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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: May 1984
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Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.
Aruba, Netherlands Antilles


VOLUME 45 NO. 5


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MAY 1984


PROJECT REDUCES


OPERATING COSTS


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As part of the Light Ends Stream-
lining, three of the nine towers at
the NFAR unit were shut down.
The "Streamlined Light Ends
Study" was conducted to find ways
of streamlining operations and
reducing costs.

In Novenlmbl of 1983. in an eflort to upi adle the Lago
opci actions. -he Co(mpans embai ked on a tefinei\ -\ide
stnd\l. the R(linc Stramliining Stidl ". to find \\wa\
of sticamlining operations, and i-crucling costs. Part of
that stud\ \\as called "Streamlined Light Ends", which h
\\as pal ticulai ly atti a(li\e )c(autse of the drastic decline
in demand lor Th'lmal Light Naphtha (TLN). a pro-
(duc(t used to blend in motol gasoline.
As a result of the Light Ends study, several Light Ends
unit, such as the Alky Plant, and three of the nine towers
at NFAR, were shut down without seriously disrupting
the Company's processing flexibility. Upon completion
of the project, all of the refinery's Naphtha will be pro-
cessed in one Naphtha Hydrofiner (N2AR). This will re-
sult in the upgrading of TLN to Virgin Naphtha -
which is more saleable as a chemical feedstock and in
improved butane recoveries horm Ihe fuel gas system.
In older to maximize lth return on this project this year.
Management agreed to execute the project by a fast
track method instead of the more traditional sequentiial


approach. This. coupled with the excellent teamwork
between the Operations and Technical departments.
will result in a project realization time savings ranging
anywhere from three to six months, according to Lee
Scott. Process Designer. (cont on page 2)

Project

ta reduce gasto

di operation
Na November 1983, den un esfuerso pa mehorA e opera-
cionnan di Lago. e Compania a cuminzA ariba un estu-
dio di center e relineria, e asina vama "Refinery
Streamlining Study". pa busca maneranan di simplifiea
operacionnan y reduce gasto. Parti di e studio a word
(cont. on page 2)


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2 ARUBA ESSO NEWS MAY 1984 8


The ARUBA ESSO NEWS is published for all Editor: Mrs. Myrna Jansen-Feliciano
Lago employees. Please contact the Editor for Translation to Papiamento by: Mr. G.W. Bosse /
permission to reprint or reproduce any portion of Photographs by: Joe's Photographic Service
this magazine. Printer: Verenigde Antilliaanse Drukkerijen N.V. s


Project reduces...


(cont. from page 1)


"We also devoted a lot of attention to the safety aspects of
operations," said Bruce Bloom. Project Development
Section Head. "One third of the total cost of the project
was specifically designated fbr safety improvement. This
included the installation of an automatic cutout of the
thermal feed to N2AR to present reactor temperature
runaway."
"This project called lor 'new ways' of operating the
Light Ends, using the already existing equipment to
operate the units dillerently." commented Omar Booi.
who is responsible for technical assistance during the
start-up phase of the project.
The construction phase of the Light Ends project, hea-
ded up by Roger Dussault, was completed in Ma\.


A total of 36 employees of the HDS/Fuels Division
attended a 4-hour N2AR Streamlined Operation
Training in May. The course was taught by Omar
Booi of the Technical Department. The main pur-
pose of the program was to teach the participants
the new way of operating N2AR. On photo: one of
the groups attending the course.


Projecto ta isduct.
(cont from page 1)
yama "Streamlined Light Ends", cutal lalata paiticu-
laimcntc atractivo pa via di c rebaho drastic dcn c
demand pa "Thermal Light Naphtha" ('IN),; un pro-
ducto cu ta stc usa pa "blend" den gasoline di nitol.
Como icsultado di c studio di Light Ends. \alios uni-
dadnan di Light Ends, mancra Alk\ Plant \ nes dI e
nuebe torennan na NFAR, a \ordo saci lor li operation
sin cu esaki a desorganiza seriamcntc e ilixibllidad di
procesamiento di Compania. Pa ora cu e pt oiccto linri-
nA, tuir Naphtha di ielineria lordo xoo poccsa den tin
Naphtha Hydrolincr (N2AR). Esaki lo resiulta den
meholanza di TLN pa "Virgin Naphtha", pa cual tin
mas benta como "chemical fccdstock". \ mchoracion
den recobiamicnto di Butano lor di c sistema cit
combustible.
Pa maximize/ e ganashi cu ta rcsulti di c poijccto aki c
aina aki, gcrcncia a hai di acucrdo pa chlcculi c pi ol. I(to
ariba e metodo "last track", en vc/ di c mlctodo tradicio-
nal seiquencial. Esaki. hunto cu c exc-clenc abiao c(lc( -
tivo entire e departamcnntonan operationss \ T'lc hn ial.
lo result den rcalizacion di e prol( to ( 11 spaii icnto (d
tempo extendiendo di t rs pa scis luna. di a uci do cut Lc
Scott, Process Designer.
"Nos a dedica hopi atcncion tambc na C apc1(tonan cit
seguridad di operation." Bruce Bloom, Sc( tion Head di
Project Development a bisa. "'Un terc(ra patti di c( osto
total di e project tabata design specilicamenic pa
mehorai seguridad. Esaki ta inclui c instalacion di un
"thermal feed cutout" automatic pa N2AR pa (x iti uA
e temperature di e reactor lo bai lo'i man.
"E project tabata exigi maneranan nobo' pa op1ciacion
di e Light Ends, usando e cquipo \ a cxisle(ii pa (]o)Ci c
unidadnan different." Omar Booi. kcndc ta icsponlsabl
pa asistencia tecnico dut ante c start-up phase dci c pio-
jccto, a bisa.
E "consti uction-phase" i c octo d pjo ii Light lEnds aki.
encal)ca pa Roger Dussualt, a bin cla na Mci i d c afia
aki.


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MAY 1984 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3


WELEBME...
- George P. Reynolds
former Senior Advisor in the Logistics
Division of EIA's Petroleum Products
Department, .......... to the position of
Technical Department Manager at
Lago ......... and
Jossy M. Lacl4 -
former Maintenance Division Superin-
tendent at Lago ......... to the position of
Public Affairs and Planning Advisor.


PRBMBTIBNS









Ambrosio Geerman, left, and Marciano
Marchena, right, were recently pro-
moted to Lieutenant in Lago's Indus-
trial Security Department.


ANNIVERSARY...


Gregorio Danies, on left photo, and Alejio Kelly, on right
photo, recently received a certificate from the Operations
Programming and Marketing Department Manager, John
Every, when they completed their 30th service anniversary.
Congratulations to Gregorio and Alejio.


- mwm






4 ARUBA ESSO NEWS MAY 1984



Exxon results 1st quarter '84


increased with 39.2% from '83


Exxon Corporation estimated first quarter net income at
S1,475 million, up 39.2 percent from a total ol S1.060
million in the 1983 lirst quarter. Revenue totaled
S24,906 million in the most recent quarter. utp 5.1 per-
cent from $23,705 million in the first quarter of 1983.

Garvin Comments

Exxon Chairman C.C. Garvin, Jr. had the following
general comments on the first quarter results:
"The strong earnings growth relative to the depressed
early 1983 period reflects improved economic conditions
and solid operating performance as well as continued
emphasis on cost control. Colder weather in this year's
lirst quarter increased seasonal demand and world crude
prices remained relatively stable.
"Higher earnings were experienced in almost all of
Exxon's business segments. Increased production of
crude oil and natural gas was a major factor. In addition,
prior year rationalization steps permitted us to partici-
pate actively on a competitive basis in the increased
demand generated by the broad based economic reco-
very. This resulted in earnings gains in the petroleum
and chemical segments and Reliance electrical
equipment."


A Level I Ultrasonics Inspection Methods course designed to
train refinery inspectors and engineers in the application of
ultrasonic instruments was held at Lago in late April. The
participants consisted of 4 Lago employees, 4 contractor
employees and 2 others from Esso RASA and Esso SAPA. The
ultrasonic instruments, which are used to locate corrosion
and flaws which may develop in plant operating equipment,
will contribute towards improving safe operations and relia-
bility of Lago equipment.


Commenting on the earnings of the major business seg-
ments, Mr. Garvin continued:
"Earnings from U.S. exploration and production
operations were S551 million, up S39 million from the
1983 fitst quarter. Increased natural gas dclliveries and
improved prices lor gas helped offset higher exploration
and development expenses The first quarter 1983 carn-
ings reflected a provision of almost S100 million foi
certain regulatory DOE (Department of Encig ,
matters.
"Earnings from U.S. petroleum refining and mar-
keting operations rose from breakeven in the 1983 lfst
quarter to S61 million in the most Ir'cent quarter. A loti
percent increase in the volume ol petroleum product
sales accounted loi most of the improvement, led b\
heating oil and motor gasoline sales gains. Lower ta\\x
material costs and operating cost reductions also contri-
buted to the cainings gain. but were somewhat ollset b\
lower selling prices in the highly competitive ma ket
environment.
"Earnings from foreign exploration and production
operations went up by S144 million to S730 million in
the first quarter 1984, as a result o hlighci prollduclion.
North Sea cimde oil production w\as at record Ileels. up
59 thousands barrels per day (KBD) to 418 KBD. Gas
volumes also increased, pi imaril\ in EI:top Ifn 1the Fal
East, Australian and Mala\sian crude oil production
continued to increase, rising 67 KBD to 310 KBD
"Earnings from foreign petroleum refining and
marketing operations were S1 16 million. lup l om 592
million in the 1983 fiist quarter Strong demand in niajoi
markets abroad cont ibuted to a six pci'ent incicasc in
petroleum product sales volumes. Maigins ienaintcd
depressed and were similar to first quarter 1983 lcxcIs:
however, recent dollar weakening and coi rciponiding
reductions in local crude oil supply\ costs ol oxcis0as
alliliates provided some imprnovcmenl.
"Worldwide chemicals earnings totaled S121 mil-
lion in the first quarter of 1984, up S89 million hfomn the
1983 first quarter. The economic I c o c( \, Iboth doitns-
tically and abroad, was a major lactor in the earnings
growth. In the I'.S., a 40 percent inica n in sales oll-
mes raised earnings to S54 million. Abioad. caloings
\,wel up due to 25 pc1cent higher sale \olumcs and
better ma gins.
"Worldwide capital and exploration expenditures
totaled S1.541 million in the 1984 li st uiall te, do\x n 34
percent from the 1983 list quarter. Expenditlues in lihe
['.S. totaled $650 million, domn 45 pcicein. A nijoi
lactot in the decline illn xpendit iii s was the abseil(c ol
ollshoic lease puti( hases in the list equal ct ol 1984 ( om-
pared to S250 million in 1983. For ihe lull car 1984. it is
expected that worldw idc txpendittires w ill bc ahboul i9.3
billion. up fiom S9.0 billion in 1983.
"Reliance Electric Company operations eai ned S5
million in the first (qualtc of 1984 (ontrastedl to tIhe S1
million loss incurred during tlh li st tihrec lmonthls ol last
\eat. Sales increases of 13 pe'< cnt, along x ith cost icdu'c-
tions, contl il)uld to the upillin l."


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] MAY 1984 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 5


Aumento di 39.2% den


entrada di Exxon


E\\on CoI poi a lini a estimai su cli ada ncto pa c piomnl
I instlc Idi I 984 na S 1475 million, iin atumento di 39.2%1,
company i ( i Ic lta di S1060 million den c pi)rome Iimeni s-
itc di 1983. E ingi co total den c trmestlc mas iecien
tatbar a S24 906 million, un anmento di 5.1 0r compara cui
e 23.705 million den c pirome timinietl 1983.

Garvin ta Comenta

Plcsidntc (di Exxon C.C. Garvin, Ji. a dtna e siguiente
comentat ionan genea al ariba c rc sultadonan di e prome
inlcmst I c
"EI anmlcnto hItie i di ganashi relative na e period
drplcs'ixo na cinlin/amento di 1983 ta icllehA mcho-
lan/a di c condicionnan economic \ Iuncionamiento
'(lido di operation hnito clu e enlasis continue arilba
coni ol dli gastonan. 'Temp)onan mas licuiet den e piome
ti imcstiC d(i ania aki a a tmentA e demand pa e tempo-
rada aki \ plcisnan di cruiid rond di mundo a keda
ilati\ amentie stabiel.
Ganashii laliata nas halto lden cast tur e segmentonan di
negoshii di E\on. Atilncnio den production di crudo \
gas nauinal tabata un lac tot principal. Adicionalmente,
ipasonan di ra ionalidad den c aia anterior a permit nos
pa pai tI ip)i acti\ amente ariba un base competitor den
c anuelnto di dcmranda. generia door di e Iecuperacion
economic o at iba un base amplio. Esaki a conduci na
atmenlto dli ganashi den segmcntonan di petroleo y qui-
mica iquiipo elec-trico di Reliance.
( omcntandlo a) iba c gana'hi di esegmentonan principal
di nIcgoslhi SI. (;at in a continual:
G(anashi di e operacionnan di exploracion y pro-
duccion na Merca tabata S551 million, un aumento di
S39 million comparai cu I prome tlimcstre 1983. Un
amllnllto den c cntl cga di gas natui al y mehoracion den
l)i isnan di gas a ua tida comlpensta c atimento di gastonan
di c\xplot a ion v dcesai oo. E ganashi den c pI ome trimes-
tic di 1983 ta I flerhi tun pi o\ vision di casi S100 million pa
(]clto astllntonaln i cgilato io di c Depaltamento di
lE'nci gi
"Ganahlii di operacionnan di refinacion y benta di
petroleo na Estados Unidos a subi di un "break-
c\i on" (Idn t Ipromc tI iimcstl di 1983 pa S61 million den e
I iimCstic mas necicn, i'n laumcn(o di cuatro porcienlo
den C \ ollimcn di )einta di pioductonan di petroleo a
pctcuni? pa ma\oiia di e mchoracion, encabexz pa
aumniilonian denii Ienta di "heating oil" \ gasoline pa
Imoloi. Gasionani mas abao pa mateiianan prima \
I cd(t( ion Ii gasionlan di operation tambl a coni rilnil ia
C ainumento dli ganashi, peto a x\\ot do influence pa piis-
nal di binta moas abao IIba c mnercado sumamente
compit idol.
"(;anasli di operacionnan di exploracion yproduc-
cion den exterior a subi ( S 144 million le $730 million
den e pIome tiimnesitc 1984. pa motibo di production
mas halto. PI'odutccion ld ciudo di Noorclzec lalata na
un nivel record, y a subi cu 59 mil baril pa dia te 418 mil
baril pa dia. Volumennan di gas tambe a subi, principal-
mente na Europa. Na Lehano Oriente, production di
crudo na Australia y Malaysia a sigi aumentr, subiendo
67 mil baril pa dia te 310 baril diario.


"Ganashi di operacionnan di refinacion y benta di
petroleo den exterior tabata S116 million, tin
aumento di 592 million compare cu e prome cuarto di
1983. Un demand grand riba e mercadonan principal
den exterior a contribui na un aumento di seis porciento
(len C volumen di benta di productonan di petroleo.
Margennan a keda rebaha y tabata igual na e nivel di e
prome trimestre di 1983; sinembargo. debilitacion recien
di dollar \ reduccionnan correspondiente den gastonan
local di suministracion di crudo di afiliadonan den exte-
lior a percura pa algun mehoracion.
"Ganashi mundial di productonan quimico a suma
na S121 million den e prome trimestre di 1984. un
aumento di $89 million di e prome trimestre di 1983. E
recobro economic, domesticamente v den exterior.
tabata e factor principal den e aumento di ganashi. Den
E.U., un aumento di 40% den venta a hisa ganashi cu $54
million. Den exterior, ganashi a subi pa motibo cu venta
tabata 25% mas halto y' door cu tabatin mihor
margennan.
"E total di gastonan di capital y exploracion rond
di mundo tabata $1541 million den e prome trimestre
di 1984, un rebaho di 34 porciento compared cu e prome
trimestre di 1983. Gastonan total na Estados Unidos
tabata S650 million, un rebaho di 45%. Un factor mayor
den e rebaho di gastonan tabata cu no tabata tin "ofl-
shore lease purchases" den e prome trimestre di 1984.
compare cu S250 million na 1983. Pa henter e afia 1984.
ta xwordo sperA cu gastonan rond di mundo lo ta aproxi-
madamente S9.5 billion, un aumento fbr di e S9 billion
na 1983.
"Operacionnan di Reliance Electric Corporation
tabata tin un ganashi di $5 million den e prome trimestre
di 1984, contrastante na e perdida di $16 million sufri
durante e prome tres lunanan di ana pasa. Aumentonan
den benta di 13 porciento. hunto cu reduction di gasto-
nan, a contribui na un cambio favorable.


Peter Storey, a 38 year veteran of the Esso Tennis Club was
recently honored with a special Round Robin Tournament.
Peter left to Wyoming with his family, where he will enjoy a
well-earned retirement.





ARUBA ESSO NEWS


rS


dr 66I NG 'W


fun but


divertido pero


hazardous


by Dr. Crook


peligroso


In the past few years, thousands of people of all different
ages and types have taken up jogging. If you are one of
these people or are thinking about starting a jogging
program, there are some basic things you should know.
Joggers jog for many reasons. Some do it lor the increa-
sed fitness and sense of well being. Others do it to lose
weight or in the belief that it will help them to live longer.
There is evidence that people, especially men, who
exercise regularly, live longer than those who do not.
The main benefit ofjogging is that it strengthens your
heart and lungs. But, if you want to jog to lose weight,
you have a long way to go: about 120 kilometers to burn
up one kilogram of fat. Jogging can help in a weight loss
program, but a diet is more important. And any effort to
increase sweating while jogging in the hopes of increas-
ing weight loss is not only foolish, but dangerous.
In fact. overheating is one of the major hazards of
jogging in Aruba, especially for people who are not
acclimatized. The best time for jogging is in the early
morning or late evening. Clothing should be light, loose,
and brief. An adequate intake of water is also important.
It is best to start off byjogging three days a week, lor
about 15 minutes, and to increase the time and the
frequency as your endurance increases. The pace should
be a "talking pace", that is, you should be able to talk to
a companion without feeling out of breath while you jog.
A number of minor injuries occur to joggers because
of overuse of muscles and ligaments which are not used to
the exertion. It is a good habit to do a series of stretching
exercises before starting to jog, and afterwards to take a
cooling off walk.
One of the advantages of jogging is that it does not
require a special location or equipment. However, a
number of irritating problems can be avoided by inves-
ting in good quality running shoes and by jogging on a
smooth level and soft surface. Likewise, some simple
exercises to strengthen the muscles ol the feet and legs
can help to ward oil injuries.
Almost everyone can jog. People with heart disease or
other serious medical problems and people ovci 50.
should consult their doctor before starting a jogging
program. Jogging can be a valuable and enjoyable
activity if one is aware of the risks, and takes the
necessary steps to avoid them.


Den e ultimo afianan miles di hendc di dlikerenic edad \
tipo a cuminza cu "jogging". esta coremento na tin
velocidad modern. Si abo ta tn di e hendenianiak of ,i bo
ta pensando di cuminzi cu un program di jogging, tin
algun cos basic cu bo master sa.
Hendenan ta jog pa different motibo. Algun Ia haci6 pa)
nan ta mas fit y pa nan sinti mihot. Pero otronan ta haci(
pa baha peso of pasobia cu nan ia kere cu e tla laga nan
biba mas largo. Tin prueba c( hendcenan, especialmentc
hende hombec, cu ta haci chcrcicio regularmente, la
biba mas largo cu esnan (cu no ta haci clhe ricio.
E beneficio principal dijogging ta cu e ta lortaleci bo
curazon y bo pulmonnan. Si bo kier jog pa peidc peso Io
tin tin caminda largo pa bai: apioximadaImentIc 120
kilometer pa bo kima in kilogram di \et. Jogging pol
juda ora di baha peso. pero un diet ta mas ilmpoi tanie
Y cualciier esftuerzo pa aumenta sodanmntio duuilam
jogging cu e speranza di aumenta peidida di peso. no
solamente ta algo bobo pa haci, pelo tambe peligios,
En electo. sodamento di mas ta un di e peligernan
mas grand di jogging aki na Artba, especialmcnic pa
hendenan cu no ta aclimatizi. E mihor ora a oy la
mainta tempran of anochi laat. E pafia cu ta 0Ni do bisi
no master ta pisa, ni pretax. y c mestel ta ( o t ico Be)bc-
mento di awa tambe ta important.
Ta mihor pa cuminza cujogging tres bez pa siman,
pa mas of menos 15 minuit, N pa aumenlti e tempo segun
bo resistencia aumenta. E paso segun clal bo ta cole.
mestcr ta un "talking pace", esta cu bo mieste poi papia
cul un compariero sin cu bo ta sintilalta cli Iosea mienti as
cu bo ta jog.
Hendenan cu ta jog ta hafia un cantidad di heridanan
menor pa via cu nan ta uza nan musculonan \ ligaimn-
tonan, cu normalmente no ta %wotdo iua, di imis ila Tin
bon custumlber pa haci nil series dli cetli( li pa kein a
curpa prome cu bo cuminza jog, dclspurs (ana tpa Ih'
fria bek.
Un die bentahanan dijogging ta cu c no ta i eqtlell 1 ti
lugar ofequipo special. Sinembaigo tin caniidad dli )p -
blema poi word evita dooi di gasta placa na ntill bn
paar di keds y door di jog ariba un llpe lici lic so ni\ eli
Igualmente, algun di e cliericionan simple) pa foil iliica
musculonan cl pia por e\itai het idanan.
Casi tur hende por jog. Hendc cu till nci lniedad di
curazon ol otro prolblema di salud, \ esnan ( u mas di 50
afia, mester consultacu inan dokter promne c( llill culnill-
za cu till program di jogging. Jogging por ta un
actividad valioso y divertido, si bo ta na haltura di
e riesgonan y tuma e pasonan necesario pa evita
nan.


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MAY 1984 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 7 1


In the first quarter of this year, Lago introduced the Card-
key system in its office buildings. The hardware involved
includes a closed circuit t.v. at Gate no. 3, intercoms at the
office buildings and a Control Unit at Gate no. 3. The
Control Unit consists of a Dialog VDT (Video Display
Terminal) and an Alarm VDT. The Dialog VDT is used to
program cards, open doors and is also a good
investigating tool. The Alarm VDT and printer shows all
irregular card transactions, registers all alarms and even
displays a map of the office buildings.


On left photo, Johnny Croes, a Corporal
in the Industrial Security Department
is entering a code on the Dialog VDT
while Oslin Boekhoudt, an engineer in
the Technical Department, right photo,
is using his cardkey to gain access to the
GOB.


secretaries '

)ay

.ago secretaries
enjoyedd themselves
it a reception held at
he Esso Club in their
*onor on Secretaries'
)ay. Lago Manage-
nent was the host.


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8 ARUBA ESSO NEWS MAY 1984 4


APRIL


SAFETY


Romulo Hernandez
Technical
Gift Certificate


Hendrik Fujooah
Technical
Document Case


WINNERS


Leandro Paesch
Operations
Handbag


Francisco Maduro
Operations
Suit Case


Adolfo Richardson
Operations
Camera


Dominico Tromp
Operations
Binocular


Roberto Dijkhoff
Administrative
Beauty Case


Not appearing on pictures are:
Jose Wernet Operations Attache Case
Jose Donata Operations Travel Steam Iron
Egidio Geerman Operations Gift Certificate