The biggest impetus is that we have a serious shortage of housing for our workforce in Deadhorse," says CH2M Vice President of Equipment and Infrastructure Kelly Droop.
We were spending millions of dollars housing overflow employees or when we were getting ready for a big drilling season push, we were spending a great deal of funds housing people elsewhere," Droop says.
Even though there has been an increase in housing in Deadhorse over the last few years, Droop says CH2M wanted something suited for their employees and future capacity for the long run.
Droop says CH2M selected Winchester because the firm designed many camps recently built on the North Slope and was present for the commissioning when those camps came on line.
We're using the circle in the carpeting, windows, and maybe the art," Droop says.
We definitely wanted our camp fully sprinklered," Droop says.
We want them rested to be driving and operating equipment and it's hard to get a good night's sleep up there, especially in an older camp," Droop says.
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, the HAC was on the controls, but there was never a "positive, three-way change of controls," as we always brief.