Why Oil & Gas Companies Use Fabric Structures
Due to their very nature, oil and gas exploration and extraction processes are often conducted in remote locations where it’s not cost effective to construct a permanent building. That’s why companies serving the oil and gas industry turn to Big Top when they need a facility for their onsite production — our fabric structures are so versatile that they can be built nearly anywhere, and their durable design ensures reliable protection from the elements.
Versatile Structures That Can Be Built Virtually Anywhere
A Big Top fabric structure does not require a concrete foundation like a permanent building. In fact, it can be anchored to nearly any surface, including asphalt and ecology blocks, and can therefore be deployed in nearly any type of environment.
Shelters That Grow With Your Oil & Gas Production
There are many aspects to oil and gas operations, and Big Top can design a shelter for each of them. For instance, we can design buildings that are customized for:
- Extraction and processing
- Frac sand storage
- Blasting and painting
- Storing raw and processed materials
- Equipment maintenance
- Lunchrooms, break tents, and safety meeting rooms
Because our structures are modular, they can be built to nearly any size, and they can be expanded as your operations grow. Additionally, our shelters can be moved around your base of operations intact with a crane, and they can be disassembled and shipped to a new location should your production needs change.
Superior Protection for Your Staff, Materials & Equipment
No matter how we design a structure to meet the needs of your oil and gas company, you can count on receiving outstanding protection from the elements thanks to the structure’s durable fabric roof, which is formulated to repel 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation. This will help prevent your materials from deteriorating and maximize the lifespan of your equipment’s electronics. And, because the roof will help maintain an interior temperature that is on average 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the temperature outside, your staff will be well protected from sun exposure, ensuring they’re comfortable throughout the workday.
A Cost-Effective Alternative to Permanent Buildings
When you consider all the costs involved with constructing a new building, from the materials and contractor fees to the valuable production time lost waiting for construction to be completed, it’s easy to see how a Big Top fabric structure is a better solution for your bottom line. Our buildings require far fewer materials than permanent structures, and they do not require a specialized contractor to build. In fact, our turnkey installation service will spare you the hassle and expense of having to hire a contractor, and you’ll be able to use your new fabric building much more quickly as it can be assembled at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day. Furthermore, your fabric shelter may qualify you for tax advantages.
To learn more about how our shelters are used by oil and gas companies all over the country, contact Big Top today. When you do, we’ll be happy to tell you more about the numerous ways we can customize a fabric building to meet your unique needs.