Deepwater Riser Services Announces Storage Facility Now Certified as Foreign Trade Zone

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Deepwater Riser Services, a division of Morrison, a leading energy service company for the oil, gas and renewables industries, is pleased to announce that its Houma, Louisiana storage facility is now certified as a foreign trade zone.

“We are extremely pleased to share this news with our customers, industry partners, and prospective customers,” said John DeBlieux, Vice President of Deepwater Riser Services. “As a secure foreign-trade zone, our Houma storage facility will allow our clients to store drilling products without the need to pay customs or duties and property is not subject to ad valorem taxes. Providing cost-effective, turnkey storage services, the organization is poised to handle everything from transportation to logistics to ensure the customer’s experience is hassle-free.“

With 24 acres of dedicated storage and maintenance areas in Houma, LA Deepwater Riser Services offers a safe harbor and convenient access for transportation whether coming in or out of the Gulf of Mexico by truck or barge. Additional value is provided to importers who may be able to defer duties or tariffs on products by storing their items within the FTZ.

Deepwater Riser Service’s Houma storage facility is API Spec Q1 Registered and is located 15 miles off of Highway 90, which makes it only a 1.5-hour drive from Port Fourchon and a 12-hour tow. To support its customers’ needs, the organization has additional facilities across the Gulf of Mexico that are strategically located to support the demands of the energy industry and allow their crews and vessels to be easily dispatched to support any operation internationally.

To learn more about Deepwater Riser Services’ newly certified Foreign Trade Zone and the advantages it can offer, please visit

About Deepwater Riser Services

Deepwater Riser Services, a division of Morrison, provides comprehensive inspection, transportation, maintenance, repair, and storage services for marine drilling risers and equipment The company strives to provide customers with products that meet or exceed their requirements, the requirements of recognized standards, and to continually improve the effectiveness of our quality management system. For more information, visit:

About Morrison

Chet Morrison Contractors, LLC (Morrison) is an energy service company that delivers integrated infrastructure solutions to clients in the oil and gas and renewables industries. With more than 38 years of experience, worldwide facilities and a wide range of specialized resources, the company prides itself on providing creative alternatives and value-added solutions to every project, both onshore and offshore. The company adheres to the highest standards of quality and safety with uncompromising regard for the environment. For more information, visit:


John DeBlieux

Vice President of Deepwater Riser Services

Deepwater Riser Services

Kelly Reeves

VP of Marketing