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Dynamics of Petroleum Depot Operations

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Dynamics of Petroleum Depot Operations

How to Safely Organize Storage, Transfer and Sampling of Products in Petroleum Depots

Scheduled Dates

22 - 26 Apr 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
05 - 09 Aug 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?   

This PetroKnowledge training course is designed for personnel working in the petroleum depot operations seeking to acquire more knowledge on effective handling of depot operations, storage, design standards, depot automation and warehouse control.

Most organisations with growth aspirations have invested significant time and resources in planning their expansion strategies but have not devoted commensurate attention to developing and executing an internal management model along the business chain that has to handle and deal with depot operations management.

This PetroKnowledge training seminar will highlight:

  • Evaluate the different custody transfer standards in use today
  • Analyse the methodology for monitoring and controlling production losses
  • Value the dynamics of oil product storage and distribution
  • Learn the safety, health and environment aspects of depot operations

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

This PetroKnowledge training course has been critically designed to address performance challenge in the various segments of the corporate value chain using a new approach that will insight a new thinking of resolving depot operational complexities.

At the end of this PetroKnowledge training seminar, you will learn to: 

  • Understanding the various functions within a petroleum depot
  • Understanding the principles governing depot operations
  • Stocks taking, Accounting and control
  • Product receipts and transfer, custody transfer
  • Tank farm operations, calibration and management

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Depot Personnel Managers and supervisors
  • Facility Operatives
  • Engineers
  • Site managers
  • Anybody that has an interest in depot operations or running of a depot

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented? 

Participants benefit from lectures using PowerPoint presentations, case study analysis, group discussion, workshop. Participants are also encouraged to learn from their peers and professionals on their programme by sharing ideas and experiences. We place a particular emphasis on group work where participants’ real-life situations are deliberated as vehicles for learning.

Organisational Impact

The Dynamics of Petroleum Depot Operations course gives the organisation the edge in the growing Storage Tank industry sector by assists the understanding of its impact on the world’s energy supply chain. Specifically, the organisation will benefit from competent personnel with enhanced abilities in the handling of depot operations, storage, design standards, depot automation and warehouse control among others.

Personal Impact

  • Deeper understanding and improved ability to critically analyze the methods employed in this industry
  • Become familiar with new the technology and its impact on Petroleum Depot Operations
  • Enhance your understanding of correct tank gauging and custody transfer
  • Technical skills advancement and knowledge to comprehend and carry out storage Depot Equipment Selection
  • Appreciation of the technical, commercial and environmental aspects of Hydrocarbon storage business

Daily Agenda

Day One: Depot Design Standards 

  • Depot Design Standards
  • Storage Depot Equipment Selection
  • Storage Profiles and Layouts
  • Storage techniques
  • Fire Prevention and Protection
  • Depot Emergency Preparedness Planning

Day Two: Product Receipts and Transfers 

  • Loading and receipts
    • Compartment and Products Marine Receipts
    • Quantity / Cargo Grade
    • Normal Loading/ Discharge Flow Rate
    • Pump Performance/Rate
  • Tank Gauging and Sampling
  • Sampling Monitoring During Discharge
  • Product quality control

Day Three: Procedures

  • Methods of tank calibration
  • Equipment & Calibration
  • Flow calibration
  • Trends in calibration
  • Types of calibration test rigs
  • Tank gauging techniques

Day Four: Custody Transfer

  • Custody transfer
  • Stocks Accounting and Control
  • Tank management systems
  • Leak detection
    • API 1130
  • Depot Automation
  • Warehouse Controls
  • Monitoring and controlling production losses
    • Physical leaks
    • Control valves
    • Meter proven performance

Day Five: HSE & Effective Handling of Depot Operations

  • Risk incurred by flammable products
    • Flash points
    • Flammability
    • Explosive limits - LEL & UEL
  • Ignition sources
    • Flames
    • Self-ignition temperature
    • Sparks and static electricity
    • Pyrophoric products
  • The Permit to Work system
  • Confined Space operations
    • Atmospheric Testing
    • Oxygen deficiency
    • The dangers of Nitrogen


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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GLOMACS Training

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

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