By applying data analytics, Danos has developed a process to streamline coatings operations, delivering cost savings to the customer. Corrosion maintenance of a pipeline from offshore, through marsh, over land and into a plant is expensive. Utilizing key performance indicators (KPIs) and project management techniques produces better results and saves the customer money.

The case study below demonstrates how data analytics saved our customer money. By merging customer data on the life of paint systems with overall maintenance costs, Danos has created a healthy quality assurance and quality control program, which demonstrates that through data analytics, companies can drive better operations and customer cost savings.
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October 2018 marked two significant safety milestones for Danos. Danos’ production crew working for Shell Appalachia celebrated seven years without a recordable incident, as classified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). At the same time, Danos’ team working with EP Energy celebrated four years with no OSHA recordable incidents. Read More...
Danos leaders recently attended the Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas Summit in Houston with members of the DanosPetrofac joint venture team. Owner Paul Danos, along with Petrofac’s Director of Engineering Cameron Boyd, spoke to attendees on how DanosPetrofac is creating opportunities to optimize asset performance, providing an overview of smart operations and maintenance strategies. Read More...
Among the industries at risk for health and safety hazards, the oil industry is one of the most susceptible. Oil and gas workers are consistently exposed to hazards such as confined spaces, motor vehicle accidents, slips, trips, and falls, and especially, fires and explosions. When workers succumb to such hazards, it is not only detrimental to the worker, their health, and performance, but also to the performance and reputation of the company. Read More...
Danos announced that Shell Exploration and Production Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has awarded a contract to Danos for the coatings maintenance campaign for the Ursa tension leg platform (TLP). The project will employ 45 personnel and is expected to last approximately five months. Read More...
Danos exhibited at the 2018 Permian Basin International Oil Show in Odessa, Texas October 16-18. Despite the bizarre weather mix of light rain and icy gusts of wind, registered attendees (30,000) showed up to the event to see the hundreds of vendors showcased at this bi-annual show.​ Read More...
The industry’s focus on performance and efficiency has never been so acute. In this continuous game of ‘survival of the fittest,’ asset owners are pushing the supply chain for new and creative ways to reduce costs. Read More...
For the Stampede Tension Leg Platform (TLP), Danos provided a turnkey solution for offshore mechanical hook-up support, including construction management, scaffolding, coating, and onshore fabrication support. Read More...
Danos announces the hiring of two new employees to oversee scaffolding operations within the organization: Clay Daugherty and John Moberly. Collectively, the two have 47 years of industry experience and will share management responsibilities of the company’s growing scaffolding business. Read More...
The Danos Foundation and Shell Exploration and Production Company are working together to donate 50 new generators to local non-profit agencies who need them for their own mission-related use. Read More...
Danos announces the hiring of Rafe Blades as sales manager. Based out of the company’s Gray, Louisiana headquarters, Blades is responsible for overseeing sales strategies to maintain and expand the company’s customer base, as well as management of the sales team. Blades joins Danos with a ten-year track record of sales experience. Read More...
The Danos Foundation and Shell Exploration and Production Company are working together to donate 50 new generators to local non-profit agencies who need them for their own mission-related use. Read More...
The Danos Foundation is accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations that help solve community challenges where the company and employees live and work. The deadline for organizations to submit an application is August 31. Read More...
Danos’ eight-week summer internship program kicked off in early June with a day-long orientation at the company’s headquarters in Gray, La. Each of the eight members of the intern cohort worked with a designated mentor on a project assigned by their department manager. The program concludes at the end of July with individual presentations to the Danos executive team on their experience and project results. Read More...
Danos’ construction service line has reached an important milestone; they have worked 1 million man-hours without a recordable incident as classified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Read More...
Danos has appointed two executive team members to new roles: Reed Peré will serve as vice president of business development, sales and marketing, and James Callahan as the vice president of operations. Read More...
Danos is pleased to announce that Shell Exploration and Production Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, has awarded a contract to Danos to provide coatings for Shell’s deep-water Appomattox platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The coatings project is expected to last approximately six months. Read More...
When Allen Danos Sr. partnered with his brother-in-law, Syriaque Curole in borrowing the then-substantial sum of $2,000 to form Danos and Curole (now simply named “Danos”) in 1947, he probably never dreamed that he had embarked upon a venture that would last 71 years Read More...
April 29, 2018, marked a significant safety milestone for Danos’ Fabrication Services; the group completed nine years with no recordable incidents, as classified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This incident-free performance by the Fabrication Services team translates to nearly 1.3 million man hours. Read More...
Danos was recently named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the “Best Newsletter or House Publication – Online/Electronic” category in the 16th Annual American Business Awards®. Read More...
As part of its core purpose to solve big challenges for the community, Danos has established its own charitable foundation. Through a combination of corporate giving, employee donations and volunteerism, the Danos Foundation provides funding to worthy nonprofit organizations and projects in the community. Read More...
Danos is pleased to announce that David Decuir has been promoted to technical solutions manager, a position responsible for leadership of the company’s compliance training department. Read More...
Danos has successfully completed a turnaround comprising four client offshore facilities in Equatorial Guinea. Though estimated to require 10 days of downtime, Danos completed the work ahead of schedule, with production resuming after only seven days. Read More...
Danos Chairman Garrett “Hank” Danos has been named to the National Safety Council’s “CEOs Who ‘Get It’” list for 2018. The annual recognition is presented to safety leaders who go above and beyond to protect employees both on and off the job. Danos is one of eight executives featured in the February 2018 issue of Safety+Health magazine. Read More...
On Nov. 1, Danos’ materials management service line supporting Royal Dutch Shell’s (Shell) onshore and offshore production operations in the United States achieved an important safety milestone: 1 million man-hours without an Read More...

David Cedro has joined the Danos executive team as vice president of finance and administration, with responsibility for overseeing the company’s domestic and international administration, finance and accounting activities. James Callahan, who previously

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Danos today announced that it has safely completed a painting and coating project on the Shell-operated Olympus Tension Leg Platform (TLP) located in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of schedule Read More...
Danos has completed water injection piping work for an offshore platform operated by a major oil and gas producer subsidiary off the coast of Equatorial Guinea. The on-time, incident-free fabrication project was Read More...
Danos has been awarded a fabrication contract by a major oil and gas producer subsidiary operating in Equatorial Guinea. The scope of work comprises Read More...
Danos has acquired the civil construction assets and transitioned several skilled craftsman from Renegade Backhoe Services (RBS), located in Levelland, Texas. With this acquisition, Danos takes over Read More...
Danos and Petrofac, a London-based provider of oilfield services to the international oil and gas industry, have signed an agreement that will enable the formation of a Joint Venture (JV). The alliance will allow for the pursuit of joint opportunities to deliver services across the oil and gas asset life cycle, with a focus on supporting operations and asset management solutions in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. shale plays. Read More...
Danos has been awarded a contract by Shell Exploration and Production Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, to provide mechanical and automation maintenance services for three of its production hubs and associated subsea infrastructure located in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More...
Danos announces the promotion of Clay Carter as coatings operations manager, a position with responsibility for all day-to-day activities of the company’s coatings service line. The appointment follows Carter’s successful tenure as acting coatings operations manager since 2016. Read More...
Danos has secured a contract with Williams Partners (Williams) to perform piping and valve modifications to the existing header system at the Pine Needle LNG storage facility operated by Williams in Stokesdale, North Carolina. Read More...
Danos’ Automation Services manufacturing group is now certified to produce UL-listed industrial control panels (ICP). Read More...
On May 31, 2017, Danos’ Fabrication Services celebrated a safety milestone: Eight years without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-recordable incident. This record represents more than 1.2 million man-hours at the company’s facilities in Larose and Amelia, Louisiana. Read More...
Danos has invented a solar powered, continuous chemical injection system (CCIS) that significantly improves upon existing systems. By leveraging the company’s expertise in both solar power and hydraulics, they have created an improved solar powered chemical injection system that delivers more accurate injection rates, fewer power failures and greater fluid capacity. Read More...
Danos is pleased to announce that Joel Ontiveros has been named 2016 Field Employee of the Year. The award is presented each year to a field employee who best embodies the company’s core purpose and values. Read More...
Danos is pleased to announce that Scott Theriot has been named 2016 Staff Employee of the Year. The award is presented each year to a staff member who best embodies the company’s core purpose and values. Read More...
In response to growing demand, Danos is opening a new facility in Martins Ferry, Ohio, just north of Wheeling, West Virginia. Located at 305 North 1st Street, the facility borders the Ohio River and includes 2,500 square-feet of office space and 6,000 square-feet of shop space. Read More...
Danos completed 2016 with a Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) of 0.11, the lowest since the company began tracking the data in 1979. Read More...
GRAY, La. – Danos has been selected to provide materials management services for the construction of a new petrochemical processing plant in the Northeastern U.S. Read More...

Danos has promoted Jeremy Adkins to Permian Area Manager for the company’s operations in the West Texas region. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing daily operations of all service offerings, as well as leading a team of managers and local support staff based in Midland, Texas.

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In 2017, Danos is leaner and more efficient than ever. Tough economic times have brought new challenges and opportunities, and Danos continues to refine and improve in order to better serve our customers.

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Danos has secured a contract to perform mechanical hook-up and commissioning (HUC) support services for the Hess Stampede tension leg platform (TLP) in the Gulf of Mexico.

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The first quarter meeting of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) Emerging Leaders Council was proudly hosted by Danos at company headquarters in Gray on Thursday, January 12. Read More...

Danos’ 367.5-acre integrated services complex located in Amelia, La., is now an officially recognized Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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We donate as part of our Danos' community investment outreach, $5 to a non-profit agency for every trade-show attendee who visits the Danos booth and allows us to scan his or her badge.

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Danos hosted a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 6, with key stakeholders of Restore or Retreat, a non-profit agency that seeks to identify, expedite and aggressively engage solutions to urgently achieve comprehensive coastal restoration.

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In many ways, the story of Danos cannot be told without Shell.

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GRAY, La. – Danos’ fabrication service line has achieved an important safety milestone: 1 million man-hours without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-recordable incident.

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GRAY, La. – Danos has successfully completed the fabrication of three boarding valve skids and one service line skid for Shell Offshore Inc.’s (Shell) deep-water Appomattox facility.

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GRAY, La. – Danos is expanding its footprint in the Permian Basin region, adding more office and shop space in order make its full range of services offerings available to customers in the area.

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In 1999, Danos introduced the W.A.T.C.H. safety program. This behavior-based initiative used paper cards to remind employees to “Work Always To Control Hazards.”

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GRAY, La. – Danos’ Amelia-based custom fabrication yard recently completed the interconnect piping and production deck extension for a client’s deepwater platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The deck’s installation was the culmination of a two-year process in which Danos worked closely with the client to design and fabricate the 165-ton, fully-integrated production deck extension.

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GRAY, La. – Danos announces the successful onshore installation of three new ethane booster pump stations and one new metering station for a customer’s Texas-based ethane facility. The project was completed on schedule and with zero recordable safety incidents.

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GRAY, La. – The U.S. Coast Guard has certified Danos’ fabrication facility in Amelia, La. as an official port facility. This designation allows both foreign and US vessels to access the facility or remain docked there.

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GRAY, La. – Danos is pleased to announce its 2015 Employees of the Year, Mark Doiron and Rene Vidrine. The award is presented each year to one staff member and one field employee who best embody the company’s core purpose and values.

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GRAY, La. – Danos announces the hiring of Tom Broom as executive account manager. In this role, Broom will be responsible for overseeing and maintaining Danos’ long-term relationship with Shell.

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GRAY, La. – Danos’ fabrication facility in Amelia now features on-site instrumentation and electrical services, including automation, safety and control systems.

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GRAY,La. – Danos announces the hiring of John Danos, Marc Distefano and Jack Roszelle to leadership positions with the company.

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Every year the Business Marketing Association Lantern Awards recognizes the best of the best in quality creative and strategic business-to-business communications.

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GRAY, La. – Danos has added to its leadership team by promoting James Callahan, Mark Danos, Stacey Gisclair and Reed Peré to executive roles within the company.

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GRAY, La. – Paul Danos, executive vice president of Danos, has been chosen to serve on the board of directors for the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA). The appointment was announced at NOIA’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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GRAY, La. – Danos is proud to announce that the company’s Amelia, La.-based fabrication facility has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system (QMS). Two of Danos’ other locations – the Larose fabrication shop and headquarters in Gray, La. – are already ISO 9001:2008 certified.

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GRAY, La. – The American Heart Association has recognized Danos for its commitment to employee health and wellness.

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GRAY, La. – It is with great sadness that we confirm the deaths of three individuals – two of whom were Danos employees – as a result of an explosion at a pipeline facility in Gibson, La.

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(Gray, La.) — Danos hosted a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, July 29, for its new corporate headquarters. Friends, family, clients and elected officials gathered to celebrate the new 64,000-square-foot facility located in Gray, La. The 68-year-old, family owned company was previously based in Larose.

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GRAY –Danos has been selected by Shell Offshore Inc. to fabricate three boarding valve skid assemblies for its deep-water Appomattox project.

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Danos corporate headquarters is relocating to 3878 West Main Street, Gray, Louisiana 70359 on Monday, April 13, 2015

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Danos executives recently announced the formation of a Project Management Group (PMG) to provide a single point-of-contact for customers with large-scale projects involving multiple services lines.

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LAROSE – The Louisiana Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, recently honored Danos with the Pro Patria Award in recognition of the company’s extraordinary support of employees who serve in the Louisiana National Guard and Reserve.

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Danos, a family owned oil and gas service company, announced plans to expand its fabrication capabilities, by opening a 120,000 square-foot fabrication facility in Amelia, La. The new facility, set to begin operations in October 2014, sits on about 45 acres of waterfront property and will create employment opportunities for about 150 workers.

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Danos’ unrivaled commitment to safety has been recognized by the National Underwriter Property & Casualty magazine as this year’s Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management Award winner.

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Danos recently added an Environmental Services Division to the company’s collection of oilfield related services, which includes production workforce, construction, fabrication, coatings, instrumentation and electrical, and shorebase and logistics.

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Danos recently named Alan Broxson, a 35-year veteran of the oil and gas industry, manager of the company’s new Instrumentation and Electrical (I&E) Division.


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Danos recently named Larose native Glenn Gros General Manager of the company’s Fabrication Division.


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Continuing its strategy of providing greater overall value to its customers, Danos has acquired API Control System Solutions (API), a privately owned, Louisiana-based company specializing in instrumentation and electrical (I&E) solutions for the oil and gas industry.

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Construction of the building is expected to be complete by spring 2015.

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162 employers selected from 2,864 nominations.

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Danos was awarded the Culture of Safety Award for the company’s commitment to safety throughout the organization.

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Congratulations to Melissa Adams who was selected as the 2013 Employee of the Year for Danos for staff.


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Chevron Pipeline recognizes Danos for Commitment to Safety.

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Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) recognizes "above and beyond" performance.


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Danos partners with Battlefields to Oilfields Program to hire veterans. Here is just one of the many success stories.


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In late July, the Larose Fabrication shop became an art gallery for a Parisian guest for few hours. While we consider the shop our own oil and gas art gallery, artist Camille Henrot and her team got to document the beauty of what our employees do every day.


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Danos employees recently presented at two important industry events. There were approximately 500+ offshore regulatory agencies, operators and contractors at each of the conferences.

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It All Starts with Safety: We are all aware of the critical importance that our focus on safety plays not only in our personal lives, but in the overall success of our business.


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Meet our Interns: Another long hot summer is winding down and with the end of the summer comes a few farewells to some familiar faces around the corporate office in Larose.


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Energy firm’s $30 million capital investment will create 426 new direct jobs and result in 871 new indirect jobs.

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This NBRI award recognizes organizations that place a high value on employee and/or customer satisfaction.

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Teamwork drives collaborative results for this crew.

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Working safely one task at a time is the only way!



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Today marks the first day of working towards 12 years. Never get complacent.


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For the second year in a row, Danos has received the Chevron President's Recognition for Accomplishments in Safety and Environment.


Global energy industry contractor Danos was awarded the PRAISE Award by Chevron North America Exploration & Production.

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Shorebase operations are working 365 days a year 24 hours a day to maintain continuous support to offshore operations.


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Now known as simply "Danos," the energy contractor is both upping its brand and calling for success stories through its new "Danos does it right" campaign.

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Danos honored as one of the LSU 100 Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses.

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Congratulations to the Danos crews at the following locations for achieving no recordables in the workplace.

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Danos was awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Chevron Liberia to provide drilling support services in Liberia, West Africa.

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Danos & Curole will be honored as one of the top 100 fastest growing tiger businesses during the LSU 100 Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 8, 2011.

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Hank Danos was invited to give testimony in Washington, D.C. to the House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources regarding the effects of the moratorium on energy jobs.

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Congratulations to the Danos & Curole crew at Chevron Venice Shorebase for nine years of ZERO Recordable accidents. Thank you for your day-to-day commitment to safety.


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Danos & Curole was recently awarded Chevron Pipe Line Company's 2009 Health, Environment & Safety Leadership Commitment Award.

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Danos & Curole has been awarded the Lake Jackson District MMS Safety Award for Excellence for the outstanding manner in which employees conducted their operations in production performed throughout 2009.

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U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service has announced its 2010 recipients of the Offshore Leadership Award (OLA). Gene Barfield, CSP and Garrel Rowell of Danos & Curole have been recognized for their excellent dedication in developing and implementing the Subpart O workshop.

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Danos & Curole Marine Contractors completed its first full year of operations with the new Coatings Division line in 2009. Offering offshore and onshore coatings services, the division completed a range of projects from onshore gas pipeline maintenance to offshore platform sandblasting and painting with some projects still in progress.


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Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Larose, Louisiana–Danos & Curole rewards employee with Superbowl tickets!


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Danos & Curole has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide all contract operations and maintenance personnel to BP’s Gulf of Mexico deepwater fields.


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Al and Hank Danos, who each played a major role in developing the Larose-based oilfield-service company Danos & Curole, were honored during the industry gala put on by the South Central Industrial Association.


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Danos & Curole was awarded the Production Contractor National Safety Award for Excellence by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS). The company was also awarded the MMS Houma District SAFE Award earlier this year.


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Danos & Curole has been awarded the 2009 Houma District Contractor SAFE Award by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS).


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