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Course content

The course will give an introduction to selected topics within offshore technology with emphasis on subsea technology. The course will give an overview of standards and rules in subsea development and include practical challenges in flow assurance, subsea processing, well and drilling, marine operations the industry are facing today. The course will also give a description of future trends in oil and gas field developments and an overview of what competences in mechanics the subsea industry needs to solve their complex challenges. The course lectures consist of independent modules given by industry partners located nearby UiO; Statoil, DNV, Kværner, FMC, IFE and GE.

Learning outcome

The course presents relevant background both theoretical and through analytical computations and practical lab demonstrations how one study and solve complex realistic problems. In the end of the course there is a written project where one solves such problems.


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Recommended previous knowledge

Basic (fluid) mechanics and MEK3220 - Continuum Mechanics (discontinued)/MEK4220 - Continuum Mechanics (discontinued) and MEK3230 - Fluid Mechanics.

Overlapping courses

* For information about the potential partial overlap with other courses, contact the Department.


On average 4 hours lectures/exercises per week.


A project paper followed by an oral exam/hearing. The final grade is based on a general impression where the two parts counts equally.

Examination support material

Presentation program (i.e. PowerPoint) for the oral exam, otherwise none.

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Autumn 2017

Autumn 2016

Autumn 2015

Autumn 2014

Autumn 2013

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2011

Autumn. Taught according to demand and resources. If you want to attend the course, please send an e-mail to


Autumn 2017

Autumn 2016

Autumn 2015

Autumn 2014

Autumn 2013

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2011

According to demand and resources.

Teaching language


The course is given in English. If no students have asked for the course in English within the first lecture, it may be given in Norwegian.