US-based Oilfield Instrumentation (Oi) said that it has completed and delivered five control cabins to Weatherford, a Switzerland-based global provider of oil field products and services, for its offshore operations in Mexico.
As part of the Weatherford order, OI delivered five control cabins that will be deployed for measurement-while-drilling (MWD) and logging-while-drilling (LWD) activities.
Specially made for use in harsh environments, the MWD cabins feature heavy ten-gauge steel construction, seal welded walls, spray-in insulation and a three-coat marine-grade paint system.
The control cabins, which can be completely customised for interior configuration and designed for any certification or rating, are certified to Class 1 Division 2 standards, with lifting certifications, claimed OI.
MWD cabins, which can be used as half storage unit and half workspace, are also designed to safely store highly combustible lithium batteries. As part of the contract, OI completed and delivered the custom MWD buildings in seven weeks.
OI Buildings division vice president Ken Romero said: "It’s a great compliment to us that Weatherford continues to expand its relationship with Oilfield Instrumentation."
Earlier, OI had delivered four 8’x12′ measurement-while-drilling (MWD) buildings for US-based oil field equipment supply company North Point Drilling Systems, for its Mexican operations.
OI had earlier developed and supplied a 10’x30′ drillship geological / geophysical conference room to Chevron for use on Stena Carron in the North Sea and the Discoverer Clear Leader and Discover Inspiration in the Gulf of Mexico.
Image: MWD Cabin, mud lab. Photo courtesy of Oilfield Instrumentation.