Visit the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum in Galveston, Texas, or the International Petroleum Museum & Exposition in Morgan City, Louisiana, to explore a retired oil rig. Alternatively, contact the Countryside Conservancy which works with energy companies, as of November 2015, to plan rig tours for interested people.Continue Reading
The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum features three floors of interactive displays and models and a skywalk onto the rig's drill floor. The tour is self-guided, and visitors can purchase guide books and audio tour packages for in-depth information. The International Petroleum Museum & Exposition offers organized tours of the Mr. Charlie offshore drilling rig.
The Countryside Conservancy works with energy companies such as Chesapeake Energy and Cabot Oil & Gas, to arrange tours of working drilling rigs to help promote better understanding of the processes. The organization collects the names and numbers of people who are interested in taking a tour.Learn more about Geography