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Access Solutions for Upstream Construction

Building projects for the upstream energy market is one of the most difficult forms of construction. Contractors have to work in remote, unforgiving terrain with numerous environmental concerns. Yet they also have to support extremely large drill rigs and other heavy machines. Coordinating access to sites without paved roads nearby, creating a safe platform for activity, and protecting the natural ecosystem are all of paramount importance. This is why numerous construction companies serving the industry turn to YAK MAT. Continue reading to find out how our upstream construction mats help keep job sites safe and make the job that much easier.

Challenges Faced in the Field

Pipelines are already some of the most challenging projects a contractor can face. However, the conditions and obstacles that often accompany these types of jobs certainly don’t make the work any easier.

For example, extreme weather can transform the terrain into a soupy or slippery mess overnight. The remote nature of many of these jobsites typically means there are no existing roads to handle the equipment. Building pathways that are stable enough to support machinery isn’t cost-effective, considering they’ll only be needed for a short time.

Using mats for upstream construction access can help solve these issues. Easy to set up and tear down, our hardwood timber mats provide stability and traction where they’re needed most.

Why Oil Field Rig Mats Matter

These products provide temporary roads across all types of terrain. Oil rig mats also are used to construct drill site platforms and parking pads in the downstream energy market. Within these sometimes-remote areas, we provide various solutions to ensure completion of even the most challenging projects while providing the necessary ground support for heavy equipment.



In addition to providing access, our mats provide support to reduce overall ground pressure and create a solid foundation for upstream construction equipment. Other uses include:

  • Create temporary access roads
  • Construct drill site platforms
  • Establish a solid foundation for staging and equipment operations
  • Allows stable distribution of even the heaviest loads

With our oil rig mats and other solutions utilized on the site, builders know that their projects will be safer and more efficient. In addition, they provide greater compliance with environmental regulations. This is because our mats can alleviate ground pressure generated by machines, which can disrupt delicate ecosystems. Without them, contractors run the risk of noncompliance as well as increased chance of accidents and delays.

What Makes YAK MAT the Right Choice?

With more than 40 years of experience in the temporary roadway and access product market, YAK MAT is the premier provider serving the upstream industry. We’re also the only manufacturer with a nationwide presence. Because we have production facilities across the country, we’re close to virtually every job site in the United States. This means we can offer you fast, cost-effective delivery as well as economies of scale.

We have a huge inventory of more than 1 million ready-to-ship mats to help our customers in the energy industry. To speak to one of our experienced professionals and learn more about what we can do for your project, contact YAK MAT today.