Subsea system engineering
Subsea system engineering is an interdisciplinary approach which covers the complete system, from the reservoir to the processing facilities on the host (inclusive), with consideration of the requirements of all phases of the development, including engineering, procurement, construction, testing, installation, commissioning, operation, workover/maintenance and abandonment. The system engineering process consists of a management part and a technical part. An evaluation of the need for application of the various system engineering processes should be performed for each specific field development, based upon the characteristics of the development.
Source: API RP 17A, Design and Operation of Subsea Production Systems—General Requirements and Recommendations, Fourth Edition, Reaffirmed 2011. Global Standards