Dubai & Singapore

Face to face oil operations
& demurrage training

Dubai 25-27 October
Singapore 1-3 November

In May 2022 in London, Pequod Associates in conjunction with HubSE Demurrage Software and Minton Treharne Davies hosted our first Oil Operations and Demurrage conference. That conference was attended by over 100 delegates, encompassing heads of operations and demurrage and their teams, from 32 companies flying in from 17 countries. The feedback from the event has shown that all delegates wish to attend the 2023 London Conference.

Off the back of the success of this conference, and the online training that we have offered throughout 2021 and 2022, we are pleased to announce that face to face training seminars will be run in Dubai and Singapore in October and November 2022, respectively

The courses include seminars provided by leading industry experts who will be providing some invaluable insights as well as sharing their own first hand experiences of many of the challenges and problems regularly faced by those working in oil operations and demurrage.

Laytime & Demurrage

2-day training course

Cargo loss & contamination

1-day training course

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2 Day course in Dubai or Singapore


1 Day course in Dubai or Singapore


David Clark

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

Richard Minton

Director and Consultant Chemist Minton, Treharne & Davies Ltd

Ritchie Jennings

Head of demurrage at Pequod Associates (former global head of BP Shipping demurrage & Noble Clean Fuels demurrage)

Mufei Lo

Director of Pequod Associates Singapore

Gerald Yee

Parter at RPC Premier Law LLC

Laytime & Demurrage

2-day training course

This course will be of particular relevance to people working in the operations, demurrage and legal teams at oil traders, charterers and shipowners.

The course aims to provide delegates with a good understanding of the relevant charter party and sale contract clauses and of the facts as well as reasoning behind the leading Court decisions. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session involving a panel of speakers.

Available in Dubai or Singapore



Contract law – What are the sale contract or charter party terms that have actually been agreed?

Commencement of laytime including a section on part cargoes

Exceptions to laytime and demurrage

Interim ports, deviations and sts

Pumping warranties. Why pumping rates might be lower than 7bar. How to assess if the vessel is at fault.

Sale contract laytime and demurrage

Introduction to open spec naphtha contract (probably only to be provided in Singapore unless there is also demand from Dubai delegates)

Practical case study workshops covering both charterparty and sale contract demurrage claims

Time bars

Cargo loss & contamination

training for operations and
loss control

1-day training course

This course will be of particular relevance to people working in the loss control, insurance, operations, demurrage and legal teams at oil traders.

The course aims to provide delegates with the skills to identify the best way to assess, investigate and mitigate cargo quality and quantity issues, with a detailed overview of steps to be taken.

Available in Dubai or Singapore



Oil Cargoes

An introduction to types of oil cargoes, their properties and how they are shipped (including a discussion on carriage and discharge temperatures) and stored.

Contracts overview

Contracts involved (bill of lading, charterparty, sale contract)

Cargo Inspection

Role of the inspector in cargo measurement, stewardship, sampling and analysis and understanding the cargo inspection report

Preparation of vessel tanks

Suitability of vessel given previous cargoes? Loading on top? Tank cleaning and inspection

Quantity & Quality Disputes

How do disputes arise – real vs paper losses, real vs apparent contaminations

Shortage & Contamination Claims

The legal aspects of how to bring a claim and who to bring them against

Mitigation & Loss Prevention

What can be done to resolve a problem and how to minimise the chance of future problems

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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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