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Marine Operations of Self Elevating Platforms

Jackup Operations

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

This Marine Operations Rig Move course will introduce participants to the theoretical and practical operations for safely moving a Jack-Up unit from one location to another.

Several practical simulations will be carried out throughout the course, enabling the student to experience and practice in real time, issues that can occur during Jacking operations. Demonstrating rig move operations, preloading, jacking, punch through, approaching open water locations and alongside fixed jackets, etc.

Students attending this course all become more confident in performing their job, or if they are new to the position will have the confidence to step directly into a rig move.

NOTE: To arrange for a course please contact us at -

Theory / Rig Move Simulator

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