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Ballast Control Simulator Course (stability 3)

Duration 3 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £1,645.00 + VAT
Venue North East Scotland College


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
09 Aug - 11 Aug 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,645.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 3
30 Aug - 01 Sep 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,645.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 3
20 Sep - 22 Sep 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,645.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 3
11 Oct - 13 Oct 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,645.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4
01 Nov - 03 Nov 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,645.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4
22 Nov - 24 Nov 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,645.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4
13 Dec - 15 Dec 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,645.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4

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


Really good set up in this course and exceeded my original expectations. Will definitely recommend to others. Training and coaching was second to none and more importantly realistic

Darren Honeyman
Talisman Sinopec Energy Uk Ltd

Excellent facilities, excellent support from ASET team, would recommend ASET without hesitation

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (UK)

Thoroughly enjoyed this course, it has been extremely useful and I will take all of the learning back to my own facilities. Materials and environment were all excellent as were the ASET team

Warren O’Neill
BG Group

Course very informative, Lecturer knowledgeable and professional with effective means of imparting knowledge

Gilbert Duthie
Health and Safety Executive

Instructors were very knowledgeable and good training. Very good practical training

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited UK

Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training Ltd

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Although being apprehensive about attending the course, I was made to feel at ease and enjoyed the overall experience. I would not hesitate to recommend to others

Roger Murray
Petrojarl Floating Production (uk) Ltd

Excellent course with realistic situations. Great use of feedback after excercises.

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production Ltd

Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

This course has given me a lot more understanding of pressure testing and will be very useful in the future

Colin Crichton
Woodgroup PSN

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

Lecturer was very thorough throughout course. Enjoyed having the chance to improve original skills and learn from an experienced person

Sean Burrows
Quick Flange UK

Very happy with this course, it has brought up my level of understanding

Tom Simpson
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Great course, valuable lessons learned. The experience and knowledge shared is of great benefit

Alan Maclean
Dolphin Drilling Personnel Pte Ltd

The lecturer was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with the course content as well as providing lots of good information above and beyond the requirements which gave me an insight into the world of DP

Sam Wood
Gulfmark UK Ltd

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

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

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK


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