Oilfield Instrumentation’s drilling instrumentation and offshore engineering modules divisions, which once shared space at the company’s original location on Highway 90 in Broussard, LA, will each now operate from their own new facilities. In addition to providing much needed space after years of continued growth, the new facilities will help maximize efficiency as they were constructed to support the specific operations of each division.
Real-time drilling instrumentation, gas detection and satellite services are now housed in a 4-acre, 26,000-square-foot facility on 409 S. Bernard Road, a block off of Highway 90. The office space features a “war room” where engineers can view and monitor multiple wells in real-time on 55” screens lining the walls. The facility will feature additional inventory space, and a tech room for computer equipment fabrication, maintenance and repair.
Oilfield Instrumentation’s engineering department, which developed Rig Vision Mobile© well monitoring software and the EMS IV production monitoring system, will also perform research and development in its new R&D test area.
OI’s new Engineering Modules Division located on Wellhead Road comprises a 10-acre tract and 21,000-square-foot facility, complete with a truck bay and 20-ton overhead crane for moving heavy, skid mounted offshore buildings with ease. The new location, which is just a few miles south of the instrumentation division and also a block off of Hwy 90, will house the oilfield buildings logistics team plus all inventory, and allows for convenient and efficient offshore building inspection and refurbishment right on an easily accessed major corridor.
Oilfield Instrumentation continues to adapt to challenges in the oil and gas industry. “As oil companies seek to outsource more services in difficult seasons like we are in, Oilfield Instrumentation and its new facilities now have ample space to meet customers’ changing needs efficiently, as well as introduce new services,” commented Peyton Reddick, OI’s president.