Solving Elgin-Franklin jack up jigsaw puzzle

The Elgin-Franklin production jack up (JU) is being built in a graving dock at the Barmac joint venture fabrication yard at Nigg, northern Scotland. The central processing, utilities, and quarters (PUQ) jack up platform is being built by the Barmac consortium of Brown & Root Ltd. and McDermott International Inc. and is roughly 80% complete. The platform was built to the TPG 500 design of Technip SA, Paris, which was involved with the Barmac partners in designing the platform. Stuart Nelson, deputy alliance manager for Elf Exploration, said the platform's total weight will be 40,000 metric tons, of which 27,000 tons will be the topsides and hull structures. The...

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