Shell Opens New Facility in Houma

A major oil company opened a new facility in Houma.


Shell Pipeline held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a 14,000 square foot facility at 4766 Hwy 311, Tuesday, February 18, 2pm. The facility will house 50 employees and will be the headquarters for Shell’s pipeline maintenance for the Gulf of Mexico.


Shell Pipeline is one of a number of branches of the parent company, and is responsible for the movement of around 800,000 barrels of crude per day, said Greg Mouras, Asset Operations Manager over the entire Gulf of Mexico.


“We’re the common thread that ties together deepwater offshore and downstream chemical,” said Mouras. “Without us, neither of them really exists. That all will happen out of this building.”


The facility is 12,000 square feet of office space and 2,000 square feet of warehouse. It holds numerous conference rooms, a kitchen, and a wide back room with 53 computer areas divided by a small area with 2 white marker boards (one side has 34 computer cubicles and the other has 19).


Parish President Gordon Dove spoke after Mouras, and promoted the donation of 4,139 acres of wetlands to Terrebonne Parish for a stormwater retention basin (La. 24 and La. 311, and split by U.S. 90), last June.


“Welcome to Terrebonne, and anything we can do, the door is always open,” said Dove. “We thank ya’ll for your presence.”