SUT online training seminar No3 – HIPPS, Christopher Curran

High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems

09 June, 2020




With many of us in lock-down and unable to travel for training or attending external events, SUT have started a series of short web-based training sessions focussed on key technologies and processes relevant to our members across the Society’s areas of interest.

The format is a 20 to 30 minute training presentation followed by up to 30 minutes of QA & discussion. The sessions will be run using a live Zoom feed with a limit of 99 attendees, & they will not be recorded. Attendance is free for current SUT members (corporate and personal) together with anyone who has recently been made redundant from existing corporate members. To attend on 9th June 2020 you need to register in advance using this link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Online CPD certificates will be provided for those requiring proof of attendance.

Training Session 3

High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems, Tuesday 9th June 2020 13:00 BST

This is the third in our series of free to members, web-based training sessions

The presentation is an introduction to High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS).  It will cover the motivations for using subsea safety systems, the benefits from their use, and an introduction to API 17O HIPPS.

The training session will be presented by Christopher Curran, a long-standing member & Fellow of the SUT. Christopher is a Member of SUT Council and was founding member of our Houston, USA branch.

Please register via

or by emailing [email protected] – attendance is limited to the first 99 to register, & the session will not be recorded.

Non-members of SUT are welcome to register in return for a £20 donation to our Education Support Fund.


Speaker short bio:

Christopher Curran is an independent consultant having retired from BP in 2016 where he was an Advisor within the Upstream Facilities Technology group.  His work covers many aspects of subsea systems and controls and he is a focal point within the industry for the development of High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems for application in the Gulf of Mexico.  He is Chairman of API 17F Subsea Controls, API 17O HIPPS and API 17V for Subsea Safety.   He has over 40 years’ experience within the industry.  Christopher has a degree in Physics from Bristol University and is founding Chairman of the Society for Underwater Technology’s USA Branch.  He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Society for Underwater Technology and of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.