OI and ABS recently delivered a highly customized, offshore certified “super center” to be used on the Atwood Deepwater Condor. The 20′ x 35′ deep water building included MWD space, a conference room, and mud logging area all for use by different service providers.

The concept of combining multiple service units into one offshore building is gaining favor among offshore operators who recognize the financial and logistical benefits of such practices. Notably, only one building must be transported to the rig site, and a single offloading is required to transfer the building to the rig, which all translates to minimal rig disruption, significantly reduced costs, and fewer logistical hassles. The super-center concept also promises to further set OI and ABS apart from competitors. In-house manufacturing and custom design allow us to construct buildings for any combination of services, any size or layout, and to fulfill any certification requirements, including DNV, ABS and Norsok.






Crew members on the Noble Jim Thompson rig can stay fit while working offshore in this 15′ x 35′ ABS-certified workout room. Custom built to client specifications, this module maximizes available space on the rig, is A-60 fire rated and adheres to strict safety standards. Because we manufacture all units in-house, non-standard buildings are no problem for us. In-house fabrication also allows for strict quality control and improved turnaround time, as all parts of the building process are overseen by our own qualified managers. Our close proximity to the Mississippi River makes transporting oversized buildings like this offshore gym hassle-free.

Oilfield Instrumentation announced the completion of a customized, dual purpose MWD cabin / mud lab for the Gulf of Mexico operations of an offshore resources company. The offshore building was constructed to endure the rugged conditions of offshore drilling work and to maximize the tight living conditions characteristic of those operations. The unit was specifically designed to house the Measure While Drilling engineer in one part of the unit, and mud loggers in the other part. The unit was built to customized configurations specified by our clients for the work of its engineers.

Such units may be created for the customized needs of other drillers. The entire process for this MWD cabin / mud lab combination, from purchase order to build and deliver spanned approximately five weeks, significantly quicker than industry standards.

This specialized control cabin, measuring 6 x 8 x 7-feet tall, was engineered to fit in a limited space on an offshore barge. The design resulted from a collaborative effort between our engineers and Deep Down, Inc. This first-of-its-kind building featured windshield wipers on oversized windows, air conditioning and electrical wiring ready to receive the client’s equipment. Our team streamlined the engineering and manufacturing process to deliver this finished product two weeks earlier than client expectations.






Chevron asked us to design a 10’x30’ unit suited for the specific needs of geologists on board drilling ships worldwide. Three are currently in use on the Stena Carron in the North Sea, the Discoverer Clear Leader and Discover Inspiration in the Gulf of Mexico.

These buildings met the requirements for many certifications and ratings including: DNV 2.7-1 for lifting; A-60 fire rating for wall insulation and door; Pro-Marine USCG/ABS approved walls and floors materials; Cerma Gard fire rated ceiling tiles; electrical approved for DNV 2.7-2 and Class 1 Division IV GR CVD; and CSA verified HVAC for Class 1 Division 1 Zone Ex ratings.

This 8×16 foot, DNV 2.7-1 certified lab was created for use by FMC on a deep-water platform. OI was able to expedite the custom order for this building by modifying a structure that was in the process of being manufactured for its certified rental fleet. Due to the deadline-driven nature of the building’s design and manufacture, FMC representatives were invited to view its actual construction on-site. The hands-on collaboration between FMC and Oilfield Instrumentation ensured that the design and construction met their specialized needs, while OI provided the expertise needed for certifications.

These specially designed 8’x30’ steel cabins combine R-25 rolled fiberglass insulation, thermal ceramic roof coatings and two 15,000 btu roof-mounted HVAC units to keep crews cool in the high heat conditions of the oil & gas producing areas of the southern United States.

Approximately half the cabin functions as workshop and storage areas, while the other half provides a table and chairs for computer work and meeting collaborations. The walls and ceilings are made of low maintenance fiberglass-reinforced panels with commercial raised dot flooring. The custom-built table and seating area offers laptop-friendly electrical outlets. Bench seats and custom shelving provide extra storage space. The workshop features double cargo metal doors for easy ingress and egress of large equipment into the air conditioned work area. Its steel workbench and steel shelving are lined with rhino materials for extra protection. External mounts fit the appropriate generator units. Electrical outlets are conveniently located throughout both work spaces in the cabin. New units will be outfitted with removable handrails for all doors if the unit is mounted to a trailer when in use. Schlumberger took advantage of our paint customization option for corporate branding as well.






Designed to customer specifications, these steel boxes built in a range of sizes are insulated to protect batteries from high heat conditions, to extend their life or safely store used batteries. Interior construction materials are selected to resist combustion, including all-steel storage shelving, and the unit is equipped with fire and smoke panel and devices.

Custom-built, over-pressure screen doors minimize impact of occurrence at unit. Thermal ceramic roof coatings and 18,000 btu HVAC units maintain temperatures to ISO shipping regulations and unit is protected for shipping, with steel cover. Thermostat, HVAC controls, and humidity indicators are mounted outside to minimize needs for personnel to enter unit. All fire, gas, electrical panels and disconnects are mounted outside in recessed housings. Battery box has audible and visual strobe lights to warn personnel of an indication at the unit for appropriate action to be taken. Units are designed for use throughout North America and can be shipped to the customer’s locations throughout the Middle East and the rest of the world.

Ask us about our customizable offshore and onshore well-site accommodations, which we can build to your specifications through our manufacturing company, Advanced Building Services. Contact Us