Listing of Public Courses/Topics





  • Tanker Operations Course - 3 days  Topics
  • Advanced Tanker Operations - 2 days  Topics
  • Bunkers - 1 day Topics  

Charter Parties-Demurrage:

  • Charter Parties, Laytime and Demurrage - 2 days Topics
  • Advanced Charter Parties, Laytime and Demurrage - 2 days  Topics
  • Managing Demurrage and Re-Billables - 1 day  Topics

Loss Control-Measurement:

  • Marine Custody Transfer, Petroleum Measurement and Loss Control
    - 3 days  Topics
  • Advanced Course Petroleum Loss Control, Claims and Recovery
    - 2 days  Topics

Special Interest:

  • Anatomy of the Petroleum Industry - 1 day  Topics
  • Claims Preparation, Mitigation for Marine Petroleum Cargoes
    - 2 days  Topics
  • Liquefied Gas Cargo Operations/Measurement Onboard Marine Gas Carriers  Topics
  • Management of the Ship and Shore Interface - Topics 
  • Refinery/Plant Oil Loss Control - 2 days  Topics 
  • Terminal Operations and Operational Audits - 2 days  Topics

Combined Courses:

  • Tanker Operations & Marine Custody Transfer, Petroleum Measurement
    and Loss Control - 3 days  Topics

Certification Programs:

  • Inspection/Survey of Marine Petroleum Cargoes
    - Review & Certification Program - 5 days  Details
  • ISPS / MTSA Certification - All Levels  Details

              Click here to see a complete listing of all course topics.



This course is for anyone wishing to get an excellent practical review of tanker operations without being loaded down with excessive technical detail.  It details tanker types, design and construction and all aspects of operations, such as types of cargoes carried, processes of loading/discharging, ballasting and tank cleaning, and bunkers used.  The relative laws, regulations, and regulatory bodies and industry organizations are discussed, such as IMO, Flag/Port State, ISM, STCW, ISGOTT, MARPOL, SOLAS, OCIMF, OPA 90, ISPS, etc. The basics of charter parties, Worldscale and vessel performance will also be reviewed.  



This program addresses some of the serious, often complex issues facing the industry today and details practical areas of ship operations. Among the topics covered are the politics of industry regulations and oil spills, operational liabilities, contingency plans, ship's business, vessel vetting, and ranking flag states and class societies. Specifics of vessel performance, charter party operational clauses, tank cleaning procedures, crew selection and training, new alternative vessel / hull designs, and training requirements are also discussed as are the provisions and application of the new ISPS code. The program is designed to expose the participants to solid operating principles they can use in making management decisions. A mock arbitration involving an actual tanker operational claim will be conducted on the last day of the program. 



Details the characteristics and specific hazards of refrigerated and/or pressurized cargoes commonly carried on board ships and barges, such as LPG/LNG/Ammonia/VCM/Chemical Gases.  Cargo loading, discharging, changing cargoes, vessel vetting, chartering, the various types of gas carriers, tanks, and shore facilities are discussed as are cargo measurement/ quantification, IGC Codes, SIGTTO safety/operational requirements, GIIGNL and other general/specific industry safety requirements, practices and organizations.  The course provides a practical background for those just getting into the gas trade or who want to brush up on the latest trends and technologies in this rapidly growing segment of the maritime/petroleum industries.



The objective of this program is to introduce the participant to the important aspect of marine operations involving the vessel's bunkers and bunkering.  Bunkers are generally considered the highest single cost of ship operations so the better they can be understood, managed and controlled, the more their costs can be kept under control and managed.  The course details the source and use of marine fuels, how they are made, delivered and accounted for and how things can go terribly wrong if the wrong grade or off spec fuel is provided.  In addition, the latest requirements of MARPOL ANNEX VI and the ECA zones are detailed herein. Owners, operators, charterers or brokers will benefit from taking this dynamic program.  



Reviews most Charter Parties and special clauses commonly used by the industry today. Differences between each are examined as to which benefits charterer or shipowner most. Concepts of laytime and demurrage are discussed fully as are vessel freight rates, Worldscale, INCOTERMS, arbitration, litigation, COGSA, vessel vetting and performance. A mock arbitration of an actual demurrage claim is held on the last day of the program using principles presented during the session.



This 'actual case-based' program will benefit anyone familiar with the fundamentals of contracts and demurrage wanting to take a more comprehensive look at the key charter parties and clauses, actual case studies, rulings and awards, arbitration rules and legal perspectives of this ever challenging area.



Details ways to manage demurrage and the many times overlooked re-billable items arising from charter parties and/or similar contracts.  Reviews ways to minimize demurrage and detention costs, yet assure all parties are paid/reimbursed for any costs that they have legitimately incurred and are owed.  Charterers, owners, operators, attorneys, terminal personnel and anyone wishing to learn more about this topic will benefit from this course. 



Details the complex and inter-related areas of marine custody transfer operations, oil measurement, quantification of oil volumes, methods of loss evaluation, reduction to exposure and recovery of oil loss. Presents all the latest practical information on these topics from both the ship and shore perspectives. It starts by describing how oil by its very nature is difficult to measure and then addresses how to neutralize the problems related to obtaining accurate custody transfer measurements and how to identify and control losses. It is based on the practical application of the most current industry standards and commercial practices in use today. 



Reviews the various technologies, methods and techniques currently available to prevent oil losses, minimize exposure to loss and identify and recover those that do occur. Details loss analysis of various cases and shows how to best find and use the data needed to determine where an oil loss occurred and then allocate responsibility for it. A mock arbitration of an actual cargo claim will be conducted using principles discussed during the session.



This program provides a complete and concise review for anyone wishing to learn more about the measurement of liquefied gas cargoes. The course looks at liquefied gas from its source to ultimate use including its transportation and storage.  Among the topics discussed are the markets and use, its hazards, regulatory bodies/publications, design and operations of storage facilities, types of ships, tanks and equipment, transportation, cargo operations, safety requirements and the latest industry developments.  Measurement of liquefied gas and the custody transfer process are fully detailed. 




Provides a concise and practical review of cargo and bunker inspection, measurement, loss control, operations and safety, as well as the opportunity for qualified individuals to be certified as knowledgeable in the area of Inspection / Survey of Marine Petroleum Cargoes or Bunkers.



This program follows a barrel of oil from its origins in the ground to its ultimate consumer use and shows how it gets to where it's going and how it is made into the product it ends up being. In doing so, participants are walked through the areas of land acquisition, exploration, production, transportation, storage, refining, and marketing of this fascinating, multifaceted industry.  Whether you are just entering the industry or an "old hand" wishing to fill in your "knowledge gaps" this course is for you. 



This program is for anyone who deals with the filing, refuting, negotiating and/or settling of claims involving marine petroleum cargoes. It identifies the various types of cargo-related claims, such as those involving cargo quantity/quality, demurrage, pumping performance and others, and details the various ways to evaluate and ultimately settle them. The course is presented from  a layman practitioner's perspective on a 'real-world' case basis and walks the participants through the seven phases of claims handling: from recognition through settlement.  The course concludes with a mock arbitration of a cargo loss case using the principles learned during the program. 



The objective of this program is to bring awareness to the participants of the importance of proper ship and shore interface during the loading and discharge process, and how the personnel conducting and/or attending the key meetings--before loading and/or discharging of the vessels cargoes--can mean the difference between a good and safe custody transfer or a worse-case scenario--a catastrophe.  Petroleum cargoes are inherently dangerous in various ways. Refineries and terminals are of necessity many times complex with their storage tanks and processing units interconnected with a maze of piping, vents and mechanisms.  Oil tankers are the biggest things made by man that move, carry and pump cargoes on and off them. This special interest course explains how these key areas come together at the ship and the shore interface and details many aspects of each.  The course material closely follows the topics listed in ISGOTT 5th Edition (and can be tailored to client specific requirements for in-house sessions). 



Explains oil loss control from the shore-side perspective.  Covers the problems of accounting for the material, understanding the sources of potential losses, and how to find and control the losses.  Familiarizes the participants with the value of refinery/plant oil loss tracking to their organization, how to perform the necessary calculations, understand the results, and react to improve operations.  Participants will be able to develop or improve their own programs and recognize weaknesses in their existing efforts.



Details the key elements of operational requirements of a busy integrated marine petroleum terminal.  Discusses the related regulatory requirements and the best business/operational practices in use by the industry today.  The program details where losses are most likely to occur and how to minimize exposure to them.  It also shows participants how to audit their own facilities, and to evaluate them for operational and regulatory shortcomings. 

Tanker Operations Course

  • December 3-5, 2018 - Houston, Texas*
  • February 11-13, 2019 - Houston, Texas
  • April 1-3, 2019 - Houston, Texas
  • May 6-8, 2019 - New York, New York*

  * "Special Combined Course" - See Below


Advanced Tanker Operations

  • December 10-11, 2018 - Houston, Texas
  • February 18-19, 2019 - Houston, Texas
  • April 8-9, 2019 - Houston, Texas
  • May 13-14, 2019 - New York, New York

Charter Parties, Laytime and Demurrage

  • December 6-7, 2018 - Houston, Texas
  • February 14-15, 2019 - Houston, Texas
  • April 4-5, 2019 - Houston, Texas
  • May 9-10, 2019 - New York, New York

Advanced Charter Parties, Laytime and Demurrage

  • December 12-13, 2018 - Houston, Texas
  • February 20-21, 2019 - Houston, Texas
  • April 10-11, 2019 - Houston, Texas
  • May 15-16, 2019 - New York, New York

Management of the Ship and Shore Interface

  • TBA

Marine Custody Transfer,

Petroleum Measurement and Loss Control

  • December 3-5, 2018 - Houston, Texas*
  • March 11-13, 2019 - Houston, Texas
  • April 15-17, 2019 - Houston, Texas
  • May 6-8, 2019 - New York, New York*
  • June 10-12, 2019 - Houston, Texas

  * "Special Combined Course" - See Below


Advanced Course Petroleum Loss Control,

                 Claims and Recovery                 

  • March 14-15, 2019 - Houston, Texas
  • June 13-14, 2019 - Houston, Texas

Inspection/Survey of Marine Petroleum Cargoes
              Review & Certification Program              

  • March 11-15, 2019 - Houston, Texas
  • June 10-14, 2019 - Houston, Texas

Liquefied Gas Cargo Operations /

Measurement Onboard Marine Gas Carriers

  • April 12, 2019 - Houston, Texas
  • May 17, 2019 - New York, New York**
  • June 18, 2019 - Houston, Texas

 ** "Liquefied Gas Cargo Operations" - Only



Special Note On Travel Documents / Visas
All travel and lodging requirements necessary for the participants to attend these courses are the responsibility of the participant.  Enercon can only offer assistance in the form of embassy letters to participants to courses being held in the United States.   Participants are responsible for identifying and obtaining all visas and other related travel documents necessary to travel to the course locations.



Course Dates/Locations

Course Descriptions



If you have a group of people in your organization that would benefit from these courses, you may want to take advantage of our in-house programs.  All of these sessions can be brought in-house to your location "off-the-shelf" or tailored to meet your specific objectives and schedule.  For more information about this cost-effective option click here and/or please contact us.


In addition to our regularly scheduled public sessions, several new programs are usually presented throughout the year.  Visit us again for updates and details.

Course Format

Registration begins a half hour before the scheduled start of each session.  Sessions are from 8:00am to 5:00pm daily (Singapore sessions begin at 9:00am); lunch is on your own.  A combination of lectures, audio visual presentation, problem solving discussion, hands-on use of equipment (where applicable), and daily question/answer and summary.



Participants receive original reference books, pertinent industry publications, papers and other handouts.  A course certificate is awarded to all of those successfully completing the program.


Who Should Attend

Manager, field/office staff, traders, brokers, owners, ship/terminal operators, charterers, schedulers, attorneys, claims analysts, accountants, government personnel, and anyone working in the marine petroleum industry in any way will benefit from these programs. 


Bring Your Questions...They Will Be Answered!

Enercon's courses have been designed to be as practical as possible and bring these technical subjects into context for participants. This is done, in part, by allowing the attendees to discuss their specific operational problems as well as directly participate in the structured program.  If a specific question raised cannot be answered immediately, all attempts will be made to have an answer before the end of the program.  If this is not possible, the question will be researched and a response provided as soon as practical after the course.  



*Special Combined Courses:


Tanker Operations & Marine Custody Transfer, 
   Petroleum Measurement and Loss Control   

  • December 3-5, 2018 - Houston, Texas
  • May 6-8, 2019 - New York, New York



Course Fees: 


The base fee for each course when paid before the start of each session:


                            Domestic                             Singapore   

                   1-Day: $   895                     1-Day: $1,095

                   2-Day: $1,795                     2-Day: $1,995

                   3-Day: $2,595                     3-Day: $2,995


An additional $100 will be charged if paying at registration on the first day

of the course.  All fees are payable in U.S. Dollars to Enercon Group, Inc.

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