GATE, Inc. Makes Strategic Acquisition & Enters Offshore Marine Risk Mgmt. Services Market

GATE completed the acquisition of OFFSHORE SOLUTIONS, formerly owned and operated by Grand Isle Shipyard Inc.

GATE completed the acquisition of OFFSHORE SOLUTIONS, formerly owned and operated by Grand Isle Shipyard Inc.

OFFSHORE SOLUTIONS provides customers project solutions through the use of highly specialized marine consultants. Offshore Solutions are comprised of leading experts who are considered authorities in their respective fields, which include dynamic positioning systems and marine operations. Coupled with considerable industry experience and varied backgrounds, Offshore Solutions offer a highly capable skill pool that work together to assist projects in managing high consequence risk in marine activities.

With the acquisition of Offshore Solutions, GATE aims to be the preferred partner for providing marine risk management solutions that target the technical, operational, installation, and project management challenges associated with offshore and marine project delivery. The objective is to assist in the delivery of incident-free, project execution through focused risk mitigation in key potential process safety areas such as vessel integrity (related to ballast/watertight integrity and stability) and loss of station keeping.

This acquisition is GATE’s first step towards implementing a business model focused on developing a sustainable resource capability to support deepwater project execution. The division is committed to addressing the dilution of skills, and limited experience prevalent in a rapidly expanding industry by developing and fostering the use of effective decision support tools and implementing visionary methodologies to attract and train competent resources to support incident-free, project execution.

GATE is an upstream oil and gas consulting engineering company based in Houston, Texas. GATE has consulting divisions in Flow Assurance, Commissioning & Initial Startup, Water Injection, Subsea Installation and Commissioning, Operational Readiness, Materials Selection/Corrosion Engineering, and Production Chemistry.

Headquarters:

16360 Park Ten Place Suite 206

Houston, Texas 77084

Source: GATE, Inc.

www.gateinc.com

GATE, Inc. President/CEO selected as the 2013 Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award winner

 

Grant Gibson, president of GATE, Inc., is the recipient of the 2013 Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award. Each year this Zweig White award goes to an individual in the architectural, engineering, and planning (A/E/P) or environmental industry who has uniquely demonstrated courage in their actions, which in turn has impacted their company and employees. The winner of this award demonstrates courage while overcoming obstacles on the path to company success. Jerry Allen, born in Texas in 1940, was known not only for his impactful contributions while being the CEO of Carter & Burgess, but also for his remarkable and inspiring leadership skills. While under Allen’s direction, Carter & Burgess grew from a firm of roughly 200 employees and $17 million in revenue during 1988, to 2,300 employees and $381 million in revenue during 2002.

Upon accepting the award, Grant Gibson said: “Most importantly, I want to thank the people that I work with every day. They’re the reason I get up to go to work. I enjoy working with them and seeing them succeed.”

GATE is a mid-size upstream oil and gas engineering consulting company based in Houston, Texas. GATE’s expertise is in areas of Materials & Corrosion, Commissioning & Initial Startup, Waterflood, Flow Assurance, Subsea Engineering, and Chemical Systems Engineering.

Headquarters:

16360 Park Ten Place Suite 206

Houston, Texas 77084

Source: GATE, Inc.

www.gateinc.com

GATE Ranked #19 in the Zweig Letter Hot Firm List for 2013!

GATE is ranked #19 in the Zweig Letter Hot Firm List for 2013! This contest recognizes the top 100 fastest growing consultant firms (architecture, engineering & environmental) in the country. The firms that compete are ranked based on revenue growth (percentage and dollar) over a 3-year period.

In the coming days, The Zweig Letter will publish a special Hot Firm Issue that will include the complete list of the 100 firms which will kick-off a national press campaign promoting the award.

This award is a testament of the effort, dedication and contribution of everyone at GATE to our success.

We feel proud of this achievement and ensure that the good work is continued, and strive for more success in the future!

Howard Duhon, P.E., Nominated to SPE Board of Directors

GATE is pleased to announce that Howard Duhon, P.E., Systems Engineering Manager for GATE, Inc, has been nominated to the SPE Board of Directors.

Howard has 38 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, the past 12 years with GATE. His experience is mainly in process design and project engineering roles. For the past 15 years, that work has mainly involved deepwater developments and has been focused on managing the interfaces between topsides and other disciplines.

He earned a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Throughout his career he has had a particular interest in the study of decision theory and in the application of that knowledge to improve project execution.

To read more about the nominees,click here.