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Presenters announced for SUT's virtual subsea awareness course

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21 May 2021

A dozen experts drawn from Fellows and members of the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) including selected speakers from BP, Wood, the Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum, Subsea 7, and Oceaneering will deliver the SUT’s foundation level virtual Subsea Awareness Course (SAC) taking place 7-11 June 2021. The 15-hour course will be held each morning and is based on SUT’s highly successful face-to-face 5-day course from which more than a thousand delegates have benefited during the past 20+ years. 

The interactive sessions will run from 10:00 until 13:00, with open sessions before and after, enabling delegates to network and discuss the topics under review. Registration is at

As Cheryl Burgess, Chief Executive of SUT explained:
"Our specialist speakers are drawn from across the sector including operators, contractors and technology suppliers We are extremely grateful to the SUT community – both its individual members and those representing some of our corporate members - for giving of their time so generously and freely.

""The virtual SAC is aimed at new entrants who are already technically qualified but just entering the offshore energy industry and/or the subsea sector; at technically qualified experienced personnel undergoing a technology transfer and conversion process into the subsea sector; and at non-technical personnel from legal or finance sectors who regularly deal with the subsea sector.”

Topics over the five mornings following an introduction by the SUT’s President, Judith Patten MBE are:

•Development drivers & reservoir types
•Subsea production systems & equipment
•Location, market, life cycle costs 
•Pipeline systems & installation
•Flow assurance
•Operations, maintenance & intervention
•Renewables - including wind, CCS, hydrogen & electrification
•Law of the Sea & Regulations governing developments
•An interactive case study

And, confirmed speakers are Paul Benstead; Michail Birdas; Dave Brookes; Ila Glennie; Steve Hall; Hooman Haghighi; Tony Laing; David Saul; Bernadette Webber; and Graham Whitehead.

The course fee for SUT members is £715 (with this discounted price also available to EEEGR, OES, IMCA and EIC members); and £845 for non-members (excluding VAT where chargeable).

CPD is available for the course delegates.

Cheryl Burgess, Chief Executive of SUT

Presenters announced for SUT's virtual subsea awareness course