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As if the fierce business competition wasn’t enough, the oil and gas industry faces unique challenges that complicate everyday operations and erode productivity. These challenges stem from the fact that some of the country’s most promising basins are plotted in remote locations with extreme weather and isolated from infrastructure. Remote job sites also pose significant security risks. Equipment theft and vandalism are fairly common – and very costly.
Many companies have turned to repurposed shipping container storage to solve these pressing challenges. Drill sites and production sites are putting these portable and customizable structures to work as equipment housing and storage solutions because they’re durable, portable, safe, and cost-effective. Their durable design coupled with insulation and temperature control systems makes containers suitable for a range of climates, including North American shale plays, oil plays, and coal-bed fields.
Several unique features make repurposed shipping containers the right choice for oil and gas storage:
Steel shipping containers are wind- and water-tight and built to withstand open-ocean travel—including extreme gusts and downpours. This durability means your drill site and production site are secure, whether the crew is working in Williston or the Fort Worth Basin. Energy employers use steel structures because they offer maximum protection against vandalism and theft.
Shipping container units are easily transportable by truck. They can be set up and relocated over and over without compromising their structural integrity.
Shipping container storage rarely requires a concrete slab or an in-ground foundation, making storage requirements more economical.
Oil and gas companies have a responsibility—often legally mandated—to clean up their drill sites after they complete their project. Unlike stick-built structures, shipping container storage can be picked up and relocated to the next site. There’s no need to call in a demolition crew and pack up the waste.
Between the fierce weather conditions and the threat of vandalism and theft, companies engaged in drilling and production need rugged structures. Best-in-class organizations have found the most robust, cost-effective solutions to be modified shipping containers, outfitted to satisfy a variety of specific needs.
Learn more about gas and oil storage and housing solutions by downloading 7 Reasons Oil and Gas Companies Use Steel Shipping Containers. If you’d like to connect with Falcon, contact us here.
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