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P52295 Bunker Fuel Blending
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Bunker Fuel Blending

11 – 12 November 2019 | Mandarin Orchard Hotel Singapore

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Special Early Bird Rate: SGD 400 off normal rates.
Register and Pay on or before 2 September 2019


The 2-day Bunker Fuel Blending seminar is aimed at providing participants a technical, introductory and practical guideline on blending heavy fuel oil.

In light of IMO’s increased enforcement on bunker fuel’s sulphur 0.5% limit effective from 1 Jan 2020, the necessity for ensuring compatibility, stability in fuel oil’s quality specifications as well as the importance of optimisation methods have become more evident than ever. Throughout the Bunker Fuel Blending course, expert trainer will enable participants to gain understanding and exercises on:

  • Blending properties’ calculation, pricing & application
  • Blending components compatibility
  • Blend control and QA
  • Optimisation in Bunker fuel blending
  • Lab testing and Industry standards (ISO 8217, SS 524 & 600, ISO 9001, 17025, ASTM / IP / ISO test methodology etc)
  • Bunker blending economics and Profit blend optimiser
  • Blending for sulphur compliance 2020 and the future

Who Should Attend

This course is beneficial for supervisors, managers, senior managers across functions in marketing, trading, economic planning, labs supervision who need better technical understanding of bunker fuel blending – including Fuel oil traders, Bunker operators, Bunker oil trader, Planning engineers.

What Attendees Liked About This Course

“The programme is in-depth offered me a good overview of the IMO 2020, and confirmed my previous understanding.”
– Joal Evangelista, Legal Counsel, Vale International Singapore

“Programme’s content is well developed, good size of participants, great interactions with trainers and attendees over 2 days.”
– Gomes Kevin Mark, Operations Executive – Marine, Singapore Petroleum Company

“A lot of knowledge is shared on blending operations know-how, the calculations and economics as well as legal issues.”
– Nakai Kazuki, Trading Manager Marubeni International Petroleum

“My exposure to the bunker industry is well broadened throughout this course.”
– Loh Yuan He, Senior Manager, MPA Singapore

“Good overview of the industry relevant to our business. We can apply better calculations in blending and revisit details in our bunker sales T&Cs.”
– Henri Sentosa, Managing Director, Trillion Energy



Packages Price
2 Day TrainingSGD $3495Early Bird

Special Early Bird Rate: SGD 400 off normal rates.
Register and Pay on or before 2 September 2019

Register 2 Delegates & the 3rd attends FREE!
Group rate is based on normal rate of 2-day main conference package only.
For Group Registrations, email or call +65 6508 2401


  • Special Group Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 2 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies – either the early bird rate OR the Special Group Discount.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • A 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST) is applicable to all Singapore based companies for Singapore venue.


Frans van den Berg

Principal Consultant, Black Oil Solutions


Day 1

General introduction

  • Brief explanation course program
  • Various types of blending – overview
  • Why blending is necessary

Introduction to fuel oil

  • What is fuel oil, brief history
  • Manufacturing routes
  • Supply and demand trends toward 2020

Specifications, components and test methods

  • ISO 8217 and latest changes
  • Relevance of individual properties and test methods
  • Fit-for-purpose versus on-spec
  • Blend stock components and their properties

Stability and compatibility of bunker fuel

  • Fundamentals of asphaltene stability
  • Current test methods
  • Best Practices and Exercise: Prediction of asphaltene stability

Bunker fuel blending, components and tools

  • Blending systems (in tank, in-line, in-line with ratio control)
    • In-line blending – advantages and key considerations
    • Inventory reduction
    • Tankage minimisation
    • Tank capacity and quality management
  • Linear and Non-Linear blending rules (including exercises)
  • Unusual blending components
  • Blending software and equipment

Blend Control and Quality Assurance

  • Quality management
  • Documentation
  • MARPOL Samples
  • Reproducibility and repeatability of tests

Storage and handling of bunker fuel

  • Fuel oil tanks
  • Mixing systems
  • Additives

Day 2

Laboratories Testing and On-Line Testing

  • Role of the laboratory (including repeatability and reproducibility)
  • Discussion of the benefits of laboratory testing and on-line testing
  • Various types of on-line testing methods
  • Lab testing standards (ISO 9001, 17025, ASTM/IP/ISO test methodology, SS524 & 600)

Blending economics

  • Blending tools and optimisation
  • Single and multi-blend optimisation
  • Quality give-away
  • Ensuring the maximum profit from a blend

Blending for 0.5% Sulphur Compliance

  • Current status
  • Impact on bunker fuel customers
  • Impact on fuel oil quality and pricing
  • Necessary components for 0.5% LSFO Blending
  • Challenges and problems expected
  • Ensuring stability and Compatibility
  • Avoiding off spec fuel from blending operations

Bunker fuel complaints

  • Survey and updates of fuel oil complaints
  • Examples of problem fuels (including exercise)
  • ISO 4259 for dispute handling

Liability and Claims Handling (Guest: Corin Rickett as previous)

  • Responsibilities for bunker fuel quality
  • Warranties under bunker supply contract
  • Contamination of bunkers and blend incompatibility
  • BIMCO Bunker quality & liability clause
  • ISO 8217
  • Potential legal claims (Charterers vs Contractual Bunker Suppliers vs Physical Bunker Suppliers vs Owners)
  • Claims and claims handling
  • Bunker supplier defense

Bunker Fuel HSE aspects

  • Health and safety aspects
  • Emissions
  • Legislation


  • Q+A session
  • Course evaluation

when & where

11 - 12 Nov 2019

Mandarin Orchard Singapore, by Meritus
333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
Tel: +65 6831 6062 | Fax: +65 6737 3130
Mobile No.: +65 8298 9442

Contact Person: Tan Ai Li

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