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Item 987: 00987_Cheramie, Depp_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17

Interviewer: Jason Theriot

Affiliation: University of Houston

Depp Cheramie went to work for Texaco in his native Louisiana in 1971, when he was 19 years old. After a decade with the firm, Cheramie moved on to Shell Oil in 1982, working as a senior operator on an offshore platform located in Eugene Island. After focusing on training in electronics, Cheramie was tapped to work on the landmark Auger tension-leg platform (TLP) project in 1992. In 1999, he was transferred to work on Shell’s Ursa TLP, sometimes known as “Auger’s big sister.” By 2005, Cheramie moved to work with Shell’s gas pipeline business, and stayed with it after Enbridge acquired the group from Shell. There, his portfolio included overseeing the commissioning of the 120-mile offshore Nautilus pipeline.


  • 1996-2017

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