Oil States International Inc was incorporated in Delaware. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is a provider of specialty products and services to oil and gas drilling and production companies throughout the world. The Company operates in a substantial number of the world's active oil and gas producing regions, including Canada, onshore and offshore U.S., West Africa, the North Sea, South America and Southeast and Central Asia. The Company operates in four principal business segments: accommodations, offshore products, well site services, and tubular services. It is an integrated provider of accommodation services for people working in remote locations. Its scalable modular facilities provide temporary and long-term work force accommodations where traditional infrastructure is not accessible or cost effective. The accommodations support workforces in the Canadian oil sands and in a variety of oil and natural gas drilling, mining and related natural resource applications as well as disaster relief efforts, primarily in Canada, Australia and the United States. Through offshore products segment, it designs and manufactures a number of cost-effective, technologically advanced products for the offshore energy industry. In addition, it supplies other lower margin products and services such as fabrication and inspection services. The products and services are used primarily in deepwater producing regions and include flex-element technology, advanced connector systems, high-pressure riser systems, compact valves, deepwater mooring systems, cranes, subsea pipeline products, blow-out preventer stack integration, specialty welding services, offshore installation services and repair services. The well site services segment includes a broad range of products and services that are used to drill for, establish and maintain the flow of oil and natural gas from a well throughout its lifecycle. In this segment, the operations include completion-focused equipment and services as well as land drilling services. Operating results for the Company's tubular services business have been classified as discontinued operations. The Company's competitors in North America include Aramark Corporation, Compass Group, ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd., Black Diamond Group Limited, Horizon North Logistics Inc., and Clean Harbors, Inc. Its primary competitors in Australia include Ausco Modular (a subsidiary of Algeco Scotsman), Fleetwood Corporation, Aramark Corporation, Sodexo and Compass Group PLC. Its main competitors include Cameron International Corporation, National Oilwell Varco, Inc., GE Oil & Gas, Liebherr Cranes, Inc., FMC Technologies, Inc. and Dril-Quip, Inc. The Company's business is significantly affected by foreign and domestic laws and regulations at the federal, provincial, state and local levels relating to the oil, natural gas and mining industries, mining worker safety and environmental protection.