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Year: 2016

Deepwater Supply Vessels: Now arriving at Morrison Contractors’ Riser Yard

December 14th, 2016 in Riser Services

When the going gets tough … the tough get creative. The prolonged downturn in oil and gas markets has forced the industry to streamline, become more efficient and cut costs wherever possible. Operators and contractors alike are challenged with reducing expenses while maintaining the same high level of quality and safety. The upside of this…

Uncharted Alaskan Waters: Subsea Pipeline Installation

November 1st, 2016 in Marine Services, Projects

“The extreme currents caused this to be the most challenging pipelay operation I’ve seen in my 25 years in the oilfield. Planning played a major role in our ability to successfully complete this project on schedule, and according to the customer’s requests.” –Marc Oliver, Project Manager First-of-its-kind is kind of our thing. When it comes…

Aerial Pipeline Abandonment Reaches New Heights

November 1st, 2016 in Marine Services, Projects

What goes up must come down. The world has changed quite a bit since the 1970s, and the oil and gas industry is no exception. Improvements in safety, training and technology have changed the way we approach complex projects for the better. At Chet Morrison Contractors, we recently found ourselves faced with a challenge that…

Challenge BOEM’s assessment of your financial assurance program and win: You have options when it comes to the latest NTL

September 29th, 2016 in Marine Services, News, Well Services

Recent regulatory changes from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have the oil and gas industry on edge. The publication of a long-awaited Notice to Lessees and Operators (NTL) in July 2016 has changed the liability and security requirements for companies with Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leases, threatening many with dramatically higher financial burdens…

Chet Morrison Contractors Partners with OEM on Riser Project

September 23rd, 2016 in News, Press Releases, Riser Services

  (Houma, La.) – Chet Morrison Contractors’ Deepwater Riser Services division recently completed work on a complex deepwater riser maintenance project for an offshore drilling rig that included complete disassembly, blast, paint and reassembly of 57 risers. By partnering with the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) on the project, Chet Morrison Contractors was able to deliver…

CMex partners with ANSPAC for 9th year

September 16th, 2016 in Energizing Our Community, Events, News

Chet Morrison Contractors, Mexico partners with ANSPAC for 9th year to graduate 4 different units. By Sariel Enríquez, Consultor de RH for Chet Morrison Contractors Chet Morrison Contractors, Mexico (“CMex”) has partnered with ANSPAC for 9 years.  ANSPAC promotes social advancement through continuing education on self-esteem and self-knowledge for working adults. The group is concerned…

Chet Morrison Contractors’ Harvey Facility Receives Quality Management System Registration

July 19th, 2016 in Fabrication, News, Press Releases

(Houma, La.) – Chet Morrison Contractors is pleased to announce that the company’s Harvey-based fabrication facility has been assessed by Hartford Steam Boiler Registration Services and has been found to be in conformance with ISO 9001:2008. With this registration, Chet Morrison Contractors’ fabrication services is certified to provide the highest standard of quality fabrication services…

Choosing a Marine Construction Contractor in a Down Economy: What You Need to Know

July 18th, 2016 in Marine Services

When the going gets tough, the tough … find cost efficiencies. Some marine construction contractors are facing so much pressure to reduce costs and preserve share value that they resort to slashing safety, maintenance, personnel, insurance and other “expenses” until the work picks back up. This is a dangerous approach that puts you, the customer,…

Employee Spotlight: A Q&A with Daniel Dupre, Employee Learning and Development Manager

July 17th, 2016 in Our Team

Daniel Dupre has been named Employee Learning and Development Manager for Chet Morrison Contractors, LLC. His extensive background in the industry includes more than 35 years of experience in a wide range of operational and Health, Safety and Environmental roles. Daniel worked for Shell Exploration and Production for 19 years, most recently serving as a…

A Father’s Day Story

June 17th, 2016 in Events, News, Our Team

Remembering Pops by Melanie Erlinger   “My dad’s name was Norman Sevin, but everyone called him “Pops”.  He started working at Chet Morrison Contractors in early 1997 until he passed away in May of 2014.  He loved his job for so many reasons!  He worked in the tool room, drove the crew van, and worked…

Drilling Risers: Protecting your Investment by Asking the Right Questions

June 7th, 2016 in Riser Services

They are the most expensive equipment on your rig – requiring proper inspection, maintenance and storage to ensure their functionality and lifespan. However, if you’re using a drilling riser storage company that is in an exposed location, uses improper handling and storage practices or who charges you for their convenience, you aren’t getting the level…

Morrison Contractors Introduces Waterless Riser Cleaning Tool: MUDBUG

June 7th, 2016 in News, Press Releases, Riser Services

(Houma, La.) – Morrison Contractors announces a new tool for cleaning drilling and production risers that is safer, faster and more cost-effective than current methods. MUDBUG is an air-actuated, self-propelled device that uses oscillating brushes to clean debris build-up inside risers, moving through the length of the riser and back out again. “MUDBUG is a…

Chet Morrison Contractors Certified by GE Oil & Gas for Marine Riser Repair

May 26th, 2016 in News, Press Releases, Riser Services

(Houma, La.) – Chet Morrison Contractors is now certified as a Licensed Inspection & Repair Service Provider for GE Oil and Gas. Specifically, the company’s Deepwater Riser Services’ facility in Houma is qualified for disassembly, inspection and repair of GE Oil & Gas marine drilling risers. It is one of only two such facilities in…

Choosing a Fabrication Facility: 5 Factors to Consider

May 23rd, 2016 in Fabrication

When it’s time to choose a fabrication facility for your project – where should you start? Do you pick the fabrication facility you’ve used before, or the one offering the lowest price? Do you consider location and other features like waterfront access? Is it public or privately-owned? What about its safety record and variety of services?…

2015 HSE Excellence Award

January 27th, 2016 in Events, HSEQ News, News, Our Team

Morrison Contractors’ VP of HSEQ takes a look back at 2015 and shares goals and objectives for 2016, Recognizes 2 departments with HSE Excellence Award    “Goals were set high and it was not an easy task to achieve the exceptional 2015 HSE performance desired. I am extremely proud of every man and woman who…