Event Details

Optional Event held back to back with

Individually Priced, Bookable Separately



25th Mar 2017 - 26th Mar 2017
Al Diar Siji Hotel, Fujairah

(Early Bird Cut off Date: 15th Feb 2017)


About the Event

This course is focused on bunker fuel economics from a blend stock manufacturing point of view as well as the point of view of blenders. The course will have a great deal of emphasis on the IMO low sulfur regulations and how manufacturing costs may change. Delegates should expect to gain appreciation of the manufacturing costs and likely price impacts of the new regulations.

The goal of the course is to improve skills to understand how the oil industry in various regions is likely to respond to IMO; in making quality and pricing projections that are thoughtful and defensible, and in comprehending how the new regulations will Influence their businesses.

Key Issues to be Covered

  • Key bunker fuel specifications  
  • Common bunker fuel blend stocks
  • Refinery Technology Review
  • Crude Oil Influence on Bunker Fuel Quality
  • Trends in light product demand and influence on low sulfur bunker fuel
  • Manufacturing routes to low sulfur bunker fuel
  • Low Sulfur Bunker Manufacturing Economics
  • Blending Bunker of the Future

Course Director(s)

John Vautrain, Founder, Vautrain & Company Pte Ltd

Mr. Vautrain is a chemical engineer with over thirty years’ experience in refinery, gas processing and petrochemical developments. Mr. Vautrain is founder of Vautrain & Company Pte. Ltd, a Singapore-based energy economics consulting firm. Over his consulting career Mr. Vautrain has been stationed in Texas, California and Singapore. Mr. Vautrain has been consulting since 1981. From 1981 to 2011 Mr. Vautrain was employed by Purvin & Gertz, Inc in Dallas, Texas, Los Angeles, California and Singapore and served as manager of two consulting offices as well as a director of the firm. Before embarking on his consulting career, Mr. Vautrain was with Phillips Petroleum Company and Union Carbide Corporation in petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing operations. Mr. Vautrain holds a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Texas and a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Utah.

Who Should Attend

  • Bunker/Fuel Oil/Product Traders & Operators
  • Shipowners/Operators/Charterers
  • Bunker Fuel Producers/Refiners
  • Bunker Suppliers
  • Senior Executives/Strategic/Business Development/ Commercial/ Project/ Chartering Managers of Shipping Companies
  • Refined Product Supply Managers
  • Purchasing & Operation Managers
  • Terminal Development Managers
  • Crude Oil Marketers
  • Technical Experts/Planners/Advisors
  • Cargo Inspectors/Bunker Surveyors
  • All those involved in the operation and management of crude oil and refined product supply chains & petroleum products with an emphasis on bunkers


Full Fee US$ 2295 per person
Early Bird US$ 2065 per person
Team/Group Fee US$ 2065 per person (2nd & subsequent delegate)
Joint Attendance Fee US$ 4060 per person

Associated Event

Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum 2017

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