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17-08-2020 (Singapore)

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Bunker Fuel Blending

17 – 20 August 2020 | 4-Day Live Online | 1:30pm-5:00pm (SGT)

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Early Bird Rate: Register and Pay on or before 26 June 2020
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The 2-day Bunker Fuel Blending seminar is aimed at providing participants a technical, introductory and practical guideline on blending heavy fuel oil.

In light of IMO’s increased enforcement on bunker fuel’s sulphur 0.5% limit effective from 1 Jan 2020, the necessity for ensuring compatibility, stability in fuel oil’s quality specifications as well as the importance of optimisation methods have become more evident than ever. Throughout the Bunker Fuel Blending course, expert trainer will enable participants to gain understanding and exercises on:

  • Blending properties’ calculation, pricing & application
  • Blending components compatibility
  • Blend control and QA
  • Optimisation in Bunker fuel blending
  • Lab testing and Industry standards (ISO 8217, SS 524 & 600, ISO 9001, 17025, ASTM / IP / ISO test methodology etc)
  • Bunker blending economics and Profit blend optimiser
  • Blending for sulphur compliance 2020 and the future

Who Should Attend

This course is beneficial for supervisors, managers, senior managers across functions in marketing, trading, economic planning, labs supervision who need better technical understanding of bunker fuel blending – including Fuel oil traders, Bunker operators, Bunker oil trader, Planning engineers.

What Attendees Liked About This Course

“The programme is in-depth offered me a good overview of the IMO 2020, and confirmed my previous understanding.”
– Joal Evangelista, Legal Counsel, Vale International Singapore

“Programme’s content is well developed, good size of participants, great interactions with trainers and attendees over 2 days.”
– Gomes Kevin Mark, Operations Executive – Marine, Singapore Petroleum Company

“A lot of knowledge is shared on blending operations know-how, the calculations and economics as well as legal issues.”
– Nakai Kazuki, Trading Manager Marubeni International Petroleum

“My exposure to the bunker industry is well broadened throughout this course.”
– Loh Yuan He, Senior Manager, MPA Singapore

“Good overview of the industry relevant to our business. We can apply better calculations in blending and revisit details in our bunker sales T&Cs.”
– Henri Sentosa, Managing Director, Trillion Energy



Packages Price
Live Online LearningSGD $2876SGD $2716Early BirdEarly Bird

Early Bird Rate: Register and Pay on or before 26 June 2020

Register 2 Delegates & the 3rd attends FREE!
Group rate is based on normal rate of 2-day main conference package only.
For Group Registrations, email or call +65 6508 2401


  • Special Group Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 2 or more delegates from the same organization registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies – either the early bird rate OR the Special Group Discount.
  • A 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST) is applicable to all Singapore based companies for Singapore venue.
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Robin Meech
Managing Director, Marine and Energy Consulting Limited

Robin is an independent consultant with extensive experience on the transportation of energy and with a particular interest in marine fuel and bunker sector. He advises ship owners, oil majors, independent traders and national oil companies on environmental issues, purchasing strategies, organisation, new business ventures, credit insurance, logistics, IT systems and e-business. He is a Former Chairman of IBIA, Former Consultant at Arthur D Little and co-author of the book Bunkers – An Analysis of the Technical & Environmental Issues.

Live Online Learning

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The current Covid-19 pandemic has put strains on various areas of business, especially when it comes to deriving commercial value from new initiatives. During this phase of self-isolation and working from home, we can help you meet your professional development needs and you can still take your professional development plans to the next level.

To support your learning goals we have converted our face-to-face trainings to LIVE Online Sessions. This way you can continue to attend live and interactive training sessions within the virtual classroom space where you can see and speak, with your Subject Matter Expert and other participants.

Benefits of Live Online Learning

Aimed at offering you immediate, high-quality practical information whilst minimising time and expenditure associated with travelling, our digital training platform enables you to interact in real time with course directors and remotely network with your fellow participants.

  • Classroom Experience: Progress with fellow participants as you would in an on-site class
  • Guaranteed cost-effectiveness: Travel budget saving, plus 20% price advantage for online participation
  • Controlled environment with speakers managing the Q&A and discussions and tools for enhanced interactions
  • Module-based approach to effectively manage your time and revisions
  • Earn your Digital Certification and broadcast your achievements to your peers
  • Onboarding: Available for all attendees
  • Proven and secure training platform


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Day 1

General introduction

  • Brief explanation course program
  • Various types of blending – overview
  • Why blending is necessary

Introduction to fuel oil

  • What is fuel oil, brief history
  • Manufacturing routes
  • Supply and demand trends toward 2020

Specifications, components and test methods

  • ISO 8217 and latest changes
  • Relevance of individual properties and test methods
  • Fit-for-purpose versus on-spec
  • Blend stock components and their properties

Stability and compatibility of bunker fuel

  • Fundamentals of asphaltene stability
  • Current test methods
  • Best Practices and Exercise: Prediction of asphaltene stability

Bunker fuel blending, components and tools

  • Blending systems (in tank, in-line, in-line with ratio control)
    • In-line blending – advantages and key considerations
    • Inventory reduction
    • Tankage minimisation
    • Tank capacity and quality management
  • Linear and Non-Linear blending rules (including exercises)
  • Unusual blending components
  • Blending software and equipment

Blend Control and Quality Assurance

  • Quality management
  • Documentation
  • MARPOL Samples
  • Reproducibility and repeatability of tests

Storage and handling of bunker fuel

  • Fuel oil tanks
  • Mixing systems
  • Additives

Day 2

Laboratories Testing and On-Line Testing

  • Role of the laboratory (including repeatability and reproducibility)
  • Discussion of the benefits of laboratory testing and on-line testing
  • Various types of on-line testing methods
  • Lab testing standards (ISO 9001, 17025, ASTM/IP/ISO test methodology, SS524 & 600)

Blending economics

  • Blending tools and optimisation
  • Single and multi-blend optimisation
  • Quality give-away
  • Ensuring the maximum profit from a blend

Blending for 0.5% Sulphur Compliance

  • Current status
  • Impact on bunker fuel customers
  • Impact on fuel oil quality and pricing
  • Necessary components for 0.5% LSFO Blending
  • Challenges and problems expected
  • Ensuring stability and Compatibility
  • Avoiding off spec fuel from blending operations

Bunker fuel complaints

  • Survey and updates of fuel oil complaints
  • Examples of problem fuels (including exercise)
  • ISO 4259 for dispute handling

Liability and Claims Handling (Guest: Corin Rickett as previous)

  • Responsibilities for bunker fuel quality
  • Warranties under bunker supply contract
  • Contamination of bunkers and blend incompatibility
  • BIMCO Bunker quality & liability clause
  • ISO 8217
  • Potential legal claims (Charterers vs Contractual Bunker Suppliers vs Physical Bunker Suppliers vs Owners)
  • Claims and claims handling
  • Bunker supplier defense

Bunker Fuel HSE aspects

  • Health and safety aspects
  • Emissions
  • Legislation


  • Q+A session
  • Course evaluation

when & where

17 - 20 Aug 2020

4-Day Live Online
1:30pm-5:00pm (SGT)

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