Shipping Container Applications in the Oil and Gas Industry

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Perhaps, in no other field is the competition so fierce to find that next energy-rich reservoir. With gas and oil fields scattered across many different areas around the country, this already difficult work is made even more challenging by extreme climate conditions experienced onsite.

Oil and gas companies are discovering that they can increase overall ROI not by working harder, but by becoming more agile and intelligent in their operations. The foundation of any business is its people and those entities that have made a priority to invest directly into those “boots on the ground” have seen the positive effects in both crew morale and productivity. 

Discover how modified storage containers can empower your oil and gas workforce by increasing crew morale, by protecting your assets, and by giving you the power of responsiveness.

Increase Crew Morale

Many times, crews working in the field have infrequent contact with friends and family, even having limited opportunities to interact with “locals” as many job sites are far from urban areas. One of the best ways you can give your employees the respect they deserve, increase morale, and ultimately their loyalty, is to invest resources into workforce housing. 

Modified shipping containers can provide you with safe, durable, transportable housing for your crew. They can be outfitted with amenities typically found in the comfort of a home – from sleeping quarters and kitchens to common areas with full electrical and internet access. Simply put, better housing will lead to better morale, well-rested teams, and increased productivity

Protect Your Assets

After your crew, your oil and gas equipment is your most valuable asset. Conditions on a worksite can be extreme, fluctuating between scorching days, polar nights, high winds, and brutal storms. Heavy equipment is designed to be durable under unfavorable conditions, but with the amount of money you’ve invested in purchasing, why wouldn’t you go the extra mile to treat your tools as best you can? Having dedicated storage containers specifically for equipment storage will prolong the life of your tools, decrease repair costs, decrease downtime, and naturally lead to increases in crew morale and work efficiency.

Modified storage containers are steel-framed, wind and water-tight. They are built to withstand the corrosive elements of the high seas – conditions that are some of the most intense on the planet. With storage this tough, you can rest easy knowing your equipment is secure and safe from hostile weather. An additional benefit of a full steel enclosure is that you are also protected from human threats like vandalism, theft, and arson.

Become Responsive

In today’s global economy and with innovation happening at the speed of business, the ability to respond quickly and intelligently is indispensable. Energy investors are always sending out their exploration teams in hopes of finding the next rich oil and gas reserves. Sometimes these opportunities do not go to the biggest company with the most money, but instead to companies that can get onsite first. If you are in the middle of the current operation and don’t have an infrastructure centered on mobility, how can you hope to take advantage of an unexpected opportunity? Don’t let this be you.

By building your strategy with modified shipping containers as part of the operational equation, you can effectively make certain that you’ll be able to respond to new opportunities that come your way. Modified containers, including workforce housing, equipment storage, offices, and control rooms can be quickly transported by ship, rail, or truck anytime, anywhere. While your competitors will be slow to respond, you’ll already be organized and on your way to the new job site. 

How Can Shipping Containers Help?

  • Comfortable workforce housing
  • On-site, weatherproof storage for materials
  • Safe and secure storage for generators, welding equipment, and other tools and supplies 
  • Custom finished office space for meetings and storing construction plans and files
  • Electrical, phone, and computer outlets to keep you connected while on the job site.

Your Ideal Storage Solutions

Saf-T-Box is the ideal choice for oil and gas operations. Being able to increase productivity, protect your investments, and most importantly – be responsive – are just some of the benefits that can be yours. Keep weather, thieves and vandals away – for good. Watch your efficiency increase, your costs decrease, and your opportunities expand. Experience how a seemingly small logistical change to your storage needs can have huge ramifications for your job sites now and in the future.

 Have a specific application in mind? Give us a call, and we can discuss custom modification options to meet your specific needs.

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