OffshoreAlabama.com is a partnership of more than 200 southwest Alabama offshore oil and gas producers, service providers, suppliers and associated companies. The partnership’s objectives are to raise Mobile’s profile as an energy center and help position Mobile as a major hub for offshore activity in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mobile is strategically located on the central Gulf Coast. Mobile Bay enjoys the shortest distance to deep ocean waters, with the main port complex only 31 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and 22 miles from the Theodore ShipCanal. Our coastline elevation is 12 feet above sea level.
Public and private deepwater terminals with a 40-foot draft and four turning basins on the Mobile River and Theodore Ship Canal are key components of Mobile’s infrastructure. Several specialized shipbuilding and ship repair companies with floating dry docks and rigs are also located on the Mobile River and the Bayou La Batre canal.
Mobile’s infrastructure is second to none. It has unencumbered access from two major North/South and East/West interstates; five Class I rail lines, one Class II rail lines and two Class III line; two airports each with FAA certified control towers; and a deep water seaport and container terminal.
Oil & Gas Support Center
Shore bases include 24-hour fuel service, food, water, crew member transportation, construction and environmental assistance. Maintenance and dock side services are also available.
Alabama is a right-to-work state with a highly skilled workforce. A key resource is AIDT Maritime Training Center, a program that trains welders, pipe fitters and other trade craftsmen tailored to each company’s needs.
Quality of Life
Basking in a prime coastal location, Mobile enjoys all the benefits of being on the water. Other appealing aspects include a low cost of living, a state-of-the-art regional medical center, trauma and burn hospital, and endless recreational opportunities. Average annual snowfall is 0 inches.