Danos Crews Top Shell's PSF Challenge 


By: Matt Schexnayder

As the offshore environment is continually challenged to be safer each year, Danos’ customers are developing new programs that will increase employee and contractor interaction to maximize the human safety element. Throughout 2019, Shell emphasized their Process Safety Fundamental (PSF) program and asked Danos to help spread the message in the Gulf of Mexico.

In Q4 of 2019, Shell challenged their Gulf of Mexico production assets to reduce process safety risks. They encouraged employees to complete safety observations that reinforced PSF behaviors. At the same time, they asked employees to respectfully intervene to stop potential at-risk behaviors.

Crews at Auger TLP and Enchilada/Salsa were recognized by Shell with having the highest delivery on the challenge. The following behaviors were captured:

  • A total of 784 PSF observations were conducted during the challenge period, with 32 at-risk behaviors identified.
  • By actively engaging in process safety observations, they prevented 32 potential loss of primary containment incidents in November and December
  • After analyzing the detailed at-risk behaviors, they found behaviors that have contributed to several tier 1 and 3 process safety events over the last several years.

This program was a huge success for both Shell and Danos. It reinforced a true partnership to ensure that all involved are performing job tasks safely. Danos team members who contributed to the success of this program include:


Todd Coulon, Jr.

Richard Reynolds

Logan Cormier

Chesney (CJ) Martin

Tyler Duncan

Danial LeBeof

Chad LeBlanc

Robert Bush

Damien Johnson

Jonathan Breaux

Phillip Easler

CJ Stimeling

Daron Strother

Brandon Fountain

Taylor Thibodaux

Aaron Gram

Pavlo Stetsko

Ryan Ratclif

Lana Henderson


Anthony Cradeur

Buddy Evans

Chris Wright

Albert Kibodeaux

Jamie Portier

Mark Hollie

David Green

Willie Levron

Robert McClellan

Chris Teigen

Justin Verrett 


Matt Schexnayder

Senior Account Manager Matt Schexnayder began his career at Danos in 2012 as a personnel coordinator. Shortly after coming onboard, he took an overseas assignment in West Africa to manage the account for Noble Energy. Upon relocating to Danos HQ in 2016, Matt was assigned to the Shell account. Matt has a master's degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in health & kinesiology with concentration sports management.


Nicole Williams || 06-Aug-2020 02:49 PM
WOW!!! Just WOW! Impressive.

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