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  • Established in 1960, Burnett & Company, Inc. operated as an independent wholesaler until December 2008, when it became a wholly owned subsidiary of QBE Insurance Group. QBE IM underwrites energy and marine lines, offering local services and expertise for our Lloyds Syndicate 1036, through offices in New Orleans, Houston and Miami.
  • Natural Resources lines are underwritten by QBE UK Limited (“QBE UK”). Our strength and security is reflected in the insurer financial strength ratings that we receive. Marine lines are written through our Lloyds Syndicate 1036, which provides the financial strength of Lloyds. Admitted paper can also be issued for our marine lines in the US. Find out more about financial strength ratings QBE and Lloyd’s receive.

About Us

We work with appointed brokers to provide broad and competitive insurance programs, supplying the products, knowledge and expertise to address the needs of the client in this highly specialized field of insurance.

Working closely with our specialist energy and marine hubs in London, Singapore and the United States we offer expertise to clients for both Domestic and International operations.

With our QBE specialty divisions, we coordinate to offer wider product solutions for clients, which are often relevant to their energy and marine operations through:

  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Reps & Warranties
  • Aviation
  • Marine
    • Cargo
    • Marine Liabilities
    • Hull
    • Protection and Indemnity
  • Political Risk, Political Violence & Terrorism
  • Kidnap & Ransom
  • Specie

What makes us different

Big enough to make a difference

QBE is one of the world’s leading insurers and reinsurers, with hundreds of specialist products and the ability to cover most business risks. Our global reach means that we can cover your exposures all around the world.

Small enough to be fleet of foot

We pride ourselves on our flexibility and our ability to react quickly when things change. That means we can offer a highly responsive service to our customers, who range from coach fleet operators to major infrastructure consortiums.

Empowered to make it possible

We know that computers can’t replace human ability. That’s why we put our underwriters in charge, empowering them to make decisions so that they can think creatively and move swiftly to come up with the solutions you need.


  • Upstream, Downstream and Midstream operations
  • Domestic and Internationally focused operations
  • Physical Damage
  • Loss of Production Income, Loss of Profits, Business Interruption – Direct and Contingent
  • Control of Well
  • Excess Liabilities
  • Cargo
  • Oil in Store
  • Named Windstorm coverage
  • Packages and Mono line
  • Full In-house underwriting and claims authority
  • Upstream, Downstream and Midstream operations
  • Oil and Gas Contractors
  • Primary Commercial General Liability
  • Excess Liability (Claims made or Occurrence)
  • Tailored Forms and Rates
  • Full In-house underwriting and claims authority
  • Charterers Operations
  • Terminal and/or Stevedore Operations
  • Wharfingers and/or Fleeting Operations
  • Shipyards – Ship Repair and New Construction
  • MGL
  • Excess Liabilities 
  • 100% QBE Lloyd’s syndicate 1036 or participating subscription line
  • Admitted Paper Available for Marine Coverages
  • Full In-house underwriting and claims authority
  • Primary and Excess Marine liabilities for wide variety of marine industries and operations.
  • True Jones Act exposures but no crew carve outs
  • Contingent Jones Act exposures
  • $5,000,000 Limit
  • Minimum Deductible: $2,500
  • 100% QBE Lloyd’s syndicate 1036
  • Full In-house underwriting and claims authority
  • General Cargo
  • Stock Thruput
  • Project Cargo
  • Energy Cargo
  • Commercial Vessels
  • Specialist Vessels
  • Barges
  • Vessel liabilities including collision coverage, removal of wreck, crew liabilities and other vessel liabilities.

Get in touch

We look forward to working with you to understand your ambitions and bring a fresh approach to meeting your insurance requirements.

New Orleans Office

601 Poydras Street
Suite 2215
New Orleans
LA 70130

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T: +1 504-210-3620

F: +1 504-525-4766

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John Zvonek

Houston Office

1300 Post Oak Blvd.
Suite 700
TX 77056

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T: +1 713-243-4300

F: +1 713-243-4399

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Kristina Bush

Miami Office

1221 Brickell Ave.
Suite 1230/PH2
FL 33131

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T: +1 305-778-0384

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Alfonso DeMares