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GSU2 Transportation and Forwarding of Hydrocarbons in a Supply Chain

GSU2 Transportation and Forwarding of Hydrocarbons in a Supply Chain

Course code: 
GSU2
Course name: 
Transportation and Forwarding of Hydrocarbons in a Supply Chain
Program of study: 
Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Logistics
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Transportation and Forwarding of Hydrocarbons in a Supply Chain
Course name in Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Transportation and Forwarding of Hydrocarbons in a Supply Chain
Campus: 
Moscow
Credits: 
5
Level of study: 
2. syklus (master)
Teaching semester: 
2017 Vår
Assessment semester: 
2017 Vår
Language of instruction: 
Engelsk
Language of examination: 
Engelsk
Language of litterature: 
Engelsk
Recommended previous knowledge

Equivalent to requirements for the MSc program in logistics

Course content

The course covers existing approaches of hydrocarbons transport management. The products in oil and gas industry (crude oil, gas and petroleum products) exist in three phases (gas, liquid, and solid) and are transported by pipelines, railway (cisterns), road, maritime and inland water (tankers, barges), containers (solid cargo). In this course the choice of transportation mode, regimes of transportation, physical and chemical properties of products, existing routes, tariffs etc. are studied. The course covers the following topics:

  • Technical characteristics of pipelines, railway, road, maritime and inland water transport (rolling stock, tanker fleet, barges);
  • Basics of oil and gas cargo properties. Conditions for cargo transportation, and choice of transport modes;.
  • Basics of transport economy. Lot-sizing (transport batches) in different transport sectors, inventory management of hydrocarbons, terminals, oil depots, interaction with different modes of transport;
  • Pricing in transport sphere. Tariff’s policies in different transport sectors;
  • Transportation costs reduction. Organization of transport processes. Transport mode choice methods;
  • Oil and gas transportation in harsh climate and weather conditions. The Northern Sea Route as a transit link from Europe to Asia;
  • General logistics management principles in transportation companies (in vertical integrated oil and gas companies, outsourcing etc.).
  • International sale-and-purchase contracts (basis principles of contract design; transportation terms for contracts INCOTERNS 2010; insurance of contract subjects)
  • Ways of purchasing to the global markets (brief characteristics of the ways - vehicle, railroad, maritime, mixed, pipeline; logics of choosing the optimal route of transportation; logics of choosing the optimal providers of transport and logistics services);
  • Contract of carriage (compilation of contract of carriage; contractual liability and insurance; negotiable and unnegotiable shipment document; consignment and their role in trading; shipment document, as a proof of execution of contract obligations);
  • Financial aspects if international contracts (documents controlling disposition of the goods; crucial notes: general principles and rules; role of UCP-600 in transport provision of foreign trading);
  • Particularity of acceptance and returns of goods in the case of 3GL (general rules, terms and conditions in different cases).
Learning outcome

By completing the course students will get in-depth knowledge of specific issues and techniques for transportation of oil, gas and petroleum products using different modes of transport in various logistics settings. Students will know oil and gas forwarding systems, stevedore main issues, international laws and practice to organize the transportation of oil, gas and petroleum products.

Working and learning activities

Two weeks of intensive teaching, 15 hours of lectures per week.

Curriculum

Relevant litterature:

Burke, R., International Logistics and Petroleum Forwarding, Manual, 4th Edition, CBFCA, Australia, 2000-2014.
Glass, D.A., Freight Forwarding and Multimodal Transport Contracts, Taylor&Francis, 2012.
Shcherbanin, Y. and Golubchik, A.: Theoretical and Practical Course, Compendium, 2015.

VurderingsformGrupperingVarighetVarighetstypeKarakterskalaAndelKommentarHjelpemidlerHjelpemidler
SkoleeksamenIndividuell4timerBokstavkarakter (A - F)60 -
HjemmeeksamenIndividuell -Bokstavkarakter (A - F)10 -
HjemmeeksamenIndividuell -Bokstavkarakter (A - F)20 -
HjemmeeksamenIndividuell -Bokstavkarakter (A - F)10 -
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