Stability and Ballast Control for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units
The "Stability and Ballast Control for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units" Course is being offered by Gulf Coast Training Technologies as a prerequisite for a United States Coast Guard Offshore Installation Manager, Barge Supervisor, or Ballast Control Operator license for personnel working on Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU). This course will teach stability principles of both Jack-up type Units and Semi-submersible Mobile Offshore Drilling Units to personnel serving aboard these type vessels.
Goal: Upon successful completion of Gulf Coast Training Technologies aforementioned course, the student will: understand initial stability theory, be able to calculate moments and centers of gravity, calculate draft, list and trim, and understand the concepts of free surface
effect. Also, this course will utilize the "Coastal Driller" to emphasize the use of operation manuals in the daily stability operations of a Jackup MODU, and the "Deep Driller" operating manual for operations on board a Semi-submersible MODU. Additionally, role-playing by students will offer insight to effective countermeasures to worst-case and damage scenarios for both types of units.