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P52254 Advanced STS and LNG Transfer Operations
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Advanced STS and LNG Transfer Operations

13 – 14 November 2018, Singapore

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Key Topics Covered

  • Learn the Important Aspects of STS Operations
  • What Regulations and Guidelines are Governing STS Transfer Operations?
  • Master the Parties Involved in the STS Transfers and their Relationship to One Another
  • POAC Performing Different Roles at Particular Point of the STS Operations
  • Pre-planning and Risk Assessment Considerations for LNG
  • Insights on STS Plan and Equipment
  • Review and Plan with Real Life Case Scenario
  • Mooring Operations Manoeuvring and Risks
  • LNG Focussed Cargo Transfer Operations
  • STS Transfer Operations Best Practices Oil and LNG comparisons
  • Emergency Response and Contingency Planning
  • STS Industry and Future LNG Developments
  • Case Study: Escobar Argentina, Liquefied Natural Gas Ship to Ship
  • Transfer Operations to Floating Structure Regasification Unit
  • Case Study: LNG Spill Response during Cargo operations

Who Should Attend

  • Ship Owners and Managers
  • Offshore Vessel and FPSO Owners and Operators
  • Oil Majors, NOCs and Independents
  • Ship Superintendents and Safety Officers
  • Ship Officers and Crews (Master, Chief Officers, Chief Engineers etc)
  • Loading and Mooring Masters
  • STS Service Providers
  • Liquid Cargo and Bunker Surveyors
  • Ports and Terminal Operators
  • P&I Inspectors and Executives
  • LNG FSU Owners, Managers, Operators
  • Company Assurance Managers and Superintendents

trainer

James Gardiner

Agenda

Day 1

0900 – 0920
INTRODUCTION

  • Venue Health and Safety Briefing
  • Introduction of trainer and attendees
  • Basic outline of the 2-day course contents and schedule

0920 – 1000
SESSION 1: REASONS FOR STS OPERATIONS

  • Optimisation of vessels
  • Harbour draught / berth limitation
  • Emergency transfers and salvage work
  • Class issues of vessel for trading regions
  • Commercial reasons, multiple vessels and receivers
  • LNG FSU Tandem off-loading and FSRUs

1000 – 1100
SESSION 2: REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES GOVERNING STS TRANSFER OPERATIONS

  • MARPOL Annex 1, Section 8 about Oil Tanker Engaged in STS Operation Shall Comply with STS Operations Plan
  • Latest on STS transfer Guides for Crude, Products and Liquid Gasses
  • International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT )
  • Oil Companies International marine Forum
  • (OCIMF) Guidelines
  • LNG Vessel operations in port guidance
  • LNG Bunkering guidelines (SGMF)

1100 – 1130
COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

1130 – 1230
SESSION 3: PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE STS TRANSFERS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO ONE ANOTHER

  • How Parties involved (Oil Majors, Charterers, STS Service Provider, Cargo Surveyors, Ships’ masters and Mooring Master)work harmoniously to attain operational efficiency and safety
  • LNG Ship Management and receiving terminal

1230 – 1300
SESSION 4: PERSON IN OVERALL ADVISORY CONTROL

  • Qualifications and Training of POAC
  • POAC performing different roles at particular point of the STS Operations

1300 – 1400
NETWORKING LUNCHEON

1400 – 1500
SESSION 5: PRE-PLANNING AND RISK ASSESSMENT CONSIDERATIONS

  • What is LNG? Hazards and Risks
  • Screening / Compatibility Studies of participating vessels
  • Ship compatibility, and OPTIMOOR
  • Criteria in selecting transfer area and Approval from the authorities
  • Security issues
  • Checklists and Preparations
  • Risk Assessments and Management, Helicopter operations, Cargo Hazards, weather conditions, personnel injury, mooring unmooring operations
  • Oil v/s LNG any differences?

1500 – 1530
COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

1530 – 1630
SESSION 6: STS PLAN AND EQUIPMENT

  • STS Plan format and information to include
  • Joint operations plan
  • Who prepares the plan?
  • Supply of equipment, fenders, hoses
  • LNG STS Equipment and Locations
  • ISM and Training requirements – LNG Timelines for Compatibility
  • LNG Plan contents differences

1630 – 1700
SESSION 7: PLAN AND REVIEW EXERCISE

  • Plan for an STS, review and discuss checklists and equipment items required
  • Confirm any training requirements
  • Simulation training and bridge team resources management

End of Day 1

 

Day 2

0900 – 1000
SESSION 8: MOORING OPERATIONS MANOEUVRING AND RISKS

  • Underway and Anchored operations
  • Navigation signals
  • Tug and Tender assistance
  • Carriage and Delivery of Fenders and Equipment
  • Communications
  • Mooring operations, weather limitations for operations.

1000 – 1030
COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

1030 – 1130
SESSION 9: CARGO TRANSFER OPERATIONS LNG FOCUSSED

  • Introduction to LNG vessel types
  • Personnel transfer
  • Pre- Cargo Transfer meeting
  • Checklist and communications confirmation
  • Custody Transfer measurement
  • Emergency Shut Down tests, Shore ESD 2 and STS ESD 2 difference
  • Cargo operations and monitoring
  • Differences for operations between oil and LNG

1130 – 1230
SESSION 10: CASE STUDY – LNG STS FOR ESCOBAR FSRU

  • Compatibility study and meeting
  • OPTIMOOR study
  • Simulator training and STS equipment
  • STS Timelapse video for Escobar
  • Cargo discharge considerations

1230 – 1330
NETWORKING LUNCHEON

1330 – 1400
SESSION 12: STS TRANSFER OPERATIONS BEST PRACTICES OIL AND LNG COMPARISONS

  • Discuss main considerations
  • Best practice for STS, any real differences between oil and gas?

1400 – 1500
SESSION 13: EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND CONTINGENCY PLANNING

  • Things to do in case of emergency
  • General Emergency Response Management
  • Things to avoid during emergencies
  • Contingency equipment
  • Oil spill and LNG leak,
  • SOPEP use
  • Fire or Structural damage
  • Poor weather and mooring failures
  • Precautions against piracy during STS Operations
  • Media management and communications, parties involved.

1500 – 1530
COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

1530 – 1630
SESSION 14: CASE STUDY LNG SPILL RESPONSE DURING CARGO TRANSFER OPERATIONS

  • Immediate response and notifications
  • Effects and consequences of an the spill
  • Contingency considerations after spill
  • Investigation and Cause

1630 – 1700
SESSION 15: STS INDUSTRY AND FUTURE LNG DEVELOPMENTS

  • New Technologies and Future Developments
  • Course review and any additional Q+A
  • Course admin
  • Issue of course certificate End of Day 2 and Course

Case Study:
Escobar Argentina, Liquefied Natural Gas Ship to Ship Transfer Operations to Floating Structure Regasification Unit

Case Study:
LNG Spill Response during Cargo operations

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