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E-660 - FPSO/FSO & Oil Terminals

  • Managers, staff, and technicians whose activities are related to oil terminals (production, marine maintenance, operation, design, manufacturing, trading, control, regulations…)
  • To provide a comprehensive knowledge of the technology and operation of oil terminals in general, and of FPSO/FSO in particular
Learning Objectives
  • To review all loading/unloading operations on oil terminals, FPSO’s and FSO’s
  • To understand technical characteristics of onshore or floating storage facilities
  • To understand metering and sampling techniques used to measure volume of marketed oil
  • To grasp technology of oil tanker loading facilities (jetty, loading buoy, tandem point…)
  • To learn about mooring crew activities, pilotage, port regulations
  • To assess oil terminals HSE hazards and operational constraints
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive training by industry specialist lecturers
  • Several applications and illustrations

Overview of oil terminals 0.5 day
  • Functions of oil terminals: reception, oil processing, storage, export...
  • Different actors of an oil terminal
  • Crude oil treatment, Water treatment...
  • Evaluation of terminal storage capacity, tanker loading planning...
Onshore storage tanks 0.5 day
  • Different types of storage tank (fixed roof, floating roof) - Selection criteria
  • Fixed roof tank: shell, roof, bottom, foundation, retention basins, and various equipments
  • Floating roof tank and various equipments
  • Firefighting facilities: water deluge, foam, gas extinguisher...
  • Safety risks on storage tanks: H2S, dangers of ignition, explosion risk, collapse, static electricity...
  • Incidents and equipment failures on storage tanks
  • Fire types on storage tanks
Metering of oil quantities: received, stored and exported 1 day
  • Metering and sampling on onshore tank (level, reference temperature scales)
  • Determination of amounts standard issued
  • Counting dynamic transactional, sampling and calibration - Calculation of standard volume and weight
  • Maintenance of metering unit and calibration loop and meter calibration
  • Presentation of oil exported commercial documents
Floating storage facilities (FSO/FPSO) 1 day
  • Presentation of the main functions of a FPSO
  • Anchoring the FPSO/FSO
  • Technology of floating storage tanks
  • Storage tanks of crude oil, methanol ballast. Tanks atmosphere control - Inerting system
  • Procedures for storage tanks entry - Incidents
  • Safety on-board storage of FPSO/FSO
Export and marine operations 1 day
  • Tanker approach operations and mooring at: jetty, loading buoy, tandem point...
  • Tanker loading operations, tanker loading planning, preparations before loading, monitoring during the loading operations and procedures after loading
  • International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code: principle, actors, responsibilities, practical difficulties
  • Mooring crew operations
  • Safety Port Regulations - Pilot activities
  • Commercial contracts, demurrage, commercial claims
Tankers technology and tanker loading installations 1 day
  • Ships transport of crude oil (tankers): different sizes of vessels, equipment related to the handling of products (cargo circuit, pump room), ballasting and deballasting, inert gas generation, tank washing
  • Different modes of loading tankers: jetty, tandem, and buoy. Advantages / disadvantages
  • Safety Checklist (IMO)
  • Description of tandem loading point and loading buoy