Oil and Gas Marine Terminals: Operations, Management and Safety in Accordance with International PetroTech

This five day course is essential for those involved in the management and operation of on-shore and off-shore terminals

Topics discussed include:

  • Hydrocarbon properties & handling
  • Regulations & Requirements
  • Terminal Planning
  • Vessel Operations
  • Terminal Management & Operations
  • Security & Safety and other essential topics related to Export/Import Oil & Gas

Objectives

  • Gain in-depth knowledge on operations & management of oil & gas marine terminals
  • Recognize the international regulations & requirements for the oil & gas marine terminals
  • Apply proper planning techniques in storage & transfer systems and command of the various planning and transfer requirements for oil & gas marine terminal
  • Discuss the different vessel operations in the oil & gas marine terminal such as oil tankers (crude & product) and gas carriers (LNG / LPG)
  • Develop good terminal management skills and employ various terminal support operations such as berthing support, cargo transfer support, emergency response and vessel departure support
  • Apply proven safe practices and procedures during the various operations in oil & gas terminals and manage oil spill contingency and emergency response plans
  • Employ the latest qualitative and quantitative risk assessment techniques in oil & gas marine terminal operations

Training Methodology

The seminar will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures, case studies and interactive worked examples. Relevant case studies will be provided to illustrate the application of each tool in an operations environment. Each learning point will be re-enforced with practical exercises. There will be ample opportunities for discussion and sharing experiences.

Organisational Impact

Professional management and operation of oil and gas marine terminals is vital to the budgetary success of the operations organisation. The organization will realise:

  • Improved operational integrity
  • Improved operational performance
  • Improved equipment usage
  • Better safety record
  • Improved terminal profitability
  • Improved terminal integration and operation.

Personal Impact

Delegates will enhance their competencies in the following areas:

  • Operations & management of oil & gas marine terminals
  • Understanding of international regulations & requirements for the oil & gas marine terminals
  • Development of good terminal management skills
  • Qualitative and quantitative risk assessment techniques in oil & gas marine terminal operations
  • Vessel operations in the oil & gas marine terminal such as oil tankers (crude & product) and gas carriers (LNG / LPG)
  • Planning techniques in stowage & transfer systems

SEMINAR OUTLINE 

Cargo Properties

  • Course Overview and Introductions
  • Dangerous Cargos

             - Toxicity

             - Confined spaces

             - Breathable atmospheres

  • Hydrocarbon properties
  • Crude oil
  • Liquified Petroleum Gas
  • Liquified Natural Gas
  • UEL & LEL
  • BLEVE
  • Pancake cloud explosions
  • Fires & Explosions

Storage & Transfer

  • Storage Tanks

             - Atmospheric aboveground storage tanks

             - Floating roof, fixed roof, variable vapour space and pressurized tanks

             - Tank inspections & cleaning

  • Transfer Systems
  • Centrifugal pumps design and operation
  • Piping systems
  • Flow and pressure matching
  • Marine Loading Arms
  • Lightering
  • The Ship/Shore Safety Checklist
  • Ship-shore Transfers

Harbour & Vessels

  • Jetties, quays, wharves & SBMs

             - Harbour design and construction

             - Sizing & tidal effects

             - Depth constraints & dredging operations

             - SBM design & construction

  • Hoses
  • Cargo compatibility
  • Marking & testing
  • Storage & maintenance
  • Disposal of tanks washings, slops & dirty ballast
  • Bunkering
  • Communications & emergency response plans
  • Shipboard management

Safety and Risk

  • Ignition sources

             - Electrostatic charge

             - Hazardous zone classification

             - Intrinsically safe equipment

  • Fire fighting & protection
  • Fire detection systems
  • Fire fighting systems
  • Shipboard firefighting systems
  • Risk assessments
  • Risk management
  • Qualitative and quantitative risk assessment techniques
  • Risk

Terminal Management

  • Storage & transfer planning
  • Berthing support
  • Cargo transfer support
  • Emergency response
  • Vessel departure support
  • Security and vessel access
  • International regulations & requirements for oil & gas marine terminals

Knowledge

The adage that “knowledge” is power holds very true in this industry. In order to maximize results we are constantly updating and upgrading ourselves. This commitment to ongoing skills development is one of the reasons we are success, the belief that there is a “better way to do things” is what motivates us each and every day. By aligning with us you are going to benefit from our years of expertise in real world scenarios. Classroom learning is great but there is no substitute to real world experience which is what we are bringing to the table.

Quality

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said “price is what you pay but quality is what you get” and that expression is very true. With use we understand that your time is very valuable and you only want the best and most current industry related knowledge which is what we bring to the table.  Instead of giving you massive amounts of inaccurate or outdated information you get precisely what you want, the most current knowledge so you can make truly informed decisions that will directly impact productivity and your bottom line. When results are what you are looking for then the choice is clear, we are your partners in success.

Innovation

Technology has revolutionized the way knowledge is disseminated in throughout the world, what use to take months or even years to reach the masses can be done in a few hours ! In order to remain relevant and viable we need to embrace innovations. The challenge with innovation is knowing when to implement it and what type of return you can expect from it. Instead of risking your time and resources we have the answers for you, Since we are at the vanguard of the industry whenever there is a fruitful innovation we will be there providing you with the information needed to make the right decision.

Respect

We understand you may have unique need so we provide a tailored made (bespoke for our U.K. friends) approach that will address your questions in the most conducive manner possible.  Respect to us means putting your interests, your needs at the forefront of our mind. You will see how genuine we are and that you not just “some customer” you are our partner in success just as much as we are your partner in success. We firmly believe in the “golden rule”, treat others with graciousness, courtesy and respect.  Come experience the difference that quality and respect makes and you will truly be amazed.

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