Loading Master for Oil, LNG,  Gas & Petrochemical Terminals

An Intensive 3-Day Training Course

Loading Master for Oil, LNG,
Gas & Petrochemical Terminals

Enhancing Personal & Operational Safety

We currently have no scheduled session for this Course. If you are interested in running this course, please contact our Training Department at info@petroknowledge.com

Why Choose this Training Course?

This Loading Master for Oil, LNG, Gas & Petrochemical Terminals training course will extensively cover Oil, LNG, Gas and Petrochemical Load Mastering, including Loading and Unloading operations at Terminals, on Tankers, Chemical and LNG Gas carriers, Management of Ship Shore operations, role and responsibilities of a Loading Master, Safe and professional Cargo Operation, documentation and Calculation.

This PetroKnowledge training course shall highlight:

  • Identify improved procedures for the handling, loading, and discharging of LNG and bulk liquids
  • Updated international guidelines and regulations concerning tankers and terminals including physical properties and types of cargoes
  • Risk & loss and learn assessment & prevention techniques
  • Improved compliance, safety, and environmental performances
  • The technical aspects of pumps and pipeline systems including loading and discharge operations

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will learn to:

  • Identify the important aspects of operations of oil & gas marine terminals
  • Follow the international regulations & requirements
  • Carry out planning of storage & transfer systems for different petrol products
  • Understand the procedure of interaction with oil tankers and gas carriers
  • Manage and organize the emergency response plans in case of oil spill
  • Apply updated methods of risk assessment in marine terminal operations

Who is this Training Course for?

All personnel responsible for loading, discharging and custody transfer or handling cargoes especially oil and gas operators, vessel owners and operators, surveyors, and marine superintendents.

Those involved in the Liquid and Gas Facility / Tanker and Cargo transportation business including:

  • Terminal Loading Masters
  • Port and Terminal Operators
  • P&I Club and Marine Insurance
  • All Liquid / Gas and LNG Suppliers, Traders, and Distributors
  • Ship Owners and Operators
  • Superintendents and Safety Officers
  • Technical and Operations Executives
  • Charterers and Traders
  • Ship Brokers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

A training course will be a combination of lectures and discussion sessions as well as case studies will be managed to maximize the amount and quality of information, knowledge, and experience transfer. The training course will be intensive but practical and highly interactive. The sessions will start by raising the most relevant questions and motivating everybody to find the right answers. The attendants will also be encouraged to raise more of their questions and to share developing the right answers using their analysis and experience. There will also be some indoor experiential activities to enhance learning. Training course material through PowerPoint equipped with necessary animation, learning videos, and general discussions will be provided.

Organisational Impact

With professionals undertaking this training course, their organizations will derive the following benefits:

  • Trained and experienced professionals overseeing Oil & Gas terminal operations
  • Effective risk identification and management through thorough research and forecasting
  • Recognizing the required standards of terminal operations, thereby helping the organization stay relevant in the particular industry
  • Application of advanced techniques and concepts to achieve operational excellence and save costs
  • Greater efficiency and quality in operations because of regular audits by the trained and experienced professionals
  • Regular and free training of existing and new employees on best practices when partaking in terminal operation execution and/or management
  • Greater investments because of increased credibility and better organizational prospects

Personal Impact

Professionals enrolling for this PetroKnowledge training course will derive the following benefits:

  • Complete knowledge and understanding of Oil & Gas terminal operations
  • Greater confidence and information to train other professionals on best practices for effective terminal operations
  • Enhancing foresight and perspective to predict risks and set systems and processes in place to address these, so as to prevent major business loss
  • Ensuring steady and satisfactory career growth and progression
  • Recognizing of required standards and benchmarks and ensuring that one’s organization adheres to these standards
  • Gaining skills and increasing capabilities to undertake opportunities for higher roles and responsibilities including those involving supervision of overall terminal operations

Daily Agenda

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to ISGOTT / MTCOT / OCIMF / IGC – LOAD MASTER

  • International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT) New Edition
  • Safety Procedures and Recommendations for Tanker and Terminal Personnel
  • Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)
  • Marine Terminal Competence and Training Guide (MTCOT)
  • International Gas Code (IGC)
  • Information transfer from tanker to terminal & Vice Versa
  • LPG / LNG Marine Terminal
    • Liquefaction terminals (export)
    • Regasification terminals (import)
  • Flow Measurement and Custody Transfer
    • Custody Transfer Requirements
    • Applications of Flowmeters
    • Meter Factor
    • Proving Systems: Direct, Indirect, Master Meter, Volume, Displacement
    • Custody Transfer Skids
    • Flow Computers and Communication
  • Terminal Risk Assessment & Management
  • Effective PMS

Day Two: Liquid / LPG and LNG Terminal Operations

  • Tank Farm Storage Area Installations,
    • Oil Tankage Type & Systems
    • Gas (LPG / LNG) Tankage Type & System
  • Arrangements & Equipment
    • Pumping System
    • Piping
    • Hoses
    • Loading Arms
    • Ship/Shore Connecting System
    • Emergency Release System (ERS)
    • Product Metering System
  • Exchange of Information & Cargo Operations between Tanker & Terminal
    • Pre, During & After Cargo operation
  • Ship / Shore Cargo Documentations
    • Cargo Loading Plan
    • Time Sheet
    • Inspection Checklist – Discharge
    • Inspection Checklist – Load
    • Laboratory Report of Cargo Quality
    • Vessel Experience Factor Report
    • Letter of Protest
    • Bill of Lading
    • Cargo Manifest

Day Three: Safety / Security Procedures, Contingency Plan & Emergency Response

  • Terminal SMS (Contents & Application)
  • Ship/Shore Safety Checklist (SSSCL) ISGOTT Ver. 6
  • ISPS Code
    • Declaration of Security
  • Security Levels
    • Security Level 1 (Normal)
    • Security Level 2 (Heightened)
    • Security Level 3 (Exceptional)
  • General Emergency Response Management
  • Leadership & Risk Management Skills
  • Health Hazards
    • Asphyxiation 
    • Toxicity: inhalation, ingestion, and skin contact
    • Acute and chronic hazards.
    • Exposure levels: TLV, TWA & STEL
    • Cold Burns
  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
    • Data Contents
    • Effective usage of MSDS
    • Various Samples
  • Stop Work Authority
  • Fire Prevention at Jetties and on-board Vessels
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Contingency Planning
    • Personnel Responsibilities& Trainings


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

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 reg@petroknowledge.com

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?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to info@petroknowledge.com.

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