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Dynamic Positioning for Offshore Oil & Gas Operations

14th December 2015


Led by an experienced DP instructor, this course will provide a comprehensive understanding of dynamic positioning systems and operations, from its development, components, audits, to future industry trends. The course will start off with a solid overview of the principals and system requirements of dynamic positioning, such as redundancy, levels of control, and modes. The 7 main components of a DP system including control systems, thrusters, position reference systems, and sensors will be examined in detail. Featuring real-life case studies and examples, our expert Course Facilitator will discuss the regulations & guidelines, current DP training curriculum, present requirements of FMEA auditing, watchkeeping standards, accident & incident investigation, and operation planning of DP. At the end of the course, recent developments & future trends in the industry will be addressed.

Benefits of Attending

  • UNDERSTAND the principals & system requirements of dynamic positioning for different applications including redundancy, levels of control, and modes
  • EXAMINE the 7 main components of a DP system including control systems, thrusters, position reference systems, and sensors
  • APPRECIATE advantages & disadvantages of position reference systems, and how to select the right one for the operation
  • INSPECT regulation & guidelines including governments, IMO, IMCA, and company clients
  • ASSESS current DP training standards, providers, and curriculum
  • EVALUATE surveys, audits, DP trials, inspections, and present requirements of FMEA auditing
  • APPLY proper manning, operations, and watchkeeping best practices of DP vessels
  • PREVENT incidents and learn from the past through accident & incident investigation
  • LEARN how to plan a DP operation taking into account communications, assurance, and redundancy
  • DISCOVER recent developments & future trends in dynamic positioning technology

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for ship- and shore-based nautical staff who require detailed knowledge about DP in the offshore oil & gas industry to enhance operational performance:

  • Marine Engineer
  • Marine Operations Manager
  • Marine Technical Manager
  • Marine / Pilotage Manager
  • Marine Coordinator
  • Marine Superintendent
  • Naval Architect

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14th December 2015


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