Lafayette Location

2784 NE Evangeline Thruway

Lafayette, Louisiana 70507

Phone: 337-235-8548

Fax: 337-235-8550

Houma Location

805 Hwy 182(Old Hwy 90)

Houma, Louisiana 70364

Phone: 985-872-9202

Fax: 985-872-9203

July 7, 2014

Gauthiers’ Adds Certified Offshore Lifting Frames

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(Lafayette, La.) – Gauthiers’, a leading supplier of offshore containers, baskets and support equipment, announces the expansion of their line of offshore lifting frames. The company has standard sizes and can offer customized frames that meet client requirements as well as industry standards, including internationally recognized DNV 2.7-1 standards for Certification for Offshore Containers June 2013, EN 12079, IMO MSC/CIR 860, and Appendix G: SEPCo Lifted Equipment Certification.

 

Certified offshore lifting frames are becoming more popular with oilfield service companies in the Gulf of Mexico and internationally, and are most commonly used for transporting slick line skids, coil tubing packages, pumps, compressors and wireline equipment. They are also used to handle logistics for specialty tools, temporary buildings and machinery without pad eyes. By mounting the equipment to these frames, users can ensure the safe transfer of their products offshore.

 

Gauthiers’ developed its frames in consultation with industry clients, who use them to safely transport items like mud pumps, umbilical cords, oversized spools, wireline and generators.

 

“These units are perfect for sending common supplies offshore” notes Gauthiers’ Vice President of Business Development Garett Gauthier. “And because our lifting frames are DNV 2.7-1 certified, our customers know they are using the safest possible method of transporting special or bulky cargo.”

 

Gauthiers’ certified lifting frames are available for purchase in both their Lafayette and Houma locations to serve customers from Houston to Port Fourchon.

 

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 Gauthiers’ offers sale and rental of offshore containers, baskets and support equipment for domestic and international oil and gas industry customers. The company specializes in DNV 2.7-1/EN12079/ IMO MSC/CIR 860 certification standards. Gauthiers’ is an active participant on the technical committees of ISO 10855: Offshore Container-Design, Manufacture and Marking and API 2CCU: Offshore Cargo Container Design, Manufacturing and Inspection. The company serves clients locally and globally with locations in Lafayette and Houma, La. For more information, visit www.gauthiersrental.com.

June 28, 2014

How Many Shipping Containers Are Really Lost At Sea?

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An interesting story and facts regarding shipping containers getting off track during shipment.  Thankfully Gauthiers’ has never lost a shipping container at sea!!

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From severe weather and rough seas to catastrophic events such ship groundings and collisions, each year a number of shipping containers are lost overboard from ships. But just how many containers are lost each year at sea?

That’s a tough question to answer and one that is frequently asked. A quick Google search will point you to a number of unsubstantiated figures ranging from a couple of hundred up to 10,000 per year. But how many is it, really?

One report that has been widely accepted as the best estimate came in 2011 when the World Shipping Council polled its member companies, representing 90% of the world’s containership capacity, for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 in an attempt to answer the question. Now, the World Shipping Council has once again surveyed its members for a 2014 updated report that includes figures from the last three years. Here’s what was found:

Containers Lost – 2008 to 2013

For the combined six year period from 2008 to 2013, the WSC estimates that there were 546 containers lost on average each year, not counting for catastrophic events. Counting for catastrophic events, an average of 1,679 containers were lost each year over the six years.

Losses are Increasing

Based on the 2011 survey results, the World Shipping Council estimated that on average there were approximately 350 containers lost at sea each year during the 2008-2010 time frame, not counting for catastrophic events. When counting the catastrophic losses, an average annual total loss per year of approximately 675 containers was estimated for this three year period.

Based on 2014′s survey results, the WSV estimates that there were approximately 733 containers lost at sea on average for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013, not including catastrophic events. Including catastrophic losses, for these years the average annual loss was approximately 2,683 containers, an uptick of 297% from the previous three years.

Rare Catastrophic Events

The WSC report notes that the large number seen for the years 2011 through 2013 are the result of two rare catastrophic events: the 2013 sinking of the MOL Comfort in the Indian Ocean and the 2011 MV Rena grounding off New Zealand.

The report shows that the loss from the MOL Comfort alone resulted in the loss of all 4,293 containers (Comfort is considered the worst containership loss in history). The MV Rena, meanwhile, lost roughly 900 containers overboard when it grounded and broke up on a reef just off the coast of New Zealand in 2011 and into 2012. Hence the uptick.

The Bigger Picture

Now, all this may seem like a lot, but it’s a far cry from the 10,000 figure that is widely circulated, a figure that the WSC called in its report “unsupported and grossly inaccurate”. Also, when you consider that in 2013 the international liner shipping industry carried approximately 120 million containers packed with an estimated $4 trillion worth of cargo, the numbers don’t seem so bad.

Still, any loss of a container at sea is a loss that carriers seek to prevent. After all, containers lost at sea pose a number of dangers from environmental hazards to the safety of navigation, not to mention the economic loss of any cargo and potential recovery (just see Svendborg Maersk).

“Every container loss is one the industry would like to avoid.  The updated report not only provides more accurate and up-to-date data on the issue, but also identifies those initiatives the industry is supporting to increase container safety and reduce such losses.  While nobody can eliminate the challenges of bad weather or the risk of vessel casualties at sea, care and cooperation amongst all those who pack, handle, weigh, stow and secure containers is needed to improve safety. ” said Chris Koch, WSC President and CEO.

To help get this number as close to zero as possible, the industry has been actively supporting a number of efforts to enhance container safety and reduce loss. They can be read about in the WSC’s full report along with the methodoligy used HERE: Survey Results for Containers Lost At Sea – 2014 Update

 

Source: http://gcaptain.com/how-many-shipping-containers-lost-at-sea/

June 5, 2014

Gauthiers’ Introduces New Concept Offshore Basket

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Gauthiers’, a Lafayette-based supplier of oil and gas industry containers and support equipment, has introduced a new concept offshore basket unlike any on the market.

The GAUU643 Offshore Basket combines features of gang boxes, offshore baskets, offshore containers and job boxes. A watertight, sealable lid with hydraulic shocks ensures safe and easy lifting and closing. Optional interior shelving provides added functionality for storing tools and other gear. Each container measures 6 feet 9 inches long; 4 feet, 5 inches wide; 3 feet 9 inches high; and weighs 2,500 pounds.

“This is the right tool for the job,” said Gauthiers’ Sales Manager, Brady Allis. “Our customers demanded a robust design, watertight solution, required safety features and we have delivered with the GAUU643.”

Unveiled at Houston’s 2014 Offshore Technology Conference, the creatively designed offshore basket received a positive response from industry professionals.

“It created quite a stir,” Allis said. “No one had seen a gang box quite like this before.”

Each basket and sling is certified to “DNV 2.7-1 Standard for Certification of Offshore Containers-June 2013″ by DNV. Additional certifications include “EN 12079-1: Offshore Containers-Design, Manufacture and Marking” and “IMO MSC/CIR. 860: Guidelines for the Approval of Offshore Containers Handled in Open Seas.”

Gauthiers’ is confident that the basket will exceed the requirements of upcoming offshore container standards currently under development and plans to have DNV update the design approval when the standards are made available to ensure compatibility with the new requirements. The new standards include “ISO 10855: Offshore Container-Design, Manufacture and Marking” and “API 2CCU: Offshore Cargo Container Design, Manufacturing and Inspection.” Additional technical information on the new product and the developing standards is available at http://www.gauthiersrental.com

Units are certified to hold 8,500 pounds and are available for rental or purchase from Gauthiers’ locations in Lafayette and Houma, La. The company will also host product demonstrations later this year for clients in Houston, Texas and Port Fourchon, La.

Unveiled at Houston's 2014 Offshore Technology Conference, the creatively designed GAUU 643 offshore basket received a positive response from industry professionals.

Unveiled at Houston’s 2014 Offshore Technology Conference, the creatively designed GAUU 643 offshore basket received a positive response from industry professionals.

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Gauthiers’ offers sale and rental of offshore containers, baskets and support equipment for domestic and international oil and gas industry customers. The company specializes in DNV 2.7-1/EN12079/ IMO MSC/CIR. 860 certification standards. Gauthiers’ is an active participant on the technical committees of ISO 10855: Offshore Container-Design, Manufacture and Marking and API 2CCU: Offshore Cargo Container Design, Manufacturing and Inspection. The company serves clients locally and globally with locations in Lafayette and Houma, La. For more information, visit http://www.gauthiersrental.com.

May 24, 2014

Port Fourchon History

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Interesting article on Port Fourchon’s history. Gauthiers’ supports the majority of its deepwater clients in Port Fourchorn. It is the backbone of logistics support in the Gulf of Mexico for deepwater exploration and production.

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20140523/ARTICLES/140529684/-1/sports11

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Gauthiers’ offers sale and rental of offshore containers, baskets and support equipment for domestic and international oil and gas industry customers. The company specializes in DNV 2.7-1 certification standards and serves clients locally and globally with locations in Lafayette and Houma, La. For more information, visit www.gauthiersrental.com.

March 4, 2014

May 5-8: Houston Offshore Technology Conference set

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A premier, well-atttended event each year in Houston, this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) will be May 5-8 at Reliant Park.

Founded in 1969, it’s the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production and environmental protection.

“OTC has been the premier technical conference and exhibition for the oil and gas industry and a fixture in the Houston community for 45 years,” said Stephen Graham, OTC executive director. “We’ve seen phenomenal growth over the years, and we are excited about another opportunity to bring global experts on technological advances, safety and environmentally focused solutions to Houston. We invite industry professionals as well as those who are interested in the industry to attend. Whether they are new to the field, or seasoned professionals, OTC has something for everyone.”

Attendees will have access to leading-edge technical information, the industry’s largest equipment exhibition, and have the opportunity to make new professional contacts. More than 90,000 professionals from more than 120 countries are expected to attend.

In celebration of OTC’s 45th anniversary, an evening concert, featuring musical entertainment, food and drinks will be Wednesday, May 7, on the floor of Reliant Stadium. Admittance is complimentary to registered attendees.

The OTC at the Ballpark is scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, May 4. The Astros will host the Seattle Mariners, and game time is 1:10 p.m.

The OTC Dinner will be held that evening. At the event, OTC recognizes individuals and companies that have made outstanding achievements to the offshore E&P industry.

Registration and technical sessions will begin on Monday, May 5.

Several registration options are available: Four-day registration is $150 for members, $210 for nonmembers; One-day registration is $120 for members, $160 for nonmembers. The registration fee includes admittance to the technical sessions and exhibition.

Special event tickets must be purchased separately. Those interested in attending OTC 2014 can register atwww.otcnet.org/2014.

Topical breakfasts and luncheons will feature presentations by senior executives of operating, service and supply companies.

They will present their views on future industry direction, operational integrity, risk management, and technical challenges facing the offshore oil and gas industry.

Experts and high-level government officials will participate in panel discussions about issues related to government policies, energy development, and HSE issues.

Peer-selected technical presentations also are scheduled. During these sessions, new technology will be presented, as well as lessons learned from the field.

Attendees can explore the exhibit floor, where there will be displays by major oil and gas companies and related subsidiary industries, equipment manufacturers and service providers.

They can view the latest technological advances in such categories as drilling, exploration, fabrication, instrumentation and controls, environmental, marine, materials, oilfield chemicals, oil spill cleanup, pollution control, process, production, safety, seismic, specialized equipment, subsea exploration, survey, telecommunications, testing, tools, training, transportation, well completion, workover and wireline.

As part of the conference, 100 Houston-area classroom teachers will attend a one-day energy education workshop.

Among other things, they will participate in energy lessons provided by the U.S. National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project.

In addition, to educate the next generation of aspiring engineers, scientists, and managers about the oil and gas industry, OTC will invite approximately 200 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math education) students to receive hands-on energy lessons.

They also will be able to meet industry professionals and ask questions about careers in the oil and gas industry.

Visit www.otcnet.org/2014.

SOURCE: http://www.chron.com/jobs/article/May-5-8-Houston-Offshore-Technology-Conference-5172753.php

New guide for offshore container certification

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To help resolve some of the questions raised around offshore container certification, LR Energy has produced a new guide, Offshore Container Certification: When, Where and Why.

The guide covers all aspects of container certification including the differences between the two current rule sets.

Currently, there are two standards for offshore containers EN 12079 & DNV 2.7-1 both determining similar criteria for the certification process.

This will soon change as a group of owners, manufacturers and third-party inspection organisations (including ourselves) meet to finalise the a new standard for offshore containers.

The new standard; ISO 10855 will replace EN 12079 and become the main global standard put forth by industry organisation for the safety of the global container industry.

SOURCE: http://www.oilpubs.com/oso/article.asp?v1=14264

February 10, 2014

Offshore Container Certification: When, Where and Why

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Do you know what regulation governs the approval of offshore containers in more than 160 countries?

Between international treaties, standards, and questions about certifying bodies, the offshore container certification process can be confusing not only for manufacturers, but for buyers and end-users of offshore containers.

Now, Lloyd’s Register has put together a complimentary downloadable guide about offshore container certification to provide some answers.

OCCGuideCoverRegister today and you’ll learn:

  • Which countries require offshore containers to be approved by an approved body
  • The history of offshore container certification
  • Comparisons of popular standards

Who should download this guide?

  • Offshore container manufacturers
  • Offshore container buyers
  • Offshore oil and gas company procurement and quality teams
  • End users of offshore containers
  • Drilling rig owners

Just fill out the short registration form on the right and you’ll get immediate, free access to the guide.

 


 

About Lloyd’s Register Container Certification Services

Lloyd’s Register has been involved in both setting standards for containers and their inspection for almost a half-century. The Lloyd’s Register Container Certification Scheme covers common ISO-style containers, tank containers and offshore containers. For more information, visit www.lr.org/offshore-containers.

The ISO standard is scheduled to go into effect in 2015.
http://go.lrenergy.org/offshore-container-certification?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=OffshoreContainerGuide
Source: Lloyd’s Register

Gauthiers’ Oilfield Rental, LLC supplies offshore containers and supporting equipment for the oil and gas industry in the United States and internationally.  The equipment can by certified by Lloyds Register or other classification society chosen by the client. It offers Offshore Containers, Offshore Baskets, Offshore Workshops, Container Modifications, Engineering/Design of Containers, Related Accessories and Supporting Services.

The company specializes in the internationally recognized code, “DNV 2.7-1 Standard for Certification of Offshore Containers-JUNE 2013.”  The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Lafayette, LA (USA) with an additional office in Houma, LA (USA).  For additional information please visit www.gauthiersrental.com or email at sales@gauthiersrental.com

A New Offshore Container Standard

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A New Offshore Container Standard

Next week in Houston, Texas a group of owners, manufacturers and third-party inspection organisations (Lloyd’s Register among them) will meet to finalise a new standard for offshore containers. ISO 10855 will cover offshore containers and associated lifting sets. Once approved by the ISO committee, it will be one of two global standards for offshore containers put forth by industry organisations for the safety of the global container industry.
Why a new standard?

It was the International Standards Organisation that first introduced a global standard for the now-familiar shipping container back in the late 1960’s. That led to standard sizes for containers, allowing for incredible efficiencies in their storing, loading, and transporting.

Offshore containers, however, are a specific type of container that needs more stringent standards. They are used to ferry supplies to and from offshore oil and gas rigs and platforms. Loading and unloading the containers is usually done by cranes hoisting them from supply ships using what are called sling sets.

You can imagine the forces at play here. Offshore containers are built to withstand the elements of open sea, including a requirement that their material withstand normal temperatures as low as -20°C (severe at -40°C). They also must be constructed to withstand the possibility of impact forces while being loaded and unloaded by cranes.

LR Energy Offshore Container Certification Guide

The ISO standard will therefore bring this speciality container into the fold of global standards for containers. Lloyd’s Register is a proud

member of the working committee, contributing our experience with inspecting and certifying offshore containers, which will reach the 100,000 mark this year.

The ISO standard is scheduled to go into effect in 2015.
Source: Lloyd’s Register

RSS: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Source http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com//News.aspx?ElementID=b1c5e00f-35c0-4fac-af66-126112bb6e8c

About Gauthiers’ Oilfield Rental, LLC

Gauthiers’ Oilfield Rental, LLC supplies offshore containers and supporting equipment for the oil and gas industry in the United States and internationally.  The equipment can by certified by Lloyds Register or other classification society chosen by the client. It offers Offshore ContainersOffshore Baskets,Offshore WorkshopsContainer Modifications,Engineering/Design of ContainersRelated Accessories andSupporting Services.

The company specializes in the internationally recognized code,“DNV 2.7-1 Standard for Certification of Offshore Containers-JUNE 2013.”  As well, Gauthiers’ Oilfield Rental, LLC is participating in the work group of the new global standard for offshore containers ISO 10855.  The work group includes manufacturers of offshore containers, classification societies that certify offshore containers, regulatory bodies such as the United States Coast Guard, multinational oil companies that produce offshore, and offshore container rental fleet operators.  

 

The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Lafayette, LA (USA) with an additional office in Houma, LA (USA).  For additional information please visitwww.gauthiersrental.com or email at sales@gauthiersrental.com

October 29, 2013

DNV Updates Standard for Offshore Service Modules

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DNV said it has completely rewritten the standard for Offshore Service Modules certification, commonly referred to as DNV 2.7-2, which was first published in 1995. The new document is now available and an event to explain the guidance will be held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center (AECC) on June 11, 2013.

According to DNV, there are currently various industry sources of guidance and standards, some of which contain conflicting advice, making it difficult for users to gain assurance that their equipment is compliant and that as Duty Holders, they are effectively managing the hazards that may be introduced to the offshore installation. DNV believe that the new DNV 2.7-2 offers a solution to this issue.

Jack Downie, Head of Section, Verification and Product Certification in Aberdeen commented, “As of January 1, 2013, Aberdeen became the DNV global center for Offshore Containers, we are therefore, very close to the needs of the customer here. It is also fitting that we are developing the service and launching updates to the customers ‘in our own backyard.’ Indeed, selected clients have had an opportunity to comment on the changes to DNV 2.7-2 in the interim stages, so they have been very much a part of the revision.”

Though widely recognized as a safety standard for pressurized modules for temporary workspaces, it has now been extended to cover all types of temporary equipment, from diesel engines and compressors to well test production equipment.

The basis for every DNV 2.7-2 module is a container or skid, which, for example, may be precertified to DNV 2.7-2, and then outfitted according to the end client specification. DNV will now certify this to ensure the safety related aspects both from hazards inherent within the module, and also from risks due to its location on the offshore installation. It is a single document which brings together the key safety requirements of multiple existing standards to enable users to effectively apply it to transportable/temporary equipment.

MarineLink.com

May 24, 2010

OTC 2010 PRESS RELEASE

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Offshore Technology Conference Attendance Reaches 72,900
HOUSTON, Texas, USA (May 6, 2010) — Attendance at the 2010 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) reached 72,900 as offshore energy industry experts from around the world came together to share technological advances and innovative approaches at the world’s largest event for offshore resources development. OTC was held May 3-6 at Reliant Park in Houston.

Attendance surpassed the 2009 total of 67,700, and the sold-out exhibition was the largest in 28 years, totaling more than 568,000 square feet, up from 557,000 square feet in 2009. OTC’s expanded exhibition in Reliant Arena in addition to Reliant Center enabled the exhibition growth. Although this was a record year for OTC, the drilling accident in the Gulf of Mexico affected the mood and the tone of the event.

“We are coming together at a very sobering time for the offshore energy industry. Although we don’t yet know what caused the accident, we know that this industry takes safety and environmental stewardship very seriously. That is why when we do learn how this occurred, I know that all of us in the offshore industry will work together to prevent this from happening again anywhere in the world,” said Susan Cunningham, 2010 OTC chairman.

The keynote speaker for the OTC Awards Luncheon, Noble Energy’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles Davidson opened his remarks with reference to the tragic fire and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig by saying “We’ve got to clean it up….find out what happened, and fix it so that it never happens again.”

“I certainly had second thoughts,” Davidson said, about giving his keynote address – Today’s reality is yesterday’s impossibility. But he concluded that the industry must also celebrate its successes. “Our willingness to take on the ‘impossible’ has led to immense change and success. Believing that anything is possible is critical to that success.” He cited US gas shale plays, Chevron’s Jack field in the lower tertiary Gulf of Mexico, and Israel’s gas-field discoveries of the past 18 months as examples of achievements that once seemed impossible.

Covering four full days, this year’s technical program offered sessions on renewable energy sources including offshore wind and wave energy. OTC’s Spotlight on New Technology program highlighted 13 innovative technologies that are already making the industry more effective.

OTC continues to grow with two new conferences. The OTC Brasil conference is scheduled for 4-6 October 2011 in Rio de Janeiro. OTC’s first Arctic Technology Conference will occur 7-9 February 2011 in Houston, as a separate new conference focusing on both offshore and onshore technology for Arctic exploration and development.

The 2011 OTC takes place 2-5 May 2011 at Reliant Park.
About OTC
The Offshore Technology Conference is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production and environmental protection. OTC is held annually at Reliant Park in Houston. For more information, visit www.otcnet.org.

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