Field Trip to Shell in Port Fourchon

Tulane Energy Club (TEC), a graduate students led organization at Freeman business school, strives to educate and inspire graduate business students interested in pursuing a career in the energy industry. TEC coordinates a variety of activities for its members, including field trips, networking events, and industry speaker events. TEC organized a field tour on March 19, 2015 for its members. Members got the opportunity to visit two different locations during the tour. In first half of the tour, group visited construction site of Bollinger Shipyards at Lockport, LA.

The firm specializes in construction of ships, patrol vessels for UC Coast guard, and offshore supply vessels (OSV) for oil and gas exploration and production. The group was given a tour of the shipyard and was also able to meet the CEO of the firm. In later half, group visited Shell’s Gulf of Mexico (GoM) operating site at Port Fourchon, LA. Shell supports around 25 offshore assets with 60 vessels from Port Fourchon. The group was provided with an understanding of Shell’s logistics operations from GoM and a guided driving tour of the Shell facilities as well as Port Fourchon. The group had lunch provided by Shell at their facility. The group was very appreciative of the learning and networking opportunity they received during the tour.

TEC would like to thank both the firms for providing an excellent learning opportunity to its members. TEC is extremely grateful to Kate Mick, TEC president of last year and currently working with Shell, for being the contact person in both organizations and for her personal involvement in making this tour happen.

Shyamal Mandirwala
VP of Education – Tulane Energy Club