Ice Operations – Public Seminar

The next GMI Research Seminar of the 2012/13 series will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 5th December 2012. Ice Operations will discuss the work carried out in combatting the ice and cold issues of oil and gas production and export from Sakhalin Island in Far East Russia. The issues include supplying production platforms hundreds of miles from the supply base and the design and operation of the crude oil and LNG export facilities. In both cases this includes the design and operation of platform supply and standby vessels, together with the terminal tugs and support craft.

The speaker Capt. Herbie Battye is Director of Herbiemarine Ltd. Herbie served in the Shell Fleet and later in marine operations for Shell Group companies for 40 years. His last position was as marine co-ordinator for Sakhalin Energy Investment Company developing the year round marine service for production and export shipping of crude oil and LNG. His current work is as a marine consultant advising on port, terminal, offshore, shipping and ice operations. He assisted Lloyds Register in developing their winterisation rules for ships, and has acted as expert witness in a number of shipping cases.

For a map and a copy of the full seminar programme please see our website:

This seminar is also the Institute of Seamanship annual lecture.

Location: Room 075, Queen Anne Court, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9LS

Time: Tea and coffee will be available from 5.30pm, the seminar will begin at 6pm and a glass of wine will follow.

The GMI Research Seminars are open to everyone, they are free and no booking is required.


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