EVOLUTION AND DESIGN OF A JACK-UP TYPE OFFSHORE STRUCTURE

Naval Architects have greatly diversified their work in the past few years and are becoming involved in ocean engineering, among other pursuits. This paper describes a basic concept for a jack-up drill rig in deep water, using a trussed structural platform at mid-water depth to reduce the leg spans to acceptable lengths. Next, it describes how this idea was adapted by steps to the design of a steel, gravity-type, self-erecting production platform for a specific North Sea field, and reasons are given for the advantages of this design.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Giblon, R P
    • Minorsky, V U
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

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  • Accession Number: 00084636
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1975 12:00AM