Thursday, October 18, 2018
Bollinger continues third generation of growth via the Houma Courier
Third-generation Bollinger Shipyards President and CEO Ben Bordelon spoke to members of the South Central Industrial Association this week about where his family’s company has been in its 70-year history, and where it’s going.

The company continues to work on lucrative governmental contracts despite large regional economic losses after the 2014 oil market drop.

“There’s a lot of pain that happened since 2014,” Bordelon said. “It’s affected all of us in here.”

As the company was battling the slagging economy, it was also working to continue the family line into a new generation.

“We had to consolidate and leaned up in certain areas,” he said.
BSEE Director to Lead Interior Department Royalty Policy Committee via BSEE
WASHINGTON – The Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Scott Angelle will now serve as the chairman of the  Royalty  Policy Committee (RPC).

Appointed by U. S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, Angelle had been serving as Acting Chairman. His role as Chairman is in addition to his current role as the BSEE Director.

“This Royalty Policy Committee has a critical role to play for the future of U.S. energy and economic security,” explained Angelle. “To gain energy dominance, we need to consider all available tools to encourage the necessary investment to ensure critical energy production  needed by not only the U.S. but the world as  well .”

Despite rising oil prices, Louisiana's rig count holding steady; Here's why many in industry are optimistic via The Advocate
Chett Chiasson, executive director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, which operates Port Fourchon, the nation's leading energy supply port, said the port has seen increased activity in the past several months.

Through August, truck traffic over the La. 1 bridge in Leeville was up 15 percent compared to the same period last year, according to Chiasson, who said he's also seen more equipment heading down to the Gulf.

“It’s about certainty of the market and certainty of the price, and making sure that it’ll stay at a steady rate, and that way the oil and gas companies can make some good investment decisions to start spending some of that capital,” Chiasson said.

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BSEE Reports Final Tropical Storm Michael Statistics: Oct. 16, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are resuming normal operations following Tropical Storm Michael.

Based on data from offshore  operator  reports submitted, personnel have returned to all of the 687 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico .

7.7% of the current oil production in the Gulf of Mexico remains shut-in.
3.5 % of the natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico remains shut-in.

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