Bunker Fuel Blending: Online Course

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Location: Virtual

Venue: Virtual

Starts: 01 Jan 2022

Ends: 31 Dec 2022

Type: Virtual

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Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki

Chairman, FGE

  • MPGC 2022 Conference Co-Chairmen
  • LNGA 2022 Advisory Committee Chairman
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    Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. His work is well-recognized worldwide for pioneering oil and gas market analysis and studies of the Asia Pacific/Middle East energy markets since the early 1980s.

    He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Surrey in England and then completed a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He joined the East-West Center in 1979 and led the energy program as a Director and Senior Fellow till 2013.

    In 1989, Dr. Fesharaki was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Since 1991, a member of the International Advisory Board of ENEOS Holdings (and its predecessor companies). He was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).

    In 1995, he was elected a Senior Fellow of the US Association for Energy Economics for distinguished services in the field of energy economics. In 2002, appointed a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He received the Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2012. He was a member of the Advisory Board of VOPAK LNG from 2013 to 2015. In 2014, appointed as Honorary Advisor by CNPC Research Institute of Economics and Technologies in Beijing. Dr. Fesharaki is the recipient of the 2016 Adelman-Frankel Award from the US Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) for his unique and innovative contribution to the field of energy economics. In March 2017, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) appointed him as a Director of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME). Since 2009, he has been a member of the DME Board of Directors. Dr. Fesharaki has been appointed to the National Petroleum Council beginning in 2008 and most recently re-appointed by the US Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette in April 2020.

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    For more than a decade Conference Connection has organised the 2-day Bunker Fuel Blending Course that has been successfully held in various global locations including; Singapore, Rotterdam, Fujairah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Kuwait with attendance by traders, refiners, analysts, schedulers and operations personnel. This course is now available in a multi-module fully online version, which you can take over a period of 10 days, at your convenience.

    The online course will provide participants with a deeper understanding on:

    • How to make a variety of fuel oils economically, precisely tailored for a specific application, meeting ISO 8217
    • How to make real VLSFO, the VLSFO number right now circulating around the world is h very low viscosity and very similar to MGO.
    • VLSFO pollution and issues to the engine that can cause high risk for ships and workers.
    • Using best practice and application of US and International standards to improve your ability to source, supply and use the fuels required now and in the medium term.

    Key concepts covered in the online course:

    • Blend Component Properties, Specs
    • Blending Economics
    • Blending Optimization
    • Dispute Resolution, Precision, VLSFO
    • Alternative Fuels & Green House Gas

    A similar format of online course is also available for GASOLINE BLENDING by the same course director. Please visit www.cconnection.org/gdbonline for full details.

    Course Director

    Course Outline

    • Introduction to Bunker Blending
    • Bunker Specifications ISO 8217-17
    • Bunker Blend component properties, specifications and their usage
    • Bunker Grades and Blend Recipes
    • Bunker Blending Schemes and Practices
    • Estimating Price of Components and Products
    • Linear vs. Non-Linear
    • Introduction to Bunker Blending Optimization
    • Typical Blend Optimizer Usage
    • Blending economics
    • Lab Test Methods, Precision and Dispute Resolution
    • Scrubbers as Alternatives, Costs and ROI
    • VLSFO Bunker Patents
    • The Environment, Alternative Fuels and Green House Gas
    • Best Practices for Blending VLSFO Fuels and related issues

    Course Materials

    • High quality videos and content
    • Electronic version of the course book (PDF) with over 400 pages
    • Sixteen (16) modules, with each module have one or more videos for theory and exercises
    • Real-life and hands-on Exercises
    • Demo of Bunker Fuel Blend Optimizer
    • Short quiz to test what you have learned during the course

    Who Should Attend

    Fuel Oil / Products Traders & Operators
    Fuel Oil / Products Traders & Operators
    Fuel Oil / Products Traders & Operators

    Bunker Marketers / Traders

    Middle & Senior Managers

    Business Development Managers

    Trading Managers / Operators

    Commercial / Chartering Managers

    Supply & Operation Managers

    Blend Schedulers / Specialists

    Process Enogineers

    Laboratory Supervisors

    Bunkering Controllers

    Cargo Inspector / Surveyors

    Online Registration, Access, Terms & Conditions

    + Access to Course Material

    The online course materials are available to registered and paid attendees only for a period of 10 days. The expiration days are calculated from the date of receiving the electronic format. After the payment, attendees will receive the electronic format of the material by e-mail, using the provided e-mail during the registration. Course material will not be sent to a different email address than the one provided at registration. In case you want to change e-mail, you need to reach out to Conference Connection at info@cconnection.org.

    The material consists of a copyrighted pdf file that represents the course-book, protected by password and copyrighted excel exercises and a demo of the copyrighted RAI blend optimizer. The average duration of each video is 20 minutes. The videos are in high quality, meeting the requirements for online courses.

    + Login Credentials

    Once payment is received, attendees will receive a video link and materials to the purchased online course. If you have issues with accessing the materials please send an e-mail to info@cconnection.org

    + Requirements in Accessing the Exercises

    Most of the exercises and in particular the RAI blend optimizer work exclusively on a Windows based laptop and with Microsoft Excel installed on your machine. We require at least Microsoft Office 2010 installed on your machine to run the RAI exercises and Optimizer. We also require that the solver and the VBA package tools are installed on your Microsoft Office. If you have an Apple computer with IOS or other operating systems such as Linux, Ubuntu or others, we advise you to install Windows on them in order to use the RAI package. If you are using your company’s computer/laptop, you might have restrictions. In this scenario you might want to reach out to your IT department and ask them to give you permission to run RAI exe files. The RAI optimizer will work exclusively on one computer, and before the activation you will be guided on how to get the key to unlock the RAI blend optimizer demo. Please also make sure that your antivirus allows the exe files to be run on your computer/laptop. In order to watch the online content you must have a high-speed internet connection.

    Minimum requirements: Microsoft Windows OS: Windows 10 and one of the following Microsoft Excel versions:

    • Microsoft Excel 2007 SP3
    • Microsoft Excel 2010 SP2 (32/64 bit)
    • Microsoft 2013 SP1 (32/64 bit)
    • Microsoft Excel 2016 (32/64 bit)
    • Microsoft Excel 2019 (32/64 bit)
    • Microsoft Office 365

    The exercises and the optimizer have been tested on a variety of computers without any issues. Please always make sure that the previous mentioned advice has been implemented.

    + Indemnity

    Conference Connection will provide all paid registrations with login credentials to the Portal which facilitates the courses. The Portal is owned and managed exclusively by Conference Connection who will be responsible for all technical and operational delivery for the courses on the Portal. Please email info@cconnection.org for any technical difficulties.

    + Cancellations

    The registration and payment of online course is not refundable and not transferable to another person. Cancellation is not accepted upon your registration and payment. Before registering and paying for the course, please ensure that you meet with all the minimum requirements to run the course material on your computer/laptop.

    + Conference Connection & RAI Certificate

    At the completion of the course and quizzes, the attendees will receive the certificate of attendance of the Conference Connection & RAI training program attended online. The attendees will receive an electronic version of the certificate, through the provided e-mail during registration.

    + Data Protection

    Any client information (name, address and contact details) obtained during your registration will be added to our database and may be used by Conference Connection to provide you with further information on its products and services. Conference Connection may make this information available to associated partners for marketing purposes. To restrict or update your particulars, please contact database@ cconnection.org.

    + Copyright

    The course and its content is copyright of Refinery Automation Institute, LLC, and all rights are reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited. All the videos and its content is copyrighted and is not allowed to download on your computer, dongles or any devices, and/or to record the content with any devices or to forward to other parties and users. It is forbidden to share log-in details with other parties. The purchased course is personal and not meant to be shared. If for any reason we might think that you are violating the copyright we will terminate your enrolment, deleting your account and proceeding for legal ways. You might not, except our express permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

    By registering to the courses you agree to our terms and conditions and you agree with respecting minimum requirements for running the material and copyrights.


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