Industry Lecture Series
Presented by John Stiff
Special Thanks to Our Generous Sponsor - Frost Bank
The Ups and Downs of Jack-Ups will present some of the history of the jack-up rig, from the early moveable construction barge in the late 19th century, through their early days in the offshore drilling industry to their current place as the prime method for drilling wells in shallow water depths (up to about 500 feet).
One jack-up, operated offshore India, became such a national emblem that its image was used on currency and postage stamps. While the talk is primarily the history and different types of jack-ups, it will touch on how the jack-up resists the wind, wave, and current loads that imposed during jacked up operations – and occasionally fail.