JIP provides recommendations on avoiding jacking failures

Offshore staff

HØVIK, Norway – A joint industry project (JIP) on jacking system maintenance and inspection has resulted in a new DNV GL recommended practice, which will be issued in October, that will provide guidance on the correct and safe functioning of rack- and-pinion jacking systems. The objective is to reduce the risk of gear failure.

This past year, DNV GL collaborated in a JIP with Rowan Drilling, Seadrill, Prospector Drilling, Noble Drilling, and UAE’s National Drilling Co.; the recently merged service suppliers Energy Service International and WillTeco; and vendor Cameron Letourneau to come up with practical guidance for the jackup industry.

“In bringing together key industry players, the JIP format provided the opportunity to openly discuss issues and challenges related to jacking gears,” says Michiel van der Geest, project manager, DNV GL–Oil & Gas. “The recommendations from this collaboration will help to reduce the risk of jacking gear failure, downtime, and the overall life cycle cost.”


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