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Danos adds executive leadership

GRAY, La. – Danos has appointed Daryl Rousse, a 30-year industry veteran, as vice president of production services. The announcement comes after Danos’ recent acquisition of Shamrock Energy Solutions, where Rousse served as chief operating officer for three years.

“Daryl is an excellent addition to our executive leadership team. His longstanding oil and gas career brings valuable insight to our organization and our production service line that has significantly increased in scale and complexity since the acquisition,” said owner Paul Danos.

Prior to joining Shamrock, Rousse spent 26 years with Royal Dutch Shell, where he worked as the Gulf of Mexico pipeline operations manager for 16 years and later operations readiness and assurance lead for special projects. Additionally, he held the positions of chief operating officer of Odyssey Pipeline Company and president of Ursa Pipeline Company.

A native of Cut Off, Louisiana, Rousse’s first job was working summers in high school and college at Danos. He and his wife Monica have two daughters and reside in Houma.

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Support 68 Nonprofits with BayouGives on April 30!

Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) invites you to “Give Where You Live” on Tuesday, April 30 with BayouGives, our new community giving day just for our Bayou Region!

BayouGives is a 24-hour online giving event benefitting 68 nonprofits working right here in Terrebonne, Lafourche and Grand Isle to help our neighbors in need and make our community stronger.

From midnight to midnight on Tuesday, April 30, area residents are encouraged to go online to and make a gift of $10 or more to one or more of the 68 participating Bayou Region nonprofits.

Donors may also give by cash or check directly to a participating nonprofit on April 30. All online and check/cash gifts will be counted toward each nonprofit’s BayouGives total, making them also eligible for cash prizes to enhance their gift total on the giving day.

This year’s BayouGives fundraising goal is $100,000, and every dollar raised stays right here and will be put to work in our community.

“Our Bayou Region is like no other community in the country, and we deserve a special giving day to benefit our own hardworking local nonprofits. BayouGives is OUR day!” explains BCF President Stephen Peltier. “Bayou Community Foundation invites everyone in Lafourche, Terrbonne and Grand Isle to celebrate the generous spirit of our Bayou Region with gifts to BayouGives on Tuesday, April 30. Show your love for this unique place we call home and help our community shine!”

Giving is easy! Gifts may be made online at by credit card, debit card, or e-check from midnight to midnight on Tuesday, April 30. With only one online transaction, donors may make a gift of $10 or more to one or multiple nonprofits. You can view the full list of all 68 BayouGives participating nonprofits at, and then Give Where You Live on Tuesday, April 30!

For more information about Bayou Community Foundation, visit or email Executive Director Jennifer Armand at


Danos awarded major Permian contract 

GRAY, La. – Danos has been awarded a significant contract across multiple services lines with a Texas-based, independent exploration and production company. The project will leverage Danos’ Amelia Integrated Services Complex to fabricate piping and structural components which will then be shipped to the installation site in Midland, Texas, for assembly and construction of a central tank battery. 

With this project, we have an opportunity to provide a turnkey solution for a valued customer,” said owner Eric Danos. By fabricating the components in our Amelia, Louisiana, facility and shipping it to the Permian for assembly, we are able to best use our resources to meet our customer’s needs in managing all aspects of this project. 

The three-month project will utilize several of Danos’ service lines including fabrication, project management, construction, automation, coatings and scaffolding.

“Our team’s ability to design and prefabricate the project material is particularly unique. It allows us to operate safer and more efficiently while involving our teams in different geographies, said Danos.

Approximately 75 of Danos’ employees in both Louisiana and Texas will assist with completion of this project. Danos currently has 3,200 employees, making it one of the largest oil and gas service providers in the marketplace.elegant_post_header_separator


CUT OFF, LA – At the February 13, 2019 board meeting, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) board elected its officers. The board elected Harris “Chuckie” Cheramie, Jr. as President, Rodney Gisclairas Vice President, Perry Gisclair as Secretary, and John Melancon, Jr. as Treasurer.

New Port Commission President Harris “Chuckie” Cheramie said, “I appreciate the confidence that my fellow commissioners have in my ability to represent Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Airport. I look forward to the opportunity to serve as board president and continue to guide our port and airport in a positive direction along with my fellow commissioners.”

The Port Commission are elected for six-year terms by the citizens of the 10th ward of Lafourche Parish. The executive board’s officers are nominated and elected by the board of commissioners every three years.

The board, which has jurisdiction over Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Airport, is the only elected port commission in the state.

The next scheduled meeting for the GLPC board will be on Wednesday, February 27 when they hold their committee meetings at 10:30 a.m. at the Port Fourchon Operations Center, 180 A.O. Rappelet Road.       elegant_post_header_separator

For immediate release:  10-25-2018


LOCKPORT, La., Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the USCGC TERRELL HORNE, the 31st Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the U.S. Coast Guard.  The Coast Guard took delivery on the 25th of October, 2018 in Key West, Florida.

Bollinger President & C.E.O. Ben Bordelon said, “We are happy to announce the delivery of the latest FRC, the USCGC TERRELL HORNE.  “This will be the third of four FRC’s to be stationed in San Pedro, CA. The vessel’s commissioning is scheduled for March, 2019 in California.  Previous cutters have been stationed around the nation including Alaska and Hawaii. We are extremely proud that the Fast Response Cutters built by Louisiana craftsmen here at Bollinger Shipyards are having such a major impact on our country’s safety and security. ”FRCs already in commission have protected our country by seizing multiple tons of narcotics, interdicted thousands of illegal aliens and saved hundreds of lives.  The FRC program is a model program for government acquisition and has surpassed all historical quality benchmarks for vessels of this type and complexity. The results are the delivery of truly extraordinary Coast Guard cutters that will serve our Nation for decades to come.”

The 154 foot patrol craft USCGC TERRELL HORNE, the 31st vessel in the Coast Guard’s Sentinel-class FRC program has a flank speed over 28 knots, state of the art command, control, communications and computer technology, and a stern launch system for the vessel’s 26 foot cutter boat. The FRC has been described as an operational “game changer,” by senior Coast Guard officials. Recently, the Coast Guard deployed the FRC 1124, OLIVER BERRY from Hawaii across the Pacific to the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  The 4,400 nautical mile trip marked the furthest deployment of an FRC to date.  This trip showcases the hugely expanded operational reach and capability that the FRC provides.

Each FRC is named for an enlisted Coast Guard hero who distinguished him or herself in the line of duty. This vessel is named after Coast Guard Hero Terrell Horne.  While leading a boarding team from the CGC Halibut, Horne died from injuries sustained while conducting maritime law enforcement operations off the California coast.  Disregarding his own safety in order to protect a fellow crewmember, Horne demonstrated remarkable initiative, fortitude and daring in spite of imminent personal danger.  Through his career, Horne earned two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, qualified for the boat forces operational insignia and the cutterman’s insignia. For his heroic actions Terrell Horne III was posthumously promoted to senior chief petty officer.elegant_post_header_separator


THIBODAUX, La. – Louisiana Economic Development (LED) has awarded grant money to the South Louisiana Economic Council (SLEC), the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority (TEDA), and Fletcher Technical Community College (Fletcher) through Tier 2 funding. Each of Louisiana’s eight economic development regions received funding to address workforce concerns and needs. The Bayou Region, working through SLEC, was able to secure three matching grants.

SLEC will launch a Registered Apprenticeship Program with the goal of providing short and long term technical training to workers in the Bayou Region. The apprenticeship program will benefit Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary, and Terrebonne parishes. Strengthening the current industry and boosting its capacity is key to Louisiana’s economy. Training programs will be offered in the fields of Machine Tooling, Integrated Production Technologies, and Welding.

“We’ve seen success with past Apprenticeship Programs and it is now our goal to capitalize on those past experiences. Developing this new program will allow us to address current workforce needs within the Bayou Region and increase our workforce capacity as industry returns,” said Vic Lafont, President and CEO of SLEC.

TEDA seeks to increase qualified local contractors to gain state contracts in the coastal-restoration sector. The Louisiana Contractor’s Accreditation Institute (LCAI) began in February with a program goal to provide small construction firms with guidance, resources, and information on minority-access to stimulate growth in Terrebonne Parish.

“Whether the proprietor of an existing handyman or home improvement company, or someone wishing to start a general contracting business, that state license is crucial to growth and job creation,” said Matt Rookard, CEO of TEDA. “When licensed, those companies have greater opportunity to compete not only in the residential and commercial construction market, but also the burgeoning coastal preservation and restoration projects.”

TEDA will host the institute at Fletcher and will broadcast statewide to other community colleges for a six-week period.

Fletcher has been chosen as grant recipient to continue their Work It! Louisiana program. Work It! Louisiana is an awareness campaign designed to educate students & parents on technical education, career paths and job opportunities in Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary and Assumption Parishes. It was designed by SCIA businesses to assist with developing a local workforce through the education system.

“The Fletcher Foundation is excited about this grant opportunity. Work It! Louisiana is a career awareness campaign established by SCIA in 2005. Since then, the program has grown through grants from non-profits and other foundations. With the match from LED, the Work It! Louisiana program can expand activity offerings to more students and increase career awareness throughout the Bayou Region.” Nicol Blanchard, Community Relations Coordinator.elegant_post_header_separator


elegant_post_header_separatorA Parishwide Comprehensive Resiliency Plan

The Comprehensive Resiliency Plan was adopted by Lafourche Parish Council on April 8, 2014.


The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014

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