Lafayette Location

4100 NE Evangeline Thruway

Lafayette, Louisiana 70520

Phone: 337-235-8548

Fax: 337-235-8550

Houma Location

4768 HWY 182

HoumaLA 70364

Phone: 985-872-9202

Fax: 985-872-9203

Fourchon Location

120 17th Street

Martin North Port Fourchon, LA 70357

Phone: 985-872-9202

Fax: 985-872-9203

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 18, 2014

ABS releases LNG bunkering report

Filed under: Industry News — Gauthier's Rentals @ 6:37 pm

The American Bureau of Shipping released a report today, Bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas-Fueled Marine Vessels in North America, to provide guidance to potential owners and operators of gas-fueled vessels, as well as LNG bunkering vessels and facilities, to help them obtain regulatory approval for projects.

“As the potential for LNG fueled vessels in North America continues to grow, uncertainty exists on how to meet various regulatory requirements. It has become very clear to us while conducting this study that the visionary projects teams who properly plan their path to compliance can be successful,” says ABS Vice President for Global Gas Solutions Patrick Janssens. “This report lays out an integrated approach to addressing the federal, state, provincial and local requirements that may impact LNG bunkering infrastructure. The ABS Global Gas Solutions team is prepared to help stakeholders successfully address each level of regulatory compliance.”

The report, developed by ABS and ABS Group, takes a broad look at the requirements of various regulatory bodies including the IMO, US Coast Guard, Transport Canada, US Environmental Protection Agency and the many state and local authorities involved in a bunkering project. Included in the report is a recommended process for meeting those requirements and obtaining approval for the LNG bunkering infrastructure project.

“This is the first comprehensive study of its kind that clearly identifies a path forward for regulatory approval of LNG bunkering practices and infrastructure in North America,” says ABS Group Vice President for Global Initiatives Chuck Mitchell. “This report is only one step in the continued development of robust LNG service offerings of ABS and ABS Group. As we learn more from each project, and as regulatory requirements mature, we will continue to update this report in order to provide industry-leading advice to stakeholders in the LNG fuel market.”

The report touches on a number of key considerations for any LNG bunkering project, including reviewing potential bunkering options; identifying potential hazards and risks and recommending potential safeguards; presenting state, local and port-specific issues; and summarizing applicable regulations and outlining a process for meeting those requirements and ultimately obtaining project approval.

The report is available to the public through the ABS website, www.eagle.org.

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

January 28, 2011

Gulf drilling industry needs immediate relief, Chevron exec says

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The Gulf of Mexico drilling industry is on “life support” and needs immediate relief, said Gary Luquette, president of Chevron’s North America Exploration and Production. Several Gulf drilling rigs have pursued opportunities in other countries and aren’t likely to come back soon. Jobs have also been lost, he said. CNBC

January 25, 2011

Surplus of rigs could jeopardize drilling industry, analyst says

Filed under: Industry News — Gauthier's Rentals @ 9:15 am

The accelerated construction pace of offshore-drilling rigs despite inactivity in the Gulf of Mexico could create a surplus in the $125 billion market. Since November, drillers have ordered 18 deepwater rigs, said Omar Nokta, maritime research chief at Dahlman Rose & Co. This anticipated glut would also prevent usage prices from topping $400,000 or $450,000 a day, Nokta added.  FuelFix.com/Bloomberg

January 24, 2011

Uncertainty stalls deepwater drilling in Gulf

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http://loga.la/loganews/?p=893

Industry experts say near term outlook remains grim

By RICHARD BURGESS

With oil hovering around $90 a barrel, near a two-year high, the mood should be upbeat in south Louisiana’s oil patch.

Yet many local oil companies and the businesses that support them remain largely sidelined by the uncertainty over deepwater drilling after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.  The moratorium imposed shortly after the rig exploded in April has officially ended, but no new permits have been issued for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, the bread and butter of the south Louisiana oil economy.  READ MORE

May 24, 2010

OTC 2010 PRESS RELEASE

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PRESS RELEASE


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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