About this Training Course

This course will enable participants to examine and understand the latest developments and upcoming technologies in the design and construction of FPSOs. It is a must-attend course for professionals engaged in FPSO project planning, design and construction.

This course has been developed with proactive approach to prepare the present generation for future challenges and to lead the development of Oil & Gas Exploration & Production segments, encompassing the following underlying objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the prevailing technologies and competitive designs for FPSOs in the world at present
  • Evaluate currently available options in context of future needs and anticipated demand forecasts
  • Identify emerging standards, codes, design criteria and operational flexibilities for design of futuristic FPSOs
  • Evaluate impact on FPSO designs of current and future trends in STS transportation and the influence of regulatory regimes and strategies of Oil & Gas Majors, Spot Traders and Storage Terminals
  • Techniques for designing topsides in modular fashion for standardisation and repeated use on multiple projects
  • Explore the potential of digital technologies in enhancement of operational performance for FPSO processes
  • Learn to incorporate features which make it possible for an FPSO to be redeployed at another field site with minimal adjustments

This course is recommended for personnel involved in FPSO projects who require specific knowledge for taking decisions on suitable design options and technology:

  • Project Proposals and Bidding Team Members
  • Conceptual Design Engineers, Development Engineers, Engineering & Integration Managers
  • Naval Architects, FPSO Project Managers
  • Current and future Offshore Installation Managers, Process Engineers, Operations Managers and HUIC (Commissioning) Engineers

Your expert course leader is the practising Chartered Arbitrator and Principal Management Consultant in Singapore and Hong Kong. He specialises in the fields of corporate management consultancy, international contracts reviews and Alternative Dispute Resolutions. Over a 43-year period, He has worked and consulted in the industry verticals encompassing, Oil & Gas majors, EPCIC Contractors, Construction Projects, Shipping, Logistics & Warehousing, and international shipyards. He has also worked as a consultant to the Infrastructure Development Projects, Oil & Gas Pipe Laying Contracts, Ports, Offshore Supply Bases, Shipyards and Owners of Oil & Gas Tankers, Dry Bulkers, Drill Ships, OSVs and FPSO’s.

His consulting expertise traverses through Business Process Re-engineering, Diversifications, Corporate Development, Project Management, Feasibility Studies, Dispute Resolutions and Market Research. He has been engaged for strategic planning, including assignments like due diligence, resolving various operational issues, consortium contracts reviews, cost controls, project management matters and enhancement of procurement and supply chain management systems. He has successfully assisted offshore E & P clients in managing disputes arising from various international EPCIC projects, contracts for rig building, ships upgrading & conversion projects. He continues to be actively engaged in claims reviews, adjudication, mediation, arbitration, litigation and expert witness related assignments, arising from international construction contracts and Charterparty Agreements.

Your expert course leader has held positions of General Manager and Consultant with major Shipyards and Managing Director, General Manager and Senior Manager, with the companies from the construction industry, heavy engineering fabrications, and marine & offshore services sectors. He was responsible for the projects related to the works on Offshore Vessels refurbishment, FPSO Conversions, Gas Tanker Repairs, Process Modules engineering, Lateral Gas and Oil Pipelines’ and other (EPCIC) construction related works. He has developed special methodologies for managing CMGD (Complex, Multiple, Geographically Dispersed) projects.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, MBA in General Management, Master of Technology in Knowledge Engineering and Master of Science in Maritime Studies. He holds professional qualifications in arbitration law, contract law and marine engineering, including the Chief Engineer’s First Class Certificate of Competency. He is currently engaged in the field of intellectual property, trademarks, copyrights and patents protection related studies and investments treaty related matters.

He is ‘Fellow’, Asian Institute of ADR (‘FAIADR’); Member, Maritime Law Association of Singapore, Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Directors (FHKIoD) and Member, Singapore Institute of Directors (M.S.I.D.) He is also a Member of Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), USA and several other organisations.

He regularly undertakes appointments as Arbitrator for resolving international disputes. He is admitted to the panel of arbitrators with ACICA & AMTAC, Sydney, Australia; AIAC, Malaysia; DIAC, Dubai, (UAE); KCAB, Korea; SCCA, Saudi Arabia; SCMA, Singapore; HKIAC, Hong Kong; LCIA, London, UK; VIAC, Vienna, Austria; ICA, Delhi, India; WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Centre; and Past Member, ICCA, PCA Hague, Netherlands. He is also an empaneled Adjudicator and Mediator with AIAC, Malaysia and Accredited Mediator of CMC, Ministry of Law, Singapore.

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