Jackups rigs are designed to move. It should be of no surprise that a jackup rig will be used at more than a dozen worksites during its lifespan. Their engineering affords them a flexibility in various ranges of soil types, water depths, and environmental conditions. Wherever drillers need to drill offshore, a jackup rig’s legs can get jacked down into the water all the way to the seafloor.
Getting a good foundation is where problems can arise. Whether it’s issues with bearing and sliding capacity, rack phase difference, punch through, or existing footprints, a jackup rig’s foundation is vital to safe operation.
That’s why we were happy to hear that Mike Dowdy, former Chair of IADC’s Jackup Rig Committee will be speaking at a Society for Underwater Technology’s (SUT) webinar event. The event title is “Integrated Jack-up Rig Foundation Issues,” and is a collaboration between SUT’s Committee on Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (OSIG) and IADC’s Committee on Jack-Ups.
Integrated Jack-up Rig Foundation Issues
Wed, Oct 20, 2021 – 8:00 AM CST
Virtual Webinar (event registration)
- SUT Members: $100
- Non-Members $125
- SUT Student Members: Free
- Student Non-Members: $15