Morrison API Q1 registration September 23, 2016

Morrison Partners with OEM on Riser Project

(Houma, La.) – Chet Morrison Contractors’ Deepwater Riser Services division recently completed work on a complex deepwater riser maintenance project for an offshore drilling rig that included complete disassembly, blast, paint and reassembly of 57 risers.

By partnering with the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) on the project, Morrison  was able to deliver key services that allowed for an OEM-recertification on the risers. In addition, by taking advantage of Morrison’s available shop space and labor capacity, the OEM was able to provide the rig owner with a turn-key solution at a competitive price. This coordination allowed the two companies to maximize their respective resources and areas of expertise for the overall benefit of the client and project.

“We see this as a great example of how Morrison is able to work effectively with other partners to deliver custom solutions for clients,” said John DeBlieux, Vice President of Deepwater Riser Services. “It is also important to note this project was delivered two weeks ahead of schedule. By combining resources, we were able to offer enhanced value that saved time and money.”

The OEM project lead, Wesley Barnett, stated, “as the OEM, we were very pleased with the overall attention to detail, product knowledge and quality that Morrison displayed during the entirety of the project.”


Along with the teardown and reassembly of the risers, Morrison also repaired 15 floatation modules, assisted the OEM with auxiliary line pin and box repairs, conducted hydro/pressure testing of all completed lines and successfully removed stuck set screws from 22 lifting lugs.

Deepwater Riser Services performs comprehensive services throughout the life cycle of the riser, including inspections or repairs that traditionally require manufacturer support, along with superior safe-harbor storage and maintenance facilities at multiple locations with convenient access to the Gulf. Visit to learn more.