The oil and gas industry are unique in their need for job site mobility, employee housing, and equipment storage. Oil and gas exploration and pumping take place in some of the harsher climates of the country. From Arctic tundra to desert heat and jungle climates, these companies and their employees face conditions that most companies never experience.
To provide workable office space, storage facilities, and employee housing in these types of conditions, oil and gas companies cannot rely on your typical trailer or mobile home. These structures cannot withstand severe conditions and can leave a company and its employees facing unnecessary lost time.
The Benefits of Steel Shipping Containers
The solution to this problem is using converted steel shipping containers for mobile offices, storage, and employee housing. These containers were designed to be strong and to withstand severe temperatures and weather fluctuations. In addition, their contents are easily secured.
Shipping containers can be customized to meet the needs of the company. Electricity, running water, and climate control can be installed into these containers with little expense. Windows, doors, and other necessities, such as shelving, can be added to a container with ease. These containers can also be connected together and retrofitted if you need a larger space.
The steel construction of these containers makes them more durable than your standard mobile home. These containers will withstand strong winds, rain, ice, and snow. Even more beneficial is the ability to move shipping containers into different temperature ranges for different jobs. You will not have to make any adjustments to keep them functional.
For storage purposes, steel shipping containers are perfect. With a single entrance that seals completely airtight, you can easily control security for all of your equipment. Additionally, you can also have lighting and shelving installed to hold smaller items.
Employee housing in desolate places is often an issue. Shipping containers are easily converted into living spaces that are both comfortable and functional. When the job is complete, you can move it to the next site. This makes the transition for your employees much easier as well.
Retrofitting shipping containers provides the oil and gas industry with a logical, cost-effective solution to their on-site office, storage, and housing needs.