Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) Course

Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) Course meets all requirements listed under the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Resolution A.1079(28), and STCW Convention Regulations I/10 & I/02.

The Nautical Institute

This course is certified by
The Nautical Institute.
Duration: 3 days
Participants: 8 prs
Validity: 5 years


For personnel who intend to become an Offshore Installation Manager (OIM), to undertake responsibility for Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) on Mobile Offshore Units (MOU).

Reference material:

Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) Course book provided during training.
Video presentation – related to each chapter

Course Content:

  • 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;
  • 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; 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; 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; crisis management and crowd control; 
  • personnel transfers: precautions to be taken during transfer of personnel; use of the personnel basket; helicopter transfers; 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; procedures for loading and discharge of helicopters and supply vessels; 
  • pollution prevention and control: pollution prevention systems and equipment; pollution control procedures; 
  • meteorology: 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; 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; personnel training; understanding of organization and communication; 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 

Frequently asked questions - Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) Course

After completing the course, will participants receive a certification?

Yes, participants who successfully complete the course will receive certification from The Nautical Institute, which is valid for five years, attesting to their qualifications and competencies as Offshore Installation Managers.

What is the primary objective of the Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) Course?

The Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) Course is tailored for personnel aspiring to become Offshore Installation Managers on Mobile Offshore Units (MOU). It meets all requirements listed under the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and covers a comprehensive curriculum including emergency procedures, safety equipment, personnel transfers, pollution prevention and control, meteorology, and safe working practices, among others.

Why should individuals consider the Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) Course offered by Lerus?

Lerus, as a global training provider, ensures high standards of quality in its courses. The Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) Course, certified by The Nautical Institute, reflects Lerus’s commitment to delivering specialized training that meets international standards. With its training centers worldwide, Lerus is dedicated to equipping participants with the essential skills and knowledge for managing offshore installations effectively, making it a preferred choice for professionals in the industry.

Reviews - Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) Course

Sufficient high level of service
My company made me to pass the course and to my mind it was the right decision to choose Lerus training center. High-level of transmitting the course content and professionalism of the instructor totally satisfied my expectationns of the course. Review by: Mahmoud
Exceeded expectations
My collegue recommend me Lerus Training center as a reliable international company of high educational standard. In my opinion, it was perfect choice to pass the OIM course here. Instructor Andriy was highly experienced, and managed to provide such difficult course in an easy to understand way. I received valuable knowledge. I will obviously recommend this course to my friends too. Review by: Rowan
Extremely useful training
To make a long story short, this training in Lerus training centre fully satisfied my requirements and expectations. Deep level of provided knowldge, well-prepared theoretical part and professional staff completely suited me. Review by: Markus
Worth best recommendations
The course is well delivered with essential knowledge on the subject. I gained englightening experience and critical key points to memorize and implement. Absolutely worth best recomendations and the highest ratings. And the good thing is that Lerus OIM certificate is valid for PANAMA OIM endorsement. My appreciations to the Lerus trainng center. Review by: Oleksandr K.
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