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Grand Isle Shipyard (GIS) Awarded with Production Operations & Maintenance Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2018   GALLIANO, LA – Grand Isle Shipyard, LLC (GIS), one of the industry’s most capable and trusted energy partners, has been awarded a contract by Shell Exploration & Production Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell to provide the production operations and maintenance services for Shell’s deep-water Vito asset [...]

Chevron Blind Faith Achieves 10 Years IFO

Congratulations to our crews at Chevron Blind Faith for achieving 10 years IFO in March 2018! We are proud of your hard work and dedication to your crews and to GIS. Thank you for such a huge accomplishment!

Exxon Awards GIS with Lena Decommissioning Project

The Exxon Lena platform was the world's first commercial guyed tower production platform in 1,000 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico. GIS was previously involved in the installation in the early 80’s, and now 30 years later, we will be assisting in the removal of the asset. Our team has been ramping up [...]

BP Mad Dog TAR Commences Export

GIS recently assisted with the BP Mad Dog TAR which was scheduled to be completed in 46 days, however, was delivered ahead of schedule within 42 days. As of early morning on June 19th, Mad Dog began exporting oil again. “For me, this represents how everybody involved in the TAR lead through their values to [...]

TVEX Achieves First Oil

We began fabricating topsides piping and equipment in early 2017 for the Chevron TVEX Project and have spent the past year offshore installing and commissioning that equipment. As of Sunday, June 17th, TVEX has achieved First Oil! Shout out to all of our divisions involved in this wonderful accomplishment: Franklinton Fabrication Offshore Construction Project Management MODS [...]

GIS Obtains New ISO Certification

GIS is dedicated to continually improving operations in order to consistently provide quality products, services, and solutions to our customers in a safe and environmentally sound manner at fair and competitive pricing. We would like to commend our facilities--Galliano, Abbeville, Franklinton, and GWIS--for having all received the updated ISO 9001:2015 certification. We would like to recognize [...]

GIS: Celebrating 70 Years of the Right People

April of 2018 has marked a significant historic milestone as GIS has reached 70 years of business. GIS was founded by Clyde Pregeant Sr. in 1948 with only a welding truck and sheer determination to produce a better life for his family and the community that he serviced. It quickly evolved, entering into the emerging [...]

GIS Receives USA & GEN Excellence Award for Health & Safety Initiatives 2018

As upstream companies increase production, the Oil & Gas  industry continues to recover.  This  positivity extends across midstream and services businesses too, and the outlook is positive. This is due to the hard work and dedication of the businesses and individuals who keep the industry working. The 2018 Oil & Gas Awards showcase the talent [...]

GIS Assists Kaikias in Achieving First Oil

Shell Kaikias was first discovered on July 4, 2014, and on May 29, 2018, less than 4 years later, it achieved First Oil! GIS personnel across many of our divisions had a handle in this project to obtain this great achievement, and we would like to recognize all of these groups for their hard work. [...]

Employee Recognizes Overwhelming Savings for Customer

We would like to recognize our own Frankie Price, GIS Quality Control & CWI, for his exceptional contributions to the topsides construction portion of the Chevron TVEX project. Frankie has exemplified the type of “fresh eyes” perspective that the industry needs right now to get to the next level of smart, simple & sustainable construction [...]