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Who should attend
This course is intended for everyone involved in daily bulk oil cargo handling, shipping, transport, inspection, tank storage, refining, marketing, brokering concerned with quantity, quality or operational loss before, during and after custody transfer. Traders, brokers, tanker operators, surveyors, inspectors, superintendents, P&I surveyors, loading masters, charterers, procurement officers, tanker crew and officers, terminal managers, port captains, customs officers, shipping agents, and people interested in this profession as a career path.
About the course
This course is designed to provide a clear understanding of all the relevant aspects of the loss control function in marine transport. When most people consider losses related to marine transport of crude oil they recall the headline making losses relating to disasters such as the Exxon Valdez or the Erika. However much larger ‘losses’ occur daily, not through spillage but due to differences in the measurements made at load port and at discharge port. Although these differences rarely indicate a physical loss of oil they have very real financial implications and many of the larger oil companies employ specialist loss control teams to monitor these losses and to intervene when necessary. The skills required to carry out loss control range from contract arrangements through marine operations to flow metering and laboratory analysis.
This course will teach you the skills for protecting your client’s interests by understanding the varied causes of losses, how to investigate them and how to minimise their effect.
Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:
- Provide a good understanding of crude oil loss control related particularly to marine movements, including:
- Independent Inspection
- Static and Dynamic measurements
- Sampling and Analysis
- Statistical Monitoring
- Applicable Standards
- Safety and the Environment
- Have a greater understanding of Oil measurement and sampling practice
- Have a thorough grounding in Oil Loss Control techniques including Crude Oil Washing with various types of crude
- Understand the importance of demurrage issues
- Be able to understand the term “observational awareness”– and determine what is important information for your client (and what is not).
- Introduction & Loading Operations
- Safety & Preparation
- A recap on measurement practice
- Definition of Losses/Gains
- Custody Transfer
- Oil Loss Control – At Load ports – Crude and products/Blending
- Loading Crude & Products –– The vessel
- Loading systems – Terminal
- Quality Assessment – Sampling & Analysis techniques
- Blending on board
- Official Documentation
- Crude Oil and Products Discharging, COW & Stripping Operations
- Terminal Discharge Plan – impact on Oil Loss Control
- Vessel at Discharge
- Pumping & stripping
- Introduction to Crude Oil Washing
- Email Communications at a Discharge
- Incident reporting
- Vapour Emission Control & Vapour Loss
- Ship To Ship (STS) operations, Voyage Analysis & Reconciliation, Loss Investigation
## Course Methodology
A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:
- (30%) Based on Case Studies
- (30%) Techniques
- (30%) Role Play
- (10%) Concepts
- Pre-test and Post-test
- Variety of Learning Methods
- Case Studies and Self Questionaires
- Group Work
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