Marine Operations of Self Elevating Platforms


5 day course - Theory / Simulator



  • Description and History of Jack-Ups       

  • Construction Standards

  • Class, IACS, Insurance   

  • IMO Resolutions / Regulations / Certification      

  • Construction and Design             

  • Drilling Terminology      

  • Leg Types          

  • Rack Phase Difference (RPD) / Seabed   

  • Comparison of Three Corded Leg Vs Four Corded Leg      

  • Types of Jacking Systems            

  • Spud Cans / Leg Footings            

  • Marine Operations        

  • Operations Manual       

  • Emergency Procedures / Safety 

  • Types of Rig Move – Dry Tow, Wet Tow, Self-Propelled (DP)        

  • Dynamic Positioning (DP)           

  • The Rig Move Process   

  • Seabed Survey 

  • Pre-Loading – Why It’s So Important      

  • Rigmove Risk Assessments         

  • Marine Warranty Survey            

  • MOU Stability   

  • Meteorology

  • Appendix I:  Terms / Definitions

  • Appendix II: IMO Resolution: A-28-Res.1079 - Recommendations for the Training / Certification of Personnel on MOUs

Marine Operations of Self Elevating Platforms

This Jack-Up Simulator Training Course is provided at our Bangkok Training Center and is also offered as Mobile Group Training for Companies at their location Globally. Our simulator is portable.

Marine Operations of Self-Elevating Platforms - This is a Basic to Intermediate Level course and will introduce participants to the theoretical and practical operations for safely moving a Jack-Up unit from one location to another.

5-day course - practical simulations will be carried out each day over the 5 days of theory training, enabling the student to experience and practice in real time, issues that can occur during Jacking operations. Several exercises will be simulated, demonstrating rig move operations, preloading, and jacking operations in real time.

If you are interested in this course please contact Captain David Wright at:

Jack-Up Simulator Training

Examples for Simulation Exercises:

  1. Exercise: Start up and get familiar with the Jacking Control and Stability Ballast Control panels (find the limits and alarm settings by pushing the buttons)

  2. Exercise: Complete a simple Rig Move (3 tugs) and Jacking Operation (Hard Soil)

  3. Exercise: Complete simple Preload Operation and Jacking Down / Pulling Legs on Buoyancy only

  4. Exercise: Jacking Operation with Different Soils / Soft Clay (Various Penetrations) no RPD's

  5. Exercise: Jacking Operation - Preloading with Different Soils / Soft Clay (Various Penetrations) 

  6. Exercise: Pulling Stuck Legs / Over-Draught Buoyancy / Jetting 

  7. Exercise: Complete Rig Move - Jacking Operations / Rapid Penetration / Various Penetrations

  8. Exercise: Rig Move - Towing Operations with Tugs / 4 Anchor Spread with Jacking Operations