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Offshore Stability & Ballast Control For Semi-submersibles ( Stability 2)

Duration 4 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £1,199.00 + VAT
Venue North East Scotland College


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
07 Oct - 10 Oct 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £1,199.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 6
09 Dec - 12 Dec 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £1,199.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 6

About this course

Practical Content 10% Theoretical Content 90%

Target Audience

Personnel who will be involved in Ballast Control operations and who satisfy the entry requirements detailed below, and who need to progress to the Ballast Control Simulator course.

Course Length (Days)

4 inc exam

Course Aims

To provide an understanding of the response of column-stabilised floating units to loading and environmental forces and damage control.

Course Content

  • Hydrostatic parameters
  • List and trim
  • Damaged stability
  • Deck loading
  • Motions in a seaway
  • Mooring system effects
  • Ballast control
  • Operating procedures
  • Daily loading reports.




IADC/ASET Certification is recognized internationally by the offshore Oil and Gas industry. An ASET/IADC DIT Certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course and examination. The course meets the second part of the previous IADC Comprehensive Stability Programme 'A'. The certificate issued will comply with the requirements of the United Kingdom and Canada; US Coast Guard (USCG) and the International Maritime Organization (lMO).

Minimum Instructor Qualification/Experience

Instructor will have two of the following Qualifications:

>>Class 1 (Master Mariner)

>>Class 2

>> Instructors accredited by IADC

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.

Special Requirements

Delegates must provide ASET Stability Theory (Stability 1) Certificate prior to acceptance on the course, or possess class 1 (Master Mariner) or class 2. Alternatively an appropriate deck qualification meeting STCW95, eg Officer of the Watch or higher.


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

Notes to Clients

This course 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). The completion of this course is a prerequisite to gaining entry to the Ballast Control Simulator Course (Stability 3).

Delegates will be required to pass an assessment prior to the issue of a certificate. Failure to meet these criteria will affect your Certification.

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.


Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

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

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support 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 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

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

Alan Maclean
Dolphin Drilling Personnel Pte Ltd

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

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

Tom Simpson
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK

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

Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited UK

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

Gilbert Duthie
Health and Safety Executive

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

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

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production Ltd

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

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
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

Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training Ltd

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

Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd


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