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Offshore Installation Manager - Learning Outcomes

OIM - Index

Offshore Installation Manager - Learning Outcomes


Stability and construction:

  • the general principles of construction;

  • the static and dynamic stability of floating MOUs; theory and factors affecting trim and stability; measures to preserve safe trim and stability, including sufficient knowledge of stability calculations and the use of stability booklets; also the relationship with the regulatory requirements in respect of the stability curves for operating and survival conditions, taking into account the effect of the environmental conditions prevailing;

  • the effect on the trim and stability of a floating MOU in the event of damage to, and consequential flooding of, any compartment; counter-measures to be taken; knowledge of the principle and importance of maintaining the watertight integrity of the MOU; procedures for maintaining watertight integrity;

  • loading supplies and ballasting in order to keep the unit's stresses within acceptable limits;

  • principal structural members and required periodical inspections; basic knowledge of the effects of welding; effects of corrosion on the structure;

  • the effect of the mooring system on stability; and

  • preloading and leg reaction stresses on self-elevating MOUs;

Station-keeping, mooring and dynamic positioning:

  • seabed composition and characteristics;

  • behaviour of mooring systems and force distribution, including the effect of environmental conditions;

  • consequences of failure of the mooring system;

  • anchor placement and recovery, and working with anchor-handling vessels; and

  • the principles of the dynamic positioning system, including capabilities and limitations of thrusters, power systems and maximum allowable position offsets;

Transit operations:

  • the 1972 Collision Regulations, as amended;

  • navigation and electronic navigational aids appropriate to the type of MOU; and

  • towing procedures, including recovery of tow;

Emergency procedures and safety equipment:

  • life-saving and firefighting procedures, including drills;

  • maintenance and inspection of life-saving and firefighting appliances in accordance with the regulatory requirements;

  • communication procedures in emergencies;

  • precautions to be taken before the onset of heavy weather;

  • evacuation procedures; and

  • crisis management and crowd control;

Personnel transfers:

  • precautions to be taken during transfer of personnel;

  • use of the personnel basket;

  • helicopter transfers; and

  • vessel transfers;

Handling and stowage of supplies, including dangerous goods:

  • safe handling, stowage and care of equipment, supplies and dangerous goods;

  • cranes and lifting equipment and inspections; and

  • procedures for loading and discharge of helicopters and supply vessels;

Pollution prevention and control:

  • pollution prevention systems and equipment; and

  • pollution control procedures;


  • the characteristics of various weather systems;

  • ability to apply available meteorological information to ensure safety of the MOU and, upon request, supply other vessels or aircraft with information;

  • sources of meteorological information; and

  • the effects of weather on the environmental limits of the MOU;

Safe working practices:

  • occupational safety, health and hygiene;

  • hazardous areas;

  • permits to work;

  • work over water;

  • work in enclosed spaces (see resolution A.1050(27));

  • personnel training;

  • understanding of organization and communication; and

  • understanding and inspection of safety equipment;

Regulatory and certification requirements, including an appreciation of international and national regulations and recommendations affecting operations;

Industrial operations as they relate to maritime safety, including appreciation of the interrelationship between marine operations and specific industrial activities, including, where appropriate, the following:

  • drilling and maintenance, where appropriate, of wells;

  • construction and offshore maintenance and repair;

  • production;

  • accommodation support;

  • lifting operations;

  • pipe-laying;

  • diving; and

  • firefighting support

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