Bennett Offshore

Technical Papers

Bennett personnel have authored a number of papers at various international jack-up conferences, as well as a Jack-up Primer in collaboration with personnel from Offshore Technology Development. In addition to the below-listed papers, it is noted that our founder, Mr. William Bennett, was co-chair of the SNAME committee that drafted the original Recommended Practice for the Site-Specific Assessment of Jack-ups (T&R 5-5A).

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1.   Leg Loading and Unloading, William T. Bennett, Jr.; presented at the 1st International Conference on The Jack-up Platform, City University, London, England. September 1985

2.   Pre-loading of Independent Leg Units at Locations with Difficult Seabed Conditions, Jacob H. Alford, and Vladimar Rapaport of Marine Soil Consultants; presented at the 2nd International Conference on The jack-up Platform, City University, London, England, September 1989.

3.   Soil Structure Interaction During Preloading of Jack up Modu's in Different Soil Conditions, Jacob H. Alford, Vladimar Rapaport of Mrsco, Inc., S. Doublas Devoy of Mattehws-Daniel Co., and W.B. Huthnance of Huthnance International; presented at the 1994 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas.

4.   A Simplified Model for Understanding RPD and Associated Brace Loading, by Alford, J.H., and Vazquez, J.H., presented at the 9th International Conference on The Jack-up Platform, City University, London. September, 2003

5.   Rack Phase Difference, by Foo, K.S., Quah, C.K., Wildberger, P., and Vazquez, J.H., presented at the 9th International Conference on The Jack-up Platform, City University, London. September, 2003

6.   Spudcan Footprint Interaction and Rack Phase Difference, by Foo, K.S., Quah, C.K., Wildberger, P., and Vazquez, J.H., presented at the 9th International Conference on The Jack-up Platform, City University, London. September, 2003

7.   Jack-Up Mobilization in a Complex Soil Environment Including Mitigative "Swiss Cheese" Operations, by Kostelnik, A. Guerra, M., Alford, J.H., Vazquez, J.H., and Zhong, J., presented at the IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. September, 2004.

8.   JACK UP UNITS: A Technical Primer for the Offshore Industry Professional, by Vazquez, J.H., Michel, R.P., Alford, J.H., Quah, C.K. and Foo, K.S. Copyright 2005.

9.   Applying Classification And Regulatory Standards To Novel Design Concepts For Deepwater Installations - Cooperation Between Classification Society And Designers, by Feijo, L. Rousseau, J.H., and Vazquez, J.H., presented at the 2009 Deep Offshore Conference, Monaco.

10. The Q4000: A Dynamically Positioned, Semi Submersible, Multi Service Vessel for Working in 10,000 Feet of Water, by Strong Wm.H. and Michel, R.P., presented at 2000 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), Houston, Texas.

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