Knocking on Doors in Louisiana

They really see mariners without OSV experience as interchangeable parts I think. You can’t put them straight into a senior officer slot so no sense recruiting anyone specific.

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Here is the rest of the article, talking about Chevron and Anadarko.
Companies submitting 10 or more high bids included Chevron USA Inc. and Anadarko US Offshore LLC.

Anadarko had the highest total spent, submitting 14 high bids totaling $23,403,070. The company had three of the top 10 single highest bids in the sale.

“We are excited about the results from today’s lease sale, which show a continued upward trend for the year. The total from today’s lease sale and the March sale is the highest since 2015 for high bids,” said Andrea Travnicek, the United States Department of the Interior Deputy Assistant Secretary. “The Gulf of Mexico continues to be a critical part of our nation’s energy infrastructure strengthening our country through increased national security, job creation, and revenues for the American people.

Lease Sale 253 included 14,585 unleased blocks, located from three to 231 miles offshore.

The sale included the Gulf’s Western, Central and Eastern Planning Areas and it included waters that were as shallow as nine feet deep to as deep as 11,115 feet deep.

Mike Celata, director of BOEM’s New Orleans Office, said he’s proud to see so many companies looking to invest in Gulf energy.

“The Gulf of Mexico is the crown jewel of our nation’s energy portfolio,” said Mike Celata, director of BOEM’s New Orleans Office. “As one of the most productive basins in the world, the development of its resources are essential to the nation’s energy security.”

Revenues received from Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leases (including high bids, rental payments and royalty payments) are directed to the U.S. Treasury, certain Gulf Coast states (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama), the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and the Historic Preservation Fund.

Leases resulting from this sale will include stipulations to protect biologically sensitive resources, mitigate potential adverse effects on protected species, and avoid potential conflicts associated with oil and gas development in the region.

Locally, Port Fourchon celebrated the news of the successful Lease Sale, saying in a Facebook post that the news was great for south Louisiana.

“When your Port services more than 95 percent of all Deepwater Offshore Energy Activity in the GOM, comments such as this one bode well not only for south Louisiana, but the nation as well,” the Port said, referencing Travnicek’s above quote about it being the best lease sale since 2015.

Economic officials have long pointed to 2020 as a year for possible economic growth after a lengthy downturn.

Oil prices remain stagnant, but signs of further deepwater investment in the Gulf show that companies are willing to push past that in the future.

And that’s great news for the Houma-Thibodaux area.

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Another bit of GOOD NEWS!
Mariner (Mate) comes down, this week, to take his assessments for his DP license at Marine Training Institute in Gray. He stays at my B&B and gets hired on as an AB with a great company. Will return after Labor Day to go through Orientation and other classes before getting on a boat.

As always, I will be very happy to assist you throughout this process. I ask that you check in on a Sunday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 and I will spend an hour or so with you going over all of the companies, contact personnel, planning routes each day, a few extra tips, and questions you may have about anything else.
I still offer a discounted rate of $75/night to mariners looking for work and/or taking classes in the area at Faulk Safety, now called Rely On Nutec in Houma, or the Marine Training Institute (DP Classes) in Gray, LA.
Please call me at (985) 537- 6773 or email me at claudettelp@charter.net, anytime to make reservations.

Claudette Ledet Pitre
A Chateau on the Bayou B&B
3158 Hwy 308
Raceland, LA 70394
(985) 537-6773 or (985) 413 6773
Website: www.achateauonthebayou.com
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/A-Chateau-On-The-Bayou-Bed-Breakfast-Claudette-L-Pitre-121896531157165/

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More good news for the Oil and Gas Industry!
Shell opens $20 million distribution center in Houma.

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I guess that’s better news than “nobody is hiring” but not sure I could categorize Mates having to take jobs as ABs as good news.

I do appreciate your ever-optimistic outlook though!

Almost ALL 3rd mate unlimited guys start out as AB’s and in no time work themselves up to a Mate’s position and they are all aware that this is usually the process and very happy. So, it just depends on each person’s circumstances. But, I appreciate your thoughts, as well. Things are definitely moving in a positive direction, though.

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Its like this in the towing industry as well. Things will really need to be booming or a bunch of mariners need to hang it up and retire for green mates to get wheelhouse jobs out the gate regulary again.

Good news, again, this week!
A mariner checked in on Sunday and got hired on Monday morning, took his physical, and started classes, Tuesday. ( Environmental, Orientation, Rigging, and then Safe Gulf next week) before going out on a boat.
Don’t forget if you are coming down to get a job as an AB, it is best to have your RFPNW before you come. You can still get hired somewhere, but not with all companies.
As always, I will be very happy to assist you throughout this process or just provide nice accommodations for your stay. I ask that you check in on a Sunday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 and I will spend an hour or so with you going over all of the companies, contact personnel, planning routes each day, a few extra tips, and questions you may have about anything else.
I still offer a discounted rate of $75/night to mariners looking for work and/or taking classes in the area at Faulk Safety, now called Rely On Nutec in Houma, or the Marine Training Institute (DP Classes) in Gray, LA.
Please call me at (985) 537- 6773 or email me at claudettelp@charter.net, anytime to make reservations.

Claudette Ledet Pitre
A Chateau on the Bayou B&B
3158 Hwy 308
Raceland, LA 70394 (985) 537-6773 or (985) 413 6773
Website: www.achateauonthebayou.com
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/A-Chateau-On-The-Bayou-Bed-Breakfast-Claudette-L-Pitre-121896531157165/

jdcavo,
Thanks for explaining the requirements for RFPNW on a new thread, “Do I still need RFPNW?”
I appreciate you taking the time to discuss the requirements, needed, as it can be a bit confusing for some mariners.

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GOOD NEWS, TODAY!

Mariner checks in yesterday and gets hired as an AB Unlimited with a great company, this morning.
Interesting fact is that he was taking a class at MPT in Fort Lauderdale and someone suggested he contact me, stay at my B&B and he told him that I would help him along the way. This guy was from the Virgin islands, but he made it happen. He did have RFPNW so the company was impressed.

As always, I will be very happy to assist you throughout this process or just provide nice accommodations for your stay. I ask that you check in on a Sunday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 and I will spend an hour or so with you going over all of the companies, contact personnel, planning routes each day, a few extra tips, and questions you may have about anything else.

Beginning Jan. 2020, I will still offer a discounted rate of $85/night (Sun. through Friday, $425) to mariners looking for work and/or taking classes in the area at Faulk Safety, now called Rely On Nutec in Houma, or the Marine Training Institute (DP Classes) in Gray, LA. .

Please call me at (985) 537- 6773 or email me at claudettelp@charter.net, anytime to make reservations.

Claudette Ledet Pitre
A Chateau on the Bayou B&B
3158 Hwy 308
Raceland, LA 70394 (985) 537-6773 or (985) 413 6773
Website: www.achateauonthebayou.com
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/A-Chateau-On-The-Bayou-Bed-Breakfast-Claudette-L-Pitre-121896531157165/

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I have been steering people in Lauderdale here and at MPT towards you for a long time… you were a big help getting my foot in the door down in the bayou, and I am a big believer of what comes around,goes around… chris
happy belated birthday as well… hope you are healing up…

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Thanks for the kind words, Exdraggerman.
Appreciate your efforts in letting others know at MPT about me and my B&B in south Louisiana when coming down looking for work in the Gulf of Mexico.
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to email me at claudettelp@charter.net and I will be happy to reply.

As always, I will be very happy to assist you throughout this process or just provide nice accommodations for your stay. I ask that you check in on a Sunday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 and I will spend an hour or so with you going over all of the companies, contact personnel, planning routes each day, a few extra tips, and questions you may have about anything else.

Beginning Jan. 2020, I will still offer a discounted rate of $85/night (Sun. through Friday, $425) to mariners looking for work and/or taking classes in the area at Faulk Safety, now called Rely On Nutec in Houma, or the Marine Training Institute (DP Classes) in Gray, LA. .

Please call me at (985) 537- 6773 or email me at claudettelp@charter.net, anytime to make reservations.

Claudette Ledet Pitre
A Chateau on the Bayou B&B
3158 Hwy 308
Raceland, LA 70394 (985) 537-6773 or (985) 413 6773
Website: www.achateauonthebayou.com
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/A-Chateau-On-The-Bayou-Bed-Breakfast-Claudette-L-Pitre-121896531157165/

I am very happy to have meet you! Thank you for steering me in the right direction! I still can’t believe that on my very first day I got a job with your help!
After so many applications and phone call to robots and auto reply msg I was ready to give up. I am happy that my friend told me about you when I took class at MPT in Florida. You have been great help!

I wish you the best and am grateful for me staying at your B and B!

Francky

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Things are looking up, down here! Most all companies are hiring all positions. Make plans to come down if you want to work on an OSV in the Gulf of Mexico.

Call or email me at claudettelp@charter.net if I can assist you throughout this process or just provide nice accommodations for your stay. I ask that you check in on a Sunday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 and I will spend an hour or so with you going over all of the companies, contact personnel, planning routes each day, info on physicals, a few extra tips, and questions you may have about anything else.

Beginning Jan. 2020, I will still offer a discounted rate of $85/night (Sun. through Friday, $425) to mariners looking for work and/or taking classes in the area at Faulk Safety, now called Rely On Nutec in Houma, or the Marine Training Institute (DP Classes) in Gray, LA.

Please call me at (985) 537- 6773 or email me at claudettelp@charter.net, anytime to make reservations.

Claudette Ledet Pitre
A Chateau on the Bayou B&B
3158 Hwy 308
Raceland, LA 70394 (985) 537-6773 or (985) 413 6773
Website: www.achateauonthebayou.com
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/A-Chateau-On-The-Bayou-Bed-Breakfast-Claudette-L-Pitre-121896531157165/

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Another great sign that things are happening down here!

Baker Hughes Hiring Now. https://www.jobvows.com/baker-hughes-jobs-vacancies-in-worldwide/amp/

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At 1650 posts, too long, time to close

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