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Contains 87 Results:

Item 966: 00966_McIlwain, Thomas_MMS/BOEM

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Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Victoria PhaneufAffiliation: University of ArizonaI met Dr. McIlwain at his office at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL). We had spoken on the phone but never met in person. I had first introduced myself and the study some weeks before, and he mentioned he had been giving it some thought before the interview.He has been a resident of Ocean Springs, Mississippi since 1966. He grew up in Pascagoula, living behind Ingalls where his father...

Item 967: 00967_McKinsey, Johnny_MMS/BOEM

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Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Preetam PrakashAffiliation: University of ArizonaJohnny McKinsey, who lived in the far southwestern corner of MS, had originally been referred to Preetam by Walter Heathcock who had been previously interviewed for the study. Mr. McKinsey had acted as a mentor of sorts for Walter when the latter first entered the offshore oil industry in the 1970s, and Walter credited Mr. McKinsey with imparting to him much of the basic knowledge which enabled him to stay...

Item 968: 00968_Owen, Thomas_MMS/BOEM

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Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Victoria PhaneufAffiliation: University of ArizonaI had met Thomas Owen at the Jazz Club some months ago. Sometime after that we met at the bar at the La Font Inn and I told him about the study in more detail and he agreed to participate. He's a shorter man, balding, with gray hair sometimes covered by a baseball cap. I see him most often in a black leather bomber jacket and often run into him at the Jazz Club. The interview was conducted at his house in...

Item 969: 00969_McRoy, Arthur and Juanita_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17
Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Victoria PhaneufAffiliation: University of ArizonaI had met Mr. and Mrs. McRoy earlier in the spring at the Historical Society booth at the Blessing of the Fleet. We made arrangements to meet at the historical society museum for an oral history interview. They were just pulling up when I arrived, they're both older, slight, with gray hair. The historical society museum is a historic house just outside of town. It's set back a little from the road, with...

Item 970: 00970_Miller, Lillian_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17
Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents

Interviewer: Laura Ek

Affiliation: University of Arizona

Lillian Miller, a previous history study participant and current independent contractor on the Post Deepwater Horizon project contracted with BARA discusses her feelings about being involved in, and the subject of, a short film on her life and work in both peace activism, her offshore work, and her thoughts on both. Laura and Lillian discuss the process of their collaboration and making the video.

Item 972: 00972_Zirlott, Jeremy_MMS/BOEM

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Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Preetam PrakashAffiliation: University of ArizonaJeremy Zirlott had been referred to me by his parents who had been involved in the local seafood industry for a long time. They had said that Mr. Zirlott operated large freezer boats that went shrimping in the deep waters of the Gulf and that he could give me some insight into the historical and current state of this particular facet of the seafood industry. I had tried contacting Mr. Zirlott soon after...

Item 973: 00973_Zirlott, Patricia and Victor_MMS/BOEM

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Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Preetam PrakashAffiliation: University of ArizonaI had been told some time ago to contact Patricia and Victor if I wanted to learn more about the history of the fishing and shrimping industry in the area. I eventually called and spoke with Patricia who was enthusiastic about the idea of meeting for an interview and told me to come on over to the house later on that day to speak with herself and her husband Victor. I interviewed Patricia and Victor in...

Item 974: 00974_Zirlott, Robert Chris_MMS/BOEM

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Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Preetam PrakashAffiliation: University of ArizonaI was referred to Chris Zirlott when I had asked about people in the area who might be able to speak about the history of the local shrimping and fishing industry. I had called Chris a few weeks later and had spoken with him and his wife. He had said that he would likely be available to do an interview the following week. When I called back the following week, Chris said to come on over to his house in...

Item 975: 00975_Zirlott, Simon_MMS/BOEM

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Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Preetam PrakashAffiliation: University of HoustonI had interviewed Mr. Zirlott’s parents for the oral history project a few months prior and they had mentioned that they had two sons involved in the shrimping and fishing industry whom I might try to interview as well. I actually happened to arrive at Mr. Zirlott’s house by accident, while I was searching for an oyster processing plant. Mr. Zirlott and I had spoken for a while on this occasion about the...

Item 977: 00977_Baker, Larry_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17
Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Jason TheriotAffiliation: University of HoustonLarry Baker II followed his father into the offshore fabrication business at the Orange, Texas yard of the Levingston Shipbuilding Company, where Larry Baker, Sr., had worked since 1948. Larry Baker II started out in the 1960s as a pipefitter helper, rising quickly through the ranks. After spending several years in Singapore on assignment for Levingston, Larry Baker, Jr., returned stateside to find himself...

Item 978: 00978_Baugh, Benton_MMS/BOEM

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Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents Interviewer: Tyler PriestAffiliation: University of HoustonBenton Baugh was born and raised in Houston, where he decided he wanted to be an engineer. After graduating from the University of Houston, Baugh nearly went to work for NASA in 1965, but delays in acquiring a security clearance pushed him towards working for Camco and Cameron in the offshore petroleum industry. At Cameron, Baugh installed computer hardware on drilling rigs. After about five years, Baugh...

Item 979: 00979_Benoit, George_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17
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

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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...