Face to face
oil operations training

15-16 March 2023

We have teamed up with renowned operations expert, Tony Yates, to provide what we hope will be a very interactive two day oil trading operations course. The operations role is a vital component in ensuring that the profits from a traders deal are actually realized.

Face to face oil operations training

Tony Yates began his career at sea and is a Master Mariner, having sailed on tankers of all sizes over a period of 14 years. His previous roles include being the U.S. North East Regional Manager for Caleb Brett (now Intertek) and BP’s Head of Operations for Integrated Supply and Trading. In this capacity for BP, he set the strategy and vision for the future whilst managing a large team in excess of 120 people, covering the operations functions of trading (crude and products), demurrage, inventory, cargo assurance, and shipping coordination.

Since leaving BP Tony has provided consultancy services to the industry including the running of numerous oil operations training courses.

For this oil operations course, Tony has teamed up with David Clark, a solicitor and Director of Pequod Associates Ltd and Richard Minton, a chemist and Director at Minton, Treharne & Davies.

Tony, David and Richard are very familiar with the value of first class operations and the impact this has on business performance. The course will explore the dynamics of the role and will explain how proactive operations has a positive impact on the financial bottom line and more importantly, on the management of risk.

Day 1

Operators role and responsibilities

Oil Sale Contracts/Incoterms

Ship Knowledge

Demurrage and the operator’s role

Demurrage Workshop

Chartering, Vetting and Port Clearance

Day 2

Introduction to the product voyage

Cargo quality, sampling and analysis

Product voyage continued

Inspection, loss control, reconciling quantities

Letters of credit

Cargo loss and contamination/specification

Cargo contamination/ specification Workshop

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1,950 CHF


Tony Yates


Richard Minton

Director and Consultant Chemist Minton, Treharne & Davies Ltd

David Clark

Director of Pequod Associates (solicitor and formerly in house counsel at Vitol)


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Payment must be received in full 15 days after registration. All banks charges/fees are for the account of the remitter. Cancellation or transfer requests must be made in writing (email, letter or fax) and reach PEQUOD 5 days before the course commencement date.

A full refund of the registration fee less a £250 administration fee will then be given. Delegates who cancel less than15 days before the course commencement date, or who do not attend, are liable to pay the full course fee and no refunds will be granted. There will not be any additional charges if a replacement delegate is nominated and the registration meets the above terms.

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