Port Fourchon looks to future, despite oil price slide

While the free-fall in oil prices has tempered the unbridled bullishness that generally characterized the deepwater Gulf of Mexico over the past couple of years, oversized support vessels continue to sail from Louisiana’s Port Fourchon, and heavy-duty trucks are still rumbling over its ever-expanding arteries. “We’re still blowing and going, but at a more measured approach,” says Port Fourchon Executive Director Chett Chiasson, who, while speaking from the perspective of officials in charge of the premier deepwater hub in Lafourche Parish, could just as easily be describing the general position of the companies that call it home.

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