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Offshore Survey of Oil & Gas Fields

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Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the complex nature of the offshore survey business
  • Identify the various professional skills required by the offshore surveyor for surveying various types of floating unit
  • Analyse the role of the offshore surveyor in relation to clients, insurance companies and oil majors, cargo, classification societies and regulatory bodies
  • Describe the methodology required to prepare for and perform various types of offshore survey
  • Discuss the offshore industry with clients with a view to offering accurate, valuable offshore survey services
  • Demonstrate a clear, logical approach to performing offshore surveys
  • Explain the financial aspects of managing a small offshore survey company
  • Interact with asset owners, cargo owners, classification societies, flag states and accident investigators
  • Produce a detailed and accurate professional offshore survey report

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction to Offshore Surveying
  • The offshore environment
  • The global offshore industry, purpose and production
  • The structure of the offshore industry,
  • Classification societies
  • Regulation of the industry
  • The International Maritime Organization (IMO) position with the offshore industry
  • Offshore surveyors, survey organisations and how you define them
  • Safety of surveyors in the offshore industry

Day 2

  • Floating Offshore Units, MODU and Offshore Support Vessels
  • Classification and Regulatory Control of Offshore Units

### Day 3

  • Structural Arrangements and Loading of Offshore Floating Units
  • Ship Conversions, Maintenance and Life Extension Studies

### Day 4

  • Laws and Conventions Relating to Marine Surveying
  • Offshore Surveying Practice and Effective Report Writing

### Day 5

  • Marine and Offshore Surveying and Insurance
  • Business Skills for Offshore Surveyors
  • Offshore Accident 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
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for Marine professionals wishing to develop their knowledge to include the offshore sector, Engineers, Superintendents and those holding a previous maritime technical qualification or who have previous experience in shipping or, in the offshore industry. Experienced ship surveyors, repairers or operators wishing to expand their expertise to cover the offshore industry, as well as those with a keen interest in the business.


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