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Ballast Control Simulator Course (stability 3)

Duration 3 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £1,645.00 + VAT
Venue Marine Training Centre


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
29 Aug - 31 Aug 2022 08:30 - 16:30 £1,645.00 + VAT Marine Training Centre 6
19 Sep - 21 Sep 2022 08:30 - 16:30 £1,645.00 + VAT Marine Training Centre 4
10 Oct - 12 Oct 2022 08:30 - 16:30 £1,645.00 + VAT Marine Training Centre 6
31 Oct - 02 Nov 2022 08:30 - 16:30 £1,645.00 + VAT Marine Training Centre 5
21 Nov - 23 Nov 2022 08:30 - 16:30 £1,645.00 + VAT Marine Training Centre 6
12 Dec - 14 Dec 2022 08:30 - 16:30 £1,645.00 + VAT Marine Training Centre 6

About this course

Practical Content 100%

Target Audience:

Personnel who have completed the requirements of Stability 1 and 2 for the training for Ballast Control Operators.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • To provide training in the handling of Ballast Control operations in simulated, normal and emergency situations.

Course Content:

• Comprehensive stability instruction utilizing full-motion simulators to replicate extreme wind and sea conditions and emergency situations.
• Collision
• Loss of watertight integrity
• Blackout (local and total)
• Equipment failure
• Shift of cargo
• Severe weather
• Mooring failure


Each delegate will undertake a practical exercise to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes listed above


The majority of this course is practical hands on training delivered by fully qualified and experienced ex industry personnel using equipment replicated from the onshore and offshore oil and gas working environment. This course uses a high fidelity simulator which uses the latest technology linked to hydraulically actuated motion providing exceptional
realism to practical training.


ASET International Oil & Gas Training Academy Certificate internationally recognized by the offshore industry. An ASET/IADC DIT Certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course. The course meets the final part of the previous IADC Comprehensive Stability Programme ‘A’ and an IADC Drilling Industry Training certificate will be issued. The certificate issued will comply with the requirements of the United Kingdom and Canada, US Coast Guard (USCG) and the International Maritime Organization (lMO).

Required Instructor Qualification/Experience:

  • Class 1 (Master Mariner)
  • Class 2
  •  Instructors accredited by IADC

Min/Max Number of Delegates:

3/6, course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers.

Special Requirements:

Delegates must submit a copy of Stability 2 Certificate prior to acceptance on the course.

Notes to Customers

This course complies with the IADC/NI Guidelines and 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).

To set up a course specifically for your company or if the dates above are not suitable please contact the ASET Customer Service Team for additional dates


Excellent course which was both interesting and essential to my offshore role, would definitely recommend.

Darren Mcdonald
CNR International

The course was excellent in delivery and content and I will recommend others for the course.

Stephen Ray
RelyOn Nutec

The course instructor was highly knowledgeable, described all methods of the course in a very easy way to understand. Overall excellent.

Ryan Maloney
RFL Electrical

Thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel I have learnt a lot

Nyall Robertson
RelyOn Nutec

Excellent materials provided, delivery of content excellent – clear and concise.

Brendan Farren
Private Delegate

Excellent and informative.

Kevin Mcintosh
Private Delegate

A very competent and experienced team. Assessor was first class and his previous experience was very clear. I will recommend ASET to my team and my company for OIM Assessment.

Ryan Fiske

Instructor very experienced and knowledgeable. Good set up in Switch room/training area.

Stuart Mulpetre
RelyOn Nutec

Instructors were excellent from start to end. Course was enjoyable – would recommend.

Ben Adams
Dana Petroleum

Found this course very beneficial and I feel I will benefit from the knowledge gained from the instructor on this course in my workplace. Would definitely recommend to others.

William Hadden
Macduff Shellfish Ltd

The changes to this course very welcome. Ian has time to explain best practice and even corrected a few bad habits he noticed. Very happy this is probably the best course associated with my job.

Gavin Kennedy
Dolphin Drilling

“Highly professional course, very helpful instructors who have delivered substantial relevant knowledge within the scope of all discussed issues/topics and were always there to answer any questions and clarify any uncertainties. I will definitely recommend this course and ASET Training Academy to all my friends and also will be very happy to refresh the course in five years time.

Piotr Kopec
Private Delegate

Excellent course and well instructed. Facilities on campus are excellent.

Craig Mackay
Hexion UK

Well structured. Excellent feedback and advice from the assessor.

Dale Checksfield
Chrysaor E & P Services UK

Good course produced, great setup of facilities and the instructor was very knowledgeable of all tests received.

Alan Sinclair
Sparrows Group

Good well instructed course. Team were excellent and made me fully at ease.

John James Penman
CNR International

Thoroughly enjoyed the course and the way it was ran. Plenty of opportunities to work as a team and experience the new simulator.

Graham Morgan
Private Delegate

Excellent course – by far the best I have been on. Good mix of practical and theory. Instructor very knowledgeable and good training method.

Gareth Weston
Dana Petroleum

Very well explained and detailed course, learnt a lot.

Connor Burnett
Stork Technical Services

Course was very well presented. All tutors were very helpful and friendly.

Michael Rae
NG Bailey Limited

Great coaching from the Instructor who guided me well and shared experiences.

John Weston
RelyOn Nutec

Excellent course, well presented by the Instructor. Course certainly makes you think (which is good).

Ken Nisbet
RelyOn Nutec

Excellent set up and scenarios. Very experienced Instructors.

James McGinley

Excellent course, right duration and opportunity for hands on switching exposure.

Neil Mcbain

Good course and made very enjoyable through the amount of hands on experience we got.

Cieran Geddes
RelyOn Nutec

The plant area is an excellent training area. Useful for training in a safe and clean environment.

Tony Coyle
Harbour Energy

Course was organised very well. Tutors were very knowledgeable and helpful.

Bart Leyland
Private Delegate

Instructor was a subject matter expert and a fountain of knowledge.

Robert Briant
RelyOn Nutec

Very good course – lots of practical work.

James Stewart
RelyOn Nutec

Toby has a wealth of knowledge and experience on the subject of DP. He delivers the course very well.

Ryan Palmer
Trinity House

A well run course with the mix of theory and practical. Totally met my expectations. Facilities was very good with plenty of equipment & tools.

Christopher Fitzpatrick

Steve was very helpful, knows what he is talking about and communicates it well. Very good practical side to the course.

Mark Johnston

Very enjoyable course. Learnt and refreshed a lot of knowledge. Ian explains things very well and makes it easy to understand.

Jamie Wilson
KCA Deutag Drilling

Course was very good. Would recommend to others

Kyle Doig
RelyOn Nutec

Course well-presented / managed with COVID restrictions in place.

Allen Price
TAQA Bratani Ltd

arine “Very good interaction with the class by lecturer. Toby is knowledgeable, experienced and informative individual. His teaching techniques and approach to the subject are clear and precise. Toby has the ability to share the knowledge, technical and practical experience at its best to the students. I will look forward to participating in DP courses in the future.

Tomasz Bak
RelyOn Nutec


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