The meeting in Prague is conceived as an annual educational seminar for specialists and middle technical management. We managed to secure the participation of 14 colleagues (including the necessary visas) from 7 companies: MERO ČR, MERO Germany, JANAF, MOL, Transneft, TRANSPETROL, Ukrtransnafta. A team of tutors prepared three related business cases based on a model pipeline system connecting a marine terminal, an oil pumping station with a tank farm, and an oil refinery. Each of the three business cases contains a description of a problem that has arisen in one of the system’s sections.
The program is constructed in such a way so the participants could make a fresh look on routine operations, such as pipeline repair, renovation of a tank farm or an installation of a measuring unit, and evaluate the influence of such operations on the functioning of the whole system.