Skip to main content

Item 15: 00015_Babin, Eddie and Marie_MMS-History, 2002

 Item — Box: 1

Interviewer(s): E. Bernier. Houma, LA

Affiliation: University of Arizona

I first met Eddie at the Halliburton Retirees' Breakfast in Houma. I met Eddie and his wife, Marie, at their house for the interview. Marie had some things to say about being on her own while Eddie was offshore. Our second discussion also covered the activities involved in drilling, and the situation for women onshore. After retiring at age 50, Eddie served as a truck-driving instructor.

Eddie Babin's father was an oyster shucker. Eddie started as a cement truck driver, beginning in 1956. His job gave him experience in cementing, which he later applied to oilfield drilling. In 1958, he went into the service, spending 13 months in Korea. He worked offshore on a drilling rig for awhile. His truck was often loaded onto a barge and carried to the rigs.


  • 2002

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Oral history interviews are only available for use when the University of Houston Libraries is in possession of a release form signed by both interviewee and interviewer allowing for such access.


From the Collection: 25.0 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA