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Box 17

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Contains 87 Results:

Item 979: 00979_Benoit, George_MMS/BOEM

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Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Jason TheriotAffiliation: University of HoustonGeorge Benoit hailed from Lafayette, Louisiana, and signed up with Tennessee Gas Transmission Co. (Tenneco) in 1960. There, he assisted in surveying and clearing the right-of-way for the Muskrat line. After being promoted to a corrosion technician at Tenneco in 1965, Benoit finished a degree at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. By 1972, Benoit was transferred to Houma, to work in Tenneco’s...

Item 981: 00981_Brandt, Ivar_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17
Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Tyler PriestAffiliation: University of HoustonIvar Brandt was raised in the suburbs of Oslo, Norway, and after university was hired in 1974 by SINTEF, a large research and development organization. There, Brandt called upon knowledge gained in nearly two years spent in the Norwegian navy, working on naval architecture. At SINTEF, Brandt helped to develop and market several sophisticated software packages used by offshore oil and gas operators for...

Item 982: 00982_Brown, R.J._MMS/BOEM

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Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Tyler PriestAffiliation: University of HoustonRobert J. Brown found his first job in the petroleum industry in 1950, working as the tail chainman on a Tennessee Gas pipeline survey crew. His tenure with Tenneco took him between sites in New England and Texas, and then on to the Muskrat Pipeline in the marshes of Louisiana. By 1969, Brown left to serve as chief engineer for the Collins Construction Company, and in that position he took on work as far...

Item 983: 00983_Burton, Curtis_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17
Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Tyler PriestAffiliation: University of HoustonCurtis Burton grew up in both Mississippi and India, and graduated from the University of Texas in 1979 with a degree in engineering. Burton took on with Otis Engineering, and was able to work on the landmark Argyll floating production system in the North Sea, the first of its kind. Next employed by Seaflo, Burton relocated to London to help establish its office there, and became involved in the Balmoral...

Item 984: 00984_Caraway, Newsom_MMS/BOEM

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Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents From the Collection: When UH’s Center for Public History and the University Libraries collaborated to create the Houston History Archives (UH-HHA), part of their mission included a repository for oral histories that tell stories of the growth and development of the Gulf Coast region from multiple points of view. To that end, the Houston Oral History Project in the Center for Public History trains history graduate students to research and interview Houstonians with recollections of the city’s civil rights,...

Item 985: 00985_Carter, John_MMS/BOEM

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Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Tyler PriestAffiliation: University of HoustonJohn Carter’s father worked for a quarter of a century as a production manager for Burma Oil, and his son followed him into the oil business. Living in Glasgow, Scotland, Carter studied mechanical engineering and graduated in 1964, then promptly joined Shell. He soon went to work in the North Sea, and then served in various positions in the United States, Asia, and beyond. He worked on the landmark...

Item 986: 00986_Glenn, Chance_MMS/BOEM

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Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Tyler PriestAffiliation: University of HoustonGlenn G. Chance was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1930, and enlisted in the Marines when he came of age during the Korean War. He returned in 1951 to work for the Lee C. Moore corporation, manufacturing drilling tools. A few years later, Chance started his own firm, Chance Sales & Service. He was soon after scooped up by Drilco, and Chance relocated to Morgan City to oversee a manufacturing shop. Chance,...

Item 987: 00987_Cheramie, Depp_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17
Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Jason TheriotAffiliation: University of HoustonDepp 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...

Item 988: 00988_Christ, Robert_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17
Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Jason TheriotAffiliation: University of HoustonRob Christ attended Louisiana Tech University and emerged with dual degrees in aviation and accounting. After a stint as a CPA, Christ joined up with the work of his father, C.J. Christ, in the subsea diving and remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) industry along the Gulf Coast. Hired by Oceaneering as an ROV technician, Rob Christ was also able to assist with his father’s historical work in the Gulf of Mexico,...

Item 989: 00989_Cloyd, Marshall_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17
Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Tyler PriestAffiliation: University of HoustonMarshall Cloyd studied engineering at both Berkeley and Southern Methodist University before finishing a master’s at Stanford and Harvard Business School. In 1959, Cloyd began working in Mississippi for Brown & Root. Before long he followed the firm into the early platform design efforts in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, engineering parts of the heavy drilling barges needed in the Arctic environment. Cloyd later...

Item 990: 00990_Curole, Windell_MMS/BOEM

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Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Jason TheriotAffiliation: University of HoustonWindell Curole served as the General Manager of the South Lafourche Levee District for over thirty years, overseeing hurricane and flood protection projects. Previously, Curole worked as the Assistant Director for the Lafourche Parish Emergency Preparedness. Curole’s involvement in coastal activities has led him to serve on various committees and organizations including the Governor’s Coastal Restoration...

Item 991: 00991_Curtis, Lawrence Buck_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17
Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Jason TheriotAffiliation: University of HoustonLawrence B. “Buck” Curtis graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1949 and promptly went to work for Conoco in its Wyoming oil fields. Curtis soon wound up leading a burgeoning engineering group for the company in its New York City office, overseeing international efforts. At the Fetah area in Dubai, Curtis helped to pioneer the use of underwater oil storage domes in the 1960s. In 1972, Curtis was...

Item 994: 00994_Danenberger, Elmer_MMS/BOEM

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Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Tyler PriestAffiliation: University of HoustonElmer “Bud” Danenberger III has a long and distinguished career as an offshore oil and gas expert in the U.S. Department of the Interior. Trained as an engineer at Pennsylvania State University, Danenberger took a job in 1971 with the now-defunct Conservation Division of the United States Geological Service. Danenberger played a key role during a busy period in which the Outer Continental Shelf program was...

Item 995: 00995_Enze, Charles_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17
Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Jason TheriotAffiliation: University of HoustonCharles “Chuck” Enze grew up in South Dakota, where he attended South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, graduating in 1975 as a civil engineer. Enze took on with Shell Oil at the start of 1976, eager to work on offshore platform designs for the Gulf of Mexico. In 1977 he was tapped to assist the design and construction team for the Cognac deepwater platform. After stints with Shell in Houston;...

Item 996: 00996_Frankhouser, Homer (Frank)_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17
Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Tyler PriestAffiliation: University of HoustonFrank Frankhouser attended Lehigh University, where he earned a degree in civil engineering before serving as a company officer in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Come peacetime, Frankhouser signed on with the Dravo Corporation, doing heavy civil construction and engineering. When Dravo expanded into the offshore business in 1969, Frankhouser was tapped to be the vice president and general manager of Dravo...