Leveraging Location to Deliver Leading Technologies
Since its inception in 1981, TETRA Technologies has designed and manufactured fluids for use in well drilling, completion, and workover operations and today serves a global market that includes customers in the US, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
One of the most active markets is the Gulf of Mexico (GoM), which the company serves in part from its facility in Port Fourchon, where TETRA has been a tenant for 36 years, expanding its presence six times since first setting up shop. From this facility in Port Fourchon, TETRA delivers clear brine fluids, chemical additives, lube oils, drill water, potable water and diesel fuel and provides complete crane services as well as blending, filtration and fluid reclamation services to the GoM.
According to Joey Detiveaux, TETRA offshore completion services and fluids regional manager for the US, TETRA boasts the largest fixed blending facility for completion fluids at the Port. This location, with its easy access to the GoM, is one of the biggest selling points, he says. Being located at the port is an advantage because the Greater Lafourche Port Commission advocates for Port tenants. “They are very helpful in understanding what we need,” Detiveaux said. “Whatever they can do to help, they do.”