GATE First Recipient of ISO 45001 Certification from DNV-GL in the United States

GATE First Recipient of ISO 45001 Certification from DNV-GL in the United States

GATE, LLC is proud to announce that in addition to the renewal of our ISO 9001 quality management program certification for 2019, they are also the first company in North America to be certified by DNV-GL to the ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard.

GATE Energy awarded Leviathan Commissioning

GATE Energy has been selected as the provider for facility commissioning of the Leviathan Project Platform for Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd. The associated scope includes topside commissioning planning, onshore commissioning execution and offshore commissioning services of the Production Platform for the Leviathan Field Development Project.

Safely Assessing Subsea Pipe Integrity From The Outside: Tracerco, GATE Collaborate Using Industry-Leading Discovery Technology

The multi-award-winning Discovery™ technology continues to impress operators with its technical capabilities and unique level of data acquisition. Using Discovery™ for an inspection means operators can safely assess pipe integrity from the outside without removing coatings. It provides detailed assessment of pipe and coating conditions and has also proven invaluable when measuring the integrity of pipe in pipe wall conditions as well as insulation.

GATE Acquires BlueFin

GATE Energy announces the acquisition of BlueFin headquartered in New Iberia, LA. 

BlueFin is a leading energy services company with expertise in pipeline, process, mechanical, and production optimization providing solutions covering maintenance, integrity and remediation scopes. From deepwater upstream assets and midstream pipelines, to shale gathering facilities and downstream refining processes, BlueFin places their customers at the center of their everyday business.

GATE Named #1 HOT FIRM - Second Year in a Row, Earning Trifecta Award

GATE Named #1 HOT FIRM - Second Year in a Row, Earning Trifecta Award

Again, for the second year in a row, GATE has been named as the #1 HOT FIRM in the 2016 Zweig Awards. GATE steadily progressed through the HOT FIRM list over the last seven years (63rd, 47th, 37th, 29th, 19th, and then 3rd) finally reaching 1st place in 2015 and now again in 2016.

GATE Enters into Strategic Alliance with OSS & Expands Portfolio into Cyber Assurance

GATE Enters into Strategic Alliance with OSS & Expands Portfolio into Cyber Assurance

GATE, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of their portfolio into the cyber assurance field. In order to deliver high-value, best-in-class cybersecurity and data efficiency solutions services to the energy industry, GATE has formed an alliance with the well-established and renowned cybersecurity firm Oaklea Simpson Security (OSS).

GATE Announces ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 Certification

Gibson Applied Technology and Engineering, Inc. (GATE) is pleased to announce that they have formally obtained certification to the requirements of ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management).

These certifications recognize the use of a systematic process-based approach to quality and safety management, customer satisfaction and continuous improvement in GATE’s core delivery areas of Engineering, Commissioning and Startup, and Marine Risk Management.

GATE Announces Investment by Morgan Stanley Credit Partners

Gibson Applied Technology and Engineering, Inc. (GATE) is pleased to announce the closing of an investment from Morgan Stanley Credit Partners.

The Houston, Texas, based oil and gas engineering and consulting company is applying its multi-disciplinary approach across the most prolific energy producing regions in the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, and West and East Africa.

GATE Partners With John Maxwell

With investment in our staff being the core focus of our organization, GATE has partnered with The John Maxwell Company to harness and further develop the leadership capacity of our employees. By taking this opportunity to train and reproduce quality leadership among staff, GATE believes that a critical foundation for the next influencers of the industry has been set for continued success.

GATE Acquires Greenwood Group LLC

Gibson Applied Technology and Engineering, Inc. (dba GATE) is pleased to announce the acquisition of GREENWOOD GROUP LLC. Headquartered in New Orleans, LA, Greenwood Group is a premier subsea and marine project management company with world-class expertise in:

  • Deepwater Construction on Green and Brownfield export pipeline installations, flowline pull-in's, tendon installations & activities involving diving operations;
  • Floating host In Service Inspection Planning (ISIP) & Underwater Inspection in Lieu of Dry-docking Inspections (UWILD), Repair & Maintenance (IRM) utilizing both ROV's and manned diving operations;
  • Offshore underwater platform inspection & repair for regulatory requirements and asset life extension;
  • Platform, pipeline and wells decommissioning, removal, and abandonment;
  • Wet welding repair projects.

Formed in 2002, Greenwood Group has consistently exceeded client expectations and is regularly recognized for their technical expertise, excellence in project management and culture of safety.

GATE Hires Former Coach USA Chairman & CEO

Strategic Move as a Top Contender

GATE welcomes Larry King, former Coach USA Chairman and CEO. Larry will be providing GATE his expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital fund raising, financial modeling analysis and business plan development. As Coach USA Chairman and CEO, Larry was a founding member of the management team that led the company through its start-up, initial public offering and growth into a $1 billion operating company. 

GATE Acquires Viking Engineering

GATE, Inc. is proud to announce the acquisition of VIKING Engineering, L.C. headquartered in Houston, TX.  Viking Engineering is a leading upstream oil and gas engineering company specializing in critical well design. Viking’s specific areas of expertise involve high pressure high temperature (HPHT) downhole tubular design, as well as material selection for harsh environment wells, certification for offshore and land based tubular designs, training and downhole failure analysis. Formed in 2001, and with over 200 years of combined drilling and production experience, Viking has worked for nearly 300 client companies and performed in excess of 800 casing certifications as required by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). 

GATE Advances in the Hot Firm Rankings

GATE has been awarded joint 3rd place the prestigious ZweigWhite Hot Firm Competition for the 2010 to 2013 period. Hot Firm is a competition that ranks the top 100 engineering, consulting and architecture companies in the US in terms of their growth over the previous three years. The rankings identify firms that have outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields. This is evaluated as a function of percentage and dollar growth to normalize across smaller and larger companies.

SPE Summer Series Session 1

GATE is a proud sponsor for the SPE Summer Series Session 1 on Floating Production Systems. The summer series will offer one presentation each week for the next six weeks. For more information on the individual presetations, please click here:

PF&C Summer Lecture Series - Session 1: "Floating Production System Host Selection"

Speaker Dr. Wei Ma, Chevron ETC - Global Responses and Concept Engineering Technical Team Leader

Dr. Wei Ma received his Ph.D. degree in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from University of California at Berkeley in 1995.

Session I of the Summer Series on “Floating Production Systems” presents an operator’s view on key drivers for floating production systems concept selection.  Technical aspects of the concept selection will be discussed via a demonstration of sizing a wet tree semi-submersible for a deep water field in the GOM.

Deep water will require a large portfolio of projects to be developed with floating production systems.  While FPSO vessels are expected to dominate the concept selection primarily from lack of pipeline infrastructure, semi-submersibles, spars, and tension leg platforms are often candidates for fields where existing infrastructures are available.  Many operators have a large portfolio of floating systems and continuously explore development opportunities that may require floating production systems to develop.

These sessions are perfect opportunities for either an introduction to Floating Production Systems for the engineer just starting in the industry, a refresher for the more seasoned individual, or just a great networking opportunity for those involved in this arena.  Each session is scheduled as a one (1) hour presentation followed by a thirty (30) minute Q&A period.

To register for individual lectures, click on the links below:

Session II - Introduction to FPSOs - July 9

Session III - Design and Construction of Tension Leg Platforms - July 16

Session IV - Introduction to Spars - July 23

Session V - Semisubmersible FPS Design Considerations - July 30

Session VI - Buoyant Tower - August 6

Note: Attendees will also be able to register for the sessions at the door. Member, non-member, and student prices for registration can be found using the above links.

Standard Operating Procedures Webinar

On Tuesday, April 22nd at 8:30 AM Howard Duhon, GATE’s Systems Engineering Manager will present a free SPE Webinar on writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). SOPs are frequently developed late in the project, after the design is completed and construction is well underway.  They may be used for little other than operator training.  Following the initial facility startup, they may even end up on a shelf collecting dust.  In this environment SOPs have little influence on either the design or the operation of the facility.

This webinar will provide a high level summary of why SOPs are important and describe how GATE approaches the development of SOPs with the goals of improved design and improved, safer operation.

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.


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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.


16360 Park Ten Place Suite 206

Houston, Texas 77084

Source: GATE, Inc.