MODU Stability & Ballast Control

5 Days

Introduction and overview of semi-submersible MODU

Initial Stability Theory

Moments & Centers of Gravity

Draft, List & Trim Calculations

Free Surface Effect

Effect of weight, ballast & free surface on stability and ballast control operations

Hydrostatic Tables, Tank Tables, Piping Systems and Load Form Calculations

Mooring and Towing

Storm Survival Preparations

Damage Stability & Damage Contro

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MODU Stability & Ballast Control

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About this course

This Stability & Ballast Control for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU) is a customized stability course specifically developed for the oil and gas industry’s jack-ups, semi-submersibles and floating drilling platforms.

The course is also a pre-requisite for obtaining an endorsement as Offshore Installation Manager, Barge supervisor or Ballast Control Operator

Target Audience

This course is designed for personnel working on Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs) who require marine stability training. This includes the following roles:
• OIM
• Barge supervisor
• Ballast Control
Operator
• Bargemaster

Certificate

This course will be offered in partnership with Intertek; a certificate of completion from Intertek will be issued

Duration

5 Days

Course content

Some of the course content include:
• Introduction and overview of semi-submersible MODU
• Initial Stability Theory
• Moments & Centers of Gravity
• Draft, List & Trim Calculations
• Free Surface Effect
• Effect of weight, ballast & free surface on stability and ballast control operations
• Hydrostatic Tables, Tank Tables, Piping Systems and Load Form Calculations
• Mooring and Towing
• Storm Survival Preparations
• Damage Stability & Damage Control

Syllabus

5 Days

Introduction and overview of semi-submersible MODU

Initial Stability Theory

Moments & Centers of Gravity

Draft, List & Trim Calculations

Free Surface Effect

Effect of weight, ballast & free surface on stability and ballast control operations

Hydrostatic Tables, Tank Tables, Piping Systems and Load Form Calculations

Mooring and Towing

Storm Survival Preparations

Damage Stability & Damage Contro