Facts about the course

Study points:
7.5
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leader:
Irina Gribkovskaia
Lecture Semester:
Spring
Teaching language:
English
Duration:
½ year

LOG740 Advanced Petroleum Logistics (Spring 2020)

About the course

The course covers selected topics in petroleum logistics and logistics management, in upstream, midstream and downstream parts of supply chain.  

It studies various forms of energy companies, their structures, organization schemes, and responsibilities for logistics service and logistics management. Purchasing management, contract management, business processing, inventory and storage management in the petroleum industry are covered. Logistics costs at various stages of product flow and on different levels of oil, gas and petroleum products supply chain are studied.

The course also covers logistics of petrochemical production processes (refineries, gas-to-liquid plants), and transportation and distribution of hydrocarbons and petroleum products. Transport infrastructure, its design and technical characteristics, oil and gas cargo properties and conditions for cargo transportation, tariffs etc. are studied. The course covers specific issues concerning the international flows of hydrocarbons: pipeline and maritime transport infrastructure in different parts in the world, oil and gas tankers and conditions of transportation for oil, gas and petroleum products.

The course covers specific topics related to offshore oil and gas logistics: historical development of offshore drilling, world trends of offshore activities, offshore oil and gas supply chain, characteristics and common logistics challenges of the main actors of the supply chain (offshore installations, supply bases, land transport, supply vessels), offshore logistics management and integrated logistics planning. Typical offshore logistics activities and logistics planning problems with relevant decision support tools and IT-solutions will be also covered. The offshore logistics planning practices from different countries around the world will be presented, including offshore wind.

Topics related to risk management and safety systems in oil and gas industry and petroleum industry logistics planning under uncertainty will be also presented.

The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

Form of assessment: Home assessment

Proportion: 40%

Duration: 1 Semesters

Grouping: Individual

Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

Support material: All printed and written supporting material

 

Form of assessment: Home assessment

Proportion: 60%

Duration: 1 Semesters

Grouping: Individual

Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

Support material: All printed and written supporting material

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

After completing the course students will know various types of energy companies and their logistics activities. They will learn about supply chain management in the petroleum industry, including purchasing, contract, processing, inventory and storage management, and relevant logistics costs. The students  will be also familiar with logistics of petrochemical production processes,  transportation and distribution of hydrocarbons and petroleum products, including transport infrastructure design, cargo properties and conditions for cargo transportation, international flows of hydrocarbons by pipelines and sea. They will be familiar with the world trends of offshore activity, supply chain for offshore oil and gas logistics, the main challenges of upstream and downstream offshore logistics, and integrated supply chain management. The students will learn about offshore logistics activities and logistics planning problems, and IT tools used for decision making on the examples of oil and gas companies operating offshore. The students will learn about risk management in petroleum industry and uncertainties in petroleum logistics supply chain.

 

Forms of teaching and learning

3-4 weeks of intensive teaching including guest lectures from industry.

Examination

Form of assessment: Home assessment

Proportion: 33,33%

Duration: 1 Semesters

Grouping: Individual

Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

Support material: All printed and written supporting material

 

Form of assessment: Home assessment

Proportion: 33,33%

Duration: 1 Semesters

Grouping: Individual

Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

Support material: All printed and written supporting material

 

Form of assessment: Home assessment

Proportion: 33,33%

Duration: 1 Semesters

Grouping: Individual

Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

Support material: All printed and written supporting material

Syllabus

Required reading list is given in the LMS at semester start.

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Sep. 21, 2019 12:30:29 AM