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THE OXFORD BUNKER COURSE

2017

'Excellent course! Great Organising!'
Ghana Oil Company (Ghana)

'It was more than my expectations. I've learned a lot and it was very productive.'
Omega Energy (Congo)

'Excellent introduction to Bunker topics. Nigel is a great lecturer. Topics and classmates create a great formula for learning and enjoying.'
Euro-marine Logistics (Belgium)

'Very well made and informative / interesting. At some point you have a feeling that Michael Caine is presenting - Well done Nigel!'
Euro-marine Logistics (Belgium)

'Essentially my thoughts are the same as they were on Friday – Nigel and the guys managed to turn what could have been fairly dull into a week that was enjoyable, interesting and fun.'
Nautical Supply International (UK)

'The course has helped me to gain fundamental knowledge on many aspect of bunkering and the oil industry. As I am new in the business this knowledge will make the start much easier.'
Hapag-Lloyd AG (Germany)

'Very informative. A comprehensive course & well presented.'
Sullivan Shipping Agencies Ltd (Malta)

'It was very well planned, in depth knowledge within the different areas covering bunkering.'
Northern Energy & Supply AB (Sweden)

'Personally, think that you have a good team. All lessons were entertaining and productive.'
Minerva Bunkers (Spain)

'The course was very informative. The course implanted not only the basic knowledge about the bunkering but also provided deep insight into the technical, legal, engineering & financial issues related with bunkering.'
Indian Oil Corporation Limited (India)

2016

'Very comprehensive course, with top notch speakers!' 
CFB Halifax (Canada)

'I came on this course after being in the industry for 9 months and feel that not only has my knowledge expanded, but also my network. Met a really diverse and interesting group of people, all whie learning the intricacies surrounding the bunker industry.' 
Hanwa Co Ltd. (UK)

'Very good course with very skilled teachers. Thank you for a very interesting course which gave a good understanding of the business. The way the course is organised is very good.'
Bergen Bunkers AS (Norway)

'For five days of your time, you get expert lecturers, excellent industry knowledge and info and network with international peers.' 
DCC (Ireland)

'It has been a great week with loads of new insights.' 
Bomin Deutschland (Germany)

'Thoroughly enjoyed. Very useful course.' 
SeaTec UK Ltd. (UK)

2015

'Excellent course, excellent teachers, a unique experience which enabled me to experience the industry from different perspectives allowing me to reflect on my own role. I would recommend this to everyone.'
KPI Bridge Oil (UK)

'I thought the course was brilliant, it was a packed five days but well worth it.  The lecturers were top class, and made everything easily understandable – the course slides were also very straight forward and to the point.  The group we had was really good as well, and the activities organised were great.  All in all I would definitely recommend it to those who would join Seychelles Petroleum in this field of bunkering.'
Seychelles Petroleum Co (Seychelles)

'The case studies were one of the most interesting parts of the week.  Thank you.'
World Fuel Services (UK)

‘Great experience and opportunity to meet people from bunker industry around the world’
YPF S.A. (Argentina)

 

THE OXFORD BUNKER COURSE (ADVANCED)

2016

'Both training programme and location found ideal. Many thanks for this fruitful 3 days that will help in my future appointment.' 
CMA-CGM (France)

'Excellent course, perfect level for me. Exercises were particularly good.' 
World Fuel Services (UK)

'Excellent course in excellent hotel surroundings. All speakers showed great knowledge and experience.' 
CMA-CGM (France)

2015

 'I found the course comprehensive and was especially impressed with the level of detail covered on the technical aspect'
Peninsula Petroleum (Singapore)

‘A very good course, good mix of commercial and bunker learning.’
Trillion Energy Pte Ltd (Singapore)

‘Appreciate the course director Nigel Draffin.  He is a professional.  I will try to join more courses in the future because I have learnt a lot. Great opportunity for me to improve myself in the Bunker Industry.’
International Bunkering Services (China)

‘Well planned and structured.  Exercises and test were fruitful and fun’
Vale (Singapore)

 

THE OXFORD BUNKER COURSE (ADVANCED COMMERCIAL)

2017

'I found this course enjoyable. The resource persons give us a lot of useful and current information.'
AI Energy Group (Ghana)

'Would recommend experienced bunker personnel to attend this course as I've picked up / learnt a few new technical facts and info. Also you are updated with latest info re specs / credit / clauses etc in shipping and bunkering.'
OceanConnect Marine (UK)

'Good place to keep up with the industry's most recent developments & practice.'
Fuel Supplies Maldives (Maldives)

'Very positive course, able to go deeper in most of the bunker chain.'
CEPSA (United Arab Emirates)

'It was a very good experience for me. Nigel is a great lecturer. I am sure that this course will help me in the future. Everybody was very good - thank you for this.'
Cye Petrol Tic. Ltd. Sti. (Turkey)

'Wide range of topics regarding the bunkering banner that allow us to do a better job at work.'
UNO Honduras (Honduras)

'The course was what I expected. I'm very pleased with what I've learned.'
Atlantic Marine Fuels (Colombia)

'I enjoyed and learned alot from this course. The speaker's anility and knowledge is very high.'
UNO Honduras (Honduras)

'As someone new to the industry, this course has been extremely informative, fun and very current.'
Integrity Fuels Logistics Corp. (USA)

2016

'This course is essential to all bunkering professionals.' 
(GOIL)

'The course helped me in a huge way. I now have a full understanding about bunkering.' 
(BP Southern Africa)

'It was an enjoyable course,  interactive and productive throughout all sessions.' 
(GBS)

'Great eye contact by the presenter Nigel. The speed of delivery was fantastic.' 
(ZEN Petroleum)

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO LNG BUNKERING

2017

‘A very good course which provides a very good overview of LNG Bunkering.’
Ministry of Transport (Singapore)

'A great introduction and comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of LNG.'
Rolls Royce (Singapore)

‘Nigel Draffin is always a font of knowledge which he expertly delivers to his pupils.’
Nautical Supply International Ltd (UK)

'This course provided an excellent and easy to digest introduction to LNG Bunkering in particular and LNG principles in general.  Very well done, thank you.'
Gibraltar Port Authority (Gibraltar)

 

OIL AND SHIPPING AFRICA

2017

'Very informative presentations about the future of bunkering in Africa. For security reasons bunkering should be encouraged at anchorages than offshore.'
Ghana Oil Company Ltd (GOIL) (Ghana)

'This provides participants with the opportunity to learn best practices within the industry and anticipate future developments.'
National Petroleum Authority (Ghana)

'Overall, well organised, informative, pleasant supporting staff, nice venue.'
Regional Maritime University of Ghana

'The conference was a great opportunity to learn and connect. Thank you. Looking forward to the next one. The speakers and staff were well appreciated, well versed and professional.'
Oyleium Ghana Ltd (Ghana)

 'Very educational and good exposure on the future of bunkering business in Africa.'
Ghana Oil Company Ltd (GOIL) (Ghana)

'Brilliant networking in shipping/agency companies. Very educational.'
Forte-Atlantic Maritime Services Nigeria Limited (Nigeria)

 'Each time I attend the Petrrospot events I always leave refreshed and reinvigorated, like having a drink of fresh water from a spring well.'
Ayoknox Ventures (Nigeria)

'Conference was excellent. Content very educational.'
Ghana Oil Company Ltd (GOIL) (Ghana)

'On the whole the event was enjoyable and educative. I hope it will continue to be organised in other African countries.'
Corlay Cameroun S.A. (Cameroon)

'Petrospot has given the stakeholders in the Bunkering and Shipping industry a platform to network and learn from their collective challenges and successes.'
AI Energy Group (Ghana)

'A very interesting and enlightening event. Good networking opportunities.'
Finnexx Energy Ghana Ltd (Ghana)

'Simply splendid good material and good networking.'
Baron Rivers Nigeria Limited (Nigeria)

2016

‘It was surely an exceptional event for us. The networking aspect was very good indeed. We will definitely keep in touch.’
Port Agency Services (PAS) (Mauritius)

‘The event, as usual, is the best in the bunker business anywhere in the world and I found it very enjoyable.’
Springwes Nigeria Ltd (Nigeria)

‘The event was very informative and the presentations supplied a great insight into the maritime industry and bunkers.’
Intertek South Africa (South Africa)

‘The conference was very interesting and I made good business contacts.’
Stena Oil (Sweden)

 

MIDDLE EAST BUNKERING CONVENTION

2017

'Good venue, well organised, industry expert presentations with ample networking opportunities.'
VPS (UK)

'Extremely informative and excellent networking opportunity.'
G.O.R.E Consultants DMCC (United Arab Emirates)

'Overall topics have covered a vast field of economic, political and shipping knowledge. Very happy with all information provided.'
OMTI (United Arab Emirates)

'Quality of the speakers and the detail in planning speaker topics are carefully arranged so overlap is minimised. Full 360 coverage with regards to content is insured.'
Cockett Marine Oil Group (Singapore)

'Petrospot organise and deliver the best conferences in the industry.'
VPS (UK)

'Relevant topics superbly delivered.'
VPS (UK)

'Ideal Bunkering convention to enhance one's knowledge and utilise this platform to make new acquaintances and even friends, given the common interests of the participants.'
Central Shipmanagement (United Arab Emirates)

'Well balanced conference with a good mix of technical and commercial topics.'
Lanka Maritime Services (Sri Lanka)

'A very informative and interesting convention. The PPTs and session delivery by industry experts were very relevant as well as some good insight into the future.'
Cockett Marine Oil DMCC (United Arab Emirates)

'The speakers and audience are strong and gives you an all maritime picture in very simple words.'
Suez Canal Economic Zone (Egypt)

'I enjoyed the bunkering surgery session and the lively debates and discussions.'
Cockett Marine Oil DMCC (United Arab Emirates)

'I liked the speeches from this conference: very informative and supportive, with strong issues'
Big Port Service DMCC (United Arab Emirates)

'Fantastic presentations from best professionals in the industry! Thank you very much.'
OMTI (United Arab Emirates)

 

MARITIME WEEK AMERICAS

2017

'First MWA and it really exceeded expectations. Very friendly informal atmosphere.'

'Found it very good with plenty of opportunities to network at the already planned sections, but also to step outside and have quick meetings.'

'There was enough time to network and still attend the majority of the sessions. Excellent.'

2016

'Fantastic. The best organisation I've ever seen for a bunker conference.'
Caribbean Fuels (Guadeloupe)

‘MWA is outstanding value. I have made fantastic contacts in the industry and gained a deeper and up to date standing of the article issues facing the industry’
Platts (UK)

‘Outstanding content with highly qualified panellists’
Emerson Process Management (USA)                     

‘Another fantastic Petrospot event with high-quality discussions on a number of progressive topics’
Maersk Oil Trading (Denmark)

 

ARACON

2017

'As usual, an informative and interesting conference. A great opportunity to see some familiar face as well as some unfamiliar ones.'
Hanwa Co Ltd (UK)

'A very comprehensive approach of important vast number of topics, which raise questions for and seeing answers from, all professionals of the bunker industry.'
Island Oil Hellas (Greece)

'If there is any word better than 'excellent' I would have used it. Excellent, excellent, excellent.'
Southampton Solent University (UK)

'My first time attendance and it exceeded my expectations. Well organised and friendly and helpful staff at Petrospot. All going the extra mile to ensure a success. A huge thank you. A job well done.'
Tanido B.V Sworn Marine Surveyors (Netherlands)

'Wow! We've notices two important changes! 1) More women are involved so there is still hope for the bunker industry! 2) More bunker buyers, ship owners & charterers!'
Tanido B.V Sworn Marine Surveyors (Netherlands)

'I gained & better understand of the new Sulphur concept, scrubbers and alternative fuels. Excellent and brave presentation about ethics! Our industry will need more and in depth ethics debates / conversations.'
Island Oil Hellas (Greece)

'A very comprehensive and well detailed conference, with market professionals as speakers covering subjects that reflect the future of the bunker industry.'
Island Oil Hellas (Greece)

'Great conference. More people compared to previous years. Good to see so many shipowners.'
Methanol Institute (Belgium)

'Excellent info especially on up coming challenges.'
Anglo Eastern Antwerp NV

2016

'Congratulations, one of the best conferences of the past 30 years with good transparency and know how topics.’
Inspectorate BV (Netherlands)

‘Very interesting event where you meet with all stakeholders in the industry and get a good overview of the state of the business.’
Deloitte (Belgium)

‘As a surveyor it is very important to get acquainted with the position of all parties that are involved in the bunker business, and this Symposium provides  the proper platform for this to happen.’
Tanido B.V. (Netherlands)

'Interesting, informative and well organised. Qualified and high profile speakers.'
BIMCO (Netherlands)

 

THE BUNKERING SYMPOSIUM

'Excellent and cohesive. The past, present and future were all treated with complimentary presentations in logical sequence.'
Razaghi Meyer International (UK)

‘Great job and congratulations to the Petrospot team.’
BP Marine (Netherlands)

‘An excellent event to discuss the important matters at hand through the eyes of different positions in the shipping market. Good excuse for networking!’
Global Vision Bunkers BV (Netherlands)

'The event was very well organised. All discussions were very relevant to the current shipping/bunkering climate.'
Guardian Marine Testing (UK)

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO SHIPPING

2017

'Very knowledgeable course, a lot crammed into one long day. Nigel is extremely experienced in maritime world.'

'Extremely informative session which is excellent for those new to the topic.'

'Nigel was a very knowledgeable and personable insturctor. Fascinating course.'

'Very useful to have an expert explain shipping clearly in layment terms. Debusted some jargant (and introduced some new ideas!)'

‘Really useful introduction to shipping, explaining the basics clearly and coherently.'

'Fascinating and engaging.'

'It was enjoyable and interesting as well as covering the fundamental basics.'

'Found this an informative introduction to the shipping industry.'

Inhouse training - Department for Transport (UK)

2016

'Indepth introduction to shipping.  Nigel's delivery was fantastic.  He has a true passion and a great amount of experience.’
Steam Marine Training (UK)

‘I found the trainer extremely knowledgeable and engaging with all delegates.  A great course for those with no basic or general knowledge within the shipping industry.’  
Inchcape Shipping Services (UK)

'This is a very good course for a comprehensive overview of the shipping industry’
Horizon Marike (UK)

‘Very comprehensive and useful’
Department for Transport (UK)

 

BUNKER FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

2017

‘The course covered the subjects I required and was attended by a good mix across the industry’ 
Fred Olsen Lines (UK)

'Well presented, covered a lot of subjects, overall very good. Thanks a lot.'
Maxcom (Germany)

'A very good and helpful course for all of us - thank you!'
Elboil (Germany)

'Practical course to get to know and understand the basics.'
Euro Marine Logistics (Belgium)

'The course gave me more knowledge about derivatives and seller's position in a satisfactory way. Lots of example were used to explain the theory. Well done! Location was great and dinner organised was very pleasant and relaxing! Nice group of fellow participants.'
ACE Quantum (Netherlands)

'The course was enjoyable and productive and have me an idea of the big complexity of the theme.'
Petrogal SA / Galp Energia SGPS, SA (Portugal)

'Excellent course, for all who intend to contact the subject risk without knowledge on this matter.'
Petrogal SA / Galp Energia SGPS, SA (Portugal)

'I think Nigel is a good speaker, simple and easy way to talk about difficult issues!'
Petrogal SA / Galp Energia SGPS, SA (Portugal)

2016

'Very well organised and perfect examples to better understand the past, the present and the futur.e'
Fratelli Cosulich (Portugal)

'Thanks very much for the course. It's been very interesting and definitely beneficial.'
Peninsula Petroleum (Gibraltar)

 

PETROSPOT BUNKER SEMINARS

2017

'Very good and to the point material.'
Curoil (Curaçao)

'Very informative, thank you.'
Vital Energy Bunkering S.A. (Panama)

2016

‘Wonderfully detailed and explanatory presentations for both newcomers and old hands alike’
Jardine Shipping Services (Singapore)

‘The event was very well planned. The topics covered provided a very good insight into the challenges faced in the oil and gas industry’
BW Offshore (Singapore) Pte Ltd (Singapore)

‘This is an eye-opener to me I am more enlightened in managing credit risk’
Jessco Maritime Resources Ltd (Nigeria)

‘Credit risk management is absolutely necessary for the sales and commercial team. Very useful seminar.’
Organización Terpel S.A. (Colombia)

 

THE IBIA ANNUAL CONVENTION

'My first attendance at an IBIA Event. Excellent organisation and presentation and a great opportunity to meet people at the heart of the industry.'
Environmental Fuels (UK)

‘It was an amazing course. Nigel is a great speaker. I have learned so much and improved my knowledge a lot’
Fratelli Cosulich Consultadora e Paticipações Lda (Madeira, Portugal)

'My first attendance at an IBIA Event. Excellent organisation and presentation and a great opportunity to meet people at the heart of the industry.'
Environmental Fuels (UK)

'Another well-organised event in excellent surroundings and world-class speakers — topical, insightful and educational.'
Razaghi Meyer International (UK)

 

COMMERCIAL PRACTICE IN BUNKERING

‘I found it enjoyable and productive – well done and well conducted’
B.V. Campbell Lda (Portugal)

‘I found the course very interesting and illuminating. I have to highlight how well the time was used to cover all the subject areas. I found it perfectly organised.’
Peninsula Petroleum (Canary Islands, Spain)

‘Great programme contents, well organised timetable and subject matter.’
Repsol Portuguesa S.A. (Portugal)

‘This course covers everything in bunkering and clarifies my questions about this subject.’
Vilma Oil S.L. (Spain)

 

BUNKER ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE

'The Bunker Arbitration Experience was unique and fantastic.'
Aegean Marine Petroleum (Greece)

'I want to thank all the participants in the mock arbitration — which I found very exciting and didactic — for their commitment and professionalism.'
M.S.B.Marine Surveyors Bureau S.A. (Panama)

'Very well organised, perfect venue and presentations.'
Hapag-Lloyd (Germany)

'It should be compulsory for everyone who is involved in shipping and the bunker industry.'
Mamidoil-Jetoil SA (Greece)

 

PETROSPOT LUNCH FORUMS

'It was a very productive and engaging meeting about very relevant subject matter in today's maritime industry.  The representatives from the industry were diverse and prompted at times heated discussion about important issues.'
Transport Research Laboratory (UK)

'A well-balanced event allowing industry, government and specialist consultants to share ideas and perspectives in an information environment.'
MBT SIGMA (UK)

'Piracy is very real, rampant and becoming ever more brutal and sophisticated, and, there is nothing romantic about it!  This Forum has given many the opportunity to come together to discuss a reality that others seem to ignore.  It is an excellent platform in the battle against something that is proving to be a growing threat to commerce and an even bigger threat to many lives.'
EPSa Ltd (Germany)

'It was a great experience to meet private and public organisations and decision makers that where all stakeholders in the logistic supply chain security. The quality of the people involved made is possible to challenge ritual topics and prepare targets to achieve solutions.'
ZOCA Container Security BV (Netherlands)