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The SNAME Gulf Section includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and some areas of Florida. Joint section meetings are held throughout the year with our local ASNE sections. We hold meetings along the Gulf Coast, with most meetings either in the Mobile area or the greater New Orleans area. We strive to find topics that are both of interest to our members and pertain to the local industry. If you would like more information, please email us at SNAMEGulfSection@gmail.com, or join us at our next local section event. 

Chris Townsend
SNAME Gulf Section Chair

Upcoming Events

Harvey Gulf’s LNG Construction & Operational Success
Speaker: Chad Verret
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Social Hour at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:30pm, Presentation at 7:30pm


Augie’s Restaurant
6005 Jefferson Hwy
Harahan, LA 70123
Phone: 504-733-3000

Presentation Summary

Presented as an open discussion forum, Mr. Verret shares the development of Harvey Gulf International Marine, and taps into broader areas of the role of LNG, not only as a frontier energy source, but also as an infrastructure comprising production, processing, storage, transport and offloading technologies. HGIM became the first U.S. vessel operator to utilize LNG as a marine fuel and built the first LNG marine fueling facility in the United States located in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as well as designer and owner of a FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND ATB LNG BARGE.

Speaker Bio

Chad Verret joined Harvey Gulf in October 2008 where his duties include project management, project planning/review and customer interface for both domestic and international markets. Mr. Verret, a native of Louisiana, is the fourth generation of his family to be involved in the marine business, which offers him unique perspectives on the offshore marine industry. His combination of shipboard and shore side experience offers exceptional viewpoints in the dynamic and evolving offshore vessel market. Chad also currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Society of Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF). This membership-based association, developing and employing best practice, is comprised of 150 members from the marine gas fuel sector. The highly diverse group is focused on marine activities relating to supply of and the use of gas as a marine fuel. He is also an advisor on several committees to the United States Coast Guard, including the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC), National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC), the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) and the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). He was elected as a member of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) in 2013.


Seafood Gumbo plus House Salad
Entrée: Choice of:

  • Almond Crusted Trout
  • 16 oz New York Strip, center cut
  • Homemade Crab Cake with creamy crawfish
Above served with potatoes & vegetable medley
Dessert: Bread Pudding with Rum sauce



Please make reservations via e-mail to centralgulfcoastasne@gmail.com

  • Provide your full name and professional society affiliation; i.e., ASNE, SNAME, or both.
  • Finally, please state if you desire a PDH credit for attendance.
  • Confirmed attendees who are a “No Show,” will be expected to remit your payment.
Cancellations are accepted up to the registration deadline.
Registration deadline is Noon, Tuesday, March 17, 2020.



Members of ASNE, SNAME, or ASCE are $38
A member can bring one guest for $38
Full Time Student members of SNAME/ASNE are $25
Non-members and walk-in’s (includes after-deadline reservations) are $43
Checks payable to “ASNE”, cash, or credit cards accepted at the meeting.

Have questions? Email them to centralgulfcoastasne@gmail.com or jqgamble77@aol.com