31.01.2022

JACK UP UNITS — A TECHNICAL PRIMER FOR THE OFFSHORE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

Jack Up Units - A Technical Primer for the Offshore Industry Professio

Author(s) KeppelFELS
Publisher Bennett & Associates
Date 2005
Pages 24
Format pdf
Size 1 Mb
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This is a very compact but truly brilliant textbook and a genuine treasure for those making their first steps in the offshore engineering industry. Prepared and released by the specialists of one of the world leaders in the field of offshore construction, the booklet will provide the newcomers with the concise yet absolutely useful information covering all important aspects of the jack up construction and giving them literally everything they would need to know before they start digging deeper.

As the title implies, the content is focusing on the self-elevating, or jack up mobile offshore drilling units. The introductory chapter gives the very essentials and is followed by the chapter on the basic components of any jack up unit together with the relevant functions. After that, the readers will proceed to the configuration of the unit, including the guides, parts of the rig elevating system, legs, footings and others.

The operation modes have been covered in a separate chapter with the focus made on the transit and preloading, working in elevated condition, full air gap operations etc. The remaining chapters of the publication are dealing with the classification requirements applicable to this type of rig, design considerations, and unit sensitivities.

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