International Oil & Gas Training Academy

Stability Theory ( Stability 1)

Duration 4 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £1,140.00 + VAT
Venue Gallowgate Centre


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
26 Jun - 29 Jun 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £1,140.00 + VAT Gallowgate Centre 5
17 Jul - 20 Jul 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £1,140.00 + VAT Gallowgate Centre 7
07 Aug - 10 Aug 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £1,140.00 + VAT Gallowgate Centre 7
28 Aug - 31 Aug 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £1,140.00 + VAT Gallowgate Centre 5
18 Sep - 21 Sep 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £1,140.00 + VAT Gallowgate Centre 7
06 Nov - 09 Nov 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £1,140.00 + VAT Gallowgate Centre 8
27 Nov - 30 Nov 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £1,140.00 + VAT Gallowgate Centre 7

About this course

Theoretical Content 100%

Target Audience

Personnel with no formal stability qualifications who intend to become Ballast Control Operators or to undertake responsibility for Ballast Control Operators.

Course Length (Days)

4 including exam

Course Aims

To provide introductory training and a sound understanding in the theory and practice of basic stability that meets the needs of the marine and offshore industries and that complies with the IADC/NI guidelines for the training of Ballast Control Operators on Mobile Offshore Units, and IMO Resolution A.1079(28) Recommendation on Training Personnel on Mobile Offshore Units.

Course Content

  • Terminology
  • States of equilibrium
  • Initial stability
  • Longitudinal and transverse stability
  • Hydrostatics.




ASET Certification is recognized internationally by the offshore Oil and Gas industry. This ASET/IADC DIT Certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course and examination. The course meets the initial part of the previous IADC Comprehensive Stability Programme 'A'. The ASET certificate issued will comply with the requirements of the United Kingdom and Canada.

Minimum Instructor Qualification/Experience

Instructor will have two of the following Qualifications:

>>Class 1 (Master Mariner)

>>Class 2

>> Instructors accredited by IADC/NI.


Min/Max Number of Delegates Required per Event


Times of Training

08:00 to 16:30. Course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers.


North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN.

Notes to Clients

This course is aimed at personnel with no previous formal stability training. It complies with the IMO requirement A.1079(28) for the selection and training of Ballast Control Operators. This certificate will comply with regulations in the United Kingdom and Canada; US Coast Guard (USCG) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This course is suitable for all MOU personnel involved in stability calculations, including self-elevating platforms (Jack-Ups).

Delegates will be required to pass a written examination prior to the issue of a certificate.

With the closure of the IADC Ballast Control Operator Certification scheme, ASET has accredited the course under the IADC Drilling Industry Training Accreditation scheme.

To set up a course specifically for your company or if the dates above are not suitable please contact us for additional dates.

Price per Delegate

£1,140 + VAT.

* Cost stated is per delegate

Great course especially the simulator. Good that the lecturer has past and ongoing practical experience

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

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