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President's Monthly Chapter Message

Dear Members and Friends,

Our next NO-LES meeting will be on February 24, 2021 and titled “Development of the Rapid Response Containment System”. The presentation will be given by Tim Couvillion, the President and CEO of the Couvillion Group.

The containment system was developed in response to the negative environmental effects of the damaged Taylor Energy offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The platform, severely damaged by a underwater mudslide in 2004, has not been recovered or plugged, and has been allowed to seep oil and gas for over 16 years. Mr. Couvillion will talk about the device designed and constructed by his company to curb the destructive ecological impact related to this platform.

The luncheon will be at Andrea’s Italian Restaurant in Metairie, La.  and online. For more information on registration for this meeting,     click here.  To maintain the safety of our attendees, (10) large, round tables are limited to (4) people. Therefore, seating is limited. Please register as soon as possible!

Our January 2021 chapter meeting was our yearly panel discussion, and included Mr. Michael Hecht (GNO, Inc.); Prof. Pierre Connor (Energy Institute, A. B. Freeman School of Business); and Mr. Ken Nelson (W.S. Nelson Engineers & Architects). The panel answered questions concerning the policies of President Biden’s Administration, future trade agreements, industrial development and the overall business outlook for our region, state and the nation.

If your company is still interested in the NO-LES Chapter Sponsorship Program for remainder of our 2020-2021 program term year, just click for details here.

Raoul Chauvin, P.E.

NOLES, Chapter President