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Combination MWD Cabin / Mud Laboratory Created by Oilfield Instrumentation



ABS sister company Oilfield Instrumentation (OI), which provides real-time drilling instrumentation, onshore and offshore buildings, and well-site servicing, announced the completion of a customized, dual purpose MWD cabin / mud lab for the Gulf of Mexico operations of Dynamic Offshore Resources.


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 dual purpose building was built to customized configurations specified by Dynamic Offshore Resources for the work of its engineers.


 “The extraordinary conditions in offshore drilling activity continues to produce great interest in Oilfield Instrumentation’s ability to deliver customized tried-and-true MWD cabins and mud labs,” said Ken Romero, vice president of OI’s Buildings division.


“Our ability to deliver these custom onshore and offshore buildings contributes to the effective operations of our clients, the oil and gas producers that help find and extract resources and keep gas prices low.”


The unit may be recreated for the customized needs of other drillers. The entire process from purchase order to build and deliver spanned approximately five weeks, significantly quicker than industry standards.


Oilfield Instrumentation regularly customizes its heavy gauge steel measurement-while-drilling cabins and mud laboratories for various land and offshore drilling activities according to customer specifications. Buildings can be designed and constructed to meet any certification requirements, including DNV, ABS and Norsok. In addition to custom design and fabrication made available to clients, Oilfield Instrumentation offers a rental fleet of over 200 buildings, which are ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. OI service technicians provide hassle-free delivery of buildings using its fleet of dedicated 18-wheelers and rig-site power-up in industry-leading response times, allowing customers to focus on their core tasks.