Introduction to Offshore Oil & Gas - Maritime Operations

This unique course introduces maritime operations in the offshore oil and gas industry including key terms.  You can learn in an ever changing world wherever you want online or we are offering one face to face course in Fremantle.  Facilitated by Captain Mark Pointon this is a live training session.

DATES - click on the links below to register

1 Full Day Session

June 22 - Fremantle

July 13 - Online


As a result of participating in this course, participants will be informed about:

  • The importance of the maritime operations to the offshore oil & gas sector

  • The multi-faceted and diverse vessel demand across the range of field exploration stages

  • The process sequence and stages from exploration to demobilisation

  • A time line demonstrating the complexities of offshore oil & gas within a maritime context

  • The commercial realities and market impact that underpin the maritime sector

  • Utilisation of manpower and the living and working conditions offshore

  • International and national links in the field of maritime operations in offshore oil & gas, particularly in the area of policy and regulation


  • Managers who want to learn about the complex maritime needs of the offshore oil & gas sector

  • HR Managers, Lawyers & Training Providers

  • Govenment departments, Defence Force personnel, Regulators

  • New staff to offshore companies

  • Anyone who wants to understand maritime operations in offshore oil & gas


Mark is a Master Mariner with 40 years’ experience in the Maritime industry, primarily in the Offshore Oil & Gas sector.

He has extensive experience in the area of Dynamic Positioning, having worked in operations, administration, training, consultancy and auditing since 1995.

In addition, during his career, he has worked as an Authorised Pilot, as a Mooring Master and has operational and training experience in the Tanker sector.

Mark is a strong advocate of lifelong learning and Continuous Professional Development.  He holds a UK - Graduate Certificate in Education and an Australian Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


1 Full Day Session

June 22 - Fremantle

July 13 - Online

Thank you for your interest in the Introduction to Offshore Oil & Gas Maritime Operations online course. Once you register further sent will be sent, including documentation, one week prior to the course commencement date.

Fees *All fees include GST

MIAL Member: $350.00
MIAL Non Member: $425.00

MIAL Promotion
MIAL currently has a 10% discount promotion for those who are registering to attend their second MIAL course which we call "2nd Time Around".  The prices are:

MIAL Member - 2nd Time Around*: $315.00
MIAL Non Member - 2nd Time Around*: $382.50

Please select the appropriate ticket at time of registration. 


All attendees will receive a Certificate upon completion of the course. 

Cancellation Policy

Bookings made for MIAL courses may only be cancelled in accordance with the cancellation policy.

  1. If a person has booked a place on a MIAL course and for any reason is no longer able to attend, the individual may substitute that place to another person by advising MIAL of that substitution in writing at least 7 calendar days prior to the commencement of the course.
  2. In the event a course participant is not able to attend the scheduled course, they must notify MIAL that they wish to cancel their attendance no less than 7 calendar days prior to the commencement of the course, in which case they will be entitled to a refund.
  3. In the event a cancellation request is received less than 7 calendar days prior to the course commencement, the place is not refundable but may, at MIAL’s absolute discretion, be used as a credit toward a future course.
  4. No show: failure to attend a course which has been booked without notification results in all course costs being forfeited.

All changes to attendees, course dates, refunds etc will incur a $20 Administration fee. 

If changes need to be made to your booking, please phone 03 9647 6000 or email

All prices include GST and are quoted in $AUD.