Located in Morgan City, Louisiana, guided tours are given of the historic offshore drilling rig "Mr. Charlie." The "Mr. Charlie" is the only place in the world where the general public can walk aboard an authentic offshore drilling rig. The rig is also used as a hands-on, live-aboard training facility. The students go through formal classroom training, practice skills with hands-on activities, and live aboard the rig to experience the offshore, isolated living conditions they are getting ready to enter. This keeps the rig active and allows guests to view offshore workers in their offshore working and living environment.
Topics discussed during the guided tours are the history of the offshore oil and gas industries, the jobs on a rig, the working and living conditions on a rig, and how to drill a well. Areas of the rig toured are the living quarters with the stateroom area, recreation room, mess hall, and galley; a remotely operated vehicle; the pipe rack deck and drill floor, and the mud sack room and pits.