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E-512 - Oil Terminals, FSO & FPSO

  • Managers, staff and technicians whose activities are related to oil terminals (production, marine maintenance, operation, design, manufacturing, trading, control, regulations, …).
  • This course provides a comprehensive knowledge of the technology and operation of oil terminals in general, and of FSO/FPSO in particular.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • review all loading/unloading operations on oil terminals, FSO’s and FPSO’s,
  • understand technical characteristics of onshore or floating storage facilities,
  • understand metering and sampling techniques used to measure volume of marketed oil,
  • grasp technology of oil tanker loading facilities (jetty, loading buoy, tandem point, …),
  • learn about mooring crew activities, pilotage, port regulations,
  • assess oil terminals HSE hazards and operational constraints.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
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 equipment.
  • Floating roof tank and various equipment.
  • 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 & 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 FSO/FPSO.
  • 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 FSO/FPSO.
Export & 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 & 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/drawbacks.
  • Safety Checklist (IMO).
  • Description of tandem loading point and loading buoy.
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Jun 12 - 16 Pau €3,570 Online By email