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LOG740 Advanced Petroleum Logistics

LOG740 Advanced Petroleum Logistics

Course code: 
LOG740
Course name: 
Advanced Petroleum Logistics
Program of study: 
Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Logistics
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Advanced Petroleum Logistics
Course name in Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Advanced Petroleum Logistics
Campus: 
Molde
Credits: 
7.5
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 management of offshore supply chain including the main actors in supply chain, supply chain integration and current supply chain issues from different cases around the world. For the Offshore logistics part, integrated planning and IT-solutions will be focused on. The course also covers existing approaches of hydrocarbons logistics management onshore and offshore, and specific issues concerning the international flows of hydrocarbons. The course deals with the world tanker fleet and conditions of transportation (freight, price formation, types of tankers and their use for different routes etc.), both for oil, petroleum products and liquefied natural gas. It considers logistics costs including transportation, storage, cargo transshipment, pumping etc.

The topics covered are:

  • Organizational forms of oil and gas companies and the role of logistics;
  • Supply chain in oil and gas sector: Purchasing;
  • Infrastructure for transportation and storage of hydrocarbons;
  • Oil depot as an object of dispatch control, its operations divided into transshipment, distribution, and technological units. Main depot operations. Maritime terminals, their role as logistics centers;
  • Pricing in transport, tariff's policies, transportation cost reduction;
  • Conditions for cargo transportation, choice of transport modes;
  • Overview of the major maritime routes, and the largest transport companies;
  • Bunkering.
  • Oil and gas transportation in harsh climate and weather conditions;
  • Offshore logistics
    • Characteristics and common logistics challenges with regard to:
      • Land transport
      • Supply Bases
      • Supply Vessels
      • Offshore installations
    • Integrated Logistics Planning, Management of Logistics Planning and IT-solutions.  
    • Supply Chain Cases / Benchmarking - Illustration of relevant current supply chain issues collected from different cases around the world.
    • Official guidelines for safe logistics operations; O&G and Wind.
Learning outcome

After completing the course students will be familiar with the typical supply chain for offshore oil and gas logistics, its upstream and downstream parts, the main challenges of upstream offshore logistics, and the common, relevant and current supply chain management issues. Also typical Wind farm logistics issues will be partly covered.

Further, after completing the course students will possess in-depth knowledge of the main world oil and gas sources location (as a starting points in supply chain) and main destination points, world transport system, transport expenses in different regional of oil and gas markets. Students will also know managerial processes in frame of oil and gas supply chain, specific problems and solutions associated with the management of logistics activities.

Working and learning activities

Four weeks of intensive teaching, 12-15 hours of lectures per week.

Curriculum

Required reading list is given in the LMS at semester start.

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Vurderinger:
Form of assessment:Hjemmeeksamen
Grouping:Individuell
Duration:2
Type of duration:uker
Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter (A - F)
Proportion:25
Comment:
Supported material:
Support material:Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler
Form of assessment:Hjemmeeksamen
Grouping:Individuell
Duration:2
Type of duration:uker
Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter (A - F)
Proportion:25
Comment:
Supported material:
Support material:Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler
Form of assessment:Hjemmeeksamen
Grouping:Individuell
Duration:2
Type of duration:uker
Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter (A - F)
Proportion:25
Comment:
Supported material:
Support material:Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler
Form of assessment:Hjemmeeksamen
Grouping:Individuell
Duration:2
Type of duration:uker
Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter (A - F)
Proportion:25
Comment:
Supported material:
Support material:Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler