Advanced Bunkering, Operations, Methods and Claims Handling to the Oil & Gas Industry

Workshop Overview

The main challenge with bunkering is the interfaces created during delivery moment. These challenges can be either of a regulatory or technical nature, but not only. In fact, on top of particular standards and technological aspects, as a marine fuel to be bunkered safely, it is important to acknowledge the relevance of harmonization. The creation of interface environments in bunkering raises the concern about how different

regulatory frames (‘land side’ vs ‘ship side’, ‘road’ vs ‘port’, ‘road’ vs ‘ship-side’, etc.). Ideally regulations and requirements should tend towards harmonization and non-conflicting regimes, but this is not always the case. On top of this the interface can also unveil potential training discrepancies, equipment mismatches and other factors that can, ultimately, influence safety.

In this workshop, you will learn about the bunkering procedure on a ship and what are the important points that are to be taken into consideration while bunkering.

Key benefits of attending this workshop

By end of this course, delegates would understand about:

  • DETERMINING that there is adequate space for the volume of bunkers to be loaded
  • ESTABLISHING maximum loading volume for all tanks
  • CONTROLS for the setting of bunker system valves
  • DETERMINING loading rates for the start of loading, bulk loading and topping-off
  • SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS when loading into double bottom tanks
  • ARRANGEMENTS of bunker tank ventilation
  • Internal tank overflow ARRANGEMENTS
  • VERIFICATION of gauging system operation and accuracy
  • Alarm SETTINGS on overfill alarm units
  • COMMUNICATION with the terminal to establish when bunkering can be undertaken
  • COMMUNICATIONS with the bunker supplier prior to commencement, to establish and record the loading procedure to be followed and to determine how quantity and quality checks may be carried out, particularly if safe access is needed between the ship and a barge

Who Should Attend

This event has been specifically designed for those who deal with bunkering, operation, methods and claim handling in the oil & gas industry including:

  • LNG Suppliers – IOCs, NOCs and Independent Suppliers
  • Ship Owners, Charterers, Operators and Managers
  • LNG Traders and Distributors
  • Shipyards and Ship Designers
  • LNG Ports and Terminals
  • Marine Fuel Service and Surveyors
  • LNG Technology and Equipment Vendors
  • Ship and Gas Equipment and Service Providers
  • Conventional Bunkering Companies looking to Diversify

Why you should Attend?

Several dubious practices are employed by bunker fuel suppliers during a typical bunker stem operation. These malpractices are more prevalent in Asian ports than in those of North America or Europe. Having said that no matter which part of the world the vessel is fixed to stem bunkers, the importance of accurately measuring the barge fuel tanks before and after delivery is a crucial phase in any bunker stem operation. It is therefore very important that the vessel’s bunker operation team methodically take the barge tank measurements, applying the correct trim/list before and after bunkering, recording the actual temperature of the bunker fuel before/after delivery etc. Proper temperature measurement alone can save thousands of dollars!

This workshop will guide you through the bunkering, operation, methods and claim handling helping you in determining specific measures like volume of bunkers to be loaded, bunker system valves, loading, bulk loading and topping-off, bunker tank ventilation, gauging system operation and accuracy, and the bunker supplier prior to commencement, to establish and record the loading procedure to be followed and to determine how quantity and quality checks may be carried out, particularly if safe access is needed between the ship and a barge.