Parenco EOV Project – Platform Top Module Cutting

The following scope and highlights are provided as information to just some of the capabilities of Bevel Tech Group, Inc. The precision of this job and our past experience with this customer was the critical factor in Bevel Tech Group, Inc. receiving the job scope.

Project Start Date

The identified project scope was to cut the top platform off of the structure from the attached legs in order to load the top platform onto a barge to transport to the coast of Gabon, West Africa. Bisso Marine provided the barge and the crane for the lift. The (3) pilings were 42” diameter and each piling was 1.25 inch wall thickness.

Unique Aspects of the Project

After careful analysis and review, Parenco decided to make the critical cuts onshore. The lower deck was not required for the service platform to be used in West Africa so our scope was to make precision angle and location cuts and bevels in two phases. The scope included the bevel at the bottom of the top platform, then cut approximately 15 feet of piling off the lower legs, then make the final precision cuts and bevels to match the new structure legs when installed in West Africa.

The pilings needed to be braced at the locations of the cuts to handle the weight of the platform once the pilings were cut through. Bay provided an engineered safe design and procedure for all work and to accomplish these tasks safely. Bevel Tech had a (1) day window to complete Phase I on 11-12-15. This was critical due to the schedule Bay Offshore had with the derrick barge from Bisso. Any change in schedule would have been costly, so timing was critical to the overall success of the job.

Parenco Module Lift 1Our meetings with Bay and Parenco called for Bevel Tech Group Inc to go in with two crews the day before 11-11-15 and set our machines and partially cut into the pilings to make sure we were ready and “all systems were go” for the next day. We completed the phase one portion of the job scope as planned and all parties were very pleased with the quality of the job and schedule.

Parenco Module Lift 2Phase II involved going back on 11-16-15 after the top platform was secured to the module on the barge and removal of the braces and other piping were completed. We then made the final phase two cuts and bevels to remove the 15 feet section of the legs that were not needed when installed in West Africa. Phase two was accomplished on time and again to the customer’s satisfaction.

Bevel Tech Group was chosen by Bay due to the critical aspects regarding precision cuts and bevels and the short window to complete the tasks. Our past performance and experience with Bay performing numerous machining jobs provided them with a high confidence level in our performance and by providing highly trained technicians and reliable equipment as in the past.

Employee Spotlight

Dale Bond


Dale Bond, Sales and Accounts Manager

Job Description:
Duties include Sales, Project Scope Reviews along with Project Estimating and Project Coordination. Dale has 33 years combined experience in the Gulf South promoting Engineered Equipment and Services in the Petrochemical, Power, and Offshore industries.

Years with BTG:
8 Years



Have You Seen Us Lately?

Bevel Tech Group, Inc. – Have You Seen Us Lately?

As we begin 2016, we would like to re-introduce Bevel Tech Group, Inc. to all our past and current customers. The 2015 year introduced some changes to Bevel Tech Group, Inc., including the addition of services such as the Line Isolation and Hydrostatic Weld Testing and the Bolt Torquing Services.

Bevel Tech Group, Inc. continues to expand to meet our customers needs by adding valued services to our current portfolio. Our current services lineup now includes:

  • Deep Water Pipe Counterboring Services and Pipe Insulation Modifications
  • PEMS – Pipe End Management System – Metrology for Pipe Ends
  • Certified Millwright Services, both shop and field services
  • Metrology work using the FARO Vantage laser
  • Field Machining Work and Services
  • Line Isolation and Hydrostatic Weld Testing
  • Hydraulic Bolt Torquing Services
  • Shop and Fabrication Work
  • Pipe Machine and Tool Rentals
  • And Much More!

Look Back at 2015 and 2016 Forecast

As most companies in 2015 we were challenged to make the best of a down turn in the Deep-Water Industry. Fortunately, with the diversity of the services we provide we were able to focus on the direction that would take us through 2015 and beyond. With every down turn there is an upside. Natural Gas prices and availability was the key to spurring an abundance of work in the Petro-Chemical / Heavy Industrial Plant areas.

Also, we added a few more services to our portfolio that we are extremely excited about the growth and potential it will bring. We believe the outlook for 2016 will still have its challenges but we feel we will see the Deep Water Industry start to recover in Q3 and Q4 of 2016. As well, we expect the Petro-Chemical Industry to continue to take advantage of natural gas prices, which will spur continued construction and turnarounds throughout South Louisiana.

However, the highlight in 2015 for us is that BTG achieved its accreditation as a NCCER Training and Assessment Center. This will be so important for us going forward to ensure and verify our technician’s meet and exceed the expectations in the Industry. It’s important that we focus our attention to the quality of the services provided as well as maintain competitive pricing. Doing the job right, the first time, will remain our focus going forward into 2016.

Featured Employee of the Month

Kevin Bourgeois

Kevin Bourgeois, Owner and Operations Manager

Job Description:

Oversee all aspects of Bevel Tech Group Inc.’s operational policies and procedures. Involved in the hiring, development, evaluation and training of all employees. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, quotation development, contractual agreements, terms and conditions and client interface. Evaluate and implement equipment design and fabrication. Procurement and personnel needs to coincide with the company’s growth for optimal utilization of resources and manpower.

Years with BTG:

Since inception in 1998


Forty years of experience in the machining arena with machine shop practices for both field and shop machining applications. Worked at Boland Marine, Martin Marietta (NASA), General Electric and several other smaller machine shops around South Louisiana. Field Equipment design/ manufacturing as well as fixturing design for Field Machining applications. Developed machining procedures for non-standard machining applications that are now the standard for Deep-Water piping products. Experience based in Aerospace, Marine, Power Generation, Electric Motor and Turbine, Oilfield, Heavy Industrial and Deep-Water Pipe sectors.

Married to Mary Martin Bourgeois with his youngest daughter Brieanne, a Senior at LSU majoring in Kinesiology and his oldest daughter Kendra with (5) grandchildren.

Hobbies: Fishing, Hunting, Motorcycle riding and following LSU Sports.


Engineering for Safety at Bevel Tech Group, Inc

Today, Bevel Tech Group, Inc is proud to present its first demonstration of a newly designed star feed system on our pipe cutting and beveling clamshell machines. Our demonstration today to our Client will show how our months of development and design will now make the clamshell operation essentially hands free, significantly reducing the threat of injury from a pinch point. This new design will become standard on every clamshell machine used or supplied by Bevel Tech Group, Inc with no increase in cost to our customers.

We believe that Safety is our number one priority and this demonstrates our commitment to everyones safety. Even though our employees at Bevel Tech Group, Inc use these clamshell machines on almost a daily basis and are quite familiar with them, accidents can happen and by designing and incorporating these new safety devices, it will help to reduce injuries not only for our employees, but just as importantly, to our rental customers who have less experience with operating these machines.

Bevel Tech Group, Inc Completes Counterboring on Coulomb Project


Bevel Tech Group, Inc recently completed the counterboring of the 4.5 inch and 8.625 inch OD pipe for the Coulomb Project. Utilizing our dual CNC setup which only requires about 120 ft by 120 ft of work space, the dual CNC setup can maximize the production rate and decrease duration time for the customer. This setup has been utilized on many of our counterboring projects, and can be mobilized at just about any location in the world. Typical electrical requirement is 480 volt and can be supplied by a generator if needed. An air supply of 90 psig at 90 scfm is required also. Bevel Tech Group, Inc provides all the loading and unloading racks and also utilizes our automated loading rack to safely feed the pipe joint into the CNC machine.

Our proven work success in this area is why our Customers continue to call on us to perform their counterboring projects

.SCR Counterboring Setup

NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research)

Bevel Tech Group, Inc. uses the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) as a means of certification because NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curricula and assessments. The NCCER certification is nationally recognized by industry and holds craftsmen to the highest standards. Bevel Tech Group, Inc. has recently ascertained candidate status through NCCER so that we may become an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor and an Accredited Assessment Center. This is another step Bevel Tech Group, Inc. has taken towards our commitment to providing a highly trained, certified staff who in turn will provide work of the highest quality to our customers.

NCCER Millwright Training Manuals 3

NCCER Millwright Training Manuals 2