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Title: Aruba Esso news
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Creator: Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Publisher: Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication: Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Creation Date: April 1982
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Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.

Aruba, Netherlands Antilles


Vol. 42 No. 3


Ambitious 1982 energy

conservation program

established
Lago has embarked on a very ambitious program to reduce
refinery energy consumption in 1982. Lago refinery
consumes about 6 million barrels of fuel a year and at current
fuel oil prices, the incentive to improve efficiency is
tremendous In recent years, Lago's progress in energy
conservation has been steady and has paralleled the average
of Exxon refineries, but at a higher level of energy
consumption relative to other refineries
However, several new factors have led Lago to the decision to
take a hard look at its program for energy conservation this
year
The most significant new factor resulted from the installation
of fuel meters in 1981, which showed that the Company was
consuming even more fuel than previously estimated As of
late 1981 Lago recognized the need to make a major
organizational commitment to a stepped-up conservation
program

Lago took steps to develop an appropriate plan of action for
1982 by involving all of the operating departments in the
development and execution of the plan Process, Mechanical
and Technical Departments committed to a plan of action that
truly represents a stretch goal Energy activities are being
coordinated by the Encon/Combustion Section of the A&CS
Division of the Technical Department

The major portion of the improvement is to be accomplished
through a combustion program which grew out of a 3-month
visit of Mr Merv Beckner late last year He is an expert from
Imperial Oil, the Exxon affiliate in Canada. Merv
demonstrated that there was a need to reduce unburned fuel
in the furnaces and boilers and reduce excess air and stack


Program ambicioso pa

conserve energia den 1982

estableci
Lago a embarca riba un program masha ambicioso pa reduce
e consume di energia den refineria den 1982. E refmeria di
Lago ta consume 6 mlyon di bar di zeta pa anja y na prtjsnan
actual dt zeta, asina ta cu e incentive pa mehora eficiencia ta
tremendo Den anjanan reciente Lago su progress den
conservation di energia tabata constant y e ta pareu cu e
promedlo di e refinerlanan di Exxon, pero na un nlvel mas
halto di consumodi energia comparacueotro refinerlanan A
pesar di esei dlferente factornan mas nobo a conduct na e
decision pa tira un bista analizante riba nos program pa
conserve energia e anja aki.
E factor nobo mas significant cu a result die instalacion di e
meternan di combustible den 1981 ademonstracu econsumo
di combustible di e Compania ta mas grand cu a wordo
calcula anteriormente. Na fin di 1981 Lago a reconoce e


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April 1982


temperature to make the biggest improvements in furnace
and boiler efficiency
Many of the changes required are minor modifications to
burner tips and fuel atomization. This work is already
proceeding.
In addition, the furnace sootblowing and decoking
frequencies will be optimized to save steam, and we will try to
seal furnace cabin air leaks

The next part of the 1982 program consists of some
operational steps, the biggest of which, excess air reduction,
will be given a big boost by the combustion program. Also
included here is shortened exchanger cleaning cycles and a
big effort in the areas of steam trap replacement, steam leak
minimization and installation of reusable insulation.

It should be pointed out that, in addition to setting a stretch
target for saving fuel, our 1982 program includes plans, to
maximize the amount of pitch in the refinery liquid fuel and
minimize the amount of tar burned,

The cost savings that may be realized by maximizing pitch
burning are great and it also helps us to minimize our RSFO
production.

As a result of all this effort, Lago is predicting a steady
decrease in its energy consumption continuing out to 1988. It
should be noted further that most of the energy reduction
forecasted over the next 2 years results from operational
improvements. Beyond 1983 most of the further
improvements are dependent on the timely implementation of
the Energy Conservation projects.

To sum up, the current situation at Lago in the energy field is
one of progress and improvement in efficiency, almost
entirely through operational improvements and minor
equipment modifications. To realize these efficiency
improvements will require thefull support and commitment of
all Lago personnel.

necesidad pa mara su mes como organisacion na un
program di conservation di energia den diferente etapa.

Lago a tuma medidanan pa desaroya un plan di accion
apropia pa 1982 door di envolve tur e departamentonan di
operation den e desaroyo y ehecucion di e plan E
departamentonan Process, Mechanical y Technical a
cometenan mes na un plan di accion cu berdaderamente
represent un meta estrecho,
Actividadnan di energia a wordo coordina doordie seccion di
Encon/Combustion di A&CS Division di e departamento
Technico

E parti mas grand di e mehoracion mesterwordo logra door di
un program di combustion cu a crece di e bishita di 3 luna di
Sr Merv Beckner anja pasa. E ta un expert di Imperial Oil, e
afiliado di Exxon na Canada. Mervin a demonstra cu nos
master reduci e combustible cu no ta wordo kima den nos
fornonan y boilernan y reduce eexcesodiaireyetemperatura
di "Stack" pa por logra e mehoracion mas grand den
eficiencia den forno y boiler

Hopi di e cambionan requeri ta modificacionnan chiquito pa
(Cont. rba pag. 7)








April 1982


Lago Oil & Transport Co Lid


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Editor: Mrs. M. Kelly-Buckley
Assistant Editor: Mrs. M. Jansen-Feliciano
Photographs by: Joe's Photographic Service
Printer: Verenigde Antilliaanse Drukkerijen N.V.


Exxon/EIA News Briefs
In the C.A T survey of last year Lago employees expressed
their interest in hearing more about Exxon and EIA topics In
view of this interest Exxon/EIA news briefs will be included as
a regular feature of this and coming issues.


C.C. Garvin, Jr.
Exxon President


Archie Monroe
EIA President


EXXON FINANCIAL RESULTS (COMPARISON OF 1981 TO 1980)
Exxon Corporation has estimated net income for the year
1981 at $5,565 million or $6.43 a share, down 1.5% from the
$5,650 million and $6.49 a share level in 1980.
The corporation's total 1981 revenue was $114,989 million,
compared to $110,381 million in 1980. Net income in 1981
amounted to 4 8 cents per dollar of revenue, down from 5.1%
in 1980

The decrease in net earnings occurred in spite of much
improved foreign exchange over 1980 experience.
Considerable strengthening of the U.S. dollar resulted in net
foreign exchange translation gains totaling $698 million in
1981, up from $194 million in the previous year. Operating
earnings, which exclude foreign-exchange translation
effects, were down 13.2%, to $5,416 million in 1981,

INCREASED ENERGY INVESTMENT
Notably, Exxon invested in capital and exploration
expenditures to provide future energy supplies for its
customers about twice what it made in net earnings
Worldwide capital and exploration expenditures totaled
$11,089 million in 1981. up 37.9% from the previous year

In the US alone, such expenditures totaled $5,696 million,
51% of the worldwide total and 61% above the 1980 US
expenditures As recently announced, 1982 capital and
exploration expenditures are estimated at $13,500 million,
22% above the 1981 total.

In another area worthy of note, Exxon's windfall profit tax
alone for 1981 was $2,119 million, up from $595 million in
1980.

Exxon Chairman Cliff Garvin commented as follows on the
company's operating earnings for 1981

"In total, Exxon's 1981 operating results reflect the generally
depressed market conditions which we have experienced in
the petroleum and chemical industries since the firts quarter
of 1980
The reduced demand for petroleum and chemical products,
and resulting excess capacity in most phases of these
industry operations, having continued to have a detrimental
effect on Exxon operating earnings


Speaking about operating comparisons
components of the business, Garvin noted


major


- In the U S., exploration and production earnings of $2,308
million in 1981 were up 8% Average selling prices for Exxon-
produced crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids were
all higher than in the previous year But the effect of the higher
prices was offset by increased operating expenses and higher
taxes

Petroleum operations are divided into upstream" and
"downstream" functions. The upstream end of the business
deals with the developing of the raw materials and includes
petroleum exploration and production Downstream includes
refining, product distribution and marketing

DOWNSTREAM EARNINGS DECLINE
Downstream profitability earnings for petroleum refining
and marketing operations were $85 million in the U S in
1981, down from $202 million in the previous year Petroleum
product sales volume declined 14% and that, coupled with the
inability to recover higher costs in the prevailing market,
resulted in the lower earnings

Abroad, exploration and production earnings of $1912
million in 1981 were essentially on level with the previous year
But refining and marketing operations abroad fell 39%in 1981
to $1,030 million.

Chemical earnings, worldwide, were $266 million in 1981,
down 34% from 1980 Sales volumes declined 5%, reflecting
soft markets worldwide Most of the decline in earnings
occurred in Europe and Canada, where margins were affected
significantly by excess capacity and rising costs

MINERALS LOSE
- In the minerals segment, losses of $43 million in 1980
increased to $118 million in 1981, due to higher exploration
and development costs and depressed market conditions in
the copper business.

- Other operations incurred losses of $113 million in 1981 as
compared with $37 million of losses in 1980 Most of the loss
increase was in Exxon Office Systems Company and resulted
from one-time costs associated with streamlining the
organization and disposing of obsolete inventory

Of Exxon Corporation's total expenditures for 1981, 88%went
for energy-related projects principally crude oil and natural
gas Chemical projects accounted for an additional 8% of the
total expenditures




Esso Inter-America

SIGNIFICANT OIL DISCOVERY IN COLOMBIA
In Colombia Intercol, an affiliate of Esso Inter-America,
confirmed a significant oil discovery on the ARAUCA
exploration block in the llanos east of the Andes It was the
first major new discovery in Colombia by any company over
the last 18 years and involved the deepest drilling ever done in
Colombia The oil was found at depths of up to 19,200feet. or
approximately 3 5 miles, making in the deepest oil production
discovered in South America Development plans for the
ARAUCA field include a feasibility study for a 170-mile
pipeline to take the oil over the Andes mountains to the
(Cont on page 5)


ARUBA ESSO NEWS


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2 April 1982 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3


Resumen di Exxon/EIA
Den e encuesta di Communications Action Team anja pasa, e
empleadonan di Lago a expresa nan interest pa tende masdi
topiconan di Exxon/EIA. En bista di e interest aki, noticianan
en resume di Exxon/EIA lo wordo inclui regularmente den e
edicion aki y den otronan den future.

RESULTADO FINANCIERO DI EXXON (1981 compare cu 1980)
Exxon Corporation a calcula su entrada neto di anja 1981 na
$5,565 miyon, $6.43 pa accion, un reduction di 1.5% di e
$5,650 miyon y $6.49 pa nivel di accion na anja 1980.

E entrada total di e Corporacion na 1981 tabata $114,989
mlyon, compare cu $110,381 miyon na 1980 Eentrada neto na
1981 a monta na 4.8 cen pa cada dollar di entrada, un
reduction di e 5 1% na 1980.

E reduction den ganashi neto a tuma lugar, aunqueetraslado
di divisa mehora hopi compare cu anja 1980.
E dollar mericano a bira considerablemente mas fuerte
resultando den e suma total di $698 miyon di ganashi neto di
traslado di divisa na 1981, un aumento di e $194 miyon di e
anja anterior. Ganashi di operation, excluyendo e efectonan
di traslado di devisa a baha cu 13.2%, y a bira $5,416 miyon na
1981

AUMENTO 01 INVERSION DEN ENERGIA
Notable ta cu Exxon a inverti den gastonan di capital y
exploracion pa suministrasu clentenan cu energia pafuturo
- como dos biaha mas di loke ela saca den ganashi neto.
Capital mundial y gastonan di exploracion a suma na un total
di $11,089 miyon na 1981, un aumento di 37.9% for di e anja
anterior

Den Estados Unidos so, e gastonan di e clase ey a monta na
$5,696 miyon, 51% di e total mundial y 61% riba e gastonan di
E.U. na1980 Manera a wordoanuncia recientementee capital
y gastonan di exploracion di 1982 tawordocalcula na $13,500
miyon, cual ta 22% rlba e total di 1981.

Den otro area cu ta vale la pena pa menciona, Exxon su
ganancia di impuesto so tabata $2,119 miyon na 1981, un
aumento for di e $595 miyon na 1980

Cliff Garvin, e president di Exxon, a comenta losiguiente riba
e ganashinan di operation na 1981"

"En total, Exxon su resultadonan di operation ta refleha e
condicionnan di mercado generalmente desfavorabel cu nos
a expernencia den e industrianan petrolero y quimico den e
prome trimester di 1980. E demand reduci pa petroleo y
productonan quimico, cu tabatin como resultado un
capacidad excesivo den mayoria di e fasenan di e
operacionnan industrial aki, a sigi tin un efecto detrimental
riba e ganashinan di operation di Exxon."

Papiando rba comparaclonnan di ganashi di operation door
di componentenan important di e negoshi, Garvin a nota:

- Den E U ganashi di exploracion y production di $2,308
miyon na 1981 a subi cu 8%. E averahe di e prijsnan di benta pa
zeta crudo produci door di Exxon, manera gas natural y
liquidonan saca for di gas natural, tur tabata mas halto cu e
anja anterior. Pero e efecto di e prijsnan mas halto a wordo
compensa door di aumento di gastonan di operation y door di
impuestonan mas halto.

Operacionnan di petroleo ta dividi entire funcionnan di
"upstream" y "downstream". E parti "upstream" di e negoshi
aki ta trata cu e desaroyo di materialnan crudo y tambe ta
inclui exploracion di petroleo y production. "Downstream" ta
inclut refinamento, distribution di product y benta.

GANASHINAN "DOWNSTREAM" TA BAHA
- Ganashinan di "downstream" ganashi di refinamento di


petroleo y di operation di mercado tabata $85 miyon den
E.U. na 1981, un rebaho di e $202 miyon di e anja anterior. E
cantidad di benta di production di petroleo a baha cu 14% y
esey hunto cu e inabilidad pa recobra costonan mas halto den
e mercado comun a result den menos ganashi.

- Den exterior, exploracion y ganashi di production di $1,912
miyon na 1981 tabata esencialmente na nivel cu e anja
anterior. Pero e operacionnan den exterior di refinamento y
mercado a baha cu 39% den 1981 te na $1,030 miyon.

- Ganashinan qulmico mundialmente tabata $266 miyon na
1981, un reduction di 34% for di 1980. Cantidad di benta a
baha cu 5% reflehando e "soft market" -nan mundialmente.
Mayoria di e reduction den ganashi a tuma lugar na Europa y
Canada, na unda e margennan a wordo afecta
significantemente door di capacidad excesivo y aumento di
costonan.

PEROIDA DEN MINERALNAN
- Den e area di mineral, perdida di $43 miyon na 1980 a
aumenta te cu $118 miyon na 1981, debi na e costonan mas
halto di exploracion y desaroyo y condicionnan di mercado
desfavorabel den e negoshi di koper.

- Otro operacionnan a trece perdida di $113 miyon na 1981
compare cu $37 miyon na 1980. Mayoria di e aumento di
perdida tabata den Exxon Office Systems Company y a
result for di costonan cu ta wordo hasi un biaha so asocia
cu drechamento di e organisacion y cu destruction di
inventorio cu no ta den uso.

Die gastonan total di 1981 di Exxon Corporation, 88% a bai pa
proyectonan relaciona cu energia especialmente zeta crudo
y gas natural. Proyectonan quimico tabata responsabel pa e
8% adicional di gastonan total.



Esso Inter-America

OESCUBRIMENTO IMPORTANT DI ZETA NA COLOMBIA
Na Colombia, Intercol, un afiliado di Esso Inter-America, a
confirm un descubrimento important di zeta den e bloque di
exploracion di ARAUCA den e yanonan pariba di Andes. Esey
tabata e di prome gran descubrimento nobo na Colombia den
e delaster 18 anjanan y a envolvi boramento di mas hundo cu a
yega di word hasi na Colombia. E zeta a wordo hanja na
19,200 pia, of aproximadamente 3,5 miya hundo bao tera, y
esey ta e production di zeta di mas hundo cu a wordo
descubri na Sur America. Plannan pa desaroyo di terreno di
ARAUCA ta inclui un studio pa wak e posibilidad pa un
tuberia di 170 miya hiba e zeta pa Barranca Oil Refinery pa
nord di Bogota, pasanda riba e montanjanan di Andes.

OTRO EXPLORACIONNAN NA BRAZIL, ARGENTINA
Estudionan sismico a ser continue na e area di EIA na e costa
di Brazil, cu un barco navegando partinan di e river di
Amazona y e rionan secundaria. EIA tambe a complete un
studio aeromagnetico den un area di mas o menos 25,000
miya cuadra na costa di Brazil pa yuda determine si e area ta
merece un studio mas alew. Sedco 472, un barco indepen-
diente di bora den awa hundo a cuminsa bora na un hundidad
di 1,435 pia den awa nae partinan afo di Delta di Rio Amazona.
Na Argentina 11 fuentenan exploratorio a wordo bora afo di e
costa di Tierra del Fuego, den e part sur di e pais.
Descubrimentonan chiquito di zeta afo die costa di Argentina
no a wordo hanja adecuado pa exploracion commercial debi na
e lugar: 120 miya afo di costa den 450 pia den awa.

ACTIVIDADNAN DI CONSTRUCTION TA INTENSIVE DEN E PROYECTO DI
CARBON NA CERREJON
Un caminda di 100 miya cu lo conecta e area di mina cu e waf
lo wordo complete durante e siguiente lunanan como parti di
e Proyecto di Carbon na Cerrejon, Colombia.
(Cont. riba pag. 4)







April 1982 ARUBA ESSO NEWS


*


Esfuerzo pa duna mas

information

Como reaction riba e resultadonan di e encuesta hasi
door di Communications Action Team (CAT),
esfuerzonan ta wordo hasi pa satisface e necesidadnan
cu bo a express, pa hanja mas information riba e
Compania y e industrial di petroleo.
Pa hasi e esfuerzo aki bira un exito, di awor kaba bo por
hasi tur e preguntanan especifico cu bo tin pensa na
Dial 3500 of scirbi e preguntanan na QUESTIONS, y
mandele na oficina 175-A di G.O.B. Bo preguntanan lo
ser contest via e canal di comunicacion mas apropia,
sea Esso News, Boletin, Bulletin Board, Dial 3500of den
e reunionnan di comunicacion venidero pa henter e
Compania.


*-


Effort to fulfill need for

more information

In response to the Communications Action Team
(CAT) survey results, efforts are being made to fulfill
your expressed need for more information about the
Company and the oil business To make this effort a
success, you can start submitting from now on all
specific questions you may have on your mind, through
Dial 3500 or by writing to QUESTIONS, Room 175-A,
G.O.B. Your questions will be answered through the
most appropriate communication channel, be it Esso
News, Boletin, Bulletin Board, Dial 3500 or in the
upcoming Company-wide communication sessions.


Service Milestones


Jean H.E. Balz
30 years


Benedicto Giel
30 years


Jacobo R. Lampe
25 years


David Moore
30 years


Isldro Tiel
30 years


Cristo R. Wernet
30 years


S


Dr. Robert Goldstein teaching the COPE course to the participants.


New employees during their classroom training.


I Resumen di EXXON/EIA...


(Cont di pag 3) I


Morrison-Knudsen, un lider den construction di mina a
wordo select como e contractante principal pa disenja y
construi tur e facilidadnan di e Projecto di Carbon na
Cerrejon, ncluyendo e infrastructure pa yuda e proyectonan
manera di waf, cas pa empleadonan y dos aeropuerto Te
awor aki, dos contrato pa bende carbon, cubriendo mas o
menos 214 miyon di ton cuadra di entrega di carbon annual a
wordo firma cu empresanan di servicio public europeo na
Denamarca y Irlandia.


Presentation of the ICS diploma.


I


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ARUBA ESSO NEWS


April 1982










Sulphur: The yellow hills of Aruba
modifications were made to the gas and air supply piping and
control valves for the auxiliary burners at S3AR. In addition to
S W. _the supply line changes, the catalyst type (Bauxite) was
..0-. B 'ip w replaced with the activated alumina which develops a lower
-'pressure drop in the unit. The result of these improvements
-- s wi" ^was a production of 220 tons/day. Similar modifications have
i since been made to S1AR and S2AR and their respective
S-- capacity increased to 200 tons/day.


A vessel is loading sulphur at Lago Marine


SSTORAGE AND SHIPMENT
The liquid sulphur produced is stored in sulphur pits and, at a
specified level, is transferred to the Sulphur Slaters where the
i liquid sulphur is cooled, and solidified with air, then water, on
S- the slater belts.
The slated sulphur is transported to the sulphur pile by means
Terminal. of a yard conveyor and a stacker conveyor.


Sulphur has had a long and interesting history, and is one of
the few elements that is found naturally in its relatively pure
form It has been well known for over 3,000 years.

Notwithstanding this long history, the uses to which sulphur
has been put are relatively unsophisticated, at least in
comparison to the well developed industrial chemistry based
on elements such as carbon.

Nearly 90% of the uses for sulphur are as sulphuric acid and of
this 60 % is for fertilizer production Within fertilizers, the main
end products are phosphates with smaller volumes of
ammonium thiosulphates
Sulphuric acid is generally used industrially to recover
valuable materials from their naturally occurring, ores, or as a
general industry process chemical such as in the bleaching of
textiles, as sodium sulphide in photography and dye stuffs, as
sulpha drugs in pharmaceuticals, as zinc sulphide in
pigments, as lauryl sulphates in detergents, as a neutralizing
or clean-up chemical in plating for the steel industry, and to
decompose ilmenite to obtain titanium.
Non-acid uses such as vulcanization where sulphur is
specifically introduced into a chemical structure in order to
obtain a specific effect, represent a relatively minor part of
overall sulphur consumption.

Apart from its small scale use ir '~ecticides and fungicides, it
is really only in the past 10 years or so that sulphur itself has
gained recognition as an essential ingredient in the formation
of amino acids for protein, and thereby plant and animal
nutrition

LAGO'S SULPHUR: WHERE IT COMES FROM
Sulphur, as produced at Lago, is a by-product of the
desulphurization process of oil. This process is part of the
Lago Hydrodesulfurization Division (H.D S) Units The
H D.S has three parallel Sulphur Recovery Plants which were
built to convert hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S) into elemental
sulphur as a salable product

The sulphur recovery plants were initially designed to
produce 157 long tons of sulphur per stream day each of
99 5% minimum purity. Amine Regenerators (M1AR, M2AR,
M3AR, FGS) units provide feed stock to Sulphur Plants.

The recovery of sulphur from the H2S gases is accomplished
by the "Claus Process", which involves the combustion of a
ratio of 2:1 of the H2S gas In the feed to SO2and subsequent
reaction of the remaining H2S with the S02 to form liquid
sulphur and water vapours

This reaction is catalyzed by activated alumina catalyst in the
converters.

S The first two plants, S1AR and S2AR, were constructed in the
first phase of the HDS and S3AR in the second phase.
As a result of the initial operation of SlAR and S2AR


Bulk sulphur is loaded at Lago's Marine Terminal only at the
H.D.S. berth, east of inner harbour. The sulphur is loaded from
the pile in a loading hopper with a payloader and is
transported by belt from the hopper to a chute above the
vessel's holds. It is loaded at an average rate of about 250
metric tons/hour into the telescoping chute or spout. The
swivel center of the chute is fixed and, therefore, to load
different holds, the ships are shifted along the berth by means
of warping with the assistance of tugs as necessary.
Cargoes loaded are generally in the range of 6,000 to 16,000
tons, however, there was one cargo of 28,000 tons loaded
several years ago.
Sulphur vessels are scheduled by Exxon Chemical Supply Co.
in Florham Park, with coordination from Exxon Chemical
Americas (in Houston) and Lago.
WHERE DOES LAGO'S SULPHUR GO?
The major portion of Lago's sulphur production is shipped
under term contracts to Tibras Titanio Do Brasil and Sulfabcia
Sulfoguimica de Bahia. Tibras manufactures sulfuric acid
which they react with ilmenite to recover titanium which is
then converted into titanium dickide for the paint industry.
Sulfab also produces sulfuric acid which they sell to industrial
and fertilizer producers.
Our Colombian sulphur customer, Monomeros Colombo
Venezolanos S.A. produces oleum and virgin sulfuric acid
which they use in the manufacture of fertilizer as well as
caprolactam/nylon.


I EXXON/EIA News Brief...


(Cont from page 2) I


Barranca Oil Refinery north of Bogota.

OTHER EXPLORATIONS IN BRAZIL. ARGENTINA
Seismic studies were continued on EIA's onshore acreage in
Brazil with a vessel navigating parts of the Amazon River and
its tributaries. EIA also completed an aeromagnetic survey on
about 25,000 square miles of onshore acreage in Brazil to help
determine whether any of the area merits further study. The
Sedco 472, a self-positioning deepwater drillship, began
drilling in 1,435 feet of water on the outer part of the Amazon
River Delta. In Argentina 11 exploratory wells were drilled
offshore Tierra del Fuego in the southern part of the country.
Small offshore oil discoveries in Argentina were deemed
noncommercial due to their location: 120 miles from shore. in
450 feet of water.

CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY ON CERREJON COAL PROJECT HEIGHTENS
A 100-mile road that will connect the mine areatothe port will
be completed during the next few months as part of the
Cerrejon Coal Project in Colombia. Morrison-Knudsen, a
leader in mine construction was selected as the prime
contractor to design and construct all facilities of the Cerrejon
Coal Project, including the supporting infrastructure of port,
railroad, employee housing and two airports.
Up to now, two coal sales contracts, covering about 214
million metric tons of annual coal deliveries, have been signed
with European utilities in Denmark and Ireland.


no I


5


4 April 1982


ARUBA ESSO NEWS







6 ARUBA ESSO NEWS April 1982


Padvindernan a yuda juventud di YMCA como part di e


proyecto di Eagle Award
Den nan celo pa bira Eagle Scouts, cual ta e rango di mas halto
den Padvinderil di Merca, Frank Goley y Steven Schuld a
dedica casi dos luna di nan tempo liber na yuda e juventud di
YMCA, San Nicolas

Frank ta jiu di Gene Goley, Division Superintendent di
General Services y Steven ta jiu di Norman Schuld, ex-Vice
President di Compania Ambos much homber tin 14 anja.

Frank a dicidi di sinja e muchanan di YMCA con pa hunga
futbol "Ami ta hungando futbol di tempo cu mi tabatin cinco
anja, y mi sa hopi di e deported. E muchanan di YMCA nunca a
hunga futbol antes, asina ta cu mi kiera duna nan un chens pa
wak con beneficioso e deported ta."

Steven a bisa cu ela wak rond na YMCA y ela ripara cu basta
cos mester a wordo drecha. "E ora mi a dicidi di desaroya un
proyecto pa reconstrui y verf e schommelnan y wipnan, verf e
corridor principal y e linjanan di e cancha di basketball y
volleyball y traha bankinan pa e auditorlo di YMCA."


Su-n
Steven Schuld, na banda drechi, ta
otro Padvindernan.


trahando un bank cu ayudo dl


Asina ta cu e dos much hombernan a cuminsa un tarea
ambicioso, y cu a tuma hopi tempo, esta di program
exactamente kiko nan kier logra. Nan a calcula cuanto tempo
nan lo dedica na e proyecto tur siman, cuanto placa nan tin
mester y cuanto much homber di YMCA lo participa. Tambe
nan a bishita algun tienda pa busca e materialnan cu nan
mester y nan prijsnan. Nan a scirbi cartanan na negoshinan pa
hanja donacion y nan tabatin hopi exito. E donacionnan a
cubri tur gastonan necesario manera e palo pa e bankinan,


verf, uniform pa futbol, balanan di futbol y tur otro gastonan
envolvi.
Diestres much homber di YMCA entire 8 pa 11 anja a participa
den e program di entrenamento di futbol na e tereno di futbol
di Lone Palm. "E proyecto aki a hasimi un persona mas
responsabel. MI mester a sinja con pa yega na mente di e
muchanan )oven, y tambe con pa hasi pa nan comprondemi
mihor Frank a yega di atende campamento di futbol ydi otro
deportenan y tabata tin confiansa pa conseha e coachnan cu
ela scoge, kendenan tur tabata much hombernan cu ta
hunga den eteam di futbol di Seroe Colorado "Mi tabata kier
pa e coachnan yuda e much hombernan desaroya un bon
relacion entire nan mes y tambe pa sinja nan e valor di ser un
bon deportista. M'a hanja hopi ayudo di Sr William Rankin,
nos lider til Padvinderi), kende tabata mi consehero tambe. E
tabata tira un bista durante nos entrenamento y comparti su
ideanan cumi."
Steven tabatin cinco much homber di YMCA cu tabata traha
cune continuamente y cu a sinja algun di e habilidadnan
tecnico cu Steven a usa den e construction di e bankinan y
den verfmento "Mitasintimi hopi bon Mitagustayuda hende
y e muchanan a traha cu smaak Steven tambe a hanja hopi
ayudo di e otro padvindernan ora cu ela construi e bankinan
na cas di su mayornan. Pa por mustra exito di su project
Steven a saca potret di YMCA Club promecu elacuminsacu e
proyecto y despues cu ela wordo complete Ye Club a keda
mustra hopi bon despues.

Frank y Steven ta gradeci cu eayudocu nan a ricibi di YMCAy
di e padvlndernan, pasobra esaki a contribui na e realisacion
di e proyecto Ademas di a yuda e juventud y tambe e
comunidad cu nan proyecto, nan a gosa di nan trabow "E
much hombernan ta hopi talentoso Mi ta spera cu YMCA lo
cuminsa cu nan mesun team di futbol MI lo wak round pa mira
si tin un otro team cu lo por hunga cu nan y por ta nan por
forma un grupo di diferente team cu por hunga contra otro
regularmente," Frank a bisa
"Mi ta kere cu ta hopi emocionante pa participa den e
proyecto aki. Un den kadatanto much ta bira un Eagle Scout
Mayoria di e astronautnan y presidentnan tabata un Eagle
Scout. Tambe e por yudabo ora be aplica pa skolnan," Steven
a bisa.
Tur dos tabata dr acuerdo cu birando un Eagle Scout, nan lo
por desaroya mas nan capacidadnan como lider y aumenta
nan sentido di responsabilidad, nan espiito di padvinder y
nan habilidadnan. Ta comprendibel anto cu Frank y Steven ta
sperando seriamente cu pronto nan lo wordo notifica cu nan a
gana e Eagle Award.


Boy Scouts helped YMCA youth as part of Eagle Award

project


In their zeal to become Eagle Scouts, the highest rank of Boy
Scouts of America, Frank Goley and Steven Schuld dedicated
almost two months of their spare time to helping the youth of
the YMCA, San Nicolas.

Frank is the son of Gene Goley, Division Superintendent of
General Services, and Steven is the son of Norman Schuld,
ex-Vice President of the Company. Both boys are 14 years of
age.

Frank decided he would teach the kids of the YMCA how to
play soccer. "I've been playing soccer since I was five or so
and I know a good deal about the sport. The kids at the YMCA
never played soccer before there, so I wanted to give them a
chance to see how rewarding the sport is."
Steven said he looked around at the YMCA and saw that quite
a few things needed repairing. "So I decided I would develop a
project to reconstruct and paint the swings and seesaws, paint


Frank Goley, third from right, supervising the soccer practice at Lone
Palm.
the main corridor and the lines of the basketball and volleyball
courts, and to build benches for the YMCA auditorium "
So the two boys embarked on the time consuming and ambi-
tious task of programming exactly what they wanted to ac-
complish. They estimated how much time they would spend
on the projects each week, how much money they needed and
how many YMCA boys would be participating They visited







April 1982 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 7


Azufre: E ceronan geel di Aruba


Sylvio Cijntle ta inspect e azufre na e faha di e hopper.
AzLifre tin un historia largo y interesante y e ta uno dr e poco
elementonan cu ta wordo hanja den su forma relativamente
puro E ta conoci pa mas di 3000 anja
Apesar di su historra largo azufre ta wordo usa relativamente
simpel a lo menos compare cu e industrial quimico bon
desaroya cu ta basa riba elementonan manera carbon
Casi pa 900% azufre ta wordo usa manera azufre acido y di
esaki 600% ta pa production di kunstmest Loque ta concerns
kunstmest e productonan final mas important ta fosfaat cu
cantidad mas chikito di amonium thiosulphates
Azufre acido ta wordo generalmente usa industrialmente pa
recobra materialnan valiosodi nan mineral natural ofcomo un
process quimico di industrial en general manera den
tinjamento di textiel manera sodium sulfide den fotografia y
pa tinja material manera droga di sulpha den productonan
farmaceutico, manera zinc sulphide den pigment, manera
lauryll sulphates" den detergente, manera neutralisador of
quimico dr limpieza of pa cubri cu hero den industriadi heroy
pa descompone ilmenite cu bo ta hanja di titanium.
Usonan cu no ta acido manera vulcanisacion, unda azufre ta
wordo especialmente introduce den e structure quimica pa
por hanla un efecto special, ta represent un parti
relativamente chtkito den e totalidad di consume di azufre.
Fuera di su uso na escala chikito den insecticidanan y
fungicidess" ta asina cu ta realmente durante e ultimo 10
anlanan so cu azufre a wordo reconocl como un ingredient
esencial den e formacion di acidonan amino pa protein y
tambe pa mata y cuminda di bestia

LAGO SU AZUFRE 01 UNDA E TA BINI?
Azufre manera e ta wordo produce na Lago ta un product
secundano di e process unda e azufre ta wordo saca di e
azeta E process aki ta forma part die Unidadnan die Division
di Hydrodesulfurization (H DS ) di Lago E H.D S tin tres
plant paralelo pa recobra azufre cu a wordo construe pa
convert "hydrogen sulfide gas" (H2S) den azufre elemental
como un product vendibel
E plantanan pa recobra azufre a wordo inicialmente disenja pa
produce 157 tonelada di azufre pa linja di production pa dia
cada un pureza minimo di 995% E unidadnan di Amine
Regenerators (M1AR, M2AR, M3AR. FGS) ta provee e
combustibel necesario pa e plantanan di azufre
E recobramento di azufre die gasnan H2S ta wordo logra door
di e Claus Process", cu taenvolvi ecombustibel na un ratio di
2 1 di e gas H2S den e combustibel pa S20 y e reacclon
siguiente di e H2S cu ta keda cue S02 pa forma azufre liquid
y vapor di awa
E reaction ta wordo catalisa door diactiva e "alumina catalist"
den e convertidornan
E prome dos plantanan. S1AR y S2AR a wordo construi den e
prome fase di H D S y S3AR den e segundo fase Como
resultado di e operacion inicial di S1AR y S2AR
modificacionnan a wordo hasi na e tuberia cu ta provee gas y
alre y na e "control valves" pa e fornonan auxilarlo na S3AR
Adicionalmente na e cambionan na e linjanan di provision, e
loke a causa cue presion a baha den e undad E resultadonan
di e mehoracionnan aki tabata un production di 220 tonelada
pa dia Modificacionnan similar a word haci desde e tempo
ei na SlAR y S2AR y nan capacidad respective a crecena 200
tonelada pa dia


DEPOSIT Y CARGAMENTO
E azufre liquido product ta wordo deposit den e deposit di
azufre coba den tera, na un nivel especifico, e ta wordo
transfer pa e "Sulphur Slaters" unda e liquid ta wordo fria y
hasi solido cu alre y despues cu awa nba faha di transport. E
azufre den forma di plaatchi ta wordo transport pa e monton
di azufre pa medio di un transportador cutamontonae azufre
y tirele riba e monton.
Azufre den cantidad grand ta wordo carga na Lago solamente
na e lugar di ancra di H.D.S. parba di e haaf aden. E azufre ta
wordo carga di e monton den un "loading hopper" cu un "pay-
loader" y ta wordo transport pa medio die faha die hopper pa
e "chute" cu ta tire den e bodega di e barco E ta wordo carga
na un average di mas o menos 250 tonelada metrico pa hora
den e bodega via telescoop. E centro di e soporto ta mara y
pesei pa por carga diferente bodega e vapor di e barconan ta
wordo movi a lo largo di e lugar di traca pa medio di
reparticion cu e asistencia di e remolcadornan manera ta
necesario. Ta wordo carga en general na un cantidad di 6,000
pa 16,000 tonelada, aunque tabata tin un cargamento di
28,000 tonelada varos anja pasa. E barconan di azufre ta
wordo program door di Exxon Chemical Supply Co, na
Florham Park. cu asistencia di Exxon Chemical Americas (na
Houston) y Aruba

UNDA LAGO SU AZUFRE TA BAI?
E major porcion di e production di azufre di Lago ta wordo
transport pa barco bao contratonan pa cierto period pa
Tibras Titanio Do Brasil y Sulfabcia Sulfoquimica de Bahia
Acido azufre di fabricacionnan dr Tibras cu nan ta pone
reacciona cu ilmenite pa hanja titatium, cu despues ta wordo
convert den titanium dickide pa e industrial di verf.
Sulfab tambe ta produci azufre acido cu nan ta bende cu
productornan industrial y di kunstmest. Nos client
Colombiano di azufre, Monomeros Colombo Venezolanos
S.A. ta produci oleum y azufre acido original loke ta word usa
pa fabricacion di kunstmest caprolacta/nylon

I Program ambicioso . .(Cont. di pag. 1)
"burner tips" y atomisacton di e combustible. E trabao aki ta
progresando caba. Adicionalmente lo mester optimalisa e
frecuencianan pa limpia e forno y pa saca e carbon pa asina
spaar "steam". Tambe lo trata di ceya e leknan di e cabina di
forno.
E siguiente parti di e program di 1982 ta consist di algun
pasonan operational, di cual esnan di mas grand ta e
reduction di aire, loke ta un empuhe grand pa e program di
combustion Tambe ta inclui aki den un ciclo di limpieza di
"exchanger" cu ta mas cortico y un esfuerzo grand pa reem-
plaza e "steam trap" pa minimalisa e leknan di "steam" y pa
instala e insulacion cu por wordo usa di nobo
Mester wordo indica cu adicionalmente fuera di ta pone un
meta estrecho pa spaar combustible, e program pa 1982 ta
inclui plannan pa maximalisa e cantidad di pitch den e
combustible liquido di refineria y minimalisa e cantidad di e
"tar" cu ta wordo kima
E reduction di gastos cu por word realisa door di maximalisa
e kimamento di pitch ta grand y tambe e ta yuda pa
minimalisa e production di R.S F 0
Como resultado di tur e esfuerzonan aki Lago ta predeci un
reduction constant den e consume di energia di Lago cu lo
continue te 1988 Ta bon pa nota ademas cu mayoria di e
reduction di energia predeci pa e dos anjanan cu ta bini ta
result di e mehoracion di operacton. Despues di 1983
mayoria di e mehoracion den future lo depend di si e
projectonan pa conserve energia, lo wordo implement na
tempo
Mihor bisa, e situation actual na Lago den e tereno di energia
ta uno di progress y mehoracion di eficiencla cu por wordo
logra casi completamente pa medio di mehoracionnan di
operation y modificacionan di equipo chiquito. E realisacion
di e menoracion di eficiencia aki ta requeri e sosten y aporte
complete di tur empleadonan di Lago







ARUBA ESSO NEWS


Congratulations, Champions! Pabien, Campeonnan!

& participated in over twenty races since l
And he is getting better with every race: .. i_
this year he broke his own last year's
record with six minutes and six seconds
(he ran 30 km in two hours, 36 minutes
and 31 seconds). How does he do it? It is
a daily affair, and requires extra
preparation before the race.
Mii rt For four weeks prior to the marathon,
Hubert ran at least one hour toone hour
and a half per weekday and two to three
hours during the weekends. He stopped L. to r.: Jacinto Wereman, Hubert Richardson
with his normal diet three days before and Padu Maduro.
111 the race and started eating lots of Jacinto Werleman y Hubert Richardson
V spaghetti, macaroni, fruits and di Controller's Department, y Padu
vegetables, and drank plenty of orange Maduro di Industrial Security
Hubert Richardson won juice and "gatorade" During those Department, tabata finalistanan den e
three days he also abstained from Segundo Mini-Marathon Irnternacional
Mini-Marathon alcohol and running, and made sure he di Aruba di 30 km den e categoria di
Hubert Richardson, 55 years of age, has got a generous amount of rest The Cincuenta Anja of Mas Hubert a gana e
been running daily since 1966 and has result? A first prize trophy. prome premio den e categoria aki.


Lago won Esso/Shell Tennis Tournament




IWELCOmE: Emt


-us


1 P. Storey and P. Nord
(Lago)
I-oo
2 R. Farro (Lago)
3 W. Diaz (Lago)
4 Wim Diza (team capt.
Lago) and Per Nord,
E. Leito (team capt.
Shell) and W. Lambertin
5 Mrs. M. Fernan and
Mrs. C. Beaujon (Shell)


I Boyscouts... (cont. from page 6)
stores to look for the materials needed and their prices. They
wrote letters to businesses for donations and were quite suc-
cessfull. Donations covered all necessary expenses such as
wood for the benches, paint, uniforms for soccer, soccer balls
and all other expenses involved.

Thirteen boys from the YMCA between the ages 8 to 11
participated in the soccer training program at the Lone Palm
soccer field. "This project has made me a more responsible
person. I had to learn how to reach young people's mind, how
to get them to understand me better." Frank had attended
soccer camps and all-sports camps and thus felt confident in
advising the coaches he chose, who were boys from the Seroe
.Colorado soccer team. "I wanted the coaches to help the boys
to develop a good relationship between themselves and to
teach them the value of sportmanship I got a lot of help from
Mr. William Rankin, our scoutleader, who was my advisor. He
checked around during the practice and shared his ideas with
me."

Steven had five YMCA boys who worked with him steadily on
his project and thus learned some of the technical skills
Steven employed in building the benches and in painting. "I


5
feel great. I love helping people and the kids enjoyed
working." Steven also got a lot of help from the other boy
scouts when he built the benches at his parents' house To
measure the success of his project Steven took pictures of the
YMCA Club before the project was started and after it was
completed. And it looked pretty good afterwards.

Frank and Steven were grateful for the help they received from
the YMCA and the boy scouts, for it contributed to the
realization of their projects. Besides the fact that they helped
the youth and so the community with their projects, they
enjoyed doing the work. "The boys are very talented. I hope
the YMCA starts with their own soccer team. I will look around
and see if there's any other team that could play with them and
maybe they could even get into a league," Frank said
"I think it's a great thrill to participate in this project. One in
quite a few become an Eagle. Most astronauts and presidents
have been an Eagle Scout. It also helps you when you apply to
get into schools," Steven said.

They both agreed that becoming an Eagle Scout would
further the development of their leadership capabilities, and
increase their sense of responsibility, scout spirit and skills.
No wonder Frank and Steven are earnestly hoping they will
soon be notified that they have won the Eagle Award.


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