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Engineering, Oil and Gas Courses

Oil and Gas Marine Terminals Operations & Management


In this course the participants coming from companies that operate marine terminals will be provided with the necessary knowledge and updated tools and skills that will enable them to successfully handle various technical and safety issues during terminal operations such as cargo transfer support, including custody transfer, emergency response and vessel berthing support, according to international regulations and standards. This training course will focus on both managerial and technical aspects of the terminal operation that are prerequisites for the successful operation of such complex facilities

Targeted Groups:

  • Marine Terminal Facility Managers and Coordinators
  • Terminal Superintendents, Supervisors and Engineers
  • Safety and Environmental Managers, Engineers and Officers
  • Spill Management Team Members
  • Transfer Supervisors
  • Marine Shipping Coordinators
  • Dock Maintenance Planners

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • 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

Targeted Competencies:

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

Course Content:

Unit 1: Cargo Properties:

  • Dangerous Cargos
  • Toxicity
  • Confined spaces
  • Breathable atmospheres
  • Hydrocarbon properties
  • Crude oil
  • Liquified Petroleum Gas
  • Liquified Natural Gas
  • UEL & LEL
  • Pancake cloud explosions
  • Fires & Explosions

Unit 2: Storage & Transfer:

  • Storage Tanks
  • Atmospheric aboveground storage tanks
  • Floating roof, fixed roof, variable vapor 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

Unit 3: Harbour & Vessels:

  • Jetties, quays, wharves & SBMs
  • Harbor 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

Unit 4: 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

Unit 5: 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

Engineering, Oil and Gas Courses
Oil and Gas Marine Terminals Operations & Management (EO6062)


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