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Barry Graham Oil Service, LLC
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About Us


Barry Graham Oil Service, LLC, (BGOS) currently has a fleet of 16 vessels, consisting of crew boats and utility boats, supporting operations for customers engaged in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas industry. As such, we at BGOS are committed to offering excellent service to our customers and conducting business in a manner that protects the safety and health of all personnel involved and also the environment in which we work.

With a corporate office in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, an operations office in Morgan City, Louisiana, and support offices in Lake Charles, Lafayette, Henry, Cut Off, and Des Allemands, Louisiana, BGOS is able to provide direct, personal administration and expedited support in all of our vessel operations.

Barry Graham and Gilbert Seaman, who together with decades of invaluable experience in the offshore industry, founded BGOS on June 4, 1996, with two utility boats.  Since then, BGOS has grown to a fleet comprised of steel-hulled utility vessels ranging in size from 130 – 145 feet and crew boats ranging in size from 152 – 205 feet with DP-2 capabilities. In 2015, Todd Cheramie joined the BGOS crew therein adding another 23 years of instrumental experience to the executive committee. In 2022, Gilbert Seaman retired as Operations Manager and Capt. Gary “Bubba” Nelson was promoted to Operations Manager. With an actively involved executive committee, BGOS has assembled a crew of some of the most highly qualified and skilled professionals in the industry while maintaining an emphasis on open communication, integrity, and excellence in service. 

BGOS Executive Management Committee:

  • Barry Graham, Managing Member
  • Bubba Nelson, Operations Manager
  • Todd Cheramie, Executive Business Manager

BGOS Shore-Based Management:

  • Mona Favaron, General Counsel & Risk Manager
  • Chris Landry, Health, Safety, Environmental & Security Manager
  • Tracy Lannie, Human Resource Manager
  • Rick Suratt, Port Captain
  • Norman Vining, Port Captain & Crew Assignment Manager

BGOS Office Locations:

  • Operations Office:
    6044 B Railroad Avenue
    Morgan City, Louisiana 70380
  • Corporate Office:
    12364  Padgett Switch Road
    Irvington, Alabama 36544

BGOS is dedicated to continual improvement in all aspects of the company and being on the cutting edge in new technological design for offshore service vessels.  As a result, BGOS has and will continue to produce and offer some of the most advanced and efficient offshore support vessels in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with a dedicated crew both offshore and onshore therein providing a culture committed to safety and the environment that is able to proficiently service our customers.  We invite you to contact us today to see how we can further your business in the offshore oil and gas industry.