Oilfields may be either near towns or remote from major cities. Consequently, establishing one in British Columbia (B.C.) can become a complicated logistical nightmare. However, using modular structures for your oilfield office trailers can make the process smoother for everyone.
Why Use a Modular Structure
While an oilfield camp can operate in one palace for many years, they are temporary settlements. So when you start building one, modular is a smart choice for several reasons:
In an oilfield camp there are several spaces you need to have. You need housing and bathroom facilities for your workers. There needs to be spaces that can be used as meeting rooms or offices. Camps also need kitchens to prepare food for the workers and areas where they can eat.
Mental health has become a priority at oilfield camps, so you’ll want to plan recreation areas for workers to relax on their time off, like a lounge or a gym. With a camp of any size, storage is also something that is always in short supply so you’ll want to plan for places devoted to that.
5 Modular Options from Britco
At Britco, we take pride in our structures and manufacture several that would work well on any campsite.
1. Mobile Trailers
Mobile office trailers are an excellent solution for a temporary workspace for office or meeting rooms.
Mobile offices are equipped with a frame and wheels, which makes them easily maneuverable. They may be safely parked in a location or moved around the job site. They work particularly well as oilfield offices because of their portability over rough terrain, allowing them to be placed in remote locations.
Portable offices are similar to mobile ones; however, a portable office doesn’t have wheels or skids. When your office is delivered, it’ll be placed on blocks that are adjusted to whatever height you need. As long as you have an accessible site and it's prepped, a portable office can easily be placed anywhere on your site.
Our portable structures also work well as administrative offices or a temporary office space. A portable office can also work as a first-aid office. Even though you may take all the necessary precautions, accidents still happen and it’s imperative to have a facility to deal with them.
Our container offices are solid steel boxes with steel screens over the windows and steel lockboxes over the doors. They also are delivered with optional bracket-mounted shelving.
At an oilfield, a container office like this can be used as a security building or administrative office. It can also be used as a storage facility to keep sensitive documents, valuable equipment, and other important items, like work tools, secure when you aren’t there.
Sometimes you need more space than a standard single-wide structure. Office complexes are the perfect solution. Complexes are ideal as project offices, for corporate space, and for growing businesses in need of more room.
You can either rent or buy a building as your company expands or when you require short-term swing space. We also offer turnkey installation services and comprehensive furniture packages.
Office complexes are built to code locally in British Columbia and can be over 3,000 square feet. They can be set up with offices, restrooms, conference or meeting rooms, and areas for workstations.
SmartSpace by Britco is the next generation of portable workspace solutions. The building-block design can be stacked up to three units high, so you have the flexibility to create any space you need or are envisioning.
On an oilfield, a SmartSpace solution can house control rooms, dispatch offices, locker rooms, cafeterias, break rooms, training facilities, and more — all delivered in one unit.
Our innovative SmartSpace modules are ready to go as soon as they arrive on-site, so you can spend less time managing logistics and more time running your business.
Not all modular structures are made the same. There are several benefits to using a Britco modular structure that set us apart from everyone else.
Built to Code and Safety Standards
It’s essential to be compliant with the most recent Canadian National Model Codes. And if your group is coming from outside the country to work in British Columbia, knowing what those requirements are can require a lot of extra research.
Fortunately, you don’t have to worry if you get your oilfield office trailers from Britco. All our modular structures are built in adherence to all current safety standards and codes, so you can have them delivered, and keep on working.
Quick Delivery and Assembly
Time is money when you have a job to complete. And that’s why you need to have everything delivered and in place as quickly and safely as possible.
One of the other benefits of choosing a new structure is that fabrication and site prep takes place at the same time, shortening the installation schedule. And weather delays aren’t an issue since our buildings are built in a factory setting. Not only is this good schedule-wise but using modular is also environmentally friendly.
Office furniture including desks, file cabinets, and swivel chairs
Kitchen packages that include fridges, coffee makers, water coolers, and microwaves
Stairs (1-, 4-, and 5-step, and two-story) and entryways
In addition to furniture, you can also add on the items for your oilfield office decor that is usually forgotten, like clocks, calendars, boot scrapers, and coat racks.
With Britco, we don’t just offer you one structure you can use as an oilfield office—we offer you options. You can rent, lease, buy, or create a custom modular oilfield office to suit the exact setup you’re envisioning for your oilfield.