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International Conference: The Jack-Up Platform

2017 Conference Programme

Thank you to all the authors who submitted abstracts.

Monday 18th September 2017

18:00 –

Early Registration and Evening Reception

Location: The Crown Tavern, Clerkenwell Green. EC1R 0EG

Delegates have the opportunity of registering the evening before the conference from 6pm—6:30pm.

Tuesday 19th September 2017

08:30 –

Registration and coffee

Location: The Pavilion

The University Building is accessed from the main entrance on the north side of Northampton Square, EC1V OHB.

09:00 –

Conference Opening  

Location: B200 Lecture Theatre

09:15 – 10:45  

Session 1

Location: B200 Lecture Theatre

Paper 1

09:15 – 09:45

JRC Rig Move Code of Practice and Rig Move Warranty Survey Scope of Work

James Miller (Chubb Overseas General Insurance)

John Munnings-Tomes (Navigators)

Paper 2

09:45 – 10:15

An Improved Energy Approach for Jackup Touchdown Assessment

Michael Perry & Han Mu (Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Centre)

Julian Bowes & Brad Mobbs (Keppel LeTourneau USA)

Foo Kok Seng & Matthew Quah (Offshore Technology Development)

Paper 3

10:15 – 10:45

An investigation into the use of transient wave packets for the simulation of spudcan impacts when going on location

K.R. Drake (Noble Denton marine services, DNV GL - Oil & Gas)

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

Location: The Pavilion

11:15 – 12:45

Paper 4

11:15 – 11:45

Seabed modeling effects on jack-up response while going on location

J. H. Vazquez, B. D. Grasso, & M. A. Gamino (3DENT TECHNOLOGY LLC)

J. S. Templeton, III (SAGE USA, Inc.)

Paper 5

11:45 –12:15

Benefits of modern instrumentation for hull motions and seastates during jackup rig moves

James N. Brekke (Brekke Offshore Consulting, LLC)

Thomas L. Johnson (BMT Scientific Marine Services Inc.)

Paper 6

12:15 - 12:45

Jack-up motion response and leg to seabed impact loads during installation at site: comparison of model tests and simulations

Jorrit-Jan Serraris (MARIN)

Alessandro Carinato, Fons Huijs, Hugo Hofstede (GustoMSC)

Dirk Luger (Deltares)

12:45 – 13:45


Location: The Pavilion

13:45 – 15:15

Session 2

Location: B200 Lecture Theatre

Paper 7

13:45 – 14:15

Key parameters in developing preloading procedure and strategy for modu operating in difficult soil and environmental conditions in southeast asia.

Li Xiang, Paul Handidjaja, & John Fawcett(Braemar Technical Services, Offshore)

Teh Tze Cheong (Seadrill Management Services)

Patrick Wong (ExxonMobil Development Company)

Paper 8

14:15 – 14:45

Skirted spucan-soil interaction under combined loading – fixity analyses

L. Kellezi, O. Koreta & S.S. Sundarajan (Geo)

Paper 9

14:45 – 15:15

Transient flow analysis inside a skirted Jack-up’s foundation towards the outside seabed

Siamak Feizi and Knut Arnesen(DNVGL, Norway)

Ovar Aarsland (Statoil ASA, Norway)

15:15 – 15:45

Tea Break

Location: The Pavilion


Paper 10

15:45 – 16:15

Experiences with leg penetration and extraction of an offshore wind jack-up vessel on sites with London Clay

Sylvie Raymackers, Chris Morris, Kenneth Vannieuwenhuyse, Dieter Rabaut (GeoSea nv, Belgium)


Paper 11

16:15 – 16:45

Planning the preloading procedure to account for rate-effects in clays

H. Versteele, M. Kuo, D. Cathie (Cathie Associates)

Sylvie Raymackers (GeoSea)


Paper 12

16:45 – 17:15

Development of a new annex to ISO 19905-1 that provides an approach and criteria for the use of foundation capacities that are calculated based on soil strength rather than applied preload

David Edwards (DNVGL)

Hugo Hofstede (GustoMSC)

And other co-authors – to be confirmed


17:15 – 17:50

Status Update on ISO 19905-1

18:00 – 22:00  

Conference Dinner

Location: The Great Hall, College Building

Wednesday 20th September 2017

09:00 – 11:00

Session 3

Location: B200 Lecture Theatre


Paper 13

09:00 – 09:30

The serial production approach for jack-up activities in the renewable energy sector: Challenges to interface detail and safety management.

Ekkehard Stade (Global Maritime )


Paper 14

09:30 – 10:00

Effective shear areas of jack-up chords – development of a logical approach to assessment

Brad Mobbs (Keppel / LeTourneau Technologies) John J. Stiff (Consultant)


Paper 15

10:00 – 10:30

An investigation into the global sway buckling failure mode of jack-up units and its impact on the calculation of effective length factors for individual legs

A.R. McLaren (Noble Denton marine services, DNV GL – Oil & Gas)


Paper 16

10:30 – 11:00

New lessons learned from North Sea jack-up drilling operations

R.J. Hunt & R. F. Overy (Halliard Consulting Ltd)

D. Vavasseur (Mærsk Oil North Sea UK Ltd)

H. Stadsgaard (Mærsk Drilling A/S)

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

Location: The Pavilion

11:30 – 12:30

Paper 17

Analytical Response of a JackUp Rig Compared to measured response during Hurricane Rita

Doug Stock (Digital Structures, Inc)

Dave Lewis (Lewis Engineering Group)

J. S. Templeton, III (SAGE USA, Inc)


Paper 18

11:30 – 12:00

Earthquake effects on the cantilever beam of a drilling jackup

Barton D. Grasso, Jose H. Vazquez, & Juan Santos (3DENT TECHNOLOGY LLC)


Paper 19

12:00 – 12:30

High StrengthSteels for Jack-Up Platforms

Stefan Herion (KoRoH GmbH – CCTH)

Stephan Scherf (Vallourec Deutschland GmbH)

12:30 – 13:30


Location: The Pavilion

13:30 – 15:20

Session 4

Location: B200 Lecture Theatre


Paper 20

13:30 – 14:00

Independent verification of a CJ70 rig at Sleeper B – accounting for existing footprints and cyclic soil behaviour

K. Heurlin & R. Bendzovski (DNVGL)

O. Aarsland (Statoil USA)


Paper 21

14:00 – 14:30

Rock-fill dimensioning, construction and testing for foundation of a Jack up on a sloping seabed

S. Rességuier & L. Hamre (DNV GL, Oslo)

14:30 – 15:00

Tea Break

Location: The Pavilion


Paper 22

15:00 – 15:30

Bearing Capacities of Spudcan Foundations in Clay after Penetrating through a Sand Layer

Pan Hu, Britta Bienen & Mark Cassidy (Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, The University of Western Australia)


Paper 23

15:30 – 16:00

Effects of consolidation on the undrained combined VHM capacity of spudcans

Raffaele Ragni, Britta Bienen & Mark Cassidy(University of Western Australia)

David Masin(Charles University in Prague)

Dong Wang (Ocean University of China)

16:00 – 16:15

Conference Closing address


Tea Break

Location: The Pavilion