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Listed are Lafourche Parish’s top 10 taxpayers in 2013 as compiled by the parish’s Assessor’s Office.

1. Hornbeck Offshore Services

Hornbeck Offshore Services provides marine transportation services to exploration and production, oilfield service, offshore construction and military customers. Its focus is on meeting the needs of the deepwater and ultra-deepwater energy industry in domestic and, more recently, foreign locations.

The company currently has nearly $1.3 billion of vessel newbuild programs underway. It also has one of the youngest fleets of new generation deepwater-capable OSVs in the industry.

Assessed Value: $27,267,310

Taxed Amount: $3,559,804.20

2. Chevron Texaco Exploration

In 2001, Chevron and Texaco merged, positioning itself to be one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Chevron is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry: exploration for, producing and transporting crude oil and natural gas; refining, marketing and distributing transportation fuels and lubricants; manufacturing and selling petrochemical products; generating power and producing geothermal energy; providing renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions; and developing future energy resources.

Last year, Chevron’s average net production was nearly 2.6 million oil-equivalent barrels per day. It closed the year with a global refining capacity of 1.96 million barrels of oil per day.

Assessed Value: $22,300,440

Taxed Amount: $2,925,053.88

3. Nautical Solutions LLC

As a subsidiary of Edison Chouest of Galliano, Nautical Solutions LLC is part of a larger family that includes the operation of more than 200 vessels, ranging from 87 to more than 360 feet in length, serving an expanding global customer base as offshore service providers.

Assessed Value: $19,342,680

Taxed Amount: $2,552,073.18

4. Otto Candies LLC

Otto Candies LLC’s fleet goes beyond the DP offshore supply vessel and ocean tug to include the new IMR dive support vessel. The Des Allemands-based company is an industry leader. Its fleet includes DP offshore vessels and ocean tugs, as well as the new IMR dive support vessel. Candies performs pipeline and sub-sea inspections, maintenance, repairs and installation with ROV-IMR equipped vessels certified for saturation diving.

Capt. Otto B. Candies entered the market in 1942, when he was asked to provide small craft support to an oil rig to clear water lilies from an access canal.

Assessed Value: $19,142,090

Taxed Amount: $2,525,474.13


The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port is the only U.S. port capable of offloading deep draft tankers carrying foreign and domestic crude oil. The Houston-to-Houma (Ho-Ho) Pipeline moves domestic crude produced in the U.S. and the Gulf of Mexico.

The port consists of three single-point mooring buoys used for the offloading and a marine terminal consisting of a two-level pumping platform and three-level control platforms. The Clovelly facility provides interim storage for crude oil before it is delivered via connecting pipelines to refineries on the Gulf Coast and in the Midwest.

Assessed Value: $17,297,810

Taxed Amount: $2,266,944.41

6. Mars Oil Pipeline Company

A joint venture between Shell Oil Company and BP, Mars Oil Pipeline Company is situated in the Gulf of Mexico about 130 miles southeast of New Orleans. Initially, it was designed to recover about 500 million barrels of oil equivalent. Oil is transported 116 miles in the $135 million Mars system. The project parallels the LOOP Pipeline to Clovelly’s storage facilities and eventually feeds any of five major pipelines serving the nation’s refineries.

Assessed Value: $15,157,290

Taxed Amount: $1,987,727.02

7. Discovery Producer Services

Discovery Producer Services integrates “wellhead to market” services to natural gas producers operating in the Gulf’s shallow and deep waters. Discovery consists of a 105-mile mainline, 168 miles of lateral gathering pipelines, a natural gas processing plant and an NGL fractionation facility.

The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company has interconnections with five natural gas pipeline systems. The company’s mainline was placed into service in 1998 and has a design capacity of 600 million cubic feet per day.

Assessed Value: $13,735,520

Taxed Amount: $1,603,896.68

8. LOCAP Inc.

A limited liability company, LOCAP’s primary business is offloading foreign crude oil from tankers and storing and distributing the inventory via connecting pipelines to refineries throughout the Gulf Coast and Midwest. It also serves as the storage and terminaling facility for the Mars and Endymion pipeline systems and their supply of offshore domestic crude oil.

Assessed Value: $11,911,050

Taxed Amount: $1,474,023.30

9. Entergy Louisiana LLC

Entergy Louisiana LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana LLC serve more than 1 million electric customers in 58 of Louisiana’s parishes.

With residential and business accounts, Entergy has prided itself as being active in economic and community development. Establishing itself as a Top 10 business in Louisiana, Entergy has partnered with other companies to enhance overall service opportunities.

Assessed Value: $12,213,590

Taxed Amount: $1,453,313.46

10. Offshore Service Vessel

Offshore Service Vessel is among the Edison Chouest companies recognized for diversity in marine transportation. With its parent company, Cut Off-based OSV supports the Gulf of Mexico deepwater operations and an expanding global market with a fleet of highly specialized, new generation offshore service and supply vessels.

OSV also operates ports, terminals and dry dock facilities, as well as a number of drilling- and production-related services.

Assessed Value: $10,187,320

Taxed Amount: $1,344,114.93