers. components using software, and select standards.

Control System & Identify types of subsea control systems and umbilicals, list the Prepare control system and umbilical specifications and purchase Validate the specification of control system and umbilicals, examine each Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Umbilicals components of each, outline sizing factors, and outline issues associated requisitions, determine design parameters and criteria, and select codes for compliance with installation, and describe non-conformances during and rank umbilical design options, and evaluate performance against
with various hydraulic fluids. and standards. fabrications or installation. a benchmark.

Material Selection List classes of subsea system materials, describe welding issues, Select material, describe the development of a materials selection Validate weld procedures and qualification plans and material Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
and Welding describe material selection factors, define terms, and describe material philosophy, assess interrelationships, and prepare procedures and plans. specifications, examine material selection compliance, describe non- rank materials and welding or bonding options, and evaluate performance
and fluids compatibility issues. conformances, and determine acceptability. against a benchmark.

Corrosion Chemistry Define corrosion, list different forms of corrosion, describe electrochemical Select materials based on corrosion mechanisms and control or mitigation Validate material specifications regarding corrosion and inhibition Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
corrosion, describe the significance of the electromotive and galvanic plans, prepare and use corrosion inhibitor testing/selection procedures, selection procedures and evaluate and specify corrosion inhibitors to rank material and inhibition options, and evaluate performance against
series of metals, and outline corrosion prediction methods. and predict corrosion rates. improve corrosion control performance. a benchmark.

Corrosion Describe fluid properties and characteristics, describe how multiphase Explain the development of a project corrosion control philosophy, assess Validate corrosion protection system design, generate corrosion Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
Management flow impacts internal corrosion (IC), and outline the basic aspects of the interrelationship of control systems with corrosion protection, and protection system designs, and examine corrosion protection systems. rank corrosion management options, and evaluate performance against
corrosion control. prepare corrosion protection system design. a benchmark.

Reliability, Describe how Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Choose relevant requirements of SS reliability principles, determine Adapt RAM tools to model new equipment, facilitate the assessment Evaluate novel techniques for assessing RAM, rank risks, support
Availability, influence design, describe two measures that increase reliability, critical equipment and set reliability goals, and model equipment. of system RAM, and examine RAM for consistency with all operations improvement, and evaluate RAM assessment worldwide performance
describe reliability modeling, outline component integrity, and outline and safety. benchmarks and select best options.
Maintainability the progression of technology.

Subsea Processing Identify subsea processing functions, outline subsea processing drivers, Describe feasibility studies, select codes and standards, select design Examine the processing design, validate equipment selection, and Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe equipment, different processing technologies, and subsea parameters, and prepare processing equipment specifications and facilitate development and testing of new equipment and configurations. and rank subsea processing options, and evaluate performance against
reliability issues. purchase requisitions. a benchmark.
• Examine the subsea processing design to ensure compatibility with
• Identify the main subsea processing functions. • Explain feasibility studies concerning subsea processing. subsea system. • Evaluate new and unproven subsea processing equipment and
• Outline the primary drivers for using subsea processing. • Select codes and standards for subsea processing equipment. • Validate subsea processing equipment selection. strategies, rank risks, and choose potential applications.
• Describe the main aspects of the equipment used for the different • Select the design parameters and criteria associated with subsea • Facilitate the development and testing of new subsea processing • Critique and rank subsea processing options.
subsea processing functions. processing functions. equipment and configurations. • Evaluate the performance of subsea processing strategies using
• Describe the current feasibility and status of the different subsea • Prepare subsea processing equipment specifications and worldwide benchmarks and select best options.
processing technologies. purchase requisitions.
• Describe the main issues associated with reliability of subsea
processing equipment.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Implement Describe the fabrication process, quality management, integration and Implement fabrication methods, quality management systems, develop Validate fabrication, testing, inspection methods, and quality plans Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
integration testing, and component and flowline installation. integration plans, and prepare component and flowline installation plans. and QA and QC requirements, create appropriate integration strategy and rank options or practices, and evaluate performance against
for SS systems, formulate plans for integration testing of SS components a benchmark.
and systems.

Fabrication Describe the influence of fabrication on design, describe various Implement fabrication, testing, and inspection methods and Validate fabrication, testing, and inspection methods, develop Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
fabrication processes, and list at least two fabricators and suppliers of requirements in a project preparing an acceptable testing program for acceptable testing programs for novel situations, and generate rank fabrication practices and fabricators, and evaluate performance
subsea components. SS components and systems reviewing procedures and qualifications. effective fabrication and testing plans in collaboration with vendors. against a benchmark.

Quality Management Describe the main elements of a quality control program, summarize Describe the development of quality plans, QA, and QC requirements, Validate quality plans and QA and QC requirements, create quality Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
quality control checks, define main elements of materials control, and and implement, witness, and review First Article Test (FAT) and Extended management strategies adapting quality management plans for novel rank quality management practices, and evaluate performance against
describe principles of auditing vendor procedures. Factory Acceptance Test (EFAT). situations and generate quality management plans collaboratively a benchmark.
with vendors.

Integration Summarize tests for assembly, fit, and function, and describe Factory Prepare plans for (FIT) or (SIT), determine how interface connections Create an integration strategy, develop plans for integration Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Integration testing (FIT) and System Integration testing (SIT). can be verified or tested after connections, and implement, witness, and component and system testing, and validate, improve and optimize and rank integration practices, and evaluate performance against
review each test. integration procedures. a benchmark.

Component Define the main elements of an installation analysis summarizing Prepare an installation plan, explain how to evaluate installation options, Create an installation strategy, develop plans, validate procedures, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Installation applications of remotely operated tools or vehicles, (ROT) or (ROV) and prepare a contingency plan, act as project rep directing field operations, and improve and optimize installation procedures. and rank installation practices, and evaluate performance against
the drivers for use of each for installation activity. and provide input into plans as required. a benchmark.

Flowline Installation Summarize installation methods, describe various lay methods, and Prepare an installation plan, explain how to evaluate installation options, Create a flowline installation strategy, formulate plans, and review, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe the uses of flowline end connectors and other components. prepare a contingency plan, and direct installation operations in the field. approve, and optimize procedures. and rank installation practices, and evaluate performance against
a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Implement Describe the fabrication process, quality management, integration and Implement fabrication methods, quality management systems, develop Validate fabrication, testing, inspection methods, and quality plans Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
integration testing, and component and flowline installation. integration plans, and prepare component and flowline installation plans. and QA and QC requirements, create appropriate integration strategy and rank options or practices, and evaluate performance against
for SS systems, formulate plans for integration testing of SS components a benchmark.
and systems.

Fabrication Describe the influence of fabrication on design, describe various Implement fabrication, testing, and inspection methods and Validate fabrication, testing, and inspection methods, develop Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
fabrication processes, and list at least two fabricators and suppliers of requirements in a project preparing an acceptable testing program for acceptable testing programs for novel situations, and generate rank fabrication practices and fabricators, and evaluate performance
subsea components. SS components and systems reviewing procedures and qualifications. effective fabrication and testing plans in collaboration with vendors. against a benchmark.

• Describe the influence of fabrication on design. • Implement fabrication, testing, and inspection methods and • Validate fabrication, testing, and inspection methods. • Evaluate new and unproven techniques, rank risks, and choose
• Describe the various fabrication processes used to construct requirements in a project. • Develop acceptance testing programs for new or unusual situations. potential applications.
subsea components. • Prepare the acceptance testing program for subsea components • Generate effective fabrication and testing plans in collaboration • Critique and rank fabrication practices and fabricators.
• List at least 2 fabricators and suppliers of subsea components. and systems. with vendors. • Benchmark the performance of worldwide fabricators and select best.
• Review weld procedure and welder qualification tests.

Quality Management Describe the main elements of a quality control program, summarize Describe the development of quality plans, QA, and QC requirements, Validate quality plans and QA and QC requirements, create quality Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
quality control checks, define main elements of materials control, and and implement, witness, and review First Article Test (FAT) and Extended management strategies adapting quality management plans for novel rank quality management practices, and evaluate performance against
describe principles of auditing vendor procedures. Factory Acceptance Test (EFAT). situations and generate quality management plans collaboratively a benchmark.
with vendors.

Integration Summarize tests for assembly, fit, and function, and describe Factory Prepare plans for (FIT) or (SIT), determine how interface connections Create an integration strategy, develop plans for integration Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Integration testing (FIT) and System Integration testing (SIT). can be verified or tested after connections, and implement, witness, and component and system testing, and validate, improve and optimize and rank integration practices, and evaluate performance against
review each test. integration procedures. a benchmark.

Component Define the main elements of an installation analysis summarizing Prepare an installation plan, explain how to evaluate installation options, Create an installation strategy, develop plans, validate procedures, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Installation applications of remotely operated tools or vehicles, (ROT) or (ROV) and prepare a contingency plan, act as project rep directing field operations, and improve and optimize installation procedures. and rank installation practices, and evaluate performance against
the drivers for use of each for installation activity. and provide input into plans as required. a benchmark.

Flowline Installation Summarize installation methods, describe various lay methods, and Prepare an installation plan, explain how to evaluate installation options, Create a flowline installation strategy, formulate plans, and review, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe the uses of flowline end connectors and other components. prepare a contingency plan, and direct installation operations in the field. approve, and optimize procedures. and rank installation practices, and evaluate performance against
a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Implement Describe the fabrication process, quality management, integration and Implement fabrication methods, quality management systems, develop Validate fabrication, testing, inspection methods, and quality plans Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
integration testing, and component and flowline installation. integration plans, and prepare component and flowline installation plans. and QA and QC requirements, create appropriate integration strategy and rank options or practices, and evaluate performance against
for SS systems, formulate plans for integration testing of SS components a benchmark.
and systems.

Fabrication Describe the influence of fabrication on design, describe various Implement fabrication, testing, and inspection methods and Validate fabrication, testing, and inspection methods, develop Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
fabrication processes, and list at least two fabricators and suppliers of requirements in a project preparing an acceptable testing program for acceptable testing programs for novel situations, and generate rank fabrication practices and fabricators, and evaluate performance
subsea components. SS components and systems reviewing procedures and qualifications. effective fabrication and testing plans in collaboration with vendors. against a benchmark.

Quality Management Describe the main elements of a quality control program, summarize Describe the development of quality plans, QA, and QC requirements, Validate quality plans and QA and QC requirements, create quality Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
quality control checks, define main elements of materials control, and and implement, witness, and review First Article Test (FAT) and Extended management strategies adapting quality management plans for novel rank quality management practices, and evaluate performance against
describe principles of auditing vendor procedures. Factory Acceptance Test (EFAT). situations and generate quality management plans collaboratively a benchmark.
with vendors.
• Describe the main elements of a quality control program. • Describe the development of quality plans, QA, and QC requirements. • Evaluate new and unproven techniques, rank risks, and choose
• Summarize typical quality control checks to ensure conformance to • Implement, witness, and review First Article Test (FAT) and Extended • Validate quality plans and QA and QC requirements. potential applications.
the specified requirements. Factory Acceptance Test (EFAT). • Create quality management strategies for subsea • Critique and rank quality management practices.
• Define the significance and main elements of materials control. • Select appropriate non-destructive examination methods. system development. • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide quality
• Describe the principles of auditing vendor procedures and practices. • Conduct audits of fabrication and testing against vendor procedures • Adapt quality management plans for new or unusual situations. management methods and select best practices.
and practices. • Generate effective and efficient quality management plans in
collaboration with vendors.

Integration Summarize tests for assembly, fit, and function, and describe Factory Prepare plans for (FIT) or (SIT), determine how interface connections Create an integration strategy, develop plans for integration Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Integration testing (FIT) and System Integration testing (SIT). can be verified or tested after connections, and implement, witness, and component and system testing, and validate, improve and optimize and rank integration practices, and evaluate performance against
review each test. integration procedures. a benchmark.

Component Define the main elements of an installation analysis summarizing Prepare an installation plan, explain how to evaluate installation options, Create an installation strategy, develop plans, validate procedures, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Installation applications of remotely operated tools or vehicles, (ROT) or (ROV) and prepare a contingency plan, act as project rep directing field operations, and improve and optimize installation procedures. and rank installation practices, and evaluate performance against
the drivers for use of each for installation activity. and provide input into plans as required. a benchmark.

Flowline Installation Summarize installation methods, describe various lay methods, and Prepare an installation plan, explain how to evaluate installation options, Create a flowline installation strategy, formulate plans, and review, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe the uses of flowline end connectors and other components. prepare a contingency plan, and direct installation operations in the field. approve, and optimize procedures. and rank installation practices, and evaluate performance against
a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Implement Describe the fabrication process, quality management, integration and Implement fabrication methods, quality management systems, develop Validate fabrication, testing, inspection methods, and quality plans Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
integration testing, and component and flowline installation. integration plans, and prepare component and flowline installation plans. and QA and QC requirements, create appropriate integration strategy and rank options or practices, and evaluate performance against
for SS systems, formulate plans for integration testing of SS components a benchmark.
and systems.

Fabrication Describe the influence of fabrication on design, describe various Implement fabrication, testing, and inspection methods and Validate fabrication, testing, and inspection methods, develop Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
fabrication processes, and list at least two fabricators and suppliers of requirements in a project preparing an acceptable testing program for acceptable testing programs for novel situations, and generate rank fabrication practices and fabricators, and evaluate performance
subsea components. SS components and systems reviewing procedures and qualifications. effective fabrication and testing plans in collaboration with vendors. against a benchmark.

Quality Management Describe the main elements of a quality control program, summarize Describe the development of quality plans, QA, and QC requirements, Validate quality plans and QA and QC requirements, create quality Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
quality control checks, define main elements of materials control, and and implement, witness, and review First Article Test (FAT) and Extended management strategies adapting quality management plans for novel rank quality management practices, and evaluate performance against
describe principles of auditing vendor procedures. Factory Acceptance Test (EFAT). situations and generate quality management plans collaboratively a benchmark.
with vendors.

Integration Summarize tests for assembly, fit, and function, and describe Factory Prepare plans for (FIT) or (SIT), determine how interface connections Create an integration strategy, develop plans for integration Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Integration testing (FIT) and System Integration testing (SIT). can be verified or tested after connections, and implement, witness, and component and system testing, and validate, improve and optimize and rank integration practices, and evaluate performance against
review each test. integration procedures. a benchmark.
• Summarize the typical tests performed to ensure ease of assembly, fit,
and function of the various subsea components. • Prepare plans for Factory Integration Testing (FIT) or System • Create the appropriate integration strategy for subsea systems. • Evaluate new and unproven techniques, rank risks, and choose
• Describe the objectives of Factory Integration Testing (FIT) and Integration Testing (SIT). • Develop plans for the integration testing of subsea components potential applications.
System Integration Testing (SIT). • Determine how interface connections can be verified or tested and systems. • Critique and rank integration practices.
subsequent to connection. • Validate integration procedures prepared by others. • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide subsea
• Implement, witness, and review Factory Integration Testing (FIT) and • Improve and optimize integration procedures. integration methods and select best practices.
System Integration Testing (SIT).

Component Define the main elements of an installation analysis summarizing Prepare an installation plan, explain how to evaluate installation options, Create an installation strategy, develop plans, validate procedures, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Installation applications of remotely operated tools or vehicles, (ROT) or (ROV) and prepare a contingency plan, act as project rep directing field operations, and improve and optimize installation procedures. and rank installation practices, and evaluate performance against
the drivers for use of each for installation activity. and provide input into plans as required. a benchmark.

Flowline Installation Summarize installation methods, describe various lay methods, and Prepare an installation plan, explain how to evaluate installation options, Create a flowline installation strategy, formulate plans, and review, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe the uses of flowline end connectors and other components. prepare a contingency plan, and direct installation operations in the field. approve, and optimize procedures. and rank installation practices, and evaluate performance against
a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Implement Describe the fabrication process, quality management, integration and Implement fabrication methods, quality management systems, develop Validate fabrication, testing, inspection methods, and quality plans Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
integration testing, and component and flowline installation. integration plans, and prepare component and flowline installation plans. and QA and QC requirements, create appropriate integration strategy and rank options or practices, and evaluate performance against
for SS systems, formulate plans for integration testing of SS components a benchmark.
and systems.

Fabrication Describe the influence of fabrication on design, describe various Implement fabrication, testing, and inspection methods and Validate fabrication, testing, and inspection methods, develop Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
fabrication processes, and list at least two fabricators and suppliers of requirements in a project preparing an acceptable testing program for acceptable testing programs for novel situations, and generate rank fabrication practices and fabricators, and evaluate performance
subsea components. SS components and systems reviewing procedures and qualifications. effective fabrication and testing plans in collaboration with vendors. against a benchmark.

Quality Management Describe the main elements of a quality control program, summarize Describe the development of quality plans, QA, and QC requirements, Validate quality plans and QA and QC requirements, create quality Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
quality control checks, define main elements of materials control, and and implement, witness, and review First Article Test (FAT) and Extended management strategies adapting quality management plans for novel rank quality management practices, and evaluate performance against
describe principles of auditing vendor procedures. Factory Acceptance Test (EFAT). situations and generate quality management plans collaboratively a benchmark.
with vendors.

Integration Summarize tests for assembly, fit, and function, and describe Factory Prepare plans for (FIT) or (SIT), determine how interface connections Create an integration strategy, develop plans for integration Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Integration testing (FIT) and System Integration testing (SIT). can be verified or tested after connections, and implement, witness, and component and system testing, and validate, improve and optimize and rank integration practices, and evaluate performance against
review each test. integration procedures. a benchmark.

Component Define the main elements of an installation analysis summarizing Prepare an installation plan, explain how to evaluate installation options, Create an installation strategy, develop plans, validate procedures, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Installation applications of remotely operated tools or vehicles, (ROT) or (ROV) and prepare a contingency plan, act as project rep directing field operations, and improve and optimize installation procedures. and rank installation practices, and evaluate performance against
the drivers for use of each for installation activity. and provide input into plans as required. a benchmark.
• Create the appropriate installation strategy for subsea systems.
• Describe advantages and disadvantages of the main installation • Prepare an installation plan for a subsea component. • Formulate plans for the installation of subsea components • Evaluate new and unproven techniques, rank risks, and choose
methods for the various subsea components. • Describe the evaluation of installation options as part of an and systems. potential applications.
• Explain the function of flying leads. installation analysis. • Validate procedures prepared by others. • Critique and rank installation practices.
• Define the main elements of an installation analysis. • Prepare an installation contingency plan that does not • Improve and optimize installation procedures. • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide subsea
• Summarize the applications of Remotely Operated Tools compromise safety. installation methods and select best practices.
(ROT), Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), and divers for • Act as project representative directing equipment installation
installation activities. operations in the field.
• Describe the influence of component installation on design. • Provide input into plans to allow for simultaneous operations
• Describe transportation and handling issues for subsea components. if required.

Flowline Installation Summarize installation methods, describe various lay methods, and Prepare an installation plan, explain how to evaluate installation options, Create a flowline installation strategy, formulate plans, and review, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe the uses of flowline end connectors and other components. prepare a contingency plan, and direct installation operations in the field. approve, and optimize procedures. and rank installation practices, and evaluate performance against
a benchmark.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Implement Describe the fabrication process, quality management, integration and Implement fabrication methods, quality management systems, develop Validate fabrication, testing, inspection methods, and quality plans Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
integration testing, and component and flowline installation. integration plans, and prepare component and flowline installation plans. and QA and QC requirements, create appropriate integration strategy and rank options or practices, and evaluate performance against
for SS systems, formulate plans for integration testing of SS components a benchmark.
and systems.

Fabrication Describe the influence of fabrication on design, describe various Implement fabrication, testing, and inspection methods and Validate fabrication, testing, and inspection methods, develop Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
fabrication processes, and list at least two fabricators and suppliers of requirements in a project preparing an acceptable testing program for acceptable testing programs for novel situations, and generate rank fabrication practices and fabricators, and evaluate performance
subsea components. SS components and systems reviewing procedures and qualifications. effective fabrication and testing plans in collaboration with vendors. against a benchmark.

Quality Management Describe the main elements of a quality control program, summarize Describe the development of quality plans, QA, and QC requirements, Validate quality plans and QA and QC requirements, create quality Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique and
quality control checks, define main elements of materials control, and and implement, witness, and review First Article Test (FAT) and Extended management strategies adapting quality management plans for novel rank quality management practices, and evaluate performance against
describe principles of auditing vendor procedures. Factory Acceptance Test (EFAT). situations and generate quality management plans collaboratively a benchmark.
with vendors.

Integration Summarize tests for assembly, fit, and function, and describe Factory Prepare plans for (FIT) or (SIT), determine how interface connections Create an integration strategy, develop plans for integration Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Integration testing (FIT) and System Integration testing (SIT). can be verified or tested after connections, and implement, witness, and component and system testing, and validate, improve and optimize and rank integration practices, and evaluate performance against
review each test. integration procedures. a benchmark.

Component Define the main elements of an installation analysis summarizing Prepare an installation plan, explain how to evaluate installation options, Create an installation strategy, develop plans, validate procedures, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
Installation applications of remotely operated tools or vehicles, (ROT) or (ROV) and prepare a contingency plan, act as project rep directing field operations, and improve and optimize installation procedures. and rank installation practices, and evaluate performance against
the drivers for use of each for installation activity. and provide input into plans as required. a benchmark.

Flowline Installation Summarize installation methods, describe various lay methods, and Prepare an installation plan, explain how to evaluate installation options, Create a flowline installation strategy, formulate plans, and review, Evaluate new techniques, rank risks, choose applications, critique
describe the uses of flowline end connectors and other components. prepare a contingency plan, and direct installation operations in the field. approve, and optimize procedures. and rank installation practices, and evaluate performance against
a benchmark.
• Summarize flowline installation methods and where they apply. • Prepare an installation plan for flowline installation. • Create a flowline installation strategy.
• Describe the influence of flowline installation on design. • Explain how to evaluate installation options as part of an • Formulate plans for the installation of flowlines. • Evaluate new and unproven techniques, rank risks, and choose
installation analysis. potential applications.
• Summarize the main options for flow line end tie-ins. • Review and approve procedures prepared by others.
• Prepare an installation contingency plan that does not • Critique and rank installation practices.
• Describe the differences between the S-lay, J-lay, and reel-lay • Improve and optimize installation procedures.
installation of flow lines and pipelines. compromise safety. • Evaluate performance with benchmarks of worldwide flowline
• Direct equipment installation operations in the field as installation methods and select best practices.
• Describe the types and uses of end connectors for flowlines and other
connector components. project representative.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Operations Describe an operational philosophy, the different operational issues Develop the key parameters and principles of an operating strategy, Develop subsea operating philosophies, validate procedures prepared Choose internal company philosophies, evaluate the success of
associated with operation, well intervention elements, flow assurance prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, and describe by others, propose and facilitate engineering studies to improve well philosophies, recommend improvements, and demonstrate expertise in
elements, and environmental and response planning elements. the development of operating procedures to deal with the various flow performance/intervention or workover programs, validate pollution the area of commissioning and startup.
assurance issues during startup. response plan.

Philosophy Describe operational philosophy elements and environmental and safety Develop parameters and principles of an operating strategy, describe Develop operating philosophies and propose changes. Choose internal company operating guidelines and philosophies.
considerations, summarize operational functions, describe pre- and control system Human-Machine Interface (HML), describe subsea
commissioning activities, and describe the influence of operations and design and HAZOP studies, and relay issues to designers.
commissioning on design.

Production Describe operational issues associated with startup, steady-state and Prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, participate, Validate procedures prepared by others, preform optimization Commission, start up, and operate subsea systems, evaluate new
shutdown summarizing typical pressure and leak testing procedures, and under supervision, in commissioning and startup activities, and prepare analyses for system performance, validate input into plans to allow for technologies, and evaluate performance against benchmarks.
regulatory testing, annulus management, and approaches to maximize regulatory valve testing procedures. simultaneous operations if required, and facilitate HAZOP studies.
production in a field.

Well Intervention Describe the reasons, application, and frequency for subsea well Determine well intervention requirements, prepare an intervention Propose and facilitate engineering studies, validate programs, and Choose procedures, evaluate their effectiveness, and
intervention, outline workover activities for common tree types, describe plan, direct a well intervention, asses risks, and complete a subsea propose, adapt, and develop procedures. recommend improvements.
the elements of a workover system, and describe the application of rigless well intervention.
well intervention methods.

Flow Assurance Summarize flow assurance issues, describe monitoring requirements, list Develop procedures, mitigate flow assurance problems, and provide input Propose operating philosophies, procedures, and techniques, validate Choose company flow assurance procedures and evaluate their
methods of dealing with contaminants (hydrate, wax, asphaltene), list the to design team. procedures, and improve operations. effectiveness against benchmarks.
aspects of an 'operating envelope', define 'no touch time' and 'cool down
time', and describe a pigging program.

Environmental / Describe potential leak sources, how to detect leaks, identify Prepare a pollution response plan, provide operational input to the design, Validate a pollution response plan and improve or optimize pollution Evaluate pollution response performance against benchmarks.
Pollution Response options available to mitigate leaks, and describe equipment and and explain operating and intervention plans. response equipment and methods.
cleanup methods.
Planning
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Operations Describe an operational philosophy, the different operational issues Develop the key parameters and principles of an operating strategy, Develop subsea operating philosophies, validate procedures prepared Choose internal company philosophies, evaluate the success of
associated with operation, well intervention elements, flow assurance prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, and describe by others, propose and facilitate engineering studies to improve well philosophies, recommend improvements, and demonstrate expertise in
elements, and environmental and response planning elements. the development of operating procedures to deal with the various flow performance/intervention or workover programs, validate pollution the area of commissioning and startup.
assurance issues during startup. response plan.

Philosophy Describe operational philosophy elements and environmental and safety Develop parameters and principles of an operating strategy, describe Develop operating philosophies and propose changes. Choose internal company operating guidelines and philosophies.
considerations, summarize operational functions, describe pre- and control system Human-Machine Interface (HML), describe subsea
commissioning activities, and describe the influence of operations and design and HAZOP studies, and relay issues to designers. • Develop subsea operating philosophies. • Choose internal company operating guidelines and philosophies.
commissioning on design. • Propose changes to subsea system design so as to better align with
• Develop parameters and principles of an operating strategy. operating philosophy.
• Describe the main elements of a project’s operational philosophy. • Describe control system Human-Machine Interface (HMI) design.
• Describe environmental and safety considerations in • Describe subsea design and system HAZOP studies.
subsea operations.
• Relay the main issues associated with balancing CAPEX,
• Summarize the main operational functions associated with OPEX, and availability related to well intervention requirements
subsea systems. to subsea designers.
• Describe pre-commissioning and commissioning activities for
subsea systems.
• Describe the influence of operations and commissioning on design.

Production Describe operational issues associated with startup, steady-state and Prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, participate, Validate procedures prepared by others, preform optimization Commission, start up, and operate subsea systems, evaluate new
shutdown summarizing typical pressure and leak testing procedures, and under supervision, in commissioning and startup activities, and prepare analyses for system performance, validate input into plans to allow for technologies, and evaluate performance against benchmarks.
regulatory testing, annulus management, and approaches to maximize regulatory valve testing procedures. simultaneous operations if required, and facilitate HAZOP studies.
production in a field.

Well Intervention Describe the reasons, application, and frequency for subsea well Determine well intervention requirements, prepare an intervention Propose and facilitate engineering studies, validate programs, and Choose procedures, evaluate their effectiveness, and
intervention, outline workover activities for common tree types, describe plan, direct a well intervention, asses risks, and complete a subsea propose, adapt, and develop procedures. recommend improvements.
the elements of a workover system, and describe the application of rigless well intervention.
well intervention methods.

Flow Assurance Summarize flow assurance issues, describe monitoring requirements, list Develop procedures, mitigate flow assurance problems, and provide input Propose operating philosophies, procedures, and techniques, validate Choose company flow assurance procedures and evaluate their
methods of dealing with contaminants (hydrate, wax, asphaltene), list the to design team. procedures, and improve operations. effectiveness against benchmarks.
aspects of an 'operating envelope', define 'no touch time' and 'cool down
time', and describe a pigging program.

Environmental / Describe potential leak sources, how to detect leaks, identify Prepare a pollution response plan, provide operational input to the design, Validate a pollution response plan and improve or optimize pollution Evaluate pollution response performance against benchmarks.
Pollution Response options available to mitigate leaks, and describe equipment and and explain operating and intervention plans. response equipment and methods.
cleanup methods.
Planning
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Operations Describe an operational philosophy, the different operational issues Develop the key parameters and principles of an operating strategy, Develop subsea operating philosophies, validate procedures prepared Choose internal company philosophies, evaluate the success of
associated with operation, well intervention elements, flow assurance prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, and describe by others, propose and facilitate engineering studies to improve well philosophies, recommend improvements, and demonstrate expertise in
elements, and environmental and response planning elements. the development of operating procedures to deal with the various flow performance/intervention or workover programs, validate pollution the area of commissioning and startup.
assurance issues during startup. response plan.

Philosophy Describe operational philosophy elements and environmental and safety Develop parameters and principles of an operating strategy, describe Develop operating philosophies and propose changes. Choose internal company operating guidelines and philosophies.
considerations, summarize operational functions, describe pre- and control system Human-Machine Interface (HML), describe subsea
commissioning activities, and describe the influence of operations and design and HAZOP studies, and relay issues to designers.
commissioning on design.

Production Describe operational issues associated with startup, steady-state and Prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, participate, Validate procedures prepared by others, preform optimization Commission, start up, and operate subsea systems, evaluate new
shutdown summarizing typical pressure and leak testing procedures, and under supervision, in commissioning and startup activities, and prepare analyses for system performance, validate input into plans to allow for technologies, and evaluate performance against benchmarks.
regulatory testing, annulus management, and approaches to maximize regulatory valve testing procedures. simultaneous operations if required, and facilitate HAZOP studies.
production in a field. • Commission, start up, and operate subsea systems.
• Prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures. • Validate procedures prepared by others. • Evaluate new and unproven techniques, rank risks in potential
• Describe the different operational issues associated with startup, • Prepare startup, shutdown, and operating procedures. • Improve or optimize startup and operating procedures. applications, and assess risk mitigation plans.
steady-state, and shutdown.
• Select monitoring and control requirements for systems to help • Perform optimization analyses for system performance. • Evaluate performance against benchmarks of worldwide operations
• Summarize typical pressure and leak testing procedures for optimize production. and select best practices.
subsea components. • Validate input into plans to allow for simultaneous operations
• Participate, under supervision, in commissioning and startup activities. if required.
• Describe regulatory valve testing and annulus management.
• Prepare procedures for regulatory valve testing and • Facilitate HAZOP studies.
• Describe approaches to control and operate a field to annulus management.
maximize production.

Well Intervention Describe the reasons, application, and frequency for subsea well Determine well intervention requirements, prepare an intervention Propose and facilitate engineering studies, validate programs, and Choose procedures, evaluate their effectiveness, and
intervention, outline workover activities for common tree types, describe plan, direct a well intervention, asses risks, and complete a subsea propose, adapt, and develop procedures. recommend improvements.
the elements of a workover system, and describe the application of rigless well intervention.
well intervention methods.

Flow Assurance Summarize flow assurance issues, describe monitoring requirements, list Develop procedures, mitigate flow assurance problems, and provide input Propose operating philosophies, procedures, and techniques, validate Choose company flow assurance procedures and evaluate their
methods of dealing with contaminants (hydrate, wax, asphaltene), list the to design team. procedures, and improve operations. effectiveness against benchmarks.
aspects of an 'operating envelope', define 'no touch time' and 'cool down
time', and describe a pigging program.

Environmental / Describe potential leak sources, how to detect leaks, identify Prepare a pollution response plan, provide operational input to the design, Validate a pollution response plan and improve or optimize pollution Evaluate pollution response performance against benchmarks.
Pollution Response options available to mitigate leaks, and describe equipment and and explain operating and intervention plans. response equipment and methods.
cleanup methods.
Planning
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Operations Describe an operational philosophy, the different operational issues Develop the key parameters and principles of an operating strategy, Develop subsea operating philosophies, validate procedures prepared Choose internal company philosophies, evaluate the success of
associated with operation, well intervention elements, flow assurance prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, and describe by others, propose and facilitate engineering studies to improve well philosophies, recommend improvements, and demonstrate expertise in
elements, and environmental and response planning elements. the development of operating procedures to deal with the various flow performance/intervention or workover programs, validate pollution the area of commissioning and startup.
assurance issues during startup. response plan.

Philosophy Describe operational philosophy elements and environmental and safety Develop parameters and principles of an operating strategy, describe Develop operating philosophies and propose changes. Choose internal company operating guidelines and philosophies.
considerations, summarize operational functions, describe pre- and control system Human-Machine Interface (HML), describe subsea
commissioning activities, and describe the influence of operations and design and HAZOP studies, and relay issues to designers.
commissioning on design.

Production Describe operational issues associated with startup, steady-state and Prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, participate, Validate procedures prepared by others, preform optimization Commission, start up, and operate subsea systems, evaluate new
shutdown summarizing typical pressure and leak testing procedures, and under supervision, in commissioning and startup activities, and prepare analyses for system performance, validate input into plans to allow for technologies, and evaluate performance against benchmarks.
regulatory testing, annulus management, and approaches to maximize regulatory valve testing procedures. simultaneous operations if required, and facilitate HAZOP studies.
production in a field.

Well Intervention Describe the reasons, application, and frequency for subsea well Determine well intervention requirements, prepare an intervention Propose and facilitate engineering studies, validate programs, and Choose procedures, evaluate their effectiveness, and
intervention, outline workover activities for common tree types, describe plan, direct a well intervention, asses risks, and complete a subsea propose, adapt, and develop procedures. recommend improvements.
the elements of a workover system, and describe the application of rigless well intervention.
well intervention methods. • Propose and facilitate engineering studies to improve • Choose company well intervention and workover procedures.
• Determine well intervention requirements using monitoring data. well performance. • Evaluate the success of intervention and workover practices and
• Describe the main reasons and frequency for subsea well intervention. • Prepare a well intervention or workover program. • Validate a well intervention or workover programs. recommend improvements.
• Outline the well intervention options associated with the different • Direct a well intervention as company representative. • Adapt well intervention and workover procedures to handle
subsea tree types. special circumstances.
• Assess the risk of well intervention and workover programs.
• Outline the main steps associated with workover work for common • Propose procedures and techniques to address intervention and
tree types. • Demonstrate how to complete subsea well intervention hazard
assessments and risk analyses. workover issues.
• Describe the main elements of a typical subsea workover system. • Develop risk mitigation procedures.
• Describe the application of rigless well intervention methods.

Flow Assurance Summarize flow assurance issues, describe monitoring requirements, list Develop procedures, mitigate flow assurance problems, and provide input Propose operating philosophies, procedures, and techniques, validate Choose company flow assurance procedures and evaluate their
methods of dealing with contaminants (hydrate, wax, asphaltene), list the to design team. procedures, and improve operations. effectiveness against benchmarks.
aspects of an 'operating envelope', define 'no touch time' and 'cool down
time', and describe a pigging program.

Environmental / Describe potential leak sources, how to detect leaks, identify Prepare a pollution response plan, provide operational input to the design, Validate a pollution response plan and improve or optimize pollution Evaluate pollution response performance against benchmarks.
Pollution Response options available to mitigate leaks, and describe equipment and and explain operating and intervention plans. response equipment and methods.
cleanup methods.
Planning
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Operations Describe an operational philosophy, the different operational issues Develop the key parameters and principles of an operating strategy, Develop subsea operating philosophies, validate procedures prepared Choose internal company philosophies, evaluate the success of
associated with operation, well intervention elements, flow assurance prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, and describe by others, propose and facilitate engineering studies to improve well philosophies, recommend improvements, and demonstrate expertise in
elements, and environmental and response planning elements. the development of operating procedures to deal with the various flow performance/intervention or workover programs, validate pollution the area of commissioning and startup.
assurance issues during startup. response plan.

Philosophy Describe operational philosophy elements and environmental and safety Develop parameters and principles of an operating strategy, describe Develop operating philosophies and propose changes. Choose internal company operating guidelines and philosophies.
considerations, summarize operational functions, describe pre- and control system Human-Machine Interface (HML), describe subsea
commissioning activities, and describe the influence of operations and design and HAZOP studies, and relay issues to designers.
commissioning on design.

Production Describe operational issues associated with startup, steady-state and Prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, participate, Validate procedures prepared by others, preform optimization Commission, start up, and operate subsea systems, evaluate new
shutdown summarizing typical pressure and leak testing procedures, and under supervision, in commissioning and startup activities, and prepare analyses for system performance, validate input into plans to allow for technologies, and evaluate performance against benchmarks.
regulatory testing, annulus management, and approaches to maximize regulatory valve testing procedures. simultaneous operations if required, and facilitate HAZOP studies.
production in a field.

Well Intervention Describe the reasons, application, and frequency for subsea well Determine well intervention requirements, prepare an intervention Propose and facilitate engineering studies, validate programs, and Choose procedures, evaluate their effectiveness, and
intervention, outline workover activities for common tree types, describe plan, direct a well intervention, asses risks, and complete a subsea propose, adapt, and develop procedures. recommend improvements.
the elements of a workover system, and describe the application of rigless well intervention.
well intervention methods.

Flow Assurance Summarize flow assurance issues, describe monitoring requirements, list Develop procedures, mitigate flow assurance problems, and provide input Propose operating philosophies, procedures, and techniques, validate Choose company flow assurance procedures and evaluate their
methods of dealing with contaminants (hydrate, wax, asphaltene), list the to design team. procedures, and improve operations. effectiveness against benchmarks.
aspects of an 'operating envelope', define 'no touch time' and 'cool down
time', and describe a pigging program. • Develop operating procedures to deal with the various flow assurance • Propose operating philosophies, procedures, and techniques to • Choose company flow assurance procedures.
issues during startup, normal, and shutdown conditions. address flow assurance issues. • Evaluate performance against benchmarks of flow assurance
• Summarize the main flow assurance issues from an • Mitigate flow assurance problems using operating procedures. • Validate procedures prepared by others. worldwide and select best practices.
operational standpoint.
• Provide operational input to the design team on flow assurance • Improve or optimize operations with respect to flow assurance.
• Describe the monitoring requirements to detect potential flow operability issues.
assurance problems.
• List typical methods for dealing with hydrate, wax, and
asphaltene problems.
• List the basic aspects of an “operating envelope” for a subsea system.
• Define “no touch time” and “cool down time.”
• Explain the purpose and key elements of a subsea pigging program.

Environmental / Describe potential leak sources, how to detect leaks, identify Prepare a pollution response plan, provide operational input to the design, Validate a pollution response plan and improve or optimize pollution Evaluate pollution response performance against benchmarks.
Pollution Response options available to mitigate leaks, and describe equipment and and explain operating and intervention plans. response equipment and methods.
cleanup methods.
Planning
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Operations Describe an operational philosophy, the different operational issues Develop the key parameters and principles of an operating strategy, Develop subsea operating philosophies, validate procedures prepared Choose internal company philosophies, evaluate the success of
associated with operation, well intervention elements, flow assurance prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, and describe by others, propose and facilitate engineering studies to improve well philosophies, recommend improvements, and demonstrate expertise in
elements, and environmental and response planning elements. the development of operating procedures to deal with the various flow performance/intervention or workover programs, validate pollution the area of commissioning and startup.
assurance issues during startup. response plan.

Philosophy Describe operational philosophy elements and environmental and safety Develop parameters and principles of an operating strategy, describe Develop operating philosophies and propose changes. Choose internal company operating guidelines and philosophies.
considerations, summarize operational functions, describe pre- and control system Human-Machine Interface (HML), describe subsea
commissioning activities, and describe the influence of operations and design and HAZOP studies, and relay issues to designers.
commissioning on design.

Production Describe operational issues associated with startup, steady-state and Prepare pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, participate, Validate procedures prepared by others, preform optimization Commission, start up, and operate subsea systems, evaluate new
shutdown summarizing typical pressure and leak testing procedures, and under supervision, in commissioning and startup activities, and prepare analyses for system performance, validate input into plans to allow for technologies, and evaluate performance against benchmarks.
regulatory testing, annulus management, and approaches to maximize regulatory valve testing procedures. simultaneous operations if required, and facilitate HAZOP studies.
production in a field.

Well Intervention Describe the reasons, application, and frequency for subsea well Determine well intervention requirements, prepare an intervention Propose and facilitate engineering studies, validate programs, and Choose procedures, evaluate their effectiveness, and
intervention, outline workover activities for common tree types, describe plan, direct a well intervention, asses risks, and complete a subsea propose, adapt, and develop procedures. recommend improvements.
the elements of a workover system, and describe the application of rigless well intervention.
well intervention methods.

Flow Assurance Summarize flow assurance issues, describe monitoring requirements, list Develop procedures, mitigate flow assurance problems, and provide input Propose operating philosophies, procedures, and techniques, validate Choose company flow assurance procedures and evaluate their
methods of dealing with contaminants (hydrate, wax, asphaltene), list the to design team. procedures, and improve operations. effectiveness against benchmarks.
aspects of an 'operating envelope', define 'no touch time' and 'cool down
time', and describe a pigging program.

Environmental / Describe potential leak sources, how to detect leaks, identify Prepare a pollution response plan, provide operational input to the design, Validate a pollution response plan and improve or optimize pollution Evaluate pollution response performance against benchmarks.
Pollution Response options available to mitigate leaks, and describe equipment and and explain operating and intervention plans. response equipment and methods.
cleanup methods. • Evaluate performance against benchmarks of pollution response
Planning • Prepare a pollution response plan for a subsea development system. • Validate a pollution response plan. worldwide and select best practices.
• Describe the potential sources for leakage of process and control • Provide operational input to the design team on pollution response. • Improve or optimize pollution response equipment and methods. • Evaluate the success of pollution response practices and prioritize
fluids to the environment and how they are detected. improvement opportunities.
• Explain operating and intervention plans to ensure plans are safe and
• Identify the options available and equipment needed for intervention environmentally sound.
to mitigate subsea leaks.
• Describe the typical equipment and methods used for subsea
spill cleanup.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Inspection, Describe the importance of integrity management to safety, list typical Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, prepare monitoring Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy, evaluate and Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies, evaluate and
Maintenance and methods used for external corrosion monitoring and inspection, describe requirement specifications, apply leak detection systems and procedures, recommend inspection and monitoring tools and procedures, evaluate choose IMR, and evaluate IMR activities performance.
the types of leak detection systems, and identify subsea components and describe specifications for maintenance and repair equipment and and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, and improve,
Repair typically serviced via modular replacement vs. serviced in-situ. tools as well as surface and sub-surface support vessels. optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures.

Philosophy Describe the importance of integrity management, how maintenance Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, select the key Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy and propose changes Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies.
requirements are incorporated in the design stage, explain modular parameters and principles of Intervention Maintenance and Repair to system design to align with the IMR philosophy.
versus in-situ repair, and describe repair intervention applications. (IMR) strategy, and describe subsea design.

Inspection & List external corrosion monitoring and inspection methods, describe Prepare monitoring requirement specifications for subsea systems, Evaluate and recommend inspection and monitoring tools and Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for inspection
Monitoring various monitoring and inspections procedures, and summarize options. prepare procedures, and collect system data supporting reliability. procedures, and examine inspection and monitoring practices and monitoring, evaluate the success of the inspection and
and objectives. monitoring practices.

Leak Detection / Describe types of leak detection systems, pipeline integrity management Apply leak detection systems and procedures for subsea pipelines and Evaluate and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for leak detection,
Pipeline Integrity practices, problems associated with leak detection, and weaknesses and flowlines, prepare pipeline practices, and prepare plans. examine integrity management practices, and propose methods to evaluate the success of leak detection practices, and evaluate the
strengths of leak detection approaches. minimize problems. pipeline integrity management process.

Maintenance & Describe aspects and types of intervention vessels, summarize Describe specifications for maintenance, repair equipment, and tools as Improve, optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures, Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for maintenance
Repair maintenance requirements, describe advantages of pre-emptive well as surface and sub-surface support vessels, and provide input into and devise field operations that are conducted safely and with no and repair, and evaluate maintenance and repair activities.
intervention, and identify subsea comments serviced via plans to allow for simultaneous operation. environmental damage.
modular replacement.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Inspection, Describe the importance of integrity management to safety, list typical Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, prepare monitoring Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy, evaluate and Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies, evaluate and
Maintenance and methods used for external corrosion monitoring and inspection, describe requirement specifications, apply leak detection systems and procedures, recommend inspection and monitoring tools and procedures, evaluate choose IMR, and evaluate IMR activities performance.
the types of leak detection systems, and identify subsea components and describe specifications for maintenance and repair equipment and and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, and improve,
Repair typically serviced via modular replacement vs. serviced in-situ. tools as well as surface and sub-surface support vessels. optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures.

Philosophy Describe the importance of integrity management, how maintenance Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, select the key Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy and propose changes Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies.
requirements are incorporated in the design stage, explain modular parameters and principles of Intervention Maintenance and Repair to system design to align with the IMR philosophy.
versus in-situ repair, and describe repair intervention applications. (IMR) strategy, and describe subsea design. • Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies.
• Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy.
• Describe the importance of integrity management to safety, • Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy. • Propose changes to subsea system design to align with the
environmental stewardship, and system availability and reliability. • Select the key parameters and principles of an Intervention IMR philosophy.
• Describe how maintenance requirements are incorporated Maintenance and Repair (IMR) strategy.
into the design stage and the importance of considering • Describe subsea design regarding IMR issues including those
intervention requirements. associated with balancing CAPEX, OPEX, and availability related
• Explain the difference between modular replacement and to IMR requirements.
in-situ repair.
• Describe the main aspects and applications of maintenance and repair
intervention via Remotely Operated Tools (ROTs), Remotely Operated
Vehicles (ROVs), and diving.

Inspection & List external corrosion monitoring and inspection methods, describe Prepare monitoring requirement specifications for subsea systems, Evaluate and recommend inspection and monitoring tools and Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for inspection
Monitoring various monitoring and inspections procedures, and summarize options. prepare procedures, and collect system data supporting reliability. procedures, and examine inspection and monitoring practices and monitoring, evaluate the success of the inspection and
and objectives. monitoring practices.

Leak Detection / Describe types of leak detection systems, pipeline integrity management Apply leak detection systems and procedures for subsea pipelines and Evaluate and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for leak detection,
Pipeline Integrity practices, problems associated with leak detection, and weaknesses and flowlines, prepare pipeline practices, and prepare plans. examine integrity management practices, and propose methods to evaluate the success of leak detection practices, and evaluate the
strengths of leak detection approaches. minimize problems. pipeline integrity management process.

Maintenance & Describe aspects and types of intervention vessels, summarize Describe specifications for maintenance, repair equipment, and tools as Improve, optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures, Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for maintenance
Repair maintenance requirements, describe advantages of pre-emptive well as surface and sub-surface support vessels, and provide input into and devise field operations that are conducted safely and with no and repair, and evaluate maintenance and repair activities.
intervention, and identify subsea comments serviced via plans to allow for simultaneous operation. environmental damage.
modular replacement.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Inspection, Describe the importance of integrity management to safety, list typical Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, prepare monitoring Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy, evaluate and Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies, evaluate and
Maintenance and methods used for external corrosion monitoring and inspection, describe requirement specifications, apply leak detection systems and procedures, recommend inspection and monitoring tools and procedures, evaluate choose IMR, and evaluate IMR activities performance.
the types of leak detection systems, and identify subsea components and describe specifications for maintenance and repair equipment and and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, and improve,
Repair typically serviced via modular replacement vs. serviced in-situ. tools as well as surface and sub-surface support vessels. optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures.

Philosophy Describe the importance of integrity management, how maintenance Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, select the key Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy and propose changes Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies.
requirements are incorporated in the design stage, explain modular parameters and principles of Intervention Maintenance and Repair to system design to align with the IMR philosophy.
versus in-situ repair, and describe repair intervention applications. (IMR) strategy, and describe subsea design.

Inspection & List external corrosion monitoring and inspection methods, describe Prepare monitoring requirement specifications for subsea systems, Evaluate and recommend inspection and monitoring tools and Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for inspection
Monitoring various monitoring and inspections procedures, and summarize options. prepare procedures, and collect system data supporting reliability. procedures, and examine inspection and monitoring practices and monitoring, evaluate the success of the inspection and
and objectives. monitoring practices.
• List the typical methods used for external corrosion monitoring • Prepare monitoring requirement specifications for subsea systems to
and inspection. provide early indication of flow assurance and corrosion problems. • Evaluate and recommend selected inspection and monitoring tools • Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for inspection
• Describe the various monitoring and inspection procedures used to • Prepare monitoring and inspection procedures and requirements for and procedures to be used for subsea systems. and monitoring.
establish the condition of subsea components. establishing the condition of subsea components. • Examine inspection and monitoring practices and objectives for • Evaluate the success of inspection and monitoring practices and
• Summarize options for monitoring and inspection of internal corrosion • Prepare the specification of downhole monitoring systems for subsea systems and propose improvements. prioritize improvement opportunities.
in subsea systems. evaluating well health and performance. • Evaluate performance against benchmarks of inspection and
• Collect system data in support of reliability and availability objectives. monitoring worldwide and select best practices.

Leak Detection / Describe types of leak detection systems, pipeline integrity management Apply leak detection systems and procedures for subsea pipelines and Evaluate and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for leak detection,
Pipeline Integrity practices, problems associated with leak detection, and weaknesses and flowlines, prepare pipeline practices, and prepare plans. examine integrity management practices, and propose methods to evaluate the success of leak detection practices, and evaluate the
strengths of leak detection approaches. minimize problems. pipeline integrity management process.

Maintenance & Describe aspects and types of intervention vessels, summarize Describe specifications for maintenance, repair equipment, and tools as Improve, optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures, Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for maintenance
Repair maintenance requirements, describe advantages of pre-emptive well as surface and sub-surface support vessels, and provide input into and devise field operations that are conducted safely and with no and repair, and evaluate maintenance and repair activities.
intervention, and identify subsea comments serviced via plans to allow for simultaneous operation. environmental damage.
modular replacement.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Inspection, Describe the importance of integrity management to safety, list typical Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, prepare monitoring Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy, evaluate and Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies, evaluate and
Maintenance and methods used for external corrosion monitoring and inspection, describe requirement specifications, apply leak detection systems and procedures, recommend inspection and monitoring tools and procedures, evaluate choose IMR, and evaluate IMR activities performance.
the types of leak detection systems, and identify subsea components and describe specifications for maintenance and repair equipment and and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, and improve,
Repair typically serviced via modular replacement vs. serviced in-situ. tools as well as surface and sub-surface support vessels. optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures.

Philosophy Describe the importance of integrity management, how maintenance Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, select the key Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy and propose changes Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies.
requirements are incorporated in the design stage, explain modular parameters and principles of Intervention Maintenance and Repair to system design to align with the IMR philosophy.
versus in-situ repair, and describe repair intervention applications. (IMR) strategy, and describe subsea design.

Inspection & List external corrosion monitoring and inspection methods, describe Prepare monitoring requirement specifications for subsea systems, Evaluate and recommend inspection and monitoring tools and Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for inspection
Monitoring various monitoring and inspections procedures, and summarize options. prepare procedures, and collect system data supporting reliability. procedures, and examine inspection and monitoring practices and monitoring, evaluate the success of the inspection and
and objectives. monitoring practices.

Leak Detection / Describe types of leak detection systems, pipeline integrity management Apply leak detection systems and procedures for subsea pipelines and Evaluate and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for leak detection,
Pipeline Integrity practices, problems associated with leak detection, and weaknesses and flowlines, prepare pipeline practices, and prepare plans. examine integrity management practices, and propose methods to evaluate the success of leak detection practices, and evaluate the
strengths of leak detection approaches. minimize problems. pipeline integrity management process.
• Apply leak detection systems and procedures for subsea pipelines
• Describe the types of leak detection systems that are commonly used and flow lines based on company standards and practices. • Evaluate and recommend selected leak detection systems and • Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for
for subsea pipelines and flow lines. • Prepare pipeline integrity management practices and objectives for procedures to be used for subsea pipelines and flow lines. leak detection.
• Describe typical pipeline integrity management practices subsea production and export systems. • Examine pipeline integrity management practices and objectives for • Evaluate the success of leak detection practices and prioritize
and objectives. • Prepare plans for safe and environmentally sound subsea production and export systems and propose improvements. improvement opportunities.
• Describe the main problems associated with leak detection in subsea intervention procedures. • Propose methods to minimize the main problems associated with • Evaluate performance against benchmarks of pipeline integrity
system components, pipelines, flow lines, and risers. leak detection in subsea system components, pipelines, flow lines, management worldwide and select best practices.
• Describe the weaknesses and strengths of the main leak and risers.
detection approaches.

Maintenance & Describe aspects and types of intervention vessels, summarize Describe specifications for maintenance, repair equipment, and tools as Improve, optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures, Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for maintenance
Repair maintenance requirements, describe advantages of pre-emptive well as surface and sub-surface support vessels, and provide input into and devise field operations that are conducted safely and with no and repair, and evaluate maintenance and repair activities.
intervention, and identify subsea comments serviced via plans to allow for simultaneous operation. environmental damage.
modular replacement.
COMPETENCIES
Well Engineering – Subsea

Graduate Trainee Well Engineer III Well Engineer II Well Engineer I Lead Well Engineer Principal Well Engineer Well Engineering Manager Well Engineering Consultant

Awareness Fundamental Skilled Mastery

Inspection, Describe the importance of integrity management to safety, list typical Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, prepare monitoring Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy, evaluate and Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies, evaluate and
Maintenance and methods used for external corrosion monitoring and inspection, describe requirement specifications, apply leak detection systems and procedures, recommend inspection and monitoring tools and procedures, evaluate choose IMR, and evaluate IMR activities performance.
the types of leak detection systems, and identify subsea components and describe specifications for maintenance and repair equipment and and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, and improve,
Repair typically serviced via modular replacement vs. serviced in-situ. tools as well as surface and sub-surface support vessels. optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures.

Philosophy Describe the importance of integrity management, how maintenance Prepare a maintenance and repair philosophy, select the key Validate the maintenance and repair philosophy and propose changes Choose internal company IMR guidelines and philosophies.
requirements are incorporated in the design stage, explain modular parameters and principles of Intervention Maintenance and Repair to system design to align with the IMR philosophy.
versus in-situ repair, and describe repair intervention applications. (IMR) strategy, and describe subsea design.

Inspection & List external corrosion monitoring and inspection methods, describe Prepare monitoring requirement specifications for subsea systems, Evaluate and recommend inspection and monitoring tools and Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for inspection
Monitoring various monitoring and inspections procedures, and summarize options. prepare procedures, and collect system data supporting reliability. procedures, and examine inspection and monitoring practices and monitoring, evaluate the success of the inspection and
and objectives. monitoring practices.

Leak Detection / Describe types of leak detection systems, pipeline integrity management Apply leak detection systems and procedures for subsea pipelines and Evaluate and recommend leak detection systems and procedures, Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for leak detection,
Pipeline Integrity practices, problems associated with leak detection, and weaknesses and flowlines, prepare pipeline practices, and prepare plans. examine integrity management practices, and propose methods to evaluate the success of leak detection practices, and evaluate the
strengths of leak detection approaches. minimize problems. pipeline integrity management process.

Maintenance & Describe aspects and types of intervention vessels, summarize Describe specifications for maintenance, repair equipment, and tools as Improve, optimize, and validate maintenance and repair procedures, Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for maintenance
Repair maintenance requirements, describe advantages of pre-emptive well as surface and sub-surface support vessels, and provide input into and devise field operations that are conducted safely and with no and repair, and evaluate maintenance and repair activities.
intervention, and identify subsea comments serviced via plans to allow for simultaneous operation. environmental damage.
modular replacement. • Evaluate and choose new technologies and methods for maintenance
• Describe specifications for maintenance and repair equipment • Improve and optimize maintenance and repair procedures. and repair.
• Describe the main aspects and types of intervention vessels and and tools as well as surface and sub-surface support vessels. • Validate maintenance and repair procedures. • Evaluate the success of maintenance and repair practices and
where and when they are used. • Use the methods for verification of maintenance and prioritize improvement opportunities.
• Devise field operations that are conducted safely and with no
• Summarize maintenance requirements and procedures for different repair procedures. environmental damage. • Evaluate performance against benchmarks of maintenance and repair
types of subsea system components. • Prepare maintenance and repair procedures for subsea systems. activities worldwide and select best practices.
• Describe the advantages of pre-emptive intervention vs. intervention • Direct maintenance and repair operations in the field.
upon failure.
• Provide input into plans to allow for simultaneous operations
• Identify elements of subsea components that are typically serviced via if required.
modular replacement vs. serviced in-situ.