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.

Location: Singapore

Venue: Singapore (Check The Map)

Starts: 05 Dec 2017

Ends: 06 Dec 2017

Type: Course

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This comprehensive 2-day 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 businesses.

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Key Issues to be Covered

  • Bunker Fuel Specifications: Historical, future & limitations
  • Bunker Fuel Blendstocks and their contribution to quality issues
  • Refinery technology processes
  • Crude oil grades and sulphur content of bunker fuels

Focus on Low Sulphur Bunker Fuel Issues

  • Light product demand trends affecting trade & pricing
  • Manufacturing routes
  • The economics of changing refinery operations for supply
  • Use of refinery equipment to meet market demand and quality requirements
  • Fundamental changes of manufacturing & pricing

Why You Should Attend

  • UNDERSTAND how new environmental specifications will impact refinery processes for marine fuels
  • FIND OUT how refiners and bunker blenders are likely to produce the desired quality of bunker fuel under the new specifications
  • EXPLORE the viability of changes required in refinery equipment, blending procedures and refinery yields in producing low sulphur fuel
  • EXAMINE how refiners should balance competing objectives of economically disposing of low value residue and preserving marine fuel market share/looking for alternative options
  • GAIN an understanding of how refineries should manage the price differential between light and heavy products
  • CONSIDER how refiners should respond to fuel price volatilities in producing IMO compliant fuel
  • COMPREHEND how best to plan refinery schedules in response to pricing movements
  • ANALYZE trends in refining activity and influence of economic cycles on the refining industry
  • UNDERSTAND what uncertainties exist in the forecast of fuel supply/demand in relation to options ships will adopt to comply with 2020 regulations – Distillates/LNG/EGCS/HFSO
  • CONSIDER the impact NOx and CO2 regulations will have on bunker fuel markets
  • COMPARE & CONTRAST the two studies on timing of low sulphur fuel regulations and their conclusions/observations


Who Should Attend

All those involved in the operation and management of crude oil and refined product supply chains & petroleum products with an emphasis on bunkers

Bunker/Fuel Oil/Product Traders & Operators


Bunker Fuel Producers/Refiners

Bunker Suppliers

Senior Executives of Shipping Companies

Refined Product Supply Managers

Purchasing & Operation Managers

Terminal Development Managers

Crude Oil Marketers

Technical Experts/Planners/Advisors

Cargo Inspectors/Bunker Surveyors

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