Courses & Workshops

Negotiating and Managing EPCIC Contracts in Context of OBOR Initiatives – An Advanced Course & Workshop

Want to learn about Attractions, Risks, Rewards, and Roadmap for Embarking on Adventurous Terrains?
If Yes, Then Don’t Miss This Opportunity! 

Exclusively Designed & Developed For:
Investors, Project Directors, Business Development Managers, International Contracts Administrators, CEOs, MDs and Professionals engaged in or planning to undertake ventures in developing countries, along One Belt One Road (“OBOR”) for Oil & Gas, Energy (Power Plants) and Pipelines infrastructure development!

Unique Features of This Course:
The participants will be exposed to

  • Methodologies For Venturing Into Uncharted Territories
  • Unlocking Intricacies About Governing Laws And Legal Frameworks
  • Defining Risks With A Paradigm Shift
  • Strategies For Drafting Terms And Conditions Vs Model Contract Forms
  • Enhanced Management Structures For EPCIC & CMGD Projects
  • Structured Or Syndicated Financing And Payment Terms
  • Disputes Avoidance And Resolution Techniques
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OSV CHARTERING & CHARTERPARTY MANAGEMENT WITH ESSENTIALS ELEMENTS OF MARITIME LAWS

The timely delivery of your E & P projects is determined by the meticulous specification of your C/P clauses and Contract administration”

If you own or operate or hire any of the OSVs like a Tug, Barge, Supply Ship, Rig, Crane-Barge or Pipe-laying Vessel, then this course is for you only!

In the Offshore Oil & Gas Exploration & Production (E & P) industry, field development, hook-up, commissioning (HUIC) and production activities are dependent on the reliable availability of a fleet of Offshore Support Vessels (OSV). Not only is the availability of OSV’s important, but expertise and “know how” in C/P and or Charterparty (Contract) Management is equally crucial.

Understanding the essential ingredients of contracts and mastering the applications of maritime laws applicable to your Charterparty, will equip you to identify vague or ambiguous terms, avoid dangerous and often unimagined consequences.

The 5-day individually book-able workshop has been developed as a modular but intensive workshop. It is intended to assist you in enhancing the level of understanding for important topics, such as, using Industry de facto Standard C/P forms or customised contracts, implied commitments, issues of indemnity and liability, guarantees, gaps, lacunas and clauses to protect each party’s interests. This course will enable you to identify key issues fast and demonstrate some easily implementable chartering practices and policies, to accomplish the desired goals.

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Interpreting & Managing Time Charterparty For Offshore Support Vessels

Specially Designed For Offshore Support Vessels Owners, Operators, Managers And Charterers Operating In Asia And Mena Region

Mitigating Risk and Safeguarding against Conflicts & Disputes – A strategic option to maximize Net Profitability or optimize Chartering Costs exposure!

This 3 day training program is an advanced level course, with a hands-on workshop for management executives with prior knowledge of contract law and experience in Charterparty management.  The course is designed from an operators and practitioner’s perspective, so as to equip the business owners and managers with necessary knowledge and expertise in shortest possible time, by learning from the bitter experiences of their predecessors.

Participants will be guided through a word-by-word review, evaluation and interpretation of the TIME CHARTER PARTY Forms like SUPPLYTIME, EPTIME and NOC CPA. Participants will also be exposed to the art of drafting of the project specific clauses or rider clauses.

 Key Learning Outcomes

In this 3 day training course, participants will gain enhanced familiarity with the terms and conditions often used in the context of a Charterparty. At the end of the session, participants will be able to understand the common clauses used and how it should be applied:

  • Interpret the meaning of each Clause and its implication;
  • Identify the responsibilities and liabilities of the Parties;
  • Translate the scope of services into actionable list of activities;
  • Integrate the organizational objectives and economic factors into the Charterparty;
  • Identify the risks & exposures and define risk sharing mechanism;
  • Identify relevant insurance covers and mandatory requirements for the specific Charterparty;
  • Analyze the indemnity clauses and waivers provided in the Charterparty;
  • Familiarize with potential causes of conflicts and disputes;
  • Identify ambiguities and irrelevant terms; and
  • Learn to manage disputes in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Who Should Attend

This course is focused in providing an in-depth understanding of the terms and conditions of a Charterparty and the interpretation in context of relevant maritime legal principles. This is an essential course for experienced practitioners including:

  • Ship Owners / Directors
  • Shipbuilders and Repairers
  • Chartering and Contracts Managers
  • Financing Managers and Investment Analysts
  • Corporate Legal Counsels
  • Project Managers
  • Masters and Chief Engineers
  • Managers marked for Succession Planning
  • Manufacturers and Suppliers of Equipment’s to Offshore Oil & Gas Industry
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Charterparty Management For LPG Tankers

Harvesting the Upcoming Opportunities and Managing Contemporary Challenges

HKMPB and MATF Approved Course for Grant for Hong Kong Residents!

In this 3 day workshop, the participants will be able to acquire expertise from real life experiences enabling them to deal better with the contemporary challenges facing Gas Export, Import and transportation by Gas Tankers today. Some of the key challenges addressed in this intensive workshop are:

Making a Choice of the Charterparty Form (SHELLTIME4, BPVOY, ASBATANKVOY, GASVOY, GASTIME, BPTIME) in context of type of Cargo, Vessel Type, terminals and duration;

Comprehensive Risks Identification, Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies;

  • Computation and allocation of idle time
  • Explicit measurement criteria for Lay time and Demurrage Claims
  • Implication of SIRE and Obligations of the Owners

Termination of Time Charters for Cause and for Convenience

  • Can the delays in damage repairs be considered as a breach?
  • Fall in Market Prices and Restructuring of the existing Time Charterparty

Tank Cleaning Costs and Risk of Contaminants

  • How much time and cost can a Charterer pay for tank cleaning and disposal of toxic slops
  • Liabilities of Charterers for cargo tank debris / damage
  • Liability of Terminal Operators and service providers in causing contaminations

Performance Obligations of the Parties as per the Charterparty Agreement

  • Charterer’s Obligations, Bunkers and Boil-off Gas Usage Limits
  • Owner’s Obligations and Liabilities, ROB, Limits of Boil-off and Cargo Loss
  • Bills of Lading and Responsibility Assignment Matrix

Who Should Attend

This is a “must attend” course if you are: LPG Gas trader, Tanker Owner, Charterer, and their key management personnel like General Manager, Commercial Manager, Business Development Manager, Legal Counsel, Post-Fixtures Manager, Fleet Manager, Marine & Technical Superintendent, Senior Engineer or Middle Level Manager as part of succession planning.

HKMPB and MATF Approved Course for Grant for Hong Kong Residents!

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Charterparty Management For LPG and LNG Tankers

Harvesting the Upcoming Opportunities and Managing Contemporary Challenges

In this 3 day workshop, the participants will be able to acquire expertise from real life experiences enabling them to deal better with the contemporary challenges facing Gas Export, Import and transportation by Gas Tankers today. Some of the key challenges addressed in this intensive workshop are:

Making a Choice of the Charterparty Form (SHELLTIME4, BPVOY, ASBATANKVOY, GASVOY, GASTIME, BPTIME, GIIGNL LNGVOY 2012) in context of type of Cargo, Vessel Type, terminals and duration;

Comprehensive Risks Identification, Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies;

  • Computation and allocation of idle time
  • Explicit measurement criteria for Lay time and Demurrage Claims
  • Implication of SIRE and Obligations of the Owners

Termination of Time Charters for Cause and for Convenience

  • Can the delays in damage repairs be considered as a breach?
  • Fall in Market Prices and Restructuring of the existing Time Charterparty

Tank Cleaning Costs and Risk of Contaminants

  • How much time and cost can a Charterer pay for tank cleaning and disposal of toxic slops
  • Liabilities of Charterers for cargo tank debris / damage
  • Liability of Terminal Operators and service providers in causing contaminations

Performance Obligations of the Parties as per the Charterparty Agreement

  • Charterer’s Obligations, Bunkers and Boil-off Gas Usage Limits
  • Owner’s Obligations and Liabilities, ROB, Limits of Boil-off and Cargo Loss
  • Bills of Lading and Responsibility Assignment Matrix

Who Should Attend

This is a “must attend” course if you are: LPG, LNG Gas trader, Tanker Owner, Charterer, and their key management personnel like General Manager, Commercial Manager, Business Development Manager, Legal Counsel, Post-Fixtures Manager, Fleet Manager, Marine & Technical Superintendent, Senior Engineer or Middle Level Manager as part of succession planning.

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Managing Charterparty and Contemporary Challenges Facing Oil Tankers

“No Clause of the Charterparty should Spring a Surprise for the Parties!”

In this two day intensive workshop, the participants will be able to acquire expertise from real life experiences enabling them to deal better with the contemporary challenges facing Oil Tankers today. Some of the key challenges addressed in this intensive workshop are:

Making a Selection of a Charterparty Form (SHELLTIME4, BPVOY, ASBATANKVOY, ++) in context of type of Petroleum Cargo, Vessel Type, contemplated terminals and duration;

Comprehensive Risks Identification, Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies;

  • Computation and allocation of idle time
  • Explicit measurement criteria for Lay time and Demurrage Claims
  • Implied impact of SIRE

Termination of Time Charters for Cause and for Convenience

  • Can the delays in damage repairs be considered as a breach?
  • Fall in Market Rates and Restructuring of the existing Time Charterparty

Tank Cleaning Costs and Risk of Contaminants

  • How much time and cost can a Charterer pay for tank cleaning and slops
  • Liabilities of Charterers for cargo tank debris / damage
  • Liability of Terminal Operators and service providers in causing contaminations

Performance Obligations of the Parties as per the Charterparty Agreement

  • Charterer’s Obligations
  • Owner’s Obligations and Liabilities
  • Bills of Lading and Responsibility Assignment Matrix

Who Should Attend

This could be a mandatory course if you are: Tanker Owner, Charterer, General Manager, Commercial Manager, Business Development Manager, Legal Counsel, Post-Fixtures Manager, Fleet Manager, Marine & Technical Superintendent, Senior Engineer or Middle Level Manager as part of succession planning.

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Offshore & Marine Supply Base Management for Supporting E & P Fields and Fleet Operations

Course Design

  • Provides Overview of the Offshore E & P Marine Sector with Focused Details: The range of Offshore Support Services Vessels, their functionalities, shore-based support requirements and safe management of vessel movements will be elaborated during the workshop.
  • Opportunity of Learning from Experiences of Peers: This workshop is specially developed based on the request from Clients, to use comparative analysis of various types of Offshore Supply Bases, for grasping the internationally recognized safe & best practices in management of an OSB.
  • Customized for Non-Marine Personnel: The participants without prior knowledge of warehouse and yard operations related to loading, discharging, crane operations including pilotage and vessel movements, will be equipped with firm foundation, after attending this course.
  • Expert Workshop Leader: The course content is developed by an expert practitioner who has worked in the wide spectrum of the E & P segments, both Onshore and Offshore. He has been an experienced engineer, project manager, project director, general manager, managing director and claims consultant. His exposure includes deep water facilities, Ship Yards, Oil & Gas Pipelines, Process and Power Plant Construction Projects and Ships of all types, in coastal & international waters.
  • Comprehensive Course Materials: A detailed guide authored by the Course Director, with selected range of reference materials and resource links will be available for each participant, for ensuring long term benefits of attending this workshop.
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Managing Challenges in Self-Assessment of Tankers for Time Charter Party – Evaluate Impact of SIRE, Q88 and VIQ

“Why is it so challenging to keep a Charter Party afoot, despite decades of experience in managing Oil Tanker fleets?”

The Challenge is:
“How to automate, Continuous Inspections under Evolving Commercial and Regulatory Pressures!”

Explore the possibilities of managing such challenges by participating in a three day intensive management course cum workshop. The participants will be able to brainstorm and exchange strategies to better manage the assessments and inspections of Oil Tankers without breaching the terms of a Charter Party.

Who Should Attend?

This is a must attend course for all those directly or indirectly engaged in oil tankers management and operations, including, Tanker Owners, Charterers, General Managers, Commercial Managers, Business Development Managers, Legal Counsels, Post-Fixtures Managers, Fleet Managers, Marine & Technical Superintendents, Masters, Chief & Senior Engineers, and Middle Level Managers.

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Managing Petroleum Loss and Contamination During Cargo Operations & Transportation By Tankers

This course is unique for two reasons:

  1. This course is designed to bridge the gap between internationally recognized standard procedures and Leg-Comm (legal and commercial) and Techno-Comm (Techno-Commercial) objectives of stakeholders.
  2. This course will demonstrate how to implement lessons learned from real life bitter experiences and bring about cultural change in an organization.

Good News!

“Two days spent in this course will save you more than 2×10n times of the cost of the course, within first one month of implementing the lessons learned in your operations!”

Not a drop of oil should be wasted!

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Fast Track Offshore & Marine Projects & Risks Management – with Contractual Perspectives

This course and workshop is exclusively developed by and for the professionals, engaged in multiple disciplines across niche segment of Offshore & Marine Rig-building & FPS Conversion industry. The participants will be able to learn from real life experiences to be equipped for managing the challenges ahead, through this three days intensive workshop, covering:

  • Overview of Scopes in Offshore & Marine Projects for Conversion of Tankers, Drill Ships and Rigs
  • Project Risks Identification, Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies
    • Conducting Hazop Studies in E & P Projects
    • Impact of Project Risks on Corporate Performance
  • Project and Risk Management Framework
    • Project Organization Structures
    • Contracts Breakdown Structures and Works Breakdown Structures
  • Commercial and Contractual Risks in High Value Complex Projects
    • Financing and Cash Flow Management
    • Risks Monitoring and Management Controls
    • Incidents Prevention and Consequences Management
  • Project Resource Planning
    • Human Resource Competencies
    • Cross Functional Teams, Distributed Works Management and Responsibility Assignment Matrix
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Epcic Contract Management With Essentials Elements Of International Contracts Laws – Advanced Level

In the Oil & Gas construction and procurement business, the success of your project is dependent on your practical “know how” in contract management. Understanding the essential ingredients of contracts and mastering the fundamentals will equip you to identify vague contracts, avoid dangerous and often hidden terms, and better understand your position and your project.

The Course Director has widely researched, developed and enhanced this 3-day workshop that covers important topics such as contracting strategies, liabilities of the parties, issues of indemnity warranties and guarantees. This workshop will provide you with a forum to explore root causes behind disputes as ambiguous clauses or one sided contracts and strategies to deal with such scenarios.

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Managing EPCIC Contracts For Independent Power Plants and Waste-to-Energy Plants

Workshop Curriculum Specially Developed for Managing Latest Evolution in the Projects Portfolio Management Strategies of, Power Plants and Oil & Gas Fired Energy Infrastructure Developments.

Must Attend Course for Contracts Managers and Para-Legal Professionals engaged in the Power Plants Developments and Waste to Energy Generation Plants!

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EPC Contracts Management for Power Plants – in Context of International Laws

Must Attend Course for Non-Legal and Para-Legal Professionals engaged in Managing Power Plants or related Projects and Contracts during and Post Development Stages!

This workshop is designed, developed and facilitated for the participants to learn how to negotiate rigid contracts where contractors are not allowed to edit any clauses during the bidding process. The participants will learn from the G2G based agreements, failed power plants and analysis of Case Law Reports so as to take home lessons learned from bitter experiences of the peers in the industry. It is designed to help those who need a solution to manage current contractual issues or those who execute contracts on a daily basis and want to be more proficient in reviewing, administering or managing their contracts and projects.

UNIQUE course features:

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Oil Tankers Operations Management And Risks Mitigation in STS Transfers and Shuttle-Tankers

OIL TANKERS OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
AND RISKS MITIGATION IN STS TRANSFERS AND SHUTTLE-TANKERS

The Pressure of Cost Cutting Measures Continues on Tanker Operations, Irrespective of the Freight Market Trends!

Innovation and Strategic Planning are Like Moving Targets – which need adaptive mindset. Even in a mature and well managed segment of oil transportation by tanker ships, there is always some room for enhancement. Come and find out what else can be done through:

  • Streamlining voyage plans
  • Optimization of cargo operations;
  • Budgets for on-ballast voyages and waiting periods;
  • Special operations like Ship-to-Ship Transfers; and
  • Risks identification and mitigation planning with optimized costs.
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Cost Engineering, Financing, and Risk Management – for Oil & Gas Projects

Essential Exercise before Launching a new Project – Must attend Course for Planners and Undertakers

The mechanics of capturing cost during the execution is not that difficult a task, as it is when estimating, planning, scheduling and seeking financing for the project. The corporate management is expected to provide realistic, reliable and risks adjusted projections of a project’s financial performance.

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EPCIC Contract Management & Essential Elements of International Contract Laws

“Workshop Curriculum Recently Enhanced to Advanced Level, based on Requests and Inputs from Delegates of Past Session!”

Must Attend Workshop for Previous Participants of EPC Contracts Management Course and Experienced Professionals Engaged in the Projects Portfolio Management of Onshore and Offshore Oil & Gas Infrastructure Developments

This workshop is facilitated such as to learn how to negotiate rigid contracts where contractors are not allowed to edit any clauses during the bidding process. The participants will learn from the Case Law Reports and analysis so as to take home lessons learned from bitter experiences of the peers in the industry.

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Offshore Supply Base Management

Offshore Supply Base, Marine Base or Supply Base or OMSB – What you would like to develop at a new site?

Five days’ Workshop Curriculum Specially Developed for Training Young Executives, Embarking on a Challenging Career of Managing Support Services Base Onshore, for Supporting Offshore Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Infrastructure Developments!

Must Attend Course for Managers, Engineers and Executives New to the Logistics Management of Offshore & Marine Segments of Oil & Gas Industry!

The range of Offshore Support Services Vessels, their functionalities, shore-based support requirements and safe management of vessel movements will be elaborated during the workshop.

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